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byron.hh
May 13th, 2011, 06:46 PM
Understand Ember Media Manager is for windows only, any good suggestion for the same software on Mac? Appreciate the help.;)

AwesomeD
May 13th, 2011, 06:50 PM
I need this also!!!

DaveNinja
September 17th, 2011, 06:42 PM
what do mac users use for nfos?

Trexx
September 17th, 2011, 07:35 PM
I haven't tried this yet, but looks like maybe promising.

ViMediaManager (http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?t=109976)

Rustycar
September 18th, 2011, 04:39 AM
ViMediaManager (http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?t=109976) has just recently been released, try that out.

Edit: That is weird how did that post above mine from Trexx magically appear as it wasn't there yesterday ???

xmcnuggetx
September 18th, 2011, 06:40 AM
http://nfo.sprocket.dk/

Lappen
September 18th, 2011, 07:13 AM
http://nfo.sprocket.dk/

Thatīs not a good NFO generator and it doesn't work for series.

MysticMatter
September 18th, 2011, 05:37 PM
I had this problem when I started needing NFOs. I really like ember, so you can use it on your MAC by either dual booting into windows with bootcamp or the easy solution, the one I like, is download and run crossover for MAC. Its a program that will allow you to run windows software on your MAC. cheers!

Rhoq
September 20th, 2011, 12:06 PM
what do mac users use for nfos?

I've had success with copying the prescribed NFO format into TextEdit and using that as a template for my .nfo files. I would love a hassle-free solution, though. ;)

trooperlooper
September 21st, 2011, 01:51 AM
For a totally hassle free solution to tv show downloading and NFO creation, I would recommend having a look at SickBeard and Sabnzbd+ :)

I use both on my iMac and i'm very happy.

Rossicha
September 21st, 2011, 03:33 AM
I'm a mac user that has, up until now been painstakingly creating NFOs by hand. Downloaded and tried ViMediaManager last night and I'm really impressed. Its a beta, and did crash a couple of times requiring a forced quit, but I now have lovely nfos for my entire movie library (currently over 600 titles) and you get the option to choose from a selection of posters. Havent tried it for tv show episodes yet, which i suppose will be the deciding factor.

billywanzi
September 21st, 2011, 07:16 AM
I can confirm that ViMediaManager works with TV shows as well. It's an app that's still in Beta but the developer is releasing updates often... I'm just happy there's finally a solution for the Mac! Check it out ;-)

mrtonk
September 21st, 2011, 01:34 PM
I started writing my own mac app (even got a the movie.db api key etc) due to the lack of a decent native solution out there, but ViMediaManager does the job pretty well for a beta (just missing tv series info at the moment).

On first impressions, the developer will be getting a donation soon.

billywanzi
September 21st, 2011, 04:08 PM
I started writing my own mac app (even got a the movie.db api key etc) due to the lack of a decent native solution out there, but ViMediaManager does the job pretty well for a beta (just missing tv series info at the moment).

On first impressions, the developer will be getting a donation soon.

While ViMM looks very promising, its focus lies with XBMC and I haven't gotten it working a 100% with the Boxee Box. I would still love a Boxee Box centric media manager for the Mac! Or maybe you could collaborate with the developer of ViMM so it gets optimized for the Boxee Box as well...

darcilicious
September 21st, 2011, 04:20 PM
Can you post the NFO file created by ViMM that doesn't work with Boxee Box?

billywanzi
September 21st, 2011, 04:46 PM
Can you post the NFO file created by ViMM that doesn't work with Boxee Box?

I've attached the NFO ViMM created for the movie '28 Days Later'. The poster doesn't work (it leaves a blank poster, see photo attachment) when I manually select the NFO... The same goes for all the other movies I've tested btw!

voip-ninja
September 21st, 2011, 04:50 PM
I don't know why any media manager should need to be Boxee specific, when the XBMC .XML format is so widely supported in a lot of different software.

When I run into NFO files that Boxee is not handling properly I open support tickets, and remind them that Boxee should scrape from the NFO locally and not go the online route to resolve title information.

I have a Mac but am doing media management with Yanfoe (movies) and Ember (TV shows) and 99% or more of it is working, after Boxee have fixed a few things.

billywanzi
September 21st, 2011, 04:55 PM
I don't know why any media manager should need to be Boxee specific, when the XBMC .XML format is so widely supported in a lot of different software.

When I run into NFO files that Boxee is not handling properly I open support tickets, and remind them that Boxee should scrape from the NFO locally and not go the online route to resolve title information.

I have a Mac but am doing media management with Yanfoe (movies) and Ember (TV shows) and 99% or more of it is working, after Boxee have fixed a few things.
You're probably right 'cause ViMM does seem to work very well (although I've run into some minor problems) and the developer is very responsive regarding problems... Also I just saw that beta 12 is out, so maybe the problems I was having regarding the poster art not showing up are resolved!

darcilicious
September 21st, 2011, 05:00 PM
I've attached the NFO ViMM created for the movie '28 Days Later'. The poster doesn't work (it leaves a blank poster, see photo attachment) when I manually select the NFO... The same goes for all the other movies I've tested btw!

What if you have Boxee automatically scan it (removing and re-adding the source? Or by creating a new folder to share with Boxee and copying a few movies and nfo files, etc to it and adding that folder).

billywanzi
September 21st, 2011, 05:05 PM
What if you have Boxee automatically scan it (removing and re-adding the source? Or by creating a new folder to share with Boxee and copying a few movies and nfo files, etc to it and adding that folder).
Does the 'Clear media information from the library' also work or do I have to remove and re-add the source? Did you find anything wrong with the NFO I've attached?

voip-ninja
September 21st, 2011, 05:31 PM
Does the 'Clear media information from the library' also work or do I have to remove and re-add the source? Did you find anything wrong with the NFO I've attached?

The NFO looks more or less fine to me, but I do observe that you have TMDB or IMDB reference numbers included. There still seem to be situations in which Boxee sees this info and goes scurrying off to (mis) populate information from online resources instead of using the rest of the NFO file.

Rhoq
September 22nd, 2011, 08:22 AM
I installed ViMM last night. It recognizes my TV Shows folder just fine, but won't show anything from the folders containing movies. The only difference that I can see is that TV Show are organized into their own folders by Show and Season. Movies are just the files (MKV or AVI). I really don't want to have to create 250+ folders just to get this app to work.

darcilicious
September 22nd, 2011, 09:21 AM
I really don't want to have to create 250+ folders just to get this app to work. You should probably post such feedback in the thread at the XBMC forums where the ViMM developer will see it...

DaveNinja
September 22nd, 2011, 09:31 AM
I havent dealt with nfo much yet, but if you go and edit nfo data, you then have to remove the source from boxee and re-add it for it to be updated?
does boxee only go online for info if there is no nfo file in the directory?

baobei18
December 27th, 2011, 04:58 PM
I havent dealt with nfo much yet, but if you go and edit nfo data, you then have to remove the source from boxee and re-add it for it to be updated?
does boxee only go online for info if there is no nfo file in the directory?

I'm curious about this too.

Lukecro
December 27th, 2011, 09:00 PM
ViMediaManager (http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?t=109976) has just recently been released, try that out.

Thanks for the tip on ViMediaManager -- I'll definitely try that out. I've been looking for a good nfo/poster art solution for my iMac for a long time. I've tried a bunch of different programs, and some of them are kind of okay for certain types of files or tasks, but so far it's been pretty frustrating.

I'll also have another look at SickBeard and Sabnzbd+ -- I keep hearing great things, but when I've tried them in the past I just got terrible confused -- beyond my skillz :rolleyes:

On a related note: Filebot is pretty good for batch-renaming TV show files, and Zeeb is good for renaming movies.

And I'm hoping that Boxee continues to improve their tools for identifying videos (auto and manual identification) and downloading art (and, importantly, coming up with a better system for caching/storing the downloaded art and metadata, since it takes so long for the art to load for movies and shows every time I turn on the Box). :D

baobei18
December 27th, 2011, 11:03 PM
The NFO looks more or less fine to me, but I do observe that you have TMDB or IMDB reference numbers included. There still seem to be situations in which Boxee sees this info and goes scurrying off to (mis) populate information from online resources instead of using the rest of the NFO file.

I've been playing around with this for a little a while, and I can see two issues?

As noted above, the TMDB/IMDB numbers are included in the nfo, I think this is making Boxee take the info from there instead of my file. I can delete these manually, but it would take a long time to go through each file, and kind of negates the point of this?
the link for the thumbnail isn't an absolute path, it's simply the movie name. eg in the example posted above, it is <thumb>28 Days Later.jpg</thumb>. I'm not sure what the absolute path should be, considering my hdd is named "movie-hdd", should it be smb://movie-hdd/test/28 Days Later/28 Days Later.jpg ?