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Re: Video database? IMDb?

by Peke » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:20 am

MMW 4.x is limited on the matter. MediaMonkey 5 changes User experience Video collections completely, check latest Alpha versions in MM5 Alpha Forum.

Re: Video database? IMDb?

by Guest » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:43 pm

Its hard to believe that after 7 years of video capability, MMW is still lacking on file management....i have a few tb worth of video files that still need tagging on forced to use kodi and plex but their metadata isnt encoded into the file....not sure if MMW can do this like an id3 but that would be nice.... more than anything, i would love an imdb is a horrible database

Re: Video database? IMDb?

by kpstuff » Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:50 pm

Video Movie Tags. My work-around for this is to modify filenames (in Windows, My Videos folder) to include data that will not import from autotag. I append the filename in Windows to include the extra data - such as ACTORS. I then scan the video files into MM. Then use RegExp to strip data from the (modified) filename and move it to whatever fields I want.

The process:
I create a text file, two columns, comma delimited.
Text file column one is a list of all the movies (filenames) in my video folder.
Text file column 2 is is the same list but with added info, such as actors.
Column 1 - A Clockwork Orange (HD).mp4
Column 2 - A Clockwork Orange (HD)[Malcolm McDowell- Michael Bates- Warren Clarke.mp4
I wrote a VBS script that renames all the files according to column 2 (400 files in less than 1 minute)
Notice that I stuck in a brace [ character to make it easier to separate title from actors when using RegExp
Open MM and scan these renamed files
Use RegExp to move the extended data from the filename to whatever fields I want to populate.
Auto Organize to re-write back to my VIDEOS folder.
RegExp is great for batch processing large amounts of data changes in MM

Creating the text file was easy.
Use DirPrn to produce a list of all video filenames in My Videos folder
Use EMDB (Eric's Movie Database) to get a text file of all the movie data.
EMDB reads My Videos folder and scans the IMDB database for everything in my folder - then saves ALL the screen info into a text file. I now have all the data that MM will not autotag.

It may appear to be a complicated process but I just updated 400 videos to incluse ACTORS in about an hour. The only time consumer is scanning in and auto-organizing back out. I run that at night.

Caution: Windows file tags and MM tags get messy. Populate CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS in Windows properties and MM will populate DIRECTOR with this data. Auto Organize the same file back to Windows file and DIRECTOR from MM populates PRODUCER in the Windows file properties. (go figure)

Re: Video database? IMDb?

by Becks0815 » Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:09 am

cydog2001 wrote:Time for a little thread necromancy...

Is there any new relevant information to add to this thread?
*Push* Found this thread after writing in the feature request thread, and this here actually is exactly what I also want to point out. MM V4 got the basic abilities to maintain movies in it's database, but simply lacks the fundamental fields to do this in economic way.

First of all forget the sideline discussion about an imdb connection and just focus on relevant information about movies/clips/videos which are required to be stored to call MM a "movie database" and which are missing: Fields for actors and their role within a movie, the possibility to store various technical details (Aspect ratio, bitrate, video size, encoder,), spoken language(s), embedded subtitles; a new/extended table holding actor details and so on.

When searching on the net for a movie database I currently have the problem that either the (auto) tagging/sorting/renaming functions are crap or the database lacks critical fields for storing the tagged/retrieved information.


Re: Video database? IMDb?

by dtsig » Tue May 28, 2013 12:39 pm

cydog2001 wrote:DTSig, did you ever find anyone to help with creating video tagging addons? I sure hope so as I'm about at wit's end trying to tag all my video in MM.

(I've got 3.5 tbs worth of video and I'm sick of trying to do the copy/paste method of tagging from IMDb and TMDb.)
No ... nothing in MM. But if you want to track your bits you could use dvdProfiler (free 30 day version available). I have thousands of DVD/Blu-Ray and use dvdProfiler to track them. I also have many many thousands of vid files recorded from cable etc and also use dvdProfiler to track those. I would love something other than dvdProfiler and would LOVE IT if I could use MEDIAmonkey to do this (right now it is more TrackMonkey). But am hopeful it will move in that direction.

I would chip in for such an addon but this and, i can't remember what else i asked for, have gotten no takers. <shrug>

Re: Video database? IMDb?

by surfer » Fri May 24, 2013 5:12 am

+ for such a feature. Hopefully in the near future someone seriously will take on this challange and develops an addon for one of the movie DBs.

Re: Video database? IMDb?

by cydog2001 » Mon May 20, 2013 10:35 pm

DTSig, did you ever find anyone to help with creating video tagging addons? I sure hope so as I'm about at wit's end trying to tag all my video in MM.

(I've got 3.5 tbs worth of video and I'm sick of trying to do the copy/paste method of tagging from IMDb and TMDb.)

Re: Video database? IMDb?

by dtsig » Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:04 pm

Lowlander ... good to hear you are using for films. I, also, am starting to put my film library into MM.

You are right about some lacking and I have put a post in Addon about looking for some scripting gods to help some. If you know anyone have them PM me.

I would really like to see this section improve.

Re: Video database? IMDb?

by Lowlander » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:32 am

MediaMonkey doesn't organize anything if you don't tell it to. I do use it for movies/TV, but to UPnP stream it to clients/sync. Tagging isn't up to par with music, but this may change if tagger Addons are created.

Re: Video database? IMDb?

by BigV » Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:42 pm

I might be the oddball here. My use for mediamonkey is primarily for movies. My current library is a couple thousand movies and countless TV show series. ALL legal purchased movies. Wife and I owned a video store and are serious movie nuts.

I originally ripped movies in AVI format. At the time it was the best. Recently I've converted everything to MP4. I use HandBrake to rip or convert. The "Android High" setting works great for streaming to our tablets and most normal sized TV's. I tag those MP4 files using MetaX. It costs $10 and pulls data from multiple sources and tags the movies with art and info. Great tool.

I've only played with mediamonkey for about a week. I have not decided if I'm going to buy it yet. There are a couple of issues that can be deal breakers for me.

I don't really want it to organize movies for me. I have my own system of storage that works for me. RIght now I rip on one computer and then copy to the computer running mediamonkey. I'm not sure I want an application do that on its own. Movies are not as simple as music. A DVD can sometimes have multiple versions of the same movie. Wide screen, full screen, rated, unrated etc... There are also tags that I tweak for my own use.

Re: Video database? IMDb?

by Lowlander » Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:12 pm

This is something that will need to be added as Addon. No Addon developer has taken up the challenge so far.

Re: Video database? IMDb?

by cydog2001 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:56 am

Time for a little thread necromancy...

Is there any new relevant information to add to this thread? It's been well over a year and still no movement on the part of the devs. Plus, no one's yet implemented a 3rd party IMDB/TMDB/TVDB plugin as near as I can find.

This is SORELY needed.

Re: Video database? IMDb?

by Liam.f » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:03 am

Hi I have been using MM for a while now to organise my music, and after an update to MM v4 I certainly noticed some of the above mentioned features missing.
I would like to raise this point again aimed mainly at where the information comes from. Amazon does not provide some of the very necessary fields for film organisation such as genre, which makes it unsuitable for purpose.
As mentioned XBMC uses thefreeDB to scrape information which works almost flawlessly with only the odd error, I would love to see the same organisational features xbmc supplies with better editing capabilities. It is the auto-organise feature that interests me most as I would like to have a good file structure based on genre -> year -> Film Title -> .avi, but at current I'm going to end up with a mass unknown folder with year subfolders containing horror side by side with comedy.
I would also love to see the option to see details such as quality of source(bluray/dvd etc), audio/video codec etc.

Many thanks to the developers, its a great product I use on a daily basis :)

Re: Video database? IMDb?

by Dreadlau » Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:56 pm

ZvezdanD wrote:audio/video bitrate (stored independently)
I support this!

Re: Video database? IMDb?

by Lobito » Mon May 09, 2011 8:38 am

what about filmaffinity (