Usability issues for VIDEO_TS folders, naming, resetting meta-data, etc.
|Reported by:||jelockwood||Owned by:|
|Component:||Metadata - Movie||Version:||1.0b6.1|
[As an aside, I could not find a user discussion forum which might have been more suited to raising this.]
I am running Mac OS X 10.5.4 on an Intel Mac mini with Sapphire beta 6.1.
Currently my VIDEO_TS folders are stored on an external drive in a folder named "DVDs" with a sub-folder per disk/VIDEO_TS and the name of the sub-folder corresponding to the name of the DVD.
e.g. /Volumes/External?/DVDs/13 Going on 30 (2004)/VIDEO_TS
As you can see the name of the sub-folder also includes the films year of release. This is because it a) would presumably help differentiate between two similar titles (e.g. "The Italian Job" has been made twice, "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" has been made three times), and b) because other software desires this information for the same reason.
However having tried Sapphire, I get the impression this naming convention completely throws it a loop. Certainly it completely fails to find titles known to be on IMDB.
Related to this is that there is no obvious method of deleting incorrect meta-data entries from Sapphire.
I would also like to suggest adding other sources in addition to IMDB e.g. Amazon, as IMDB does seem to omit many titles Amazon sells.
As Front Row (in Leopard) uses for VIDEO_TS folders cover art called Preview.jpg located at the same level as the VIDEO_TS (not in the VIDEO_TS), has consideration been given to Sapphire creating and storing cover art in the same locations and using the same names? This would allow it to be used in both the Sapphire plugin and the normal Front Row browser.
By the way, I could not see a way of excluding other top-level folders on the same drive, Sapphire only seems to let me enable/disable entire volumes under collections.