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J. River Media Center 14 added the ability to read metadata from [http://www.mymovies.dk www.mymovies.dk] -- these are user instructions, thanks to several people in [http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=53793.0 this thread].
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MyMovies is a Movie and TV Series metadata service designed to integrate with Windows Media Center. JRiver Media Center 14 added the ability to read metadata from [http://www.mymovies.dk www.mymovies.dk].  Unfortunately, the mymovies.xml file was encrypted in later versions of MyMovies so JRiver Media Center could not read them.
  
There is a parameter in the My Movies Collection Management program under Configure > Options > Meta Data Storage to store media info in MyMovies.XML files. Switch it on and thereafter they are created automatically.  
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In May 2012, a request was made to Brian Binnerup of MyMovies to add a feature to create JRSidecar files containing the MyMovies movie metadata. A new version of MyMovies (4.03 Build 3) was released in July 2012 containing this new feature.  Thanks to many people who supported this request in [http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=72892.0 this thread]. Thanks to John (WeeHappyPixie) for helping to make this happen.
  
There is also a setting to create the XML files for all existing database entries. If the xml files are not automatically created for whatever reason, you can generate them for all My Movies titles by going to the "Configure" menu and choosing "Options -> Meta Data Storage -> Update". Alternatively, you can update individual titles by choosing the "Save Title" button at the bottom of the main screen after selecting a movie from the list on the left.
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In order to use this feature, a user must have a minimum of 500 MyMovies points. These can be purchased or earned.
  
For DVDs, always rip to a VIDEO_TS subdirectory, within a folder for the disk, i.e. \The Matrix Disk 1\VIDEO_TS 
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To set up MyMovies to create these JRSidecar files, in My Movies:
  
In My Movies:
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* Open Collection Management
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* Go to Tools > Options > Meta Data Storage and check: "Store meta-data for JRiver MediaCenter (Sidecar.xml files)".
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* Click "Apply" and OK.  User Access Control will require confirmation of this change.
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* As a test, select one of your movies and click on "Save Title".  This will cause the JRSidecar file for that movie to be replaced.
  
* Open Collection Management
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In JRiver MediaCenter:
* Click the "Add Titles" button on the toolbar or choose this option from the "Title" menu
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* In the Add Titles dialog, enter the movie name or DVD bar code and hit the "Search" button
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* Go to Video > Files and find the same movie.
* In the search results list, select your movie title and hit the "Add Online" button
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* Right click and select Library Tools > Update Library (from tags).
* Browse to the folder where your movie resides and hit "Ok" to add your title to the queue of titles on the right.
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* The relevant fields should now show the MyMovies data.
  
* IMPORTANT: For DVD rips, tell MyMovies that the rip is in the VIDEO_TS subfolder, not the title folder.
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If this has worked OK, go back to MyMovies Collection Management:
* For avi and other media files, tell My Movies that the title is stored as an Online file (i.e. not a folder) and point to the exact file.
 
  
* When you're done adding titles, click the "Add to..." button
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* Select all entries by selecting one then use CTRL A.
* My Movies will start downloading meta data for each movie you've added to the queue.
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* Click on "Save Title".  This will cause all JRSidecar.xml files to be updated.
  
At the end of this process, your movie titles will have been added to the My Movies database. This process should have also automatically generated a hidden mymovies.xml file containing all the relevant movie meta data. These xml files reside in the same folder(s) you chose in step 5 above for each title. 
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In JRiver MediaCenter:
  
Whenever you import a video with MC that has an accompanying mymovies.xml file, MC will automatically populate all the relevant fields including actors, credits, description etc. If the file was imported previously, you can use the "Update Library (from tags)" feature to re-read the xml at any time.  
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* Go to Video > Files and select all movie files.
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* Right click and select Library Tools > Update Library (from tags).
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* The relevant fields should now show the MyMovies data for all movies.
  
Once you make a change to the tags inside MC and you have video sidecar support enabled, MC will generate a "<video filename>_ext_JRSideCar.xml" file in MPL format. This will be used by MC, rather than the original mymovies.xml file, for ongoing updates to tags.
 
  
 
[[Category: Frequently Asked Questions]]
 
[[Category: Frequently Asked Questions]]

Revision as of 07:08, 30 July 2012

MyMovies is a Movie and TV Series metadata service designed to integrate with Windows Media Center. JRiver Media Center 14 added the ability to read metadata from www.mymovies.dk. Unfortunately, the mymovies.xml file was encrypted in later versions of MyMovies so JRiver Media Center could not read them.

In May 2012, a request was made to Brian Binnerup of MyMovies to add a feature to create JRSidecar files containing the MyMovies movie metadata. A new version of MyMovies (4.03 Build 3) was released in July 2012 containing this new feature. Thanks to many people who supported this request in this thread. Thanks to John (WeeHappyPixie) for helping to make this happen.

In order to use this feature, a user must have a minimum of 500 MyMovies points. These can be purchased or earned.

To set up MyMovies to create these JRSidecar files, in My Movies:

  • Open Collection Management
  • Go to Tools > Options > Meta Data Storage and check: "Store meta-data for JRiver MediaCenter (Sidecar.xml files)".
  • Click "Apply" and OK. User Access Control will require confirmation of this change.
  • As a test, select one of your movies and click on "Save Title". This will cause the JRSidecar file for that movie to be replaced.

In JRiver MediaCenter:

  • Go to Video > Files and find the same movie.
  • Right click and select Library Tools > Update Library (from tags).
  • The relevant fields should now show the MyMovies data.

If this has worked OK, go back to MyMovies Collection Management:

  • Select all entries by selecting one then use CTRL A.
  • Click on "Save Title". This will cause all JRSidecar.xml files to be updated.

In JRiver MediaCenter:

  • Go to Video > Files and select all movie files.
  • Right click and select Library Tools > Update Library (from tags).
  • The relevant fields should now show the MyMovies data for all movies.