XBMC Export Plugin (v0.88)
Here's the latest beta of the plugin (please keep in mind this will remain beta until v1.0
)In this v0.88 (2012/01/23)
[+] Movies having no video filename can now (optionally) be exported (to a specified folder)
[+] Exports Movies Series to XBMC 'Sets'
[+] Exports Tagline to XBMC Tagline
[+] Choose Fan Art Options : added 'from wide shot' choice to avoid aspect ratio issues
[+] Exports Trailer Url to XBMC Trailer (XBMC won't play it if it's html embedded video like imdb trailer urls)
[+] Exports Sound Tracks infos from Movienizer 5.x New Format
[+] Exports Subtitles infos from Movienizer 5.x New FormatTodo:
- add support for series (started but not completed)Plugin functionality :
The main functionality is to generate nfo files (built using data from movienizer) for xbmc to import automatically in its library. With nfo files (movies infos) come also .tnb files (thumbs duplicated from covers folder) and -fanart.jpg files which ones are (optionnaly) downloaded from themoviedb site (cause not available from local covers)How to install and run the plugin :
1) Install Movienizer v4.0 if you don't have already
2) To install XBMC plugin, just unzip the XBMCExport.zip in Movienizer plugins directory
3) Start Movienizer
4) Select XBMC Export from Plugins MenuHow to use the plugin :
Should be simple.
You just must have write rights to the folders containing the movies selected for export.
The 'Load List' button allows to load a list of preselected movies.
This preselection can be created using JeF's Toolbox or JeF's interface (v29 and above).Updating XBMC Library with nfo files :
IF you have set media library to auto update at xbmc startup, things should be updating well.
However, it seems that sometimes update does not refresh all data. In that case, a manual rescan of the source(s) will do the job.Folders considerations :
Media centers/organizers like XBMC (or media browser for windows media center) have some similar prerequisites.
Here are some of them to get the best compatibiilty and experience :
- organize your files in dedicated branches independant from each others :
- a branch (with a 'movies' root folder) for movies and only movies (no series, no music, etc...)
- a branch for series (with a 'series' root folder)
- a branch for music, and so on...
You should get a folder hierarchy like :
+--> Adventure (my advice : organize movies within genre subfolders but strongly discouraged when using mediabrowser)
+--> and so on...
+--> Season1 +--> NCIS
+--> S01E01.Title1.avi +--> Season2
Having each movie in its own folder is not required when using XBMC (but is required when using mediabrowser...)
As you surely noticed, you should also have formated your series filenames like SxxEyy (the most simple and the most compatible with mediabrowser too) to get them in the right order (Sxx tagging is useful for global search through folders, that way you keep the right order even if folder name is not analyzed).
If you have multiple drives, repeat that hierarchy on each drive.
This could be a long work but you have to do it only once.
Anyway, if you're using a media center, that work has surely already be done.
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