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« on: September 09, 2009, 05:06:06 pm »

This thread is for posting software that will compliment your Mede8er.

Examples:

Movie & TV Scrapers
    o YAMJ (Yet Another Movie Jukebox) - Use together with YAMJ to Mede8er
    o TVixie
    o ThumbGen
    o Movie GUI Creator
    o Media Companion
    o YAMMM (Yet Another Media Meta Manager)
    o My Movies
    o Ember Media Manager
    o Media Browser
    o Code Scout
    o Meta<Browser>
    o Salami's Movie Organizer
    o Yadis
    o Multimedia Collection Organiser - (also capable of managing, renaming, moving, tagging mp3s and creating playlists)
    o DuneX2Mede8er - (MacOSX App)
    o iScrape - (MacOSX App)



NOTE - These applications are for the purpose of scraping media artwork only and will not provide any additional 'jukebox' functionality beyond that of compiling media cover art.


Renamers / media file organisers
    o theRenamer
    o EpNamer
    o TVRenamer
    o Filebot
    o Video Mover - (Moves and renames video files)
    o Files 2 Folder - (Creates a separate folder for each file)

Movie & TV Cover art links
    o The TV Database - TV Shows
    o The Internet Movie Database - Movies & TV shows
    o The Movie Database - Movies
    o International Movie Poster Awards - Movies
    o Movie Poster Database - Movies

MP3 Taggers
    o Tag&Rename
    o MediaMonkey
    o MusicBrainz Picard
    o Windows Media Player
    o Mp3Tag
    o MusicBee Music Manager and Player
    o Tagscan Free Powerfull Tag editor

Media File Analyser
    o MediaInfo

DVD Rippers
    o DVDFab HD Decrypter
    o RipBot264
    o DVD Shrink
    o AnyDVDHD

Transcoders
    o Handbrake
    o XMedia Recode
    o MakeMKV - Mac

Multimedia Format Converter
    o Format Factory

Copy Tools
    o TeraCopy
    o SuperCopier
    o FastCopy

Hard Link Creators
    o HardLinker
    o Link Shell Extension

Playlist Creator
    o Playlist Creator
    o WinAmp

NFS Server software
    o haneWIN NFS Server for Windows - (Shareware)
    o ProNFS

Photo resizer
    o PhotoResize400
    o FastStone Photo Resizer

TS and M2TS file editors
    o tsMuxeR - Create TS and M2TS files
    o TSSplitter - MPEG Transport Stream Splitter and Joiner

UPnP Servers
    o Comparison of UPnP Media Servers

Text / XML Editor
    o NotePad++ - (Big improvement on stock Notepad)
    o XML NotePad - (enhanced XML viewing and editing)
    o NFO Creator - (Creates NFO files to improve scrape accuracy)


PS - if a link is not working, please let me know.
(use Google to find a working link first - don't just say: 'the link is dead'...)

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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2009, 05:33:42 pm »

@ Insomniac,

Have you created any templates for the Mede8er?

I went and browsed the links you provided and came across this post http://www.tvixie.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=555

After seeing that, I started thinking, how do I;

1) Could I use those type of templates?
2) is there a "howto guide" somewhere?
3) go about implementing that template into my Mede8er?

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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2009, 07:45:18 pm »

1) The template format you use should be dependant on your screen format - 4:3 or 16:9; Thereafter the design is pretty much up to you - what fields do you want where. I used a standard TVixie template. You can use any of those provided and decide for yourself what you like best and what suits the format of your display. I will admit though that Movie GUI Builder is easier to use and you can manipulate the results (i.e. edit the details). I prefer under-stated, simple designs.

2) There is a 'quick-guide' on the TVixie site - the trick is to have one movie per folder and search per folder - the movie will not be found if you search using the movie file itself. Including the year in the folder name increases the chance of a successful scrape - use IMDB to search for the name of the movie and include that date.

3) Once you have your movie info jpeg, save it to the movie folder, e.g. as 'about.jpg':
moviename (CCYY) [folder]
->moviename.avi [movie]
->about.jpg [movie synopsis]
Then, on browsing the folders, you will see the movie 'about.jpg' displayed on the right - pressing the ||> button on the remote displays this at full screen without having to go into the folder.

Good luck!
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2009, 09:09:52 pm »

Thanks for the quick reply, certainly steered me in the right direction.

If I make any decent progress, Ill drop a template or 2 here.

Cheers
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2009, 01:59:27 pm »

Has anyone had any luck doing this for TV Series?
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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2009, 08:33:30 pm »

Anyone know what happened to Movie Gui Builder Sad Its the only one that worked for me and it was so easy, now its just stopped working... I thought it was free.
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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2009, 08:43:57 pm »

Hi Londonsangel

You need to download a new exe (updated rev) on monthly bases?? Thats how it works

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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2009, 08:50:11 pm »

Oh thanks so much I feel really silly now, didn't even know that, what a relief, I could not get any of the other programs to work they're not as user friendly as this one Wink
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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2009, 11:53:59 am »

I use both movie gui builder and Tvixie.
I pretty much just use movie gui builder for the facility to be able to put all files in folders of the same name as the filename with one click.
TVixie is very straightforward when it's tweaked a little bit.
I use the WDTV profile with modified 720p templates (different for series and movies).  I'll upload the templates I use if anyone's interested.
You can easily edit the xml file within TVixie to change the model in the right hand corner from WDTV to Mede8er.  In the same file, you can change the default jpeg output filename to about.jpg.
Works good for me.  Only trouble with it is, I wish you could create the same layout for Music.  There are no music scapers included.
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« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2009, 12:22:37 pm »

Thats cool please upload your templates
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« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2009, 12:38:54 pm »

Looks like I can't upload here (only images it seems).
PM me, and I'll send you the templates.
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« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2009, 01:07:24 pm »

Hi sarje,

If you zip it you can upload it - I restricted the extension types in case someone decides to upload tifs, etc...

What extension are you dealing with - I can add them to the 'allowed' list.
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« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2009, 11:47:18 pm »

Does anyone perhaps know of a tool like Tvixie that can automatically scrape fan art from themoviedb.org for the background, or is there a way that Tvixie can do it already?  cheers
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« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2009, 07:54:38 am »

The Tvixie templates are in a folder and contain .png, .jpg and .xml files.
I think zipping them is a better option.  Thanks Insomniac.
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« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2009, 09:30:07 am »

@sarje
I've added XML files to the list of allowed files - PNG and JPG have always been permitted.
Zipping is still the preferred option - please post your templates - PM me if you have any problems.

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Does anyone perhaps know of a tool like Tvixie that can automatically scrape fan art from themoviedb.org for the background, or is there a way that Tvixie can do it already?

Movie GUI Creator can do it with a bit of playing in the preferences - select preferred source site and indicate what you want downloaded, i.e fanart only.
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