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Windows 7: Yammm - Yet Another Media Meta Manager

View Poll Results: How would you rate Yammm
Best metadata application you've used 26 38.24%
Easy to use with plenty of potential 24 35.29%
Can't quite get to grips with it 6 8.82%
Not my cup of tea 12 17.65%
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21 May 2009   #1
Orbital Shark

Yammm - Yet Another Media Meta Manager

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I have just stumbled upon this handy utility called Yammm (Yet Another Media Meta Manager)which downloads meta information and images about all sorts of movie files on your HD. It actively monitors particular folders (in my case My Videos\Movies) for new directories (i've got 'The Unborn', which it renamed automatically to 'The Unborn (2009)').

The movie information is then recognised by Media Center in the Movie Library and the poster & info is added.

Movie Library: Folder View
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Movie Library: Detail View
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Special thanks goes to mikinho, without whom the app would not be available.
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Please visit my tutorial Media Center- Setup Movie Library for full instructions on how to get the best out of Yammm and Media Center.

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26 May 2009   #2

Windows Vista Ultimate

Awesome , looks to be exactly what I was looking for :)
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26 May 2009   #3

XP/win7 x86 build 7127

thank you for the beacon of light :)
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26 May 2009   #4
Orbital Shark


Your welcome guys. Keey an eye on the site as the creator is constantly updating :)
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03 Jun 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)

Orbital Shark- Thanks for mentioning Yammm here. Just wanted to mention that I added the automatic image resize option to Yammm.

Thanks again for the suggestion.
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04 Jun 2009   #6
Orbital Shark


The creator, mikinho had updated the software with more new features.

Significantly (for me anyway) Artwork Resize so the app automatically resizes the folder.jpg file to your specifications. This means that Media Center uses less memory when rendering the artwork.
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04 Jun 2009   #7

XP/win7 x86 build 7127

thanks for the heads up orbital... i get to fool around with the MC for about an hour or so a day if i'm lucky Making a little progress, and i believe this lil app will help alot along the way once i get things rolling, or figure out exactly how i want to setup and run the media throughout the house. Just havent made a complete decision on which way and how to go about things. Once i do, then i have the task of taking off of physical media and putting on hdd, thats just an issue of will power , time and more hdd space, hehe.

mkinho, if you could please, i recognize a few others have requested this, i will just add my name to the list. Please, please, work on ratings editor, be it the star or parental. Parental preferrably, but both would be nice. I'm still undecided as to how to filter content throughout here with a wide range of "eyes"/age group... from disney and scooby doo to "eyes wide shut"

Certainly would greatly appreciate any work towards this. If only MS would work better with the editing of the parental ratings, this may be easier on a fella. So i've had to search around for a possible plugin to filter such content and deciding how or what is going to be the main player of media throughout the network, besides using the MC thru the extender.
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04 Jun 2009   #8
Orbital Shark



I believe that this list is what he's working on at the minute & is working towards a major release

I'm still testing the below before releasing a "major" update

1- MCML for changing artwork
2- TV series support
3- "Undo" feature via logging. The Activity and Events ta will be active when I have this done
4- Artwork overlays
5- Fix for BIN\CUE integrity
6- Real webpage fore release notes and tracking
But, you never know, parental ratings may be done too
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04 Jun 2009   #9
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)

I've added the MPAA rating. I'll be publising it later today. I just need to add a feature so that it updates existing metadata. As it is right now it will only replace metadata created via Yammm. I did this so that people who have previously customized their metadata would not have it overwritten.
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04 Jun 2009   #10

XP/win7 x86 build 7127

ah, Thank You!

i also had that concern about the overwriting of... since i'm experimenting with who what where i get the info from and so on... but as of now im just testing out on a test dir.

Is there possibly a way to include the use of a "." AND "-" in the title to be recognized as just a "space" in the title? Just wondering as this is how i uniformally have named 90% of digital titles. Like so - (year) would be an example of how both characters have been used. so instead of renaming thousands of files, (if only you could do this for mp3 as well), lol, you would save my legs from severe blood loss while sitting forever editing one by one.

I'm very eager awaiting this next release, thanks for the additions :)
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