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KYThrill
07-09-10, 23:08
I am actually in favor of Zappiti renaming my files/folders as I identify things. I've re-installed from scratch a couple times while playing with Zappiti and it would be nice if it accurately (100%) identified my content since it had the opportunity to rename it to something it could parse to end up with the exact item I identified previously. Not sure if it can do this yet....?

Certainly though as you point out, everything should be a user option. If its a matter of keeping the app simple... that's fine, but create an Advanced Options w/ a warning or something. Even registry/config manual edits would be cool.

No, that is like an iTunes file manage. It doesn't do that. It only renames the file extension. So if you have a mkv and you pick DVD because you don't like the look of the mkv band, it will change your file extension to .iso. A mkv with a .iso file extension is an unplayable file.

All Zappiti can do is make unplayable files with the rename. It also uses .mt2s for Blu-ray, so I don't know what happens if it encounters a fairly standard Blu-ray .iso, or Blu-ray.mkv. I guess if you pick Blu-ray from the edit menu to get the correct band to appear, you change your files extension and it no longer plays.

and as another person pointed out, maybe you like all your files having a .mkv extension, but if you try to edit it Zappiti, you get a .MKV extension. Maybe you don't want all caps (it surely isn't a standard approach in the US). You don't have that choice.

Unless Zappiti can implement a fully protected, full blown file management system like iTunes, I don't think it should be able to rewrite any part of your file. And even if/when that day comes, it should be optional like it is on iTunes, and by default, disabled.

BrianAz
07-09-10, 23:42
Ah I got it.. thanks! I think there are other tools out there that should do this renaming for me.. I imagine if I get my folder structure to \Movie Title (Year)\Movie Title (Year).mkv I shouldn't have any problems with auto-scraping going forward.

peterbus
08-09-10, 00:25
http://imgur.com/LCsRo.jpg (http://imgur.com/LCsRo.jpg)
messing around with new edits (he,he)

peterbus
08-09-10, 00:29
Here's what I have:

I don't understand your first point about creating a shortcut on the Dune.

Here's some example file paths:

H:\KidsTV\Avatar - The Last Airbender\Book 1 - Water (DVD)\S01E01 - The Boy in the Iceberg.avi
H:\KidsMovies\Bambi (1942).avi

And the dune_folder.txt files:

H:\KidsMovies\dune_folder.txt (storage_name = KidsMovies)
H:\KidsTV\dune_folder.txt (storage_name = KidsTV)

Since it's two folders on the same H:, I don't think I can create a single dune_folder.txt on H:\ right?



I leave out the drive because when you plug in USB hard drives on the Dune, your PC drive letter doesn't matter any more. The Dune doesn't know that it used to be H: on my PC, it's USB Storage now. So SMB also won't matter, the drives aren't connected to the PC when the Dune uses them, no network shares etc.

Further to this, my Probox uses drives M, N, O & P. So my internal hard drives are synced to the external drives, and the external drives are then connected to the Dune. Drive letter shouldn't matter, it's a Linux OS anyways on the Dune.

I would look at your images but I'm not interested in the spam & popups that come with it. imgur & tinypic provide crap-free image hosting if you want to switch.



See first quote for the file paths. I'll try with the double KidsMovies for the storage_name in Zappiti, and update the dune_folder.txt files as well, maybe. I'll do testing back & forth this morning with the new absolute path name.

Edit:Folder path H:\KidsMovies, absolute path storage_name://KidsMovies/KidsMovies. Instead of the previous URL not found //KidsMovies/Movie.avi it's not URL not found //KidsMovies//KidsMovies//Movie.avi.



Yes, but as above I have 2 folders on H:, Movies and TV, so how can I have both in a single .txt file?



I'll throw in //H/KidsMovies again after trying BABACHAN's suggestions I suppose just to see what it does again. I've tried using it in the past, it didn't work then either.
didnt know about the pop ups so go easy on the remarks,im only trying to help!
ive changed to imgur.

VAMET
08-09-10, 13:59
Dear Friends

Is there any chance to add some simple options to Zappiti? I have described them below:

1. I would like to have TIME values to be other then example: 2H23. TIME form field value would be glad to be optional, because I would like to have TIME presented like this: 02:23:12 not only 2H23. When I enter 02:23:12 nothing is shown.

2. Font size of the movie title should be optional too, I would like to choose smaller font size for title, this one is to big. Is there any chance to add such option? For example: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is very long title and it's presented in 2 lines, but when I will be able to change font size, it will fit 1 line only and it would be great.

3. Title and subtitle of movie, it would be great, when there will be form field TITLE and SUBTITLE, I mean for example TITLE: "HELLBOY" and SUBTITLE "GOLDEN ARMY", title and subtitle font size should be optional.

4. I would like to have option to show or not show an audio track, when I enter empty cell, the image of audio track still shows.

5. Every form field should be optional ENABLE/DISABLE, there are some informations that I don't want to show on the screen, sometimes when I enter empty field, there is no information on the screen, but this trick doesn't work for all fields.

Best regards.

Sincerely

BABACHAN
08-09-10, 20:03
Dear Friends

Is there any chance to add some simple options to Zappiti? I have described them below:

1. I would like to have TIME values to be other then example: 2H23. TIME form field value would be glad to be optional, because I would like to have TIME presented like this: 02:23:12 not only 2H23. When I enter 02:23:12 nothing is shown.

2. Font size of the movie title should be optional too, I would like to choose smaller font size for title, this one is to big. Is there any chance to add such option? For example: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is very long title and it's presented in 2 lines, but when I will be able to change font size, it will fit 1 line only and it would be great.

3. Title and subtitle of movie, it would be great, when there will be form field TITLE and SUBTITLE, I mean for example TITLE: "HELLBOY" and SUBTITLE "GOLDEN ARMY", title and subtitle font size should be optional.

4. I would like to have option to show or not show an audio track, when I enter empty cell, the image of audio track still shows.

5. Every form field should be optional ENABLE/DISABLE, there are some informations that I don't want to show on the screen, sometimes when I enter empty field, there is no information on the screen, but this trick doesn't work for all fields.

Best regards.

Sincerely

I would advice you to enter your requests in the official bug/request tracker (http://zappiti.ekioo.com/). So that the developers will at least take a look at it.

BABACHAN
08-09-10, 20:05
http://imgur.com/LCsRo.jpg (http://imgur.com/LCsRo.jpg)
messing around with new edits (he,he)

Looks great!

peterbus
08-09-10, 21:21
looks great!
best thing is you can mess ,make a cockup and then change everything again,this programe can only get better!!!!

peterbus
08-09-10, 21:28
dear friends

is there any chance to add some simple options to zappiti? I have described them below:

1. I would like to have time values to be other then example: 2h23. Time form field value would be glad to be optional, because i would like to have time presented like this: 02:23:12 not only 2h23. When i enter 02:23:12 nothing is shown.

2. Font size of the movie title should be optional too, i would like to choose smaller font size for title, this one is to big. Is there any chance to add such option? For example: The chronicles of narnia: The lion, the witch and the wardrobe is very long title and it's presented in 2 lines, but when i will be able to change font size, it will fit 1 line only and it would be great.

3. Title and subtitle of movie, it would be great, when there will be form field title and subtitle, i mean for example title: "hellboy" and subtitle "golden army", title and subtitle font size should be optional.

4. I would like to have option to show or not show an audio track, when i enter empty cell, the image of audio track still shows.

5. Every form field should be optional enable/disable, there are some informations that i don't want to show on the screen, sometimes when i enter empty field, there is no information on the screen, but this trick doesn't work for all fields.

Best regards.

Sincerely
good ideas,do what babachan suggests

peterbus
08-09-10, 21:43
THE NEW DUNE LOOKS GREAT,FOR 499EU
http://dune-hd.com/hd_players/current/135-dune-hd-max.html

KYThrill
08-09-10, 23:23
THE NEW DUNE LOOKS GREAT,FOR 499EU
http://dune-hd.com/hd_players/current/135-dune-hd-max.html

Yep, it's like a Prime +. You get a Blu-ray drive AND an internal 3.5" HDD dock. Everything right there. No, if it could output source direct (no scaling) I would consider ditching my Oppo-83, and adding a Dune Max & DVDO. Then I would have VRS image processing for all my video sources and video streaming.

jazbo8
09-09-10, 00:55
Been away for awhile and just upgraded to the newest version, I don't know if others have this problem (too lazy to read through all the back posts...) but the Drama category is messed up, it is now blank. I then went to a movie and edit it by adding the Drama category, so now I have just that one movie in the Drama category - which implies that all the other movies that include Drama in their category were somehow deleted or at least ignored by the program. All the other categories seem to be working just fine... I also played with changing the category from Drame to Drama and validating it, but still nothing...

[EDIT] Further investigation reveals that multiple movies had their category modified/changed, e.g., many marked with Classic were dropped, and as mentioned all Drama were dropped.

Also what is the cut off for "Recent" - from what I can gather it is something like a month, is there a way to set the parameter, e.g., last 3-month, last 100 added, etc.?

Any help or suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

Jaz

belgarath628
09-09-10, 23:56
KYThrill,

Thanks for the heads up on the new version "bug". Lets hope they listen and fix it.

peterbus
11-09-10, 12:48
Just loaded the latest beta on my test database. Definitely not a fan of the new label just getting smacked on the top of the cover as it does cut off some of the titles. That should be disabled by default and then let the user decide if they want to enable it. Would be nice also if the labels were smarter. For example, many of my mkvs are BluRay mkvs, so they are labeled Avatar 1080p BluRay.mkv, so I would rather have a BluRay logo and not an mkv logo
its a nice touch but the banner would look better in a corner or along the bottom of the cover art,less chance of covering the title!

VAMET
11-09-10, 17:01
Dear Friends

May you help me resolving the path of templates images used in Zappiti?
yaDIS has got such folder with images used in creation of Screen for Movie Synopsis in c:\Program Files (x86)\yaDIS\template\

I cannot locate such folder in Zappiti? They use .dll or .exe file to store templates or in some folders which is hidden?

I need a template of their frame with gradient filter with opacity, where is located TITLE, PLOT, ACTORS, RUNTIME, RELEASE and LOGOS.

I will be glad for any help. Thank you very much.

Best regards.

Sincerely

peterbus
11-09-10, 17:16
hi,nearly finished my editing,not too bad!
http://imgur.com/uDgYP.jpg (http://imgur.com/uDgYP.jpg)

http://imgur.com/XXuUj.jpg (http://imgur.com/XXuUj.jpg)

dazz87
11-09-10, 22:25
hi,nearly finished my editing,not too bad!
http://imgur.com/uDgYP.jpg (http://imgur.com/uDgYP.jpg)

http://imgur.com/XXuUj.jpg (http://imgur.com/XXuUj.jpg)

very nice bro!!!! Hey Peterbus do you know if theres a way to hide hard drive and flash drive icons from the home page. I have tried searching on the net and cant seem to find any info on it

chazr
11-09-10, 23:23
its a nice touch but the banner would look better in a corner or along the bottom of the cover art,less chance of covering the title!

I agree - I like but on the bottom would be preferable. A choice would be even better!

Starwarp
11-09-10, 23:50
hi,nearly finished my editing,not too bad!
http://imgur.com/uDgYP.jpg (http://imgur.com/uDgYP.jpg)

http://imgur.com/XXuUj.jpg (http://imgur.com/XXuUj.jpg)

Peter
Where you add the Icons ?
In Zappiti Folder i have not found any Images for this to Replace !

Six66Mike
12-09-10, 07:17
hi,nearly finished my editing,not too bad!

Exercise videos? How does one scrape those or get them showing up in Zappiti? Or anything else it won't scrape for that matter like special TV episodes it doesn't detect?

MisterY
12-09-10, 11:22
Exercise videos? How does one scrape those or get them showing up in Zappiti? Or anything else it won't scrape for that matter like special TV episodes it doesn't detect?

Special TV episodes:

Call them S0EXX
XX= the episode number at Online TV Databse. http://thetvdb.com/

peterbus
12-09-10, 15:17
peter
where you add the icons ?
In zappiti folder i have not found any images for this to replace !
just trawl through the net under "movie icons" you will find them,
right click and save to a folder,right click on the icon in zappiti you want to replace and click edit then browse to the new icon and double click then valadate, done!!!!
I THINK THIS IS THE LINK
http://s509.photobucket.com/albums/s337/eonnemisis/clapboards/

peterbus
12-09-10, 15:24
very nice bro!!!! Hey peterbus do you know if theres a way to hide hard drive and flash drive icons from the home page. I have tried searching on the net and cant seem to find any info on it
not that i know off,mention it on french forum on hd land,it would be a good idea,if its to leave room for shortcuts,make shortcuts to the main screen anyway,it pushes the usb names further down the picking list!

peterbus
12-09-10, 15:30
exercise videos? How does one scrape those or get them showing up in zappiti? Or anything else it won't scrape for that matter like special tv episodes it doesn't detect?
what you do is call the file the name off something you know exists and scrape,when you are done then check other tv databases and find the propper covers and fanart,then save to a file and edit the zappiti file.

Starwarp
12-09-10, 19:27
just trawl through the net under "movie icons" you will find them,
right click and save to a folder,right click on the icon in zappiti you want to replace and click edit then browse to the new icon and double click then valadate, done!!!!
I THINK THIS IS THE LINK
http://s509.photobucket.com/albums/s337/eonnemisis/clapboards/

When i Rightclick in the Main window on a Icon in Zappiti nothing happens (no new Window splashes where i can define to Change everything)

peterbus
12-09-10, 20:25
When i Rightclick in the Main window on a Icon in Zappiti nothing happens (no new Window splashes where i can define to Change everything)


firmware 1.3.1. 1165
http://imgur.com/IFLKr.jpg (http://imgur.com/IFLKr.jpg)
this shows right click on first icon!

dazz87
12-09-10, 20:48
not that i know off,mention it on french forum on hd land,it would be a good idea,if its to leave room for shortcuts,make shortcuts to the main screen anyway,it pushes the usb names further down the picking list!

No matter how many icons you add to the homepage, the internal hard drive icon will always be the first icon on the home page and will not move further down the list. Bah

dazz87
12-09-10, 20:58
firmware 1.3.1. 1165
http://imgur.com/IFLKr.jpg (http://imgur.com/IFLKr.jpg)
this shows right click on first icon!

Hey Peter

Are you changing the five icons? If so, how are you able to do it. I am getting the same error, when I right click nothing happens. The only icons I could change is the category

Nodak
12-09-10, 21:20
firmware 1.3.1. 1165
http://imgur.com/IFLKr.jpg (http://imgur.com/IFLKr.jpg)
this shows right click on first icon!

Is there any way to change the background?

mifronte
12-09-10, 21:40
What is the recommended folder structure for movies and tv series to ensure accurate scraping and cataloging?

Specifically,

For movies:
01. Grouping sequenced like Aliens, Harry Potter, Die Hard, and Lords of the Ring under group folder then individual movie folder?
02. Multi-disk like the extended version of each of the Lords of the Ring movie where there is a Disk 1 and Disk 2?
03. Folder naming convention, i.e. Movie Title (year)

For TV series:
01. Group individual episodes under Show folder and season folder or just show folder?

For network media server (Unraid):
01. Is it better to have multiple network shares like Movies, Shows, Concerts, Pictures, and Music? Or have one network share called Media and then have folders like Movies, Shows, Concerts, Pictures, and Music?

Thanks.

pants
12-09-10, 22:20
what you do is call the file the name off something you know exists and scrape,when you are done then check other tv databases and find the propper covers and fanart,then save to a file and edit the zappiti file.

I am sorry but as inventive as the solution maybe it sounds like a bit too much hard work. Wouldn't it be better if Zappiti just simply listed the files that it couldn't scrape? A bit like DuneX does.

peterbus
12-09-10, 22:31
Hey Peter

Are you changing the five icons? If so, how are you able to do it. I am getting the same error, when I right click nothing happens. The only icons I could change is the category
no probs with changing them all


http://imgur.com/CwXeF.jpg (http://imgur.com/CwXeF.jpg)
these are all changed!

peterbus
12-09-10, 22:33
Is there any way to change the background?
even though this was promised some time ago,not at the minute,maybe in 2.0?

peterbus
12-09-10, 22:45
What is the recommended folder structure for movies and tv series to ensure accurate scraping and cataloging?

Specifically,

For movies:
01. Grouping sequenced like Aliens, Harry Potter, Die Hard, and Lords of the Ring under group folder then individual movie folder?
02. Multi-disk like the extended version of each of the Lords of the Ring movie where there is a Disk 1 and Disk 2?
03. Folder naming convention, i.e. Movie Title (year)

For TV series:
01. Group individual episodes under Show folder and season folder or just show folder?

For network media server (Unraid):
01. Is it better to have multiple network shares like Movies, Shows, Concerts, Pictures, and Music? Or have one network share called Media and then have folders like Movies, Shows, Concerts, Pictures, and Music?

Thanks.
01 when ripping movies no folder structure needed.
there is already a group button in zappiti
02 zappiti will offer you different covers for disc 1 or 2 (depending on the disc)

01 for tv series eg "house" folder structure for all seasons is as follows,
house/s01e01,s01e02 etc.s02e01.s02e02 etc
this is what you get with the above structure

http://imgur.com/hIb5E.jpg (http://imgur.com/hIb5E.jpg)

http://imgur.com/BkGuG.jpg (http://imgur.com/BkGuG.jpg)
http://imgur.com/sth9d.jpg (http://imgur.com/sth9d.jpg)
01 whatever you have zappiti will find,hdd attached to dune,internal dune hdd,hdd attached/internal to pc,whs,nas etc.
folder structure will be movies/video films etc and tv series

Nodak
12-09-10, 23:09
no probs with changing them all


http://imgur.com/CwXeF.jpg (http://imgur.com/CwXeF.jpg)
these are all changed!

Where does a guy download your custom icons?

peterbus
12-09-10, 23:14
Where does a guy download your custom icons?
you will find them in photobucket somewhere
try here and browse around


http://s509.photobucket.com/albums/s337/eonnemisis/clapboards/

peterbus
12-09-10, 23:22
for anybody who fancies changing the icons,these are fab!!!!
http://community.mediabrowser.tv/permalinks/1436/xzener-s-fanart-collection

peterbus
12-09-10, 23:57
SOME ONE ON AN EARLIER POST SUGESTED A GENRE FOR STUDIOS,WHAT DO YOU THINK.
http://imgur.com/s4Awf.jpg (http://imgur.com/s4Awf.jpg)

OR

http://imgur.com/DgWUs.jpg (http://imgur.com/DgWUs.jpg)

peterbus
13-09-10, 00:04
THE STUDIO LOGOS CAN BE DOWNLOADED HERE http://www.manghera.com/portfolio/pearl

mifronte
13-09-10, 00:43
...

01 whatever you have zappiti will find,hdd attached to dune,internal dune hdd,hdd attached/internal to pc,whs,nas etc.
folder structure will be movies/video films etc and tv series


So what is this limitation that the Dune cannot have more than one network connection to the same computer? I may be misunderstanding too ...

peterbus
13-09-10, 01:26
So what is this limitation that the Dune cannot have more than one network connection to the same computer? I may be misunderstanding too ...


i dont know what the prob is,some people are using ip addresses to access the movie files,i use the zappiti folder the way it was designed for,folder paths and absolute paths with no probs!

KillroyWasHere
13-09-10, 01:45
So what is this limitation that the Dune cannot have more than one network connection to the same computer? I may be misunderstanding too ...

What exactly are you trying to say here? Each computer only gets one connection. Multiple drives are handled through one connection.

dazz87
13-09-10, 02:51
no probs with changing them all


http://imgur.com/CwXeF.jpg (http://imgur.com/CwXeF.jpg)
these are all changed!

doh, I guess I needed to updated to the latest version of zappiti

Six66Mike
13-09-10, 10:28
what you do is call the file the name off something you know exists and scrape,when you are done then check other tv databases and find the propper covers and fanart,then save to a file and edit the zappiti file.

Trickery! I bloody love it lol.

peterbus
13-09-10, 12:03
What exactly are you trying to say here? Each computer only gets one connection. Multiple drives are handled through one connection.
as far as i know every device on the network is given a new ip address,nas,whs,pc,laptop etc,but some users are finding it hard to attach more than 1 hdd to the pc for dune to access,i think if you follow the way zappiti is set up for hdds then you can have as much as you can,even though i find that more than 14 hdds attached to the dune causes stuttering with blu-ray rips so maybe this is a limit for hdds with hd content.
no probs with 12 attached to the pc at the min,i am also using a whs pc at the moment with great success.

Mart1001
13-09-10, 12:09
Yes, 14 hdd's is the limit for attached hdd's directly to the Dune.
I remember a post by HDI_DEV here that this could be easily extended to 45 with a new firmware if there was interest in it. However this post is of him was aproximately over a year ago.

peterbus
13-09-10, 13:06
Yes, 14 hdd's is the limit for attached hdd's directly to the Dune.
I remember a post by HDI_DEV here that this could be easily extended to 45 with a new firmware if there was interest in it. However this post is of him was aproximately over a year ago.
it might be a good idea to start a petition to get this firmware installed,i might set up a new thread for intrested parties!

peterbus
13-09-10, 15:56
it might be a good idea to start a petition to get this firmware installed,i might set up a new thread for intrested parties!
here it is



http://www.mpcclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=25073

KillroyWasHere
13-09-10, 16:05
as far as i know every device on the network is given a new ip address,nas,whs,pc,laptop etc,but some users are finding it hard to attach more than 1 hdd to the pc for dune to access,i think if you follow the way zappiti is set up for hdds then you can have as much as you can,even though i find that more than 14 hdds attached to the dune causes stuttering with blu-ray rips so maybe this is a limit for hdds with hd content.
no probs with 12 attached to the pc at the min,i am also using a whs pc at the moment with great success.

Why are you trying to attached that many drives directly to the Dune? Attach the drives to a very cheap PC with a very good NIC and you should have no problems via network. I have 46+ drives attached to mine and all are online and I don't get a single stutter on any of them.

peterbus
13-09-10, 17:37
Why are you trying to attached that many drives directly to the Dune? Attach the drives to a very cheap PC with a very good NIC and you should have no problems via network. I have 46+ drives attached to mine and all are online and I don't get a single stutter on any of them.

nice one,you mentioned a "very good nic"can you point me to a name?
i have an atherous LI 10-1000 gb nic,do you reckon it would work better to connect all to the pc and change my absolute paths to smb

Action378
13-09-10, 18:05
hi,nearly finished my editing,not too bad!
http://imgur.com/uDgYP.jpg (http://imgur.com/uDgYP.jpg)

http://imgur.com/XXuUj.jpg (http://imgur.com/XXuUj.jpg)

Looks very nice, I do have a question for you. I see that you have a folder called Blu-Ray/HD movies and New Releases. How are you getting the movies into these folders? Are you creating additional directories on your HDD's with these names or are you adding extra icons under Categories in the detail screen?

Thanks in advance,
Bill

KillroyWasHere
13-09-10, 19:13
nice one,you mentioned a "very good nic"can you point me to a name?
i have an atherous LI 10-1000 gb nic,do you reckon it would work better to connect all to the pc and change my absolute paths to smb

You cannot get any better than the Intel Pro PCI-e NIC. I have 6 of them on different PC's and they are rock solid and super fast.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833106033

Starwarp
13-09-10, 19:42
firmware 1.3.1. 1165
http://imgur.com/IFLKr.jpg (http://imgur.com/IFLKr.jpg)
this shows right click on first icon!

Thx for the Link (my Zappiti dont show me a Update)

here the Correct Link for the other Users to the new Version
http://zappiti.com/Download/Zappiti-v1.3.1.1165.exe

Mart1001
13-09-10, 19:48
Why are you trying to attached that many drives directly to the Dune? Attach the drives to a very cheap PC with a very good NIC and you should have no problems via network. I have 46+ drives attached to mine and all are online and I don't get a single stutter on any of them.

Same here 40+ on 1 PC, but it would be a nice extra feature if one want to expand easily.

dazz87
13-09-10, 20:12
Looks very nice, I do have a question for you. I see that you have a folder called Blu-Ray/HD movies and New Releases. How are you getting the movies into these folders? Are you creating additional directories on your HDD's with these names or are you adding extra icons under Categories in the detail screen?

Thanks in advance,
Bill

what you need to do is install the latest version of zappiti. the latest version give you the option to replace the 5 icons with custom icons.

peterbus
13-09-10, 20:15
Looks very nice, I do have a question for you. I see that you have a folder called Blu-Ray/HD movies and New Releases. How are you getting the movies into these folders? Are you creating additional directories on your HDD's with these names or are you adding extra icons under Categories in the detail screen?

Thanks in advance,
Bill

a bit misleading,dune wont play hd-dvd,just like the icon.
if you right click on a movie cover and edit you see this
http://imgur.com/Z0GDf.jpg (http://imgur.com/Z0GDf.jpg)

then press the little icon above the catagories you can add genres.

http://imgur.com/m78wB.jpg (http://imgur.com/m78wB.jpg)

zappiti adds genres itself, not always rightly

Action378
13-09-10, 20:37
a bit misleading,dune wont play hd-dvd,just like the icon.
if you right click on a movie cover and edit you see this
http://imgur.com/Z0GDf.jpg (http://imgur.com/Z0GDf.jpg)

then press the little icon above the catagories you can add genres.

http://imgur.com/m78wB.jpg (http://imgur.com/m78wB.jpg)

zappiti adds genres itself, not always rightly

But how are you adding the Blu-Ray/HD and New Releases folders? I understand that you are creating different genres that contain Blu-Ray/HD and New Releases icons, and using these icons, you are adding these to the different movies that you have. But how are you creating the folders (the first picture on your first post) to put these movies into?

Bill

peterbus
13-09-10, 20:42
You cannot get any better than the Intel Pro PCI-e NIC. I have 6 of them on different PC's and they are rock solid and super fast.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833106033


i have 14 attached to my pc,i will continue to use the pc and whs for a while all works 100%ic in your pc
is it better to have more than 1 nic and whats the benifit?

KillroyWasHere
13-09-10, 20:52
i have 14 attached to my pc,i will continue to use the pc and whs for a while all works 100%ic in your pc
is it better to have more than 1 nic and whats the benifit?

You may want a second NIC if your current NIC is a cheap/buggy/slow version like Realtek (Sorry, I hate them).

peterbus
13-09-10, 22:11
But how are you adding the Blu-Ray/HD and New Releases folders? I understand that you are creating different genres that contain Blu-Ray/HD and New Releases icons, and using these icons, you are adding these to the different movies that you have. But how are you creating the folders (the first picture on your first post) to put these movies into?

Bill
im a little bit lost,the movies are scanned by zappiti and the metadata is downloaded when you scrape,zappiti then puts the movie in each genre (not always right one),you can make new icons and replace the old zappiti ones,
then add any movie to any genre you like,for instance" new releases","kung-fu","20th century fox" etc
will you add a quote when posting as i post a lot here!

peterbus
13-09-10, 22:22
Looks very nice, I do have a question for you. I see that you have a folder called Blu-Ray/HD movies and New Releases. How are you getting the movies into these folders? Are you creating additional directories on your HDD's with these names or are you adding extra icons under Categories in the detail screen?

Thanks in advance,
Bill


you may be mistaking the 5 buttons as folders,these are the zappiti generated pointers to "ALL FILES","MOVIES","TV SERIES","RECIENT" ,"CATAGORIES".I JUST CHANGED THE ICONS THE FOLDERS ARE THE ORIGINAL FOLDERS

Action378
13-09-10, 23:51
you may be mistaking the 5 buttons as folders,these are the zappiti generated pointers to "ALL FILES","MOVIES","TV SERIES","RECIENT" ,"CATAGORIES".I JUST CHANGED THE ICONS THE FOLDERS ARE THE ORIGINAL FOLDERS

That makes sense now, I wasn't sure what to call the zappiti generated pointers, so I just called them folders.

Bill

DVDBob
14-09-10, 04:05
HELP! I've had version 1.0.2 installed for quite some time and it seemed to work ok. I just launched it this evening and was asked if I wanted to download 1.3.0.876 so I downloaded and installed. Now nothing seems to work. If I click on the Configure Button at the top, the whole app crashes. (Win7-64)

Also, there are two "buttons" at the top between "Scan" and "Export to Dune" that look empty.

Is there a way to complete remove Zappiti so I can start fresh? Running Uninstall doesn't seem to do the trick. Please help.

dazz87
14-09-10, 04:27
Also, there are two "buttons" at the top between "Scan" and "Export to Dune" that look empty.

Is there a way to complete remove Zappiti so I can start fresh? Running Uninstall doesn't seem to do the trick. Please help.

you need to delete the files in Zappiti folder. delete the files into of the Zappiti folder and launch the program again and these should fix it

default location: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Zappiti

Starwarp
14-09-10, 11:18
@Request
I wish to edit the Background Image in the Main Window ( not only the Icons)

shakes8993
14-09-10, 19:37
Hi,

I am trying to set this up but I am having a very difficult time with the absolute path.

When I browse to the folder I get the standard

G:\HD Movies
F:\HD Movies 2

So I tried following the directions and the example and entered the following in the two boxes:

\\COREY-PC\HD Movies 2
smb://COREY-PC/HD Movies 2

The share path I just listed one of my hard drives as above on the first line

Now, I don't know if I am doing it correctly after this or if the above is incorrect but I hit "Scan" and it goes through the movies very quickly and adds a number next to the "To Scrap". None of the movies are listed and I am at a loss to what to do next.

Can someone help me out?

Thanks a lot

peterbus
14-09-10, 20:40
Hi,

I am trying to set this up but I am having a very difficult time with the absolute path.

When I browse to the folder I get the standard

G:\HD Movies
F:\HD Movies 2

So I tried following the directions and the example and entered the following in the two boxes:

\\COREY-PC\HD Movies 2
smb://COREY-PC/HD Movies 2

The share path I just listed one of my hard drives as above on the first line

Now, I don't know if I am doing it correctly after this or if the above is incorrect but I hit "Scan" and it goes through the movies very quickly and adds a number next to the "To Scrap". None of the movies are listed and I am at a loss to what to do next.

Can someone help me out?

Thanks a lot
i take it you are using a hdd attached to your pc with zappiti scraper installed on the pc.
the share path is for where your zappiti files will end up (attached to the dune) on a usb/hdd
the setup will be
folder path
\\COREY-PC\G\HD Movies 2
rewrite absolute path when exporting
smb://user: password@COREY-PC/G/HD MOVIES 2
SHARE PATH:( EXAMPLE ) L:\ZAPPITI (USB OR HDD ATTACHED TO THE DUNE)

user name is the name of admin and p assword is your pc logon

DVDBob
15-09-10, 02:16
you need to delete the files in Zappiti folder. delete the files into of the Zappiti folder and launch the program again and these should fix it

default location: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Zappiti

No luck. I have Win7 so my files are in C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Zappiti, but deleting has no affect.
I noticed I have .Net 3.5.1 not 3.5. I don't think that makes a difference, but just wondering.

Here is my log file:
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 7:13 PM48 : System.Windows.Markup.XamlParseException: Cannot create instance of 'MainWindow' defined in assembly 'Zappiti, Version=1.3.0.876, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=8338ab899fd5c77c'. Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. Error in markup file 'Zappiti;component/Views/MainWindow.xaml'. ---> System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. ---> System.TypeInitializationException: The type initializer for 'Zappiti.ViewModels.SettingsViewModel' threw an exception. ---> System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
at Zappiti.Business.Database.GetCategories()
at Zappiti.ViewModels.MenuToShow.MenuShowCategory.get _CategoriesButtons()
at Zappiti.ViewModels.MenuToShow.MenuShowCategory.Upd ateLocalisedProperties()
at Zappiti.ViewModels.SettingsViewModel.OnCollectionV iewCurrentChanged(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Data.CollectionView.OnCurrentChange d()
at System.Windows.Data.ListCollectionView.MoveCurrent ToPosition(Int32 position)
at Zappiti.ViewModels.SettingsViewModel..ctor()
at Zappiti.ViewModels.SettingsViewModel..cctor()
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
at Zappiti.ViewModels.SettingsViewModel.get_Instance( )
at Zappiti.Business.Database.get_DB()
at Zappiti.Business.Database.IsOpen()
at Zappiti.ViewModels.MainViewModel.ScanMedias()
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
at System.RuntimeTypeHandle.CreateInstance(RuntimeTyp e type, Boolean publicOnly, Boolean noCheck, Boolean& canBeCached, RuntimeMethodHandle& ctor, Boolean& bNeedSecurityCheck)
at System.RuntimeType.CreateInstanceSlow(Boolean publicOnly, Boolean fillCache)
at System.RuntimeType.CreateInstanceImpl(Boolean publicOnly, Boolean skipVisibilityChecks, Boolean fillCache)
at System.Activator.CreateInstance(Type type, Boolean nonPublic)
at System.Windows.Markup.BamlRecordReader.CreateInsta nceFromType(Type type, Int16 typeId, Boolean throwOnFail)
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
at System.Windows.Markup.XamlParseException.ThrowExce ption(String message, Exception innerException, Int32 lineNumber, Int32 linePosition, Uri baseUri, XamlObjectIds currentXamlObjectIds, XamlObjectIds contextXamlObjectIds, Type objectType)
at System.Windows.Markup.XamlParseException.ThrowExce ption(ParserContext parserContext, Int32 lineNumber, Int32 linePosition, String message, Exception innerException)
at System.Windows.Markup.BamlRecordReader.CreateInsta nceFromType(Type type, Int16 typeId, Boolean throwOnFail)
at System.Windows.Markup.BamlRecordReader.GetElementA ndFlags(BamlElementStartRecord bamlElementStartRecord, Object& element, ReaderFlags& flags, Type& delayCreatedType, Int16& delayCreatedTypeId)
at System.Windows.Markup.BamlRecordReader.BaseReadEle mentStartRecord(BamlElementStartRecord bamlElementRecord)
at System.Windows.Markup.BamlRecordReader.ReadElement StartRecord(BamlElementStartRecord bamlElementRecord)
at System.Windows.Markup.BamlRecordReader.ReadRecord( BamlRecord bamlRecord)
at System.Windows.Markup.BamlRecordReader.Read(Boolea n singleRecord)
at System.Windows.Markup.TreeBuilderBamlTranslator.Pa rseFragment()
at System.Windows.Markup.TreeBuilder.Parse()
at System.Windows.Markup.XamlReader.LoadBaml(Stream stream, ParserContext parserContext, Object parent, Boolean closeStream)
at System.Windows.Application.LoadBamlStreamWithSyncI nfo(Stream stream, ParserContext pc)
at System.Windows.Application.DoStartup()
at System.Windows.Application.<.ctor>b__0(Object unused)
at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.Internal RealCall(Delegate callback, Object args, Boolean isSingleParameter)
at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.TryCatch When(Object source, Delegate callback, Object args, Boolean isSingleParameter, Delegate catchHandler)



Tuesday, September 14, 2010 7:14 PM00 : System.TypeInitializationException: The type initializer for 'Zappiti.ViewModels.SettingsViewModel' threw an exception. ---> System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
at Zappiti.Business.Database.GetCategories()
at Zappiti.ViewModels.MenuToShow.MenuShowCategory.get _CategoriesButtons()
at Zappiti.ViewModels.MenuToShow.MenuShowCategory.Upd ateLocalisedProperties()
at Zappiti.ViewModels.SettingsViewModel.OnCollectionV iewCurrentChanged(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Data.CollectionView.OnCurrentChange d()
at System.Windows.Data.ListCollectionView.MoveCurrent ToPosition(Int32 position)
at Zappiti.ViewModels.SettingsViewModel..ctor()
at Zappiti.ViewModels.SettingsViewModel..cctor()
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
at Zappiti.ViewModels.SettingsViewModel.get_Instance( )
at Zappiti.Views.MainWindow.CheckupdateRunWorkerCompl eted(Object sender, RunWorkerCompletedEventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.Internal RealCall(Delegate callback, Object args, Boolean isSingleParameter)
at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.TryCatch When(Object source, Delegate callback, Object args, Boolean isSingleParameter, Delegate catchHandler)

dazz87
15-09-10, 03:59
No luck. I have Win7 so my files are in C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Zappiti, but deleting has no affect.
I noticed I have .Net 3.5.1 not 3.5. I don't think that makes a difference, but just wondering.

Here is my log file:
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 7:13 PM48 : System.Windows.Markup.XamlParseException: Cannot create instance of 'MainWindow' defined in assembly 'Zappiti, Version=1.3.0.876, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=8338ab899fd5c77c'. Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. Error in markup file 'Zappiti;component/Views/MainWindow.xaml'. ---> System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. ---> System.TypeInitializationException: The type initializer for 'Zappiti.ViewModels.SettingsViewModel' threw an exception. ---> System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
at Zappiti.Business.Database.GetCategories()
at Zappiti.ViewModels.MenuToShow.MenuShowCategory.get _CategoriesButtons()
at Zappiti.ViewModels.MenuToShow.MenuShowCategory.Upd ateLocalisedProperties()
at Zappiti.ViewModels.SettingsViewModel.OnCollectionV iewCurrentChanged(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Data.CollectionView.OnCurrentChange d()
at System.Windows.Data.ListCollectionView.MoveCurrent ToPosition(Int32 position)
at Zappiti.ViewModels.SettingsViewModel..ctor()
at Zappiti.ViewModels.SettingsViewModel..cctor()
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
at Zappiti.ViewModels.SettingsViewModel.get_Instance( )
at Zappiti.Business.Database.get_DB()
at Zappiti.Business.Database.IsOpen()
at Zappiti.ViewModels.MainViewModel.ScanMedias()
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
at System.RuntimeTypeHandle.CreateInstance(RuntimeTyp e type, Boolean publicOnly, Boolean noCheck, Boolean& canBeCached, RuntimeMethodHandle& ctor, Boolean& bNeedSecurityCheck)
at System.RuntimeType.CreateInstanceSlow(Boolean publicOnly, Boolean fillCache)
at System.RuntimeType.CreateInstanceImpl(Boolean publicOnly, Boolean skipVisibilityChecks, Boolean fillCache)
at System.Activator.CreateInstance(Type type, Boolean nonPublic)
at System.Windows.Markup.BamlRecordReader.CreateInsta nceFromType(Type type, Int16 typeId, Boolean throwOnFail)
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
at System.Windows.Markup.XamlParseException.ThrowExce ption(String message, Exception innerException, Int32 lineNumber, Int32 linePosition, Uri baseUri, XamlObjectIds currentXamlObjectIds, XamlObjectIds contextXamlObjectIds, Type objectType)
at System.Windows.Markup.XamlParseException.ThrowExce ption(ParserContext parserContext, Int32 lineNumber, Int32 linePosition, String message, Exception innerException)
at System.Windows.Markup.BamlRecordReader.CreateInsta nceFromType(Type type, Int16 typeId, Boolean throwOnFail)
at System.Windows.Markup.BamlRecordReader.GetElementA ndFlags(BamlElementStartRecord bamlElementStartRecord, Object& element, ReaderFlags& flags, Type& delayCreatedType, Int16& delayCreatedTypeId)
at System.Windows.Markup.BamlRecordReader.BaseReadEle mentStartRecord(BamlElementStartRecord bamlElementRecord)
at System.Windows.Markup.BamlRecordReader.ReadElement StartRecord(BamlElementStartRecord bamlElementRecord)
at System.Windows.Markup.BamlRecordReader.ReadRecord( BamlRecord bamlRecord)
at System.Windows.Markup.BamlRecordReader.Read(Boolea n singleRecord)
at System.Windows.Markup.TreeBuilderBamlTranslator.Pa rseFragment()
at System.Windows.Markup.TreeBuilder.Parse()
at System.Windows.Markup.XamlReader.LoadBaml(Stream stream, ParserContext parserContext, Object parent, Boolean closeStream)
at System.Windows.Application.LoadBamlStreamWithSyncI nfo(Stream stream, ParserContext pc)
at System.Windows.Application.DoStartup()
at System.Windows.Application.<.ctor>b__0(Object unused)
at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.Internal RealCall(Delegate callback, Object args, Boolean isSingleParameter)
at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.TryCatch When(Object source, Delegate callback, Object args, Boolean isSingleParameter, Delegate catchHandler)



Tuesday, September 14, 2010 7:14 PM00 : System.TypeInitializationException: The type initializer for 'Zappiti.ViewModels.SettingsViewModel' threw an exception. ---> System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
at Zappiti.Business.Database.GetCategories()
at Zappiti.ViewModels.MenuToShow.MenuShowCategory.get _CategoriesButtons()
at Zappiti.ViewModels.MenuToShow.MenuShowCategory.Upd ateLocalisedProperties()
at Zappiti.ViewModels.SettingsViewModel.OnCollectionV iewCurrentChanged(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Data.CollectionView.OnCurrentChange d()
at System.Windows.Data.ListCollectionView.MoveCurrent ToPosition(Int32 position)
at Zappiti.ViewModels.SettingsViewModel..ctor()
at Zappiti.ViewModels.SettingsViewModel..cctor()
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
at Zappiti.ViewModels.SettingsViewModel.get_Instance( )
at Zappiti.Views.MainWindow.CheckupdateRunWorkerCompl eted(Object sender, RunWorkerCompletedEventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.Internal RealCall(Delegate callback, Object args, Boolean isSingleParameter)
at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.TryCatch When(Object source, Delegate callback, Object args, Boolean isSingleParameter, Delegate catchHandler)



Thats weird, I am using zappiti on my notebook (win7) and I am not having any issues. I had the same issue as you before just delete the files inside of zappiti fixed the missing buttons on mines. Try this, go into the folder and just delete "database-1.3.1.1165" and then start zappiti again. Zappiti will create a new database file.

shakes8993
15-09-10, 14:01
i take it you are using a hdd attached to your pc with zappiti scraper installed on the pc.
the share path is for where your zappiti files will end up (attached to the dune) on a usb/hdd
the setup will be
folder path
\\COREY-PC\G\HD Movies 2
rewrite absolute path when exporting
smb://user: password@COREY-PC/G/HD MOVIES 2
SHARE PATH:( EXAMPLE ) L:\ZAPPITI (USB OR HDD ATTACHED TO THE DUNE)

user name is the name of admin and p assword is your pc logon

Thanks, I got it. It appears it was a translation issue. I saw that all my cover requests went to a "Scrap" folder, which I thought meant they were discarded. Then I figured it was probably "Scrape". Once I actually figured it out, everything worked perfectly.

One question more though, do you just have to make a shortcut or something to the zappiti folder on the home screen of the dune? Aside from going to the zappiti folder on the dune hard drive, I don't know how to make it appear. Wasn't sure if that was the way it was supposed to be.

thanks again.

Starwarp
15-09-10, 14:58
Thanks, I got it. It appears it was a translation issue. I saw that all my cover requests went to a "Scrap" folder, which I thought meant they were discarded. Then I figured it was probably "Scrape". Once I actually figured it out, everything worked perfectly.

One question more though, do you just have to make a shortcut or something to the zappiti folder on the home screen of the dune? Aside from going to the zappiti folder on the dune hard drive, I don't know how to make it appear. Wasn't sure if that was the way it was supposed to be.

thanks again.
Go to the Place wher the Zappiti Logo is shown ,then mark it once and click on the remote the info button.next comes a Popup Window where you can select that this Zappiti Folder are a Shortcut in the Mainmenu

shakes8993
15-09-10, 16:37
Go to the Place wher the Zappiti Logo is shown ,then mark it once and click on the remote the info button.next comes a Popup Window where you can select that this Zappiti Folder are a Shortcut in the Mainmenu

Logo? I didn't see that. All I saw is where the files are on the hard drive installed in the dune. Should the logo be in the application folder in setup now?

Starwarp
15-09-10, 17:27
Logo? I didn't see that. All I saw is where the files are on the hard drive installed in the dune. Should the logo be in the application folder in setup now?

When you browse in your hdd there are 3 folders ( so is it by me)
1.zappiti folder
2.resources folder
3.movie folder

Here klick once on the zappiti folder and then with info button etc..

When not please post your zappiti program settings from windows and your setup from the dune setup menu where you can say show me icons yes or no

shakes8993
15-09-10, 20:02
When you browse in your hdd there are 3 folders ( so is it by me)
1.zappiti folder
2.resources folder
3.movie folder

Here klick once on the zappiti folder and then with info button etc..

When not please post your zappiti program settings from windows and your setup from the dune setup menu where you can say show me icons yes or no

I have those two folders (Zappiti and Resources). If I click Zappiti, it takes me to the GUI.

I can figure out how to copy the folder, but no idea how to paste it to the main screen so I have the Zappiti icon there. I tried to add a shortcut like I did with my other networked folders but it doesn't give that option.

Kat-CeDe
15-09-10, 20:04
Hi,
direct shortcut to _Zappiti only in latest beta of Dune firmware.

Ralf

dazz87
15-09-10, 20:36
I have those two folders (Zappiti and Resources). If I click Zappiti, it takes me to the GUI.

I can figure out how to copy the folder, but no idea how to paste it to the main screen so I have the Zappiti icon there. I tried to add a shortcut like I did with my other networked folders but it doesn't give that option.


what you need to do is have a flash drive plugged into the dune. make sure that theres nothing on the flash drive (at least 2gb in size).

go here http://dune-hd.com/firmware/usb_flash_drive/

download "dune_service_init_system_storage.dsf" file. Dump that file on a share folder. Execute that file, and the dune will create s system restore on your flash drive. Once its done, you could go ahead and create a shortcut of your zappiti on the Main page. Now I have Movies, TV Shows, and Categories Icons on My Dune Home page

dazz87
15-09-10, 20:37
I have those two folders (Zappiti and Resources). If I click Zappiti, it takes me to the GUI.

I can figure out how to copy the folder, but no idea how to paste it to the main screen so I have the Zappiti icon there. I tried to add a shortcut like I did with my other networked folders but it doesn't give that option.


what you need to do is have a flash drive plugged into the dune. make sure that theres nothing on the flash drive (at least 2gb in size).

go here http://dune-hd.com/firmware/usb_flash_drive/

download "dune_service_init_system_storage.dsf" file. Dump that file on a share folder. Execute that file, and the dune will create s system restore on your flash drive. Once its done, you could go ahead and create a shortcut of your zappiti on the Main page. You will also need to be on the latest firmware

DVDBob
15-09-10, 23:46
Thats weird, I am using zappiti on my notebook (win7) and I am not having any issues. I had the same issue as you before just delete the files inside of zappiti fixed the missing buttons on mines. Try this, go into the folder and just delete "database-1.3.1.1165" and then start zappiti again. Zappiti will create a new database file.
Oddly enough, I only see a "database-1.0" file. If I delete that and try launching it, it just creates a new "database-1.0" file. I'm going to send my log to the developers and see if they know what's going on.

Valconi
16-09-10, 02:36
Is it true that Zappiti can't play VIDEO_TS structure in TVshows? I tried to start an episode of a serie and nothing happened. Do I have to convert all of these files to ISO? I hope not.

I really would like it when there was some more customizing possible. Like less covers bigger on the screen so they are better to see. Maybe 12 on a page or something.

I would like to add more categories on the main screen. Now there's only Movies and Tvshows, but I really would like to add one for childrensprograms and one for documentairies. This content I have to add to Movies or tvshows right now.

Six66Mike
16-09-10, 04:08
I got my new SSD drive today so this weekend I will finally be able to go crazy with this app and get everything imported with my newfound wisdom :)

dazz87
16-09-10, 05:04
I got my new SSD drive today so this weekend I will finally be able to go crazy with this app and get everything imported with my newfound wisdom :)

You will not be disappointed. I am running zappiti on my intel x25-m G2 and its fast. The biggest improve over a standard HD is the load time.

Action378
17-09-10, 17:03
Special TV episodes:

Call them S0EXX
XX= the episode number at Online TV Databse. http://thetvdb.com/

Based on the above information, how would I define the following show.

The Ultimate Johnny Carson Collection contains 3 discs. This is defined on thetvdb.com under Specials and here is the listing;

1 The Best Of the 60s & 70s
2 The Best Of the 70s & 80s
3 The Best Of the 80s & 90s
4 Johnny Goes Home
5 The Second to Last Episode
6 Johnny's Final Show - America Says Farewell
7 The Best of The Tonight Show - Stand-Up Comedians
8 Return to Studio 1
9 Aniimal Hijinks Vol. 1
10 Tonight Show Memories

Disc 1 contains "The Best of the 60s and 70s and The Best of the 70s and 80s".

Disc2 contains "The Best of the 80s and 90s and Johnny Goes Home"

Disc3 contains "Johnny's Final Show - America Says Farewell"

How would I go about naming my files so when I scrape them they come up with the correct information?

Bill

aydee
17-09-10, 17:24
Dear Zappiti Developer Team!

I've got a problem with hungarian Zappiti Localization.
I created soon the translation for Zappiti 1.2.xxx.
It's working perfect, but with these file freezes down the new Zappiti 1.3.xxx.
I change viewpoint and created a fully new hungarian *.xml from original english. But does not work. First time when Zappiti starts I can change the language parameter in setting, but when I saved that and colse the program, no more starts. No popups, no error windows...

More one thing. I know a really cool hungarian xml scrapper source (movie database). Is any way to implement this source to Zappiti program? And the hungarian translation to?

What can be the problem with the Localization?

Thank You!

Adam

Starwarp
17-09-10, 17:36
Dear Zappiti Developer Team!

I've got a problem with hungarian Zappiti Localization.
I created soon the translation for Zappiti 1.2.xxx.
It's working perfect, but with these file freezes down the new Zappiti 1.3.xxx.
I change viewpoint and created a fully new hungarian *.xml from original english. But does not work. First time when Zappiti starts I can change the language parameter in setting, but when I saved that and colse the program, no more starts. No popups, no

Thank You!

Adam
Your editor save it as UTF-8 compatible.?

MisterY
17-09-10, 18:35
Based on the above information, how would I define the following show.

The Ultimate Johnny Carson Collection contains 3 discs. This is defined on thetvdb.com under Specials and here is the listing;

1 The Best Of the 60s & 70s
2 The Best Of the 70s & 80s
3 The Best Of the 80s & 90s
4 Johnny Goes Home
5 The Second to Last Episode
6 Johnny's Final Show - America Says Farewell
7 The Best of The Tonight Show - Stand-Up Comedians
8 Return to Studio 1
9 Aniimal Hijinks Vol. 1
10 Tonight Show Memories

Disc 1 contains "The Best of the 60s and 70s and The Best of the 70s and 80s".

Disc2 contains "The Best of the 80s and 90s and Johnny Goes Home"

Disc3 contains "Johnny's Final Show - America Says Farewell"

How would I go about naming my files so when I scrape them they come up with the correct information?

Bill

Hi,

The Discs should be iso Images.

I tried it with a test file:
for example :

Folder : The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (you can call it )

Sub folder: Specials (what ever you want)

File: The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson S0E01 S0E02.iso (Disc 1)

and so on with the other discs.

The program creates a picture for each episode but the file link is still the same. After press play the DVD iso starts with his menu.

I hope i could help you with this....

Evilonkel
17-09-10, 19:32
Hello,

I've got a question about this awesome software: Will be there someday a way to use a german online databases such like ofdb.de?
Thanks for reply ;)

MisterY
17-09-10, 22:17
Hello,

I've got a question about this awesome software: Will be there someday a way to use a german online databases such like ofdb.de?
Thanks for reply ;)

Das hoffe ich auch, und denke wenn die Nachfrage steigt, sicher weitere Datenbanken eingebaut werden.
In der Zwischenzeit muss man sich selbst behelfen und die Daten nach dem erstellen editieren. Ich nehm meist MovieMaze da man dort schneller an den Inhalt kommt als wie bei ofdb.

lg
MrY

Action378
17-09-10, 23:51
Another question about defining a special that's part of a DVD. Below is from thetvdb.com;

Baseball
All Seasons
Episode Number Episode Name Originally Aired Image
1 - 1 Inning One: Our Game 1994-09-18
1 - 2 Inning Two: Something Like a War 1994-09-19
1 - 3 Inning Three: The Faith of Fifty Million People 1994-09-20
1 - 4 Inning Four: A National Heirloom 1994-09-21
1 - 5 Inning Five: Shadow Ball 1994-09-22
1 - 6 Inning Six: The National Pastime 1994-09-25
1 - 7 Inning Seven: The Capital of Baseball 1994-09-26
1 - 8 Inning Eight: A Whole New Ball Game 1994-09-27
1 - 9 Inning Nine: Home 1994-09-28
Special The Making of Baseball 2007-10-17
Special Bob Costas on 1998 Season 2007-10-17
Special Bob Gibson 2007-10-17
Special Interview with Ken Burns 2007-10-17
Special Rachel Robinson 2007-10-17
Special Yogi Berra 2007-10-17
Special Bob Costas on Mickey Mantle 2007-10-17

I know that for innings 1 -9, I will name each file 1 Inning = "S0E01" 2 Inning = "S0E02" etc. But what do I name the Specials?

Bill

Starwarp
18-09-10, 01:01
Another question about defining a special that's part of a DVD. Below is from thetvdb.com;

Baseball
All Seasons
Episode Number Episode Name Originally Aired Image
1 - 1 Inning One: Our Game 1994-09-18
1 - 2 Inning Two: Something Like a War 1994-09-19
1 - 3 Inning Three: The Faith of Fifty Million People 1994-09-20
1 - 4 Inning Four: A National Heirloom 1994-09-21
1 - 5 Inning Five: Shadow Ball 1994-09-22
1 - 6 Inning Six: The National Pastime 1994-09-25
1 - 7 Inning Seven: The Capital of Baseball 1994-09-26
1 - 8 Inning Eight: A Whole New Ball Game 1994-09-27
1 - 9 Inning Nine: Home 1994-09-28
Special The Making of Baseball 2007-10-17
Special Bob Costas on 1998 Season 2007-10-17
Special Bob Gibson 2007-10-17
Special Interview with Ken Burns 2007-10-17
Special Rachel Robinson 2007-10-17
Special Yogi Berra 2007-10-17
Special Bob Costas on Mickey Mantle 2007-10-17

I know that for innings 1 -9, I will name each file 1 Inning = "S01E01" 2 Inning = "S01E02" etc. But what do I name the Specials?

Bill

read this a few Sides before http://www.mpcclub.com/forum/showpost.php?p=199620&postcount=1271

MisterY
18-09-10, 11:07
Another question about defining a special that's part of a DVD. Below is from thetvdb.com;

Baseball
All Seasons
Episode Number Episode Name Originally Aired Image
1 - 1 Inning One: Our Game 1994-09-18
1 - 2 Inning Two: Something Like a War 1994-09-19
1 - 3 Inning Three: The Faith of Fifty Million People 1994-09-20
1 - 4 Inning Four: A National Heirloom 1994-09-21
1 - 5 Inning Five: Shadow Ball 1994-09-22
1 - 6 Inning Six: The National Pastime 1994-09-25
1 - 7 Inning Seven: The Capital of Baseball 1994-09-26
1 - 8 Inning Eight: A Whole New Ball Game 1994-09-27
1 - 9 Inning Nine: Home 1994-09-28
Special The Making of Baseball 2007-10-17
Special Bob Costas on 1998 Season 2007-10-17
Special Bob Gibson 2007-10-17
Special Interview with Ken Burns 2007-10-17
Special Rachel Robinson 2007-10-17
Special Yogi Berra 2007-10-17
Special Bob Costas on Mickey Mantle 2007-10-17

I know that for innings 1 -9, I will name each file 1 Inning = "S0E01" 2 Inning = "S0E02" etc. But what do I name the Specials?

Bill

They are named Season 1 and Specials at TVDB.

Name them:
S01E01 = Inning One
...
S0E01 = The Making of Baseball
...

At the TVDB they shows the Specials at the Season 1 and by the Specials, if you ask why, I donīt know.
But I think because they are inside the same Discbox....

Six66Mike
18-09-10, 11:35
You will not be disappointed. I am running zappiti on my intel x25-m G2 and its fast. The biggest improve over a standard HD is the load time.

That's been my biggest complaint so far, after a few tv series get added it would take 5-10 minutes to open the program. Trolling through previous pages now to grab the latest release ;)

KYThrill
18-09-10, 21:07
A new release was pushed out today, 1.3.1.1290.

Looks like it mostly addressed renaming files, let you enable/disable the banners over cover art, and changes banner selection behavior.

Overall, it appears to be a solid release.

The only negative so far is that the bug that caused it to loop when fan art had identical names is worse. Now it will lock up the program.

But still, worth upgrading to IMHO.

thomasphoenix
18-09-10, 21:07
Zappiti-v1.3.1.1290 recent folders and categories(action, drama et. al )links broken in Dune prime 3.0, blank red curtain image instead of movie details, reverted back to Zappiti-v1.3.0.963 and everything works.

mitchjs
18-09-10, 22:45
Not sure if this has been posted (long thread)

the Zappiti.exe.config file:

I added the runtime section to use the correct version of the sql lite .dll
to 1.0.66

now zappiti runs fine on win7 machines or anymachines with different sql lite engine in the GAC

i would attach the file if i could :)



<?xml version="1.0"?>
<configuration>
<runtime>
<assemblyBinding xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1">
<dependentAssembly>
<assemblyIdentity name="System.Data.SQLite" culture="" publicKeyToken="db937bc2d44ff139"/>
<bindingRedirect oldVersion="1.0.0.0 - 2.0.0.0" newVersion="1.0.66.0"/>
</dependentAssembly>
</assemblyBinding>
</runtime>
<system.data>
<DbProviderFactories>
<remove invariant="System.Data.SQLite"/>
<add name="SQLite Data Provider" invariant="System.Data.SQLite" description=".Net Framework Data Provider for SQLite" type="System.Data.SQLite.SQLiteFactory, System.Data.SQLite, Version=1.0.66.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=db937bc2d44ff139"/>
</DbProviderFactories>
</system.data>
<startup>
<supportedRuntime version="v2.0.50727"/>
</startup>
</configuration>

mitchjs
18-09-10, 22:47
now, im new here, dont have my dune (YET)

but... not now in htpc/nmt stuff...

question, all my filenames are such like

name of movie [1080p.h264.DTS-MA].ts

is there a way to tell zappiti, to ignore [ ] section?

KYThrill
19-09-10, 04:55
Zappiti-v1.3.1.1290 recent folders and categories(action, drama et. al )links broken in Dune prime 3.0, blank red curtain image instead of movie details, reverted back to Zappiti-v1.3.0.963 and everything works.

Weird, mine is working on a Dune Base 3.0.

kegobeer
19-09-10, 07:06
Zappiti-v1.3.1.1290 recent folders and categories(action, drama et. al )links broken in Dune prime 3.0, blank red curtain image instead of movie details, reverted back to Zappiti-v1.3.0.963 and everything works.

Same thing here. Looking at the folder structure after the export, each launcher directory is missing. The only thing in each individual directory is the dune_folder.txt file.

KYThrill
19-09-10, 07:44
Same thing here. Looking at the folder structure after the export, each launcher directory is missing. The only thing in each individual directory is the dune_folder.txt file.

I did some more testing and logged the problem with the developers. It is a little more complex. It actually creates the launcher for TV Shows, but does not create one for movies.

When I tested it, I had launched a TV show and it worked. But movies do not work.

thomasphoenix
19-09-10, 14:20
:) ... Cheers to the developers, They fixed it in the latest version Zappiti-v1.3.1.1293.

kegobeer
19-09-10, 16:19
:) ... Cheers to the developers, They fixed it in the latest version Zappiti-v1.3.1.1293.

That was fast! My thanks as well!

Starwarp
19-09-10, 16:34
well done the Bug was fixed

@Feature Request for the Mainmenu where i can change the default Icons but i dont can change that Background with my own :(

Valconi
19-09-10, 16:56
Great program, only why is it downloading the same content over and over again when I start a search? It takes a long time and is very annoying.

I would like to see 2x6 covers on the screen instead of 3x7. And I can't choose anything anymore in the newest betas. It identifies and chooses itself. I can't edit it to the right serie. I would like to see an option to add more menubuttons on the mainscreen. There is more than only movies and tvshows off course. Like kidsprograms, documentaires, concerts etcetera.

When these things are possible in future versions I will be a very happy person and my wife and kids too :-)

I like Zappiti, but can't use it for the full 100% because of the things I mentioned above.

peterbus
19-09-10, 22:46
A new release was pushed out today, 1.3.1.1290.

Looks like it mostly addressed renaming files, let you enable/disable the banners over cover art, and changes banner selection behavior.

Overall, it appears to be a solid release.

The only negative so far is that the bug that caused it to loop when fan art had identical names is worse. Now it will lock up the program.

But still, worth upgrading to IMHO.
how do you enable/disable the banners?

BrianAz
19-09-10, 23:00
I would like to see an option to add more menubuttons on the mainscreen. There is more than only movies and tvshows off course. Like kidsprograms, documentaires, concerts etcetera.

When these things are possible in future versions I will be a very happy person and my wife and kids too :-)

I like Zappiti, but can't use it for the full 100% because of the things I mentioned above.


These are categories. Should show after you click on the last icon on the right. You can edit and add videos to categories as you see fit. I would rather not have additional icons on the front screen, or at least make it optional.

- BrianAz

MarkE19
20-09-10, 02:32
how do you enable/disable the banners?
Start Zappiti and select 'Configure'
Click on the 'Other' tab at the top of the Configure window
Put a tick in 'Show Header Jackets'

Mark.

cantare
20-09-10, 11:55
Any fix for this?

Win7 ultimate x64. Version 1.3.0.819 crashes every time I hit "configure".
Monday, September 20, 2010 1:48 AM13 : System.Windows.Markup.XamlParseException: Cannot create instance of 'MainWindow' defined in assembly 'Zappiti, Version=1.3.0.819, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=8338ab899fd5c77c'. Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. Error in markup file 'Zappiti;component/Views/MainWindow.xaml'. ---> System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. ---> System.TypeInitializationException: The type initializer for 'Zappiti.ViewModels.SettingsViewModel' threw an exception. ---> System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
at Zappiti.Business.Database.GetCategories()
at Zappiti.ViewModels.MenuToShow.MenuShowCategory.get _CategoriesButtons()
at Zappiti.ViewModels.MenuToShow.MenuShowCategory.Upd ateLocalisedProperties()
at Zappiti.ViewModels.SettingsViewModel.OnCollectionV iewCurrentChanged(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Data.CollectionView.OnCurrentChange d()
at System.Windows.Data.ListCollectionView.MoveCurrent ToPosition(Int32 position)
at Zappiti.ViewModels.SettingsViewModel..ctor()
at Zappiti.ViewModels.SettingsViewModel..cctor()
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
at Zappiti.ViewModels.SettingsViewModel.get_Instance( )
at Zappiti.Business.Database.get_DB()
at Zappiti.Business.Database.IsOpen()
at Zappiti.ViewModels.MainViewModel.ScanMedias()
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
at System.RuntimeTypeHandle.CreateInstance(RuntimeTyp e type, Boolean publicOnly, Boolean noCheck, Boolean& canBeCached, RuntimeMethodHandle& ctor, Boolean& bNeedSecurityCheck)
at System.RuntimeType.CreateInstanceSlow(Boolean publicOnly, Boolean fillCache)
at System.RuntimeType.CreateInstanceImpl(Boolean publicOnly, Boolean skipVisibilityChecks, Boolean fillCache)
at System.Activator.CreateInstance(Type type, Boolean nonPublic)
at System.Windows.Markup.BamlRecordReader.CreateInsta nceFromType(Type type, Int16 typeId, Boolean throwOnFail)
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
at System.Windows.Markup.XamlParseException.ThrowExce ption(String message, Exception innerException, Int32 lineNumber, Int32 linePosition, Uri baseUri, XamlObjectIds currentXamlObjectIds, XamlObjectIds contextXamlObjectIds, Type objectType)
at System.Windows.Markup.XamlParseException.ThrowExce ption(ParserContext parserContext, Int32 lineNumber, Int32 linePosition, String message, Exception innerException)
at System.Windows.Markup.BamlRecordReader.CreateInsta nceFromType(Type type, Int16 typeId, Boolean throwOnFail)
at System.Windows.Markup.BamlRecordReader.GetElementA ndFlags(BamlElementStartRecord bamlElementStartRecord, Object& element, ReaderFlags& flags, Type& delayCreatedType, Int16& delayCreatedTypeId)
at System.Windows.Markup.BamlRecordReader.BaseReadEle mentStartRecord(BamlElementStartRecord bamlElementRecord)
at System.Windows.Markup.BamlRecordReader.ReadElement StartRecord(BamlElementStartRecord bamlElementRecord)
at System.Windows.Markup.BamlRecordReader.ReadRecord( BamlRecord bamlRecord)
at System.Windows.Markup.BamlRecordReader.Read(Boolea n singleRecord)
at System.Windows.Markup.TreeBuilderBamlTranslator.Pa rseFragment()
at System.Windows.Markup.TreeBuilder.Parse()
at System.Windows.Markup.XamlReader.LoadBaml(Stream stream, ParserContext parserContext, Object parent, Boolean closeStream)
at System.Windows.Application.LoadBamlStreamWithSyncI nfo(Stream stream, ParserContext pc)
at System.Windows.Application.DoStartup()
at System.Windows.Application.<.ctor>b__0(Object unused)
at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.Internal RealCall(Delegate callback, Object args, Boolean isSingleParameter)
at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.TryCatch When(Object source, Delegate callback, Object args, Boolean isSingleParameter, Delegate catchHandler)



Monday, September 20, 2010 1:48 AM26 : System.TypeInitializationException: The type initializer for 'Zappiti.ViewModels.SettingsViewModel' threw an exception. ---> System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
at Zappiti.Business.Database.GetCategories()
at Zappiti.ViewModels.MenuToShow.MenuShowCategory.get _CategoriesButtons()
at Zappiti.ViewModels.MenuToShow.MenuShowCategory.Upd ateLocalisedProperties()
at Zappiti.ViewModels.SettingsViewModel.OnCollectionV iewCurrentChanged(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Data.CollectionView.OnCurrentChange d()
at System.Windows.Data.ListCollectionView.MoveCurrent ToPosition(Int32 position)
at Zappiti.ViewModels.SettingsViewModel..ctor()
at Zappiti.ViewModels.SettingsViewModel..cctor()
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
at Zappiti.ViewModels.SettingsViewModel.get_Instance( )
at Zappiti.Views.MainWindow.CheckupdateRunWorkerCompl eted(Object sender, RunWorkerCompletedEventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.Internal RealCall(Delegate callback, Object args, Boolean isSingleParameter)
at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.TryCatch When(Object source, Delegate callback, Object args, Boolean isSingleParameter, Delegate catchHandler)

Valconi
20-09-10, 14:05
These are categories. Should show after you click on the last icon on the right. You can edit and add videos to categories as you see fit. I would rather not have additional icons on the front screen, or at least make it optional.

- BrianAz

But I have to add these categories to films or tvshows first. I can't let Zappiti search my Documentairiefolder so it puts it in Documentairies, because it's not there.

Valconi
20-09-10, 16:08
Is there a possibility to edit the fanart? In some cases I have a black background and I like to add my own.

Starwarp
20-09-10, 16:39
Is there a possibility to edit the fanart? In some cases I have a black background and I like to add my own.

Rightclick on the cover then on edit

benitez1
20-09-10, 20:40
Hi all is there a way of changing the red curtain background
with somthing else
many thanks
Benitez1

Starwarp
20-09-10, 20:46
Hi all is there a way of changing the red curtain background
with somthing else
many thanks
Benitez1

http://www.mpcclub.com/forum/showpost.php?p=200444&postcount=1351

sac130e
20-09-10, 20:49
Where on IMBD do you find those numbers that identify the movie to Zappiti? Have a few that I can't get the name correct so it can scrap it, but have looked over IMDB and don't see those numbers anywhere

Thx

eman31
20-09-10, 20:55
Where on IMBD do you find those numbers that identify the movie to Zappiti? Have a few that I can't get the name correct so it can scrap it, but have looked over IMDB and don't see those numbers anywhere

Thx

The number is in the address that IMDB takes you too when you do a search. For example http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086856/ is the address for Buckaroo Banzai, you would use the last part tt0086856 in the scrap bar in Zappiti and it should give you the proper movie.

sac130e
20-09-10, 21:08
The number is in the address that IMDB takes you too when you do a search. For example http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086856/ is the address for Buckaroo Banzai, you would use the last part tt0086856 in the scrap bar in Zappiti and it should give you the proper movie.

Thx, found it.

Scott

benitez1
20-09-10, 21:19
http://www.mpcclub.com/forum/showpost.php?p=200444&postcount=1351

Thanks starwarp will keep it in mind hope they sort it
many thanks
Benitez1

sac130e
20-09-10, 21:30
Anyone find new icons that will work for the page with all the letter tabs?
Have changed all the other tabs, just need the individual letters/numbers to change, then wait for them to let us change the background curtain..and good to go.

Thx,
Scott

sbegnaud
20-09-10, 21:47
I just upgreded to version 1.3.0.819 and am having a problem. I don't yet have a player, I'm waitingg for the MAx to start shipping, but I am trying to get my collection ready for when they are released.

So, I open Zappiti, scan for new movies i just added, (One new) and it shows one movie to be scrap(ed). I clic the scrap button and the movie is listed. I select scrap all and nothing happens. I select the movie and select scrap and nothing happens. I select default, and it adds it to my list with no info other than the name I saved it under. I can edit it, but it will not scan for pictures, info or anything else on it's own. I uninstalled, re-installed, restarted computer, same issue. So I uninstalled and tried to re-install an earlier version, but that wont run after install. I click on the icon to run, get my hourglass like it is starting, but it never opens. uninstall again, delete everything i can find refering to Zappiti, re-install 1.3 and it does run, but still will not process anything when i scrape. Now I need to re-scrape my entire collection but i does nothing.

Any thoughts?

Steve

KYThrill
20-09-10, 23:39
Hi all is there a way of changing the red curtain background
with somthing else
many thanks
Benitez1

Yes, there is a way to change the red curtain, I have done it before. It involves creating a new .aai image, rename it the same as the one Zappiti exports, and then copy it to the Zappiti_Resources folder and replace the old one.

It will remain changed as long as you never delete your Zapptiti_Resources folder.

It does remain a red curtain in the PC program. You only see the changed background on your Dune.

And I'm not sure, but you may still see the red curtain for entries where you have provided no background art. I don't have any, so I'm not sure how it behaves there.

KYThrill
20-09-10, 23:42
I just upgreded to version 1.3.0.819 and am having a problem. I don't yet have a player, I'm waitingg for the MAx to start shipping, but I am trying to get my collection ready for when they are released.

So, I open Zappiti, scan for new movies i just added, (One new) and it shows one movie to be scrap(ed). I clic the scrap button and the movie is listed. I select scrap all and nothing happens. I select the movie and select scrap and nothing happens. I select default, and it adds it to my list with no info other than the name I saved it under. I can edit it, but it will not scan for pictures, info or anything else on it's own. I uninstalled, re-installed, restarted computer, same issue. So I uninstalled and tried to re-install an earlier version, but that wont run after install. I click on the icon to run, get my hourglass like it is starting, but it never opens. uninstall again, delete everything i can find refering to Zappiti, re-install 1.3 and it does run, but still will not process anything when i scrape. Now I need to re-scrape my entire collection but i does nothing.

Any thoughts?

Steve

It can't find the movie with the name you've given it. Or, the movie doesn't exist on IMDB or TMDB. Scrape using the IMDB TT number.

yannis
21-09-10, 00:41
Anyone find new icons that will work for the page with all the letter tabs?
Have changed all the other tabs, just need the individual letters/numbers to change, then wait for them to let us change the background curtain..and good to go.

Thx,
Scott

I use a simple folder icon, similar to windows folder. I use blue for "normal" and yellow for "highlighted". It works quote well without looking too cluttered.

If I was clever enough, I'd post a screen shot, but I'm not so I can't.:)

sbegnaud
21-09-10, 03:20
I have tried using the imdb tt number, same results. this is scanning movies i had already scanned and scraped in an earlier version, and had the data. This only occured since updating to 1.3 it showes all my movies to be scraped but will not do so. they are not showing up in the "movies" or "TV shows" directories which they should do if already scraped.

KYThrill
21-09-10, 05:52
I see a lot of people customizing to the "clap board" icons. I guess that is the new standard now.

Anyway, for those looking to start into this, make sure you download Xzeners icons. He has already made a comprehensive set of PNG icons.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1124671

And for those of you who aren't happy with his exactly as they are, or need new icons he didn't make (like single letters), and you are lucky enough to own photoshop, you can download the clapboard template along with some more pre-made PNG's.

http://forums.sagetv.com/forums/downloads.php?do=file&id=221

peterbus
21-09-10, 09:05
Anyone find new icons that will work for the page with all the letter tabs?
Have changed all the other tabs, just need the individual letters/numbers to change, then wait for them to let us change the background curtain..and good to go.

Thx,
Scott

When you edit the letter icons if you use one of the boxes for your replacement icon and leave the other blank,when you move the courser over the new icon the letter reappears,nice effect!!!

rendez2k
21-09-10, 09:40
Having a bit of trouble with TV shows. Added my TV show folder but it doesn't even look like its trying to scan it. Anything special you need to do? All in a single folder called TV Named "Title Sxx Exx"

Starwarp
21-09-10, 10:11
Having a bit of trouble with TV shows. Added my TV show folder but it doesn't even look like its trying to scan it. Anything special you need to do? All in a single folder called TV Named "Title Sxx Exx"

Within Sxx and Exx there must be no Space
This is correct. S01E01. No S01 E01

rendez2k
21-09-10, 10:30
Within Sxx and Exx there must be no Space
This is correct. S01E01. No S01 E01

Thanks. I'll test that tonight when I get home!

rendez2k
21-09-10, 21:15
Within Sxx and Exx there must be no Space
This is correct. S01E01. No S01 E01

OK, renamed the files, clicked on scan and it isn't even picking up my TV folder?

Also, just tired to add a shortcut to my new Dune I got today and I get "failed to add shortcut to home screen" (running latest Dune beta). Any ideas?

twol
21-09-10, 21:45
OK, renamed the files, clicked on scan and it isn't even picking up my TV folder?

Also, just tired to add a shortcut to my new Dune I got today and I get "failed to add shortcut to home screen" (running latest Dune beta). Any ideas?

Post a clip of your Zappiti config.

to add a shorcut to the Dune you need systems storage on the Dune, there are plenty of posts in this thread, just google :)

rendez2k
21-09-10, 22:02
Thanks for the storage tip!

Config grabs here (I think this is what you meant!)

http://i51.tinypic.com/9bb3gn.jpg
http://i55.tinypic.com/8yhksw.jpg

Set up as per another thread I asked on :-)

Valconi
21-09-10, 23:22
Well, I can't change the background (fanart) by clicking the rightmousebutton on a cover Starwarp. Only thing I can change this way is text.
Is there a way to do this?

Found out myself. :-)

peterbus
21-09-10, 23:34
Well, I can't change the background (fanart) by clicking the rightmousebutton on a cover Starwarp. Only thing I can change this way is text.
Is there a way to do this?
there are 2 folders when you right click on a cover pick change not edit,jacket and backround, click on backround and select hard disk or whatever zappiti shows on the screen!

jafo
22-09-10, 01:49
I've tried to search but could not find the anwer I am looking for. So forgive me if it exists somewhere in this long topic.

My question is the following:

I put all my movies behind the movie button. What I want is to put the movies for my girlfriend behind another button, for example the TV series button. Is that possible?

Thanks in advance.

farside847
22-09-10, 01:57
very nice app. but I have a few questions:
- can I disable the "tv shows" icon from displaying? Maybe add an icon to the browser instead?
- what naming conventions does it like? It seems to not like "Movie Name (YYYY) BluRay.ext"

thanks!

taweewut
22-09-10, 08:17
i've own 20 1TB harddisk, I can't efford to buy the NAS or server to make it all in online. I usually use one HD playing with my Dune Base 3.0 using internal harddisk rack.

I wonder can Zappiti do this capability.

Can I create Library in my PC , wish all movie can browse and see info and definitely where is disk locate.
and Each disk can contain Zappiti Data export from PC, when I browse by Dune i only see local content on this disk.

belgarath628
22-09-10, 08:57
First of all, sorry if this has been asked and answered already....

I'm running v1.3.1.1293. I haven't had any issues until today. The first time that I loaded Zapitti this evening, it loaded and did the automatic scan. It picked up a number of episode iso files that I had moved over to the WHS this morning and showed the basic folder files. Once clicking into any of the folders (alphabet/movie/series/recent/genre) all covers were MIA. The number of movies/series & episodes in the upper right hand corner still reflected my library, but again, no covers.

I shut down the program. Let it set for 30 minutes or so and reloaded. This time it got stuck on the loading screen. After letting in sit on the loading screen for another 30 minutes or so, I rebooted the PC. I've tried to open Zapitti another 3-4 times and it keeps getting stuck will loading.

I've tried to roll back to a prior version without luck.

It was fine last night. The only change was that I moved a number of iso files from PC to WHS to "my series" folder.

Out of curiosity, has anyone else had this issue and know a fix?

Thanks!


JIC - I did comfirm that my movies and series files were still intact on WHS as originally transfered. I'm primarily doing folder and iso rips. All DVD in origin.

Starwarp
22-09-10, 11:04
First of all, sorry if this has been asked and answered

I shut down the program. Let it set for 30 minutes or so and reloaded. This time it got stuck on the loading screen. After letting in sit on the loading screen for another 30 minutes or so, I rebooted the PC. I've tried to open Zapitti another 3-4 times and it keeps getting stuck will loading.


Zapitti opens only when a Internet Connection is established.
Please post your Settings from Zap and your Config from your hdds

twol
22-09-10, 12:16
I've tried to search but could not find the anwer I am looking for. So forgive me if it exists somewhere in this long topic.

My question is the following:

I put all my movies behind the movie button. What I want is to put the movies for my girlfriend behind another button, for example the TV series button. Is that possible?

Thanks in advance.

I guess you could put her in a special category? Not sure if you can add new categories like Girlfriend (someone will know :) otherwise add the"others" category to all her movies and then select on that.
Or you can put all her stuff on a separate HDD and create a Zappiti set up just for that HDD.

jafo
22-09-10, 12:53
I guess you could put her in a special category? Not sure if you can add new categories like Girlfriend (someone will know :) otherwise add the"others" category to all her movies and then select on that.
Or you can put all her stuff on a separate HDD and create a Zappiti set up just for that HDD.
'
Thanks for response.

I've tried this but it will always come back in your main "thumbnailscreen" because you must add it as a film. You can not add it as a TV serie because the name doesn't exist in the TV database.

Kat-CeDe
22-09-10, 13:10
Hi,
since one of the last versions you can easily add new categories. I made two HD and SD because I prefer HD and when I put new films in the correct category I donīt have to search so long.

Ralf

cantare
22-09-10, 13:59
I'm trying to add a little-known American TV series called Law & Order. I've got all 20 seasons of this art-house rarity in subfolders (Law & Order > Season xx > Law & Order SxxEyy.avi)

Probably because the show is so impossibly obscure, Zappiti keeps identifying it as anything from "Harry's Law" to "Against the Law", branding all 400+ episodes with incorrect artwork and summaries.

</heavy sarcasm>

OK, Law & Order is about as mainstream a TV show as you can find. Yet no matter how I (re)label it in the "scrap"[sic] window, Zappiti fucks up the ID. I can't find any obvious way to correct it short of manually editing each episode. And I'd sooner get a proctology exam from Edward Scissorhands than do that.

I did add the show once before using a previous version of Z, and that version was either smart enough or humble enough to admit when it wasn't sure which show it was dealing with, and in those cases it prompted me to choose the correct series from a list before "scrapping" [sic]. But version 1293 seems to think it's omniscient--it just says "Identified" and then blithely applies the wrong series name to 400 shows.

Anyone find a way around this, or do I have to revert to an earlier version?

(BTW, I know you're French and everything, but could you guys PLEASE fix it so that 'scrape' and 'scraping' are spelled correctly in your GUI? "Scrap" and "scrapping" are different words that refer to junk, trash, or refuse in English. I guarantee you that nobody troubling to use your program wants to scrap (throw away) their media library!

peterbus
22-09-10, 14:14
I've tried to search but could not find the anwer I am looking for. So forgive me if it exists somewhere in this long topic.

My question is the following:

I put all my movies behind the movie button. What I want is to put the movies for my girlfriend behind another button, for example the TV series button. Is that possible?

Thanks in advance.

In the category section make an icon called "girlfriend" and edit the movies you want in this folder

rendez2k
22-09-10, 16:13
Thanks for the storage tip!

Config grabs here (I think this is what you meant!)

http://i51.tinypic.com/9bb3gn.jpg
http://i55.tinypic.com/8yhksw.jpg

Set up as per another thread I asked on :-)

So does anyone know from my config above why the TV folder isn't being scanned? I really don't understand as the movies work fine?

peterbus
22-09-10, 16:18
So does anyone know from my config above why the TV folder isn't being scanned? I really don't understand as the movies work fine?

No prob here,it's prob the way you have your
Tv series stored on z.
Tv series/house/s01e01,s01e02 etc

rendez2k
22-09-10, 16:31
No prob here,it's prob the way you have your
Tv series stored on z.
Tv series/house/s01e01,s01e02 etc

Arh, maybe I need to split each program into a septate folder? I just have all the files in a "TV" folder?

Action378
22-09-10, 17:08
I'm trying to add a little-known American TV series called Law & Order. I've got all 20 seasons of this art-house rarity in subfolders (Law & Order > Season xx > Law & Order SxxEyy.avi)

Probably because the show is so impossibly obscure, Zappiti keeps identifying it as anything from "Harry's Law" to "Against the Law", branding all 400+ episodes with incorrect artwork and summaries.

</heavy sarcasm>

OK, Law & Order is about as mainstream a TV show as you can find. Yet no matter how I (re)label it in the "scrap"[sic] window, Zappiti fucks up the ID. I can't find any obvious way to correct it short of manually editing each episode. And I'd sooner get a proctology exam from Edward Scissorhands than do that.

I did add the show once before using a previous version of Z, and that version was either smart enough or humble enough to admit when it wasn't sure which show it was dealing with, and in those cases it prompted me to choose the correct series from a list before "scrapping" [sic]. But version 1293 seems to think it's omniscient--it just says "Identified" and then blithely applies the wrong series name to 400 shows.

Anyone find a way around this, or do I have to revert to an earlier version?

(BTW, I know you're French and everything, but could you guys PLEASE fix it so that 'scrape' and 'scraping' are spelled correctly in your GUI? "Scrap" and "scrapping" are different words that refer to junk, trash, or refuse in English. I guarantee you that nobody troubling to use your program wants to scrap (throw away) their media library!


You can look on the following site thetvdb.com; this is where Zappiti looks for information on TV Shows.

If you search using Law & Order, you'll see that all 20 seasons are listed there. Using this information, you'll want to name your files;

Law & Order S01E01.S01E02.S01E03

You’ll need to name all of your files this way. I know it's a pain, but I believe it's the only way it can be done for Zappiti to work correctly.

Bill

exCat
22-09-10, 18:17
my TV series is stored on SMB server. (\\MEDIASZERVER\)

the simpsons serires is:

\\MEDIASZERVER\Vegyes\-=Sorozatok=-\The Simpsons\S01\The Simpsons - S01E01.avi
\\MEDIASZERVER\Vegyes\-=Sorozatok=-\The Simpsons\S01\The Simpsons - S01E02.avi
.
.
\\MEDIASZERVER\Vegyes\-=Sorozatok=-\The Simpsons\S02\The Simpsons - S02E01.avi
etc

I have tried to set this (Folder) path

\\MEDIASZERVER\Vegyes\-=Sorozatok=-\The Simpsons

but the program didn't recognize anything from there, didn't even start to search for series episodes.

try again, but rename the files:

prob1.
\\MEDIASZERVER\Vegyes\-=Sorozatok=-\The Simpsons\The Simpsons - S01E01.avi
prob2.
\\MEDIASZERVER\Vegyes\-=Sorozatok=-\The Simpsons\The Simpsons.S01E01.avi
prob3.
\\MEDIASZERVER\Vegyes\-=Sorozatok=-\The Simpsons\The Simpsons S01E01.avi
prob4.
\\MEDIASZERVER\Vegyes\-=Sorozatok=-\The Simpsons\S01E01.avi

dosen't work..

please help me.. :(

sbegnaud
22-09-10, 18:32
Hi all,

This is kind of a repost, but I have more info.

I upgraded to the latest version 1.3.0.819 and am having problems scraping now. I have gone so far as to remove/uninstall/delete evrything and re-install. It appears to be a connection issue but i don't know what.

When I open Zappiti, it scans my folder and finds my movies, showing them under the scrap(e) tab. I can try to scrape one or scrape all, the result is the same. when I select scrape all, it returns to the home screen showing the icons for "All My Files", "Movies", "TV Shows", etc. On the top bar where the "Configure", "Scan", "Scrap", etc buttons are, it also shows "Scraping: 1/170" (the movies I have to be scraped) but goes no further. it just sits there. I have left it overnight, no results. the log file gives this info, which looks like it is failing connection to data servers, but i'm not sure

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 9:10 AM12 : System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. ---> System.InvalidOperationException: Cannot set Visibility or call Show or ShowDialog after window has closed.
at System.Windows.Window.VerifyCanShow()
at System.Windows.Window.ShowDialog()
at Zappiti.App.DownloadCompleted(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at Zappiti.Business.Actions.ActionDownloadPicture.Rep ortProgressChanged(Int32 state, Object data)
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
at System.RuntimeMethodHandle._InvokeMethodFast(Objec t target, Object[] arguments, SignatureStruct& sig, MethodAttributes methodAttributes, RuntimeTypeHandle typeOwner)
at System.Reflection.RuntimeMethodInfo.Invoke(Object obj, BindingFlags invokeAttr, Binder binder, Object[] parameters, CultureInfo culture, Boolean skipVisibilityChecks)
at System.Delegate.DynamicInvokeImpl(Object[] args)
at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.Internal RealCall(Delegate callback, Object args, Boolean isSingleParameter)
at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.TryCatch When(Object source, Delegate callback, Object args, Boolean isSingleParameter, Delegate catchHandler)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 9:10 AM12 : System.Net.WebException: Unable to connect to the remote server ---> System.Net.Sockets.SocketException: An attempt was made to access a socket in a way forbidden by its access permissions 81.88.57.68:80
at System.Net.Sockets.Socket.DoConnect(EndPoint endPointSnapshot, SocketAddress socketAddress)
at System.Net.ServicePoint.ConnectSocketInternal(Bool ean connectFailure, Socket s4, Socket s6, Socket& socket, IPAddress& address, ConnectSocketState state, IAsyncResult asyncResult, Int32 timeout, Exception& exception)
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.GetResponse()
at Zappiti.Framework.WebRequestHelper.GetData(String url, String userAgent)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 9:26 AM05 : System.Net.WebException: Unable to connect to the remote server ---> System.Net.Sockets.SocketException: An attempt was made to access a socket in a way forbidden by its access permissions 207.171.166.140:80
at System.Net.Sockets.Socket.DoConnect(EndPoint endPointSnapshot, SocketAddress socketAddress)
at System.Net.ServicePoint.ConnectSocketInternal(Bool ean connectFailure, Socket s4, Socket s6, Socket& socket, IPAddress& address, ConnectSocketState state, IAsyncResult asyncResult, Int32 timeout, Exception& exception)
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.GetResponse()
at Zappiti.Framework.WebRequestHelper.GetData(String url, String userAgent)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 9:26 AM05 : System.ArgumentNullException: Value cannot be null.
Parameter name: input
at System.Text.RegularExpressions.Regex.Match(String input)
at Zappiti.Business.Scrapers.IMDBScraper.GetMovieSear chResultsIn(String content, String year, MediaToScrapViewModel mediaToScrap)
at Zappiti.Business.Extensions.ScraperDetailsExtensio n.GetMovieSearchResults(IScraperMovieDetails scraper, MediaToScrapViewModel mediaToScrap)
at Zappiti.Business.Actions.ActionScrap.Execute()
at Zappiti.Business.Actions.ActionChannel.BgScanDoWor k(Object sender, DoWorkEventArgs e)


Any thoughts or help, contact for tech/issue support would be appreciated.

Steve

Action378
22-09-10, 18:44
my TV series is stored on SMB server. (\\MEDIASZERVER\)

the simpsons serires is:

\\MEDIASZERVER\Vegyes\-=Sorozatok=-\The Simpsons\S01\The Simpsons - S01E01.avi
\\MEDIASZERVER\Vegyes\-=Sorozatok=-\The Simpsons\S01\The Simpsons - S01E02.avi
.
.
\\MEDIASZERVER\Vegyes\-=Sorozatok=-\The Simpsons\S02\The Simpsons - S02E01.avi
etc

I have tried to set this (Folder) path

\\MEDIASZERVER\Vegyes\-=Sorozatok=-\The Simpsons

but the program didn't recognize anything from there, didn't even start to search for series episodes.

try again, but rename the files:

prob1.
\\MEDIASZERVER\Vegyes\-=Sorozatok=-\The Simpsons\The Simpsons - S01E01.avi
prob2.
\\MEDIASZERVER\Vegyes\-=Sorozatok=-\The Simpsons\The Simpsons.S01E01.avi
prob3.
\\MEDIASZERVER\Vegyes\-=Sorozatok=-\The Simpsons\The Simpsons S01E01.avi
prob4.
\\MEDIASZERVER\Vegyes\-=Sorozatok=-\The Simpsons\S01E01.avi

dosen't work..

please help me.. :(


The one thing I notced is that your missing a folder called TV Shows. This folder needs to be after -=Sorozatok=-

\\MEDIASZERVER\Vegyes\-=Sorozatok=-\TV Shows\The Simpsons\The Simpsons S01E01.avi

You need to name the file like you have for example 3, just a space between the show name and the file name. Besides that, everything else looks good.

Bill

Starwarp
22-09-10, 19:34
for Seasons or TV make first a Folder Named "TV"
in this Folder make a new Folder named "Simpsons"

and in this Folder you put all Episodes from Simpsons (all Seasons) without another Subfolder.

Zappiti scans it and make for each season one Cover (Cover S01,Cover S02 etc..)


Z:TV\The Simpsons\SimpsonsS01Eo1 e02 e03 etc...
Z:TV\The Simpsons\SimpsonsS02Eo1 e02 e03 etc..

Starwarp
22-09-10, 19:37
Hi all,

This is kind of a repost, but I have more info.

I upgraded to the latest version 1.3.0.819 and am having problems scraping now. I have gone so far as to remove/uninstall/delete evrything and re-install. It appears to be a connection issue but i don't know what.

When I open Zappiti, it scans my folder and finds my movies, showing them under the scrap(e) tab. I can try to scrape one or scrape all, the result is the same. when I select scrape all, it returns to the home screen showing the icons for "All My Files", "Movies", "TV Shows", etc. On the top bar where the "Configure", "Scan", "Scrap", etc buttons are, it also shows "Scraping: 1/170" (the movies I have to be scraped) but goes no further. it just sits there. I have left it overnight, no results. the log file gives this info, which looks like it is failing connection to data servers, but i'm not sure

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 9:10 AM12 : System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. ---> System.InvalidOperationException: Cannot set Visibility or call Show or ShowDialog after window has closed.
at System.Windows.Window.VerifyCanShow()
at System.Windows.Window.ShowDialog()
at Zappiti.App.DownloadCompleted(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at Zappiti.Business.Actions.ActionDownloadPicture.Rep ortProgressChanged(Int32 state, Object data)
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
at System.RuntimeMethodHandle._InvokeMethodFast(Objec t target, Object[] arguments, SignatureStruct& sig, MethodAttributes methodAttributes, RuntimeTypeHandle typeOwner)
at System.Reflection.RuntimeMethodInfo.Invoke(Object obj, BindingFlags invokeAttr, Binder binder, Object[] parameters, CultureInfo culture, Boolean skipVisibilityChecks)
at System.Delegate.DynamicInvokeImpl(Object[] args)
at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.Internal RealCall(Delegate callback, Object args, Boolean isSingleParameter)
at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.TryCatch When(Object source, Delegate callback, Object args, Boolean isSingleParameter, Delegate catchHandler)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 9:10 AM12 : System.Net.WebException: Unable to connect to the remote server ---> System.Net.Sockets.SocketException: An attempt was made to access a socket in a way forbidden by its access permissions 81.88.57.68:80
at System.Net.Sockets.Socket.DoConnect(EndPoint endPointSnapshot, SocketAddress socketAddress)
at System.Net.ServicePoint.ConnectSocketInternal(Bool ean connectFailure, Socket s4, Socket s6, Socket& socket, IPAddress& address, ConnectSocketState state, IAsyncResult asyncResult, Int32 timeout, Exception& exception)
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.GetResponse()
at Zappiti.Framework.WebRequestHelper.GetData(String url, String userAgent)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 9:26 AM05 : System.Net.WebException: Unable to connect to the remote server ---> System.Net.Sockets.SocketException: An attempt was made to access a socket in a way forbidden by its access permissions 207.171.166.140:80
at System.Net.Sockets.Socket.DoConnect(EndPoint endPointSnapshot, SocketAddress socketAddress)
at System.Net.ServicePoint.ConnectSocketInternal(Bool ean connectFailure, Socket s4, Socket s6, Socket& socket, IPAddress& address, ConnectSocketState state, IAsyncResult asyncResult, Int32 timeout, Exception& exception)
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.GetResponse()
at Zappiti.Framework.WebRequestHelper.GetData(String url, String userAgent)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 9:26 AM05 : System.ArgumentNullException: Value cannot be null.
Parameter name: input
at System.Text.RegularExpressions.Regex.Match(String input)
at Zappiti.Business.Scrapers.IMDBScraper.GetMovieSear chResultsIn(String content, String year, MediaToScrapViewModel mediaToScrap)
at Zappiti.Business.Extensions.ScraperDetailsExtensio n.GetMovieSearchResults(IScraperMovieDetails scraper, MediaToScrapViewModel mediaToScrap)
at Zappiti.Business.Actions.ActionScrap.Execute()
at Zappiti.Business.Actions.ActionChannel.BgScanDoWor k(Object sender, DoWorkEventArgs e)


Any thoughts or help, contact for tech/issue support would be appreciated.

Steve

Do you have the right Netframework installed ?
Win7 or XP 32 or 64Bit ?
Firewall enabled thats blocking ?

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 9:10 AM12 : System.Net.WebException: Unable to connect to the remote server ---> System.Net.Sockets.SocketException: An attempt was made to access a socket in a way forbidden by its access permissions 81.88.57.68:80

look here for Framework http://www.mpcclub.com/forum/showpost.php?p=183399&postcount=27

peterbus
22-09-10, 19:40
Arh, maybe I need to split each program into a septate folder? I just have all the files in a "TV" folder?
yeah the easiest way is to rip each episode and rename them s01e01,s01e02,s02e01,s02e02 etc for all your tv series,just name one folder with the name and rip the episodes to this folder eg "house/s01e01","stargate sg1/s01e01,s02e01"etc
if you have blu-ray tv series then mkv files work best,zappiti wont scrape episodes from isos at the moment.

peterbus
22-09-10, 20:00
my TV series is stored on SMB server. (\\MEDIASZERVER\)

the simpsons serires is:

\\MEDIASZERVER\Vegyes\-=Sorozatok=-\The Simpsons\S01\The Simpsons - S01E01.avi
\\MEDIASZERVER\Vegyes\-=Sorozatok=-\The Simpsons\S01\The Simpsons - S01E02.avi
.
.
\\MEDIASZERVER\Vegyes\-=Sorozatok=-\The Simpsons\S02\The Simpsons - S02E01.avi
etc

I have tried to set this (Folder) path

\\MEDIASZERVER\Vegyes\-=Sorozatok=-\The Simpsons

but the program didn't recognize anything from there, didn't even start to search for series episodes.

try again, but rename the files:

prob1.
\\MEDIASZERVER\Vegyes\-=Sorozatok=-\The Simpsons\The Simpsons - S01E01.avi
prob2.
\\MEDIASZERVER\Vegyes\-=Sorozatok=-\The Simpsons\The Simpsons.S01E01.avi
prob3.
\\MEDIASZERVER\Vegyes\-=Sorozatok=-\The Simpsons\The Simpsons S01E01.avi
prob4.
\\MEDIASZERVER\Vegyes\-=Sorozatok=-\The Simpsons\S01E01.avi

dosen't work..

please help me.. :(
http://imgur.com/hRKHH.jpg (http://imgur.com/hRKHH.jpg)
http://imgur.com/2sFjj.jpg (http://imgur.com/2sFjj.jpg)
not sure if this is what you need to fix this,your tv series should read,"tv series/ the simpsons/s01e01.s01e02 etc,loose the avi just rename each episode s01e01,s01e02 etc all to one folder named the simpsons
as you see your folder path should only be
\\MEDIASZERVER\vegyes\-=Sorozatok=- (if this is your tv series folder?)

rendez2k
22-09-10, 20:27
OK! Sorted my TV folder issue out! Where does Zappiti get its TV data from and can it be changed?

peterbus
22-09-10, 20:32
OK! Sorted my TV folder issue out! Where does Zappiti get its TV data from and can it be changed?
http://imgur.com/O5wY8.jpg (http://imgur.com/O5wY8.jpg)
go to this database (TVDB.com) and search.

-MB-
22-09-10, 20:32
Anyone managed to get the BBC 2009 documentary Life properly scraped with Zappiti?
Somehow I only get it recognised as either the Inside Life special or the NBC 2007 series.

peterbus
22-09-10, 20:46
Anyone managed to get the BBC 2009 documentary Life properly scraped with Zappiti?
Somehow I only get it recognised as either the Inside Life special or the NBC 2007 series.

name it something else (easy scraped) then edit .
http://thetvdb.com/index.php?tab=series&id=118421&lid=7

Starwarp
22-09-10, 21:14
Anyone managed to get the BBC 2009 documentary Life properly scraped with Zappiti?
Somehow I only get it recognised as either the Inside Life special or the NBC 2007 series.

When you have no Hits with Your Films/Movies something is wrong with the Movie/Series Name.
When this is i look first on imdb.com or other Sites for the correct Name.
Sometimes it help when you add a Year Date in the Movie Name (some Movies have the same Name) so name it like "Movie 2009".avi (this is also good for Director Cuts or Special Editions)

exCat
22-09-10, 21:31
\\MEDIASZERVER\vegyes\-=Sorozatok=- (if this is your tv series folder?)


Yes, it is.

i have tried, that you recommended, but notthing happend. Zappit didn't scarpe anything.

-MB-
22-09-10, 21:46
When you have no Hits with Your Films/Movies something is wrong with the Movie/Series Name.
When this is i look first on imdb.com or other Sites for the correct Name.
Sometimes it help when you add a Year Date in the Movie Name (some Movies have the same Name) so name it like "Movie 2009".avi (this is also good for Director Cuts or Special Editions)

I tried every sane combination I coudl think of, it just won't detect it.
Its either just the life special the 2007 series life or Life class.

peterbus
22-09-10, 21:48
yes, it is.

I have tried, that you recommended, but notthing happend. Zappit didn't scarpe anything.

can you send a screen shot?,if not list exactly whats on your hdd folders,zappiti wont scan if your files are not named right, list your tv series exactly as you have them stored,we will have a look!

sac130e
23-09-10, 05:40
Been playing around with the ability to group movies with the sequels and helps on the scrolling thru massive amounts of movies.
But, when you click on the group, it opens another window with the movies in the group, but the movie coverart is small. Any way to resize the coverart withing the group without affecting anything else.
I unsderstand the 7 columns and 3 rows view, but would like to see bigger coverart of the movies within the group itself.

Scott

belgarath628
23-09-10, 08:50
Zapitti opens only when a Internet Connection is established.
Please post your Settings from Zap and your Config from your hdds

The internet connection is/was established. I was trolling the threads here while trying to find my fix last night.

Unable to post settings. Zappiti freezes up while loading. Doubt that's the issue anyway. I hadn't had any problems with it over the last two months when I first learned of the program.

Are there any known issues with the number episode or movie limits? I have ~ 350+ movies and 2000+ various & sundry episodes. I know that I did cross the 2000 mark yesterday for episodes.

I've tried a few more variations on completely removing and reinstalling the program with no luck.

Other than this, I've really been enjoying using the program and I'm looking forward to getting it back.

Cubbie
23-09-10, 09:33
I have a movie Versus (2000/II) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0275773/), but the tool is unable to find it. Is there a way to give the IMDB's URL?

Starwarp
23-09-10, 11:15
I have a movie Versus (2000/II) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0275773/), but the tool is unable to find it. Is there a way to give the IMDB's URL?

You must paste the imdb number in the searchfield

tt0275773

This tt number you find in the url of the imdb link

Nehemiah
24-09-10, 04:12
The internet connection is/was established. I was trolling the threads here while trying to find my fix last night.

Unable to post settings. Zappiti freezes up while loading. Doubt that's the issue anyway. I hadn't had any problems with it over the last two months when I first learned of the program.

Are there any known issues with the number episode or movie limits? I have ~ 350+ movies and 2000+ various & sundry episodes. I know that I did cross the 2000 mark yesterday for episodes.

I've tried a few more variations on completely removing and reinstalling the program with no luck.

Other than this, I've really been enjoying using the program and I'm looking forward to getting it back.

Your issue must be something else. I've got 515 movies and 2100 episodes scraped into my collection and Zappiti is still chugging along..

puri1
24-09-10, 04:56
Guys sorry if this been asked before but i have tried to search here and Google both but no luck. May i was searching with the wrong key words. Anways my problem is that im using 3 external hard drives 1tb each ( WD my book esential ) for dune. So i connect them on the usb ports on my dune bd prime 3.0 . Now i have tried My movies and now using Zappiti but i think both are user friendly for Server users. I cannot firgure out the exact paths because i do get the amazing libary icon view on Zappiti but when i try to play the file its say the path cannot be found or some error like that. Please guys i will really appreciate if can help me out of this. Thanks in advance.

KYThrill
24-09-10, 08:11
Guys sorry if this been asked before but i have tried to search here and Google both but no luck. May i was searching with the wrong key words. Anways my problem is that im using 3 external hard drives 1tb each ( WD my book esential ) for dune. So i connect them on the usb ports on my dune bd prime 3.0 . Now i have tried My movies and now using Zappiti but i think both are user friendly for Server users. I cannot firgure out the exact paths because i do get the amazing libary icon view on Zappiti but when i try to play the file its say the path cannot be found or some error like that. Please guys i will really appreciate if can help me out of this. Thanks in advance.

That exact setup has already been addressed in previous posts in this thread. Time for you to do some reading!

peterbus
24-09-10, 09:02
Guys sorry if this been asked before but i have tried to search here and Google both but no luck. May i was searching with the wrong key words. Anways my problem is that im using 3 external hard drives 1tb each ( WD my book esential ) for dune. So i connect them on the usb ports on my dune bd prime 3.0 . Now i have tried My movies and now using Zappiti but i think both are user friendly for Server users. I cannot firgure out the exact paths because i do get the amazing libary icon view on Zappiti but when i try to play the file its say the path cannot be found or some error like that. Please guys i will really appreciate if can help me out of this. Thanks in advance.
http://img23.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=61756_screen_122_73lo.jpg
Hope this helps!

Starwarp
24-09-10, 11:07
Guys sorry if this been asked before but i have tried to search here and Google both but no luck. May i was searching with the wrong key words. Anways my problem is that im using 3 external hard drives 1tb each ( WD my book esential ) for dune. So i connect them on the usb ports on my dune bd prime 3.0 . Now i have tried My movies and now using Zappiti but i think both are user friendly for Server users. I cannot firgure out the exact paths because i do get the amazing libary icon view on Zappiti but when i try to play the file its say the path cannot be found or some error like that. Please guys i will really appreciate if can help me out of this. Thanks in advance.


When you have tried my movies before,clean up your hdds from the old stuff from my movies written to your hdds "include all hidden files"

Six66Mike
24-09-10, 14:22
I'm trying to add a little-known American TV series called Law & Order. I've got all 20 seasons of this art-house rarity in subfolders (Law & Order > Season xx > Law & Order SxxEyy.avi)

Probably because the show is so impossibly obscure, Zappiti keeps identifying it as anything from "Harry's Law" to "Against the Law", branding all 400+ episodes with incorrect artwork and summaries.

</heavy sarcasm>

OK, Law & Order is about as mainstream a TV show as you can find. Yet no matter how I (re)label it in the "scrap"[sic] window, Zappiti fucks up the ID. I can't find any obvious way to correct it short of manually editing each episode. And I'd sooner get a proctology exam from Edward Scissorhands than do that.

I did add the show once before using a previous version of Z, and that version was either smart enough or humble enough to admit when it wasn't sure which show it was dealing with, and in those cases it prompted me to choose the correct series from a list before "scrapping" [sic]. But version 1293 seems to think it's omniscient--it just says "Identified" and then blithely applies the wrong series name to 400 shows.

I haven't re-scraped my Law & Order since upgrading to these later versions but I did notice it stopped prompting and starting assuming it was right which was super incredibly annoying as hell. I've even got the year in brackets on some shows/all movies and it still scrapes wrong (Alice In Wonderland (1989) will still scrape the 2010 Depp/Burton one!).

I don't know how to stop it from auto-scraping the wrong shows without prompting for confirmation as it used to but if you find out let us know, or if anyone else knows please share.

chazr
24-09-10, 16:55
Did I miss the link to download V1.3.1.1293 ?

Is there a place to go with these beta versions instead of through the main website (which is way behind)?

Can anyone shed a light on how to get the latest updates? :confused:

Thanks!

matrixsc
24-09-10, 16:55
Hi all I'm hoping someone might be able to help me out here .

I'm able to get Zappiti to work with movies no problems but TV shows I'm getting nowhere.

I've created folders and moved the episodes on to the internal drive I use on my Dune Base but when I scrap them nothing?


I've added 3 jpegs so hopefully someone will see what's wrong?

http://thumbnails30.imagebam.com/9915/94e99599140453.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/94e99599140453)


http://thumbnails29.imagebam.com/9915/c085f599140456.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/c085f599140456)

http://thumbnails14.imagebam.com/9915/16af7299140461.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/16af7299140461)


I don't understand what's going on and why it won't work when the movies work fine. I've labelled them up correctly from as far as I can tell also?

Would appreciate some help to solving this issue please.


Thank you.

Starwarp
24-09-10, 17:15
Hi all I'm hoping someone might be able to help me out here .

I'm able to get Zappiti to work with movies no problems but TV shows I'm getting nowhere.

I've created folders and moved the episodes on to the internal drive I use on my Dune Base but when I scrap them nothing?


I've added 3 jpegs so hopefully someone will see what's wrong?

Would appreciate some help to solving this issue please.


Thank you.

Dont make subfolders like Prisonbreak/Season1
Only make Prisonbreak
Then put all episodes in this one folder like s01e01 and also s02e01

matrixsc
24-09-10, 17:20
Dont make subfolders like Prisonbreak/Season1
Only make Prisonbreak
Then put all episodes in this one folder like s01e01 and also s02e01

Yeah have just tried that still with no joy won't find it when i scrap it?

Starwarp
24-09-10, 19:32
Yeah have just tried that still with no joy won't find it when i scrap it?


You must rescan your HDD in Zapitti or make a processing in Zapitti ,i dont understand your Problem

P.S. your Folderconfig in Zap is no correct (Picture 2 from you)

Starwarp
24-09-10, 19:35
Did I miss the link to download V1.3.1.1293 ?

Is there a place to go with these beta versions instead of through the main website (which is way behind)?

Can anyone shed a light on how to get the latest updates? :confused:

Thanks!

In Zapitti config make a point in the Box "Look for Betas"
When done and you starting Zap he looks himself for Updates, or look in the France Forum where is the Home of Zap http://www.hdlandforum.fr/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=605

sac130e
24-09-10, 20:55
Am currently using DVDfab to copy the TV Series Farscape to my server.
Copying and scraping works fine, I label the episodes according ti the disk they come from. But when I scraped the first disk, it showed episode 3 was actually E7, not E3. And E7 on disk 2 was E3. This is according to the TVDB website. Is it possible that the disk has the Episodes wrong, or that the website is incorrect?
Anybody run into this situation?

Scott

matrixsc
24-09-10, 21:10
You must rescan your HDD in Zapitti or make a processing in Zapitti ,i dont understand your Problem

P.S. your Folderconfig in Zap is no correct (Picture 2 from you)

What do you mean Rescan , how?


It doesn't seem to matter what i choose for a tv show it just won't see it?

When i choose movies they work fine? but tv shows don't I'm doing nothing no different from the movies to the tv shows?

KYThrill
24-09-10, 21:15
Dont make subfolders like Prisonbreak/Season1
Only make Prisonbreak
Then put all episodes in this one folder like s01e01 and also s02e01

I have Season subfolders and it works just fine

Prison Break
Season 01
Season 02
Prison Break S02E01.iso

KYThrill
24-09-10, 21:20
Yeah have just tried that still with no joy won't find it when i scrap it?

Share Folder
K:\

The Add TV Folder

K:\TVShows (thats it, stop there)

Scrape...

Also, I don't think calling your episodes S01E01, etc. will work. I think you need to change the name to Prison Break S01E01.whatever . I don't think Zappiti is scanning folder names, just file names. Without the name of your show in the filename, the scrapers won't come back with any results.

KYThrill
24-09-10, 21:23
I'm starting to see the need for a Dune consulting company. For $100 per box we come to your home and set Zappiti up for you. :)

Or maybe Dune and Zappiti need better instructions and more examples.

KYThrill
24-09-10, 21:26
Am currently using DVDfab to copy the TV Series Farscape to my server.
Copying and scraping works fine, I label the episodes according ti the disk they come from. But when I scraped the first disk, it showed episode 3 was actually E7, not E3. And E7 on disk 2 was E3. This is according to the TVDB website. Is it possible that the disk has the Episodes wrong, or that the website is incorrect?
Anybody run into this situation?

Scott

I have ran into situations where TVDB is wrong (Season 3 episodes listed under Season 2). Just go to TVDB and see if it is wrong. If you find an error, you pretty much have to contact the mods to have it corrected (can't fix it yourself, and it will take a few days).

peterbus
24-09-10, 21:28
What do you mean Rescan , how?


It doesn't seem to matter what i choose for a tv show it just won't see it?

When i choose movies they work fine? but tv shows don't I'm doing nothing no different from the movies to the tv shows?

if you ripped to iso then zappiti wont scan episodes (at the minute) if you ripped each episode seperatly then its
tv series/prision break/s01e01,s01e02 etc (not S01E01 etc)
folder path k/tv series not k/tv series/prision break/S01E01

peterbus
24-09-10, 21:34
What do you mean Rescan , how?


It doesn't seem to matter what i choose for a tv show it just won't see it?

When i choose movies they work fine? but tv shows don't I'm doing nothing no different from the movies to the tv shows?
when you change your folder path scan the internal hdd and export
change the name of your folder to s01e01 not S01E01

sac130e
24-09-10, 21:50
I have ran into situations where TVDB is wrong (Season 3 episodes listed under Season 2). Just go to TVDB and see if it is wrong. If you find an error, you pretty much have to contact the mods to have it corrected (can't fix it yourself, and it will take a few days).

So do I go with what it says on the disk label VS what is stated on TVDB website?

Thx

sac130e
24-09-10, 22:42
Wholly Crap,

I got on the forums at TVDB to post about a TV series (Farscape) having episodes in the wrong order..and some P**** (hikaricore) made the comment that is IS correct and to look again or he would slap me.
I commented back about not being rude and that the info is INCORRCT according to the actual Henson.com website, and then he came back and told me to F**O** and locked the thread.
What a D*****S, how the h** do you get things fixed if idiots like this have the power to call you names and lock you out.
So now I have an entire season out of order since Zappiti looks at the website for info. Any other way to get the info for Zappiti to correctly order the episodes?

Thx

KillroyWasHere
24-09-10, 23:27
Wholly Crap,

I got on the forums at TVDB to post about a TV series (Farscape) having episodes in the wrong order..and some P**** (hikaricore) made the comment that is IS correct and to look again or he would slap me.
I commented back about not being rude and that the info is INCORRCT according to the actual Henson.com website, and then he came back and told me to F**O** and locked the thread.
What a D*****S, how the h** do you get things fixed if idiots like this have the power to call you names and lock you out.
So now I have an entire season out of order since Zappiti looks at the website for info. Any other way to get the info for Zappiti to correctly order the episodes?

Thx

LOL!!! I had the same experience with Firefly. Their order is wrong as they follow the official FOX episode order and not Whedon's order that puts "Serenity" as episode #1 instead of #11.

Starwarp
24-09-10, 23:35
if you ripped to iso then zappiti wont scan episodes (at the minute) if you ripped each episode seperatly then its
tv series/prision break/s01e01,s01e02 etc (not S01E01 etc)
folder path k/tv series not k/tv series/prision break/S01E01

thats excact what i mean at my post before :)

not /TV/Prisonbreak/Season1
corecct is without Subfolder for every Season

Put all Season Episodes in the Folder "Prisonbreak"

sac130e
25-09-10, 00:24
LOL!!! I had the same experience with Firefly. Their order is wrong as they follow the official FOX episode order and not Whedon's order that puts "Serenity" as episode #1 instead of #11.

LOL..just got banned for defending myself against what appears to be a bunch of F*** idiots that know everything. Good luck getting anything screwed up on TBDV fixed. What a bunch of aholes.

twol
25-09-10, 00:38
I'm starting to see the need for a Dune consulting company. For $100 per box we come to your home and set Zappiti up for you. :)

Or maybe Dune and Zappiti need better instructions and more examples.

Actually I don't think anything has been missed as this thread has been developed, it's been a group of people learning with everybody else - but now the number of people using the package is growing and they are NOT prepared to read the thread, they want EASY answers for set up, when the package is still being developed and evolved.

Hate to say this but this package is getting to the point where it probably needs to start charging so they can employ professionals to do what "the normal" non-IT person expects from a software PRODUCT - and I am consciously emphasising the move from package to product.

I am happy with the software developers plans, but they need to start using other support professionals if they are to satisfy "newbies". Especially with the coverage outside of the initial French and English languages.

Of course, we could also set up your Zappiti consulting company :p
- the way things are going it could even make money, I only realised recently how much money I had spent on setting up my media library for DVD's and music :o this is not a cheap business.

matrixsc
25-09-10, 01:33
if you ripped to iso then zappiti wont scan episodes (at the minute) if you ripped each episode seperatly then its
tv series/prision break/s01e01,s01e02 etc (not S01E01 etc)
folder path k/tv series not k/tv series/prision break/S01E01



I've done this and it's still not working?

K:\TVShows
Then I've scanned it and it finds 1 to scrap K:\TVShows\prisonbreak but i click scrap and then nothing and it still says 1 to scrap?


I've renamed the the file as suggested s01e01.

I don't get what I'm doing wrong or if there is something wrong with it?

sac130e
25-09-10, 01:40
Since Zappiti is using TVDB.com for scraping...is there anyway to have it pcik the DVD order VS. the aired order?

Scott

dalemccl
25-09-10, 06:17
New to this forum. I wanted to search this Zappiti thread for an answer to my question, but only see a way to search the entire HDI Artwork sub-forum and I got way to many hits to read through. So I'll ask here and apologize if this has already been covered previously.

My question is, I just started experimenting with Zappiti to see how it works (in anticipation of a Dune purchase in the near future). I pointed it to a hard drive folder of .m2ts Blu-ray movie files and it found them all. But it brings back the cover images for the standard-def DVD and I want the Blu-ray covers. Is there a way to do this? (I tried including the word "Blu-ray" after the movie name in the search box at the bottom of the scrape screen, but that didn't work either.)
Thanks.

Action378
25-09-10, 06:20
They are named Season 1 and Specials at TVDB.

Name them:
S01E01 = Inning One
...
S0E01 = The Making of Baseball
...

At the TVDB they shows the Specials at the Season 1 and by the Specials, if you ask why, I donīt know.
But I think because they are inside the same Discbox....

I have another question about naming a special episode. Razor is part of season 4, I know that I will name 4-1 - 4-4; S04E01.S04E02.S04E03.S04E04, but what do I name the Razor special??

Special Razor (1) 2007-11-24
Special Razor (2) 2007-11-24

4 - 1 He That Believeth in Me 2008-04-04
4 - 2 Six of One 2008-04-11
4 - 3 The Ties That Bind 2008-04-18
4 - 4 Escape Velocity 2008-04-25

Thanks in advance,
Bill

joebel
25-09-10, 09:31
I have another question about naming a special episode. Razor is part of season 4, I know that I will name 4-1 - 4-4; S04E01.S04E02.S04E03.S04E04, but what do I name the Razor special??

Special Razor (1) 2007-11-24
Special Razor (2) 2007-11-24

4 - 1 He That Believeth in Me 2008-04-04
4 - 2 Six of One 2008-04-11
4 - 3 The Ties That Bind 2008-04-18
4 - 4 Escape Velocity 2008-04-25

Thanks in advance,
Bill

Razor is not a regular episode. Therefor it's a special for thetvdb.com. See here (http://thetvdb.com/?tab=season&seriesid=73545&seasonid=5950&lid=7).

Ans specials are places in season 00.

--> something like battlestar.galactica.s00e04, or if in two parts: s00e04 & s00e05.

matrixsc
25-09-10, 11:27
I've done this and it's still not working?

K:\TVShows
Then I've scanned it and it finds 1 to scrap K:\TVShows\prisonbreak but i click scrap and then nothing and it still says 1 to scrap?


I've renamed the the file as suggested s01e01.

I don't get what I'm doing wrong or if there is something wrong with it?

Here's some pictures I really don't get what I'm doing wrong and why it works fine for movies but not tv shows?

http://thumbnails30.imagebam.com/9926/959f7a99256946.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/959f7a99256946)


http://thumbnails22.imagebam.com/9926/bcf68d99256948.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/bcf68d99256948)

http://thumbnails9.imagebam.com/9926/943a8199256949.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/943a8199256949)



Anyone else have any ideas please?

Thanks.

joebel
25-09-10, 12:24
Here's some pictures I really don't get what I'm doing wrong and why it works fine for movies but not tv shows?

http://thumbnails30.imagebam.com/9926/959f7a99256946.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/959f7a99256946)


http://thumbnails22.imagebam.com/9926/bcf68d99256948.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/bcf68d99256948)

http://thumbnails9.imagebam.com/9926/943a8199256949.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/943a8199256949)



Anyone else have any ideas please?

Thanks.

some suggestions:
- you shouldn't make a share entry per movie. For movies, just make a share path k:/movies. Zappiti will find the movies in the subfolders.

- don't scrape prisonbreak if the entry for that series in thetvdb.com is prison break (mind the space). If you don't want to change the folder name, just change the term in the scrap field.

yannis
25-09-10, 13:02
New to this forum. I wanted to search this Zappiti thread for an answer to my question, but only see a way to search the entire HDI Artwork sub-forum and I got way to many hits to read through. So I'll ask here and apologize if this has already been covered previously.

My question is, I just started experimenting with Zappiti to see how it works (in anticipation of a Dune purchase in the near future). I pointed it to a hard drive folder of .m2ts Blu-ray movie files and it found them all. But it brings back the cover images for the standard-def DVD and I want the Blu-ray covers. Is there a way to do this? (I tried including the word "Blu-ray" after the movie name in the search box at the bottom of the scrape screen, but that didn't work either.)
Thanks.

Right click on the cover image then select "Edit". This will bring up a window showing available jackets (and fan art on a seperate tab) - this is using latest version. Select the one you want. You may or may not see a specific Blu Ray (or DVD come to that) jacket. To indentify which are Blu Rays and which are DVDs, select the Zapitti config tab, then selct "Other", then tick the box "Show header jackets". This will add "Blu Ray" or "DVD" to the cover image.

matrixsc
25-09-10, 13:19
some suggestions:
- you shouldn't make a share entry per movie. For movies, just make a share path k:/movies. Zappiti will find the movies in the subfolders.

- don't scrape prisonbreak if the entry for that series in thetvdb.com is prison break (mind the space). If you don't want to change the folder name, just change the term in the scrap field.

Tried that still not working the same old thing it scraps them then they reappear again ( 2 to Scrap) getting well frustrated with this now!

peterbus
25-09-10, 13:26
Here's some pictures I really don't get what I'm doing wrong and why it works fine for movies but not tv shows?

http://thumbnails30.imagebam.com/9926/959f7a99256946.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/959f7a99256946)


http://thumbnails22.imagebam.com/9926/bcf68d99256948.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/bcf68d99256948)

http://thumbnails9.imagebam.com/9926/943a8199256949.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/943a8199256949)




Anyone else have any ideas please?

Thanks.http://imgur.com/ruHJT.jpg (http://imgur.com/ruHJT.jpg)http://imgur.com/IWDxl.jpg (http://imgur.com/IWDxl.jpg)http://imgur.com/8blRM.jpg (http://imgur.com/8blRM.jpg)

http://imgur.com/UAUW1.jpg (http://imgur.com/UAUW1.jpg)http://imgur.com/GOTsk.jpg (http://imgur.com/GOTsk.jpg)
http://imgur.com/cjySz.jpg (http://imgur.com/cjySz.jpg)
this is how your files should be on your hdd,the tv series shows tv series/trueblood/s01e01.s01e02 etc,the movies are not in folders

matrixsc
25-09-10, 17:12
http://imgur.com/ruHJT.jpg (http://imgur.com/ruHJT.jpg)http://imgur.com/IWDxl.jpg (http://imgur.com/IWDxl.jpg)http://imgur.com/8blRM.jpg (http://imgur.com/8blRM.jpg)

http://imgur.com/UAUW1.jpg (http://imgur.com/UAUW1.jpg)http://imgur.com/GOTsk.jpg (http://imgur.com/GOTsk.jpg)
http://imgur.com/cjySz.jpg (http://imgur.com/cjySz.jpg)
this is how your files should be on your hdd,the tv series shows tv series/trueblood/s01e01.s01e02 etc,the movies are not in folders


Thanks for taking the time to upload your photos.

I have done this and i have the same issue that it's scrapping them but then there back there ready to be scraped again. It just won't load them up like the movies do?

dalemccl
25-09-10, 19:20
Right click on the cover image then select "Edit". This will bring up a window showing available jackets (and fan art on a seperate tab) - this is using latest version. Select the one you want. You may or may not see a specific Blu Ray (or DVD come to that) jacket. To indentify which are Blu Rays and which are DVDs, select the Zapitti config tab, then selct "Other", then tick the box "Show header jackets". This will add "Blu Ray" or "DVD" to the cover image.

Thanks, that helped.

peterbus
25-09-10, 21:53
Thanks for taking the time to upload your photos.

I have done this and i have the same issue that it's scrapping them but then there back there ready to be scraped again. It just won't load them up like the movies do?

it has to be a ripping problem,can you play prision break via smb and how are you ripping?

matrixsc
25-09-10, 23:12
it has to be a ripping problem,can you play prision break via smb and how are you ripping?

I can play them if i don't use Zappiti and just select them going through the hard drive.

peterbus
25-09-10, 23:57
I can play them if i don't use Zappiti and just select them going through the hard drive.
what file type,mkv,av1,iso?
it has to be the file container,make a screen shot of your tv series folder,there is no reason it wont scan!

matrixsc
26-09-10, 01:10
what file type,mkv,av1,iso?
it has to be the file container,make a screen shot of your tv series folder,there is no reason it wont scan!



It's an avi file I've also tried a mkv from Sons of Anarchy still no go with that one to same thing happens?


http://thumbnails29.imagebam.com/9937/136a1c99365463.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/136a1c99365463)

Thank you.

belgarath628
26-09-10, 06:46
It's definitely something on my end. I've tried putting it on my wife's old machine. It loaded but I got some database error. I'll keep scrubbing on it on my end.

The good thing is that I don't have my Dune yet. I've been getting my library loaded up to the WHS so I can be ready for it.

Thanks for the post.

peterbus
26-09-10, 13:28
It's an avi file I've also tried a mkv from Sons of Anarchy still no go with that one to same thing happens?


http://thumbnails29.imagebam.com/9937/136a1c99365463.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/136a1c99365463)

Thank you.http://imgur.com/hPMpy.jpg (http://imgur.com/hPMpy.jpg)
set up prisionbreak to see what happens,scanned ok but failed to scrape,dont know why,yet!

peterbus
26-09-10, 13:39
It's an avi file I've also tried a mkv from Sons of Anarchy still no go with that one to same thing happens?


http://thumbnails29.imagebam.com/9937/136a1c99365463.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/136a1c99365463)

Thank you.

http://imgur.com/dT46M.jpg (http://imgur.com/dT46M.jpg)
sons of anarchy shows up on tvdb but cant locate prision break

peterbus
26-09-10, 13:44
Here's some pictures I really don't get what I'm doing wrong and why it works fine for movies but not tv shows?

http://thumbnails30.imagebam.com/9926/959f7a99256946.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/959f7a99256946)


http://thumbnails22.imagebam.com/9926/bcf68d99256948.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/bcf68d99256948)

http://thumbnails9.imagebam.com/9926/943a8199256949.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/943a8199256949)



Anyone else have any ideas please?

Thanks.
remove the full stops between" sons.of.anarchy" just "sons of anarchy"
and prision break has a space,but dont think its in tvdb
could be as simple as this?

twol
26-09-10, 13:50
remove the full stops between" sons.of.anarchy" just "sons of anarchy"
and prision break has a space,but dont think its in tvdb

It's there just done a search :)

peterbus
26-09-10, 14:02
It's there just done a search :)
wouldnt come up for me,i see its one word as well

twol
26-09-10, 14:35
wouldnt come up for me,i see its one word as well

No - 2 words there is a space between and although it shouldn't matter it is (P)rison (B)reak - I emphasise the capitals - I searched on "prison"

If you enter the show id 7540 does it then scrape?

peterbus
26-09-10, 14:39
It's there just done a search :)
prision break wont scan for some reasion but sons of anarchy will.
http://imgur.com/TTcdU.jpg (http://imgur.com/TTcdU.jpg)
http://imgur.com/sKnUa.jpg (http://imgur.com/sKnUa.jpg)



http://imgur.com/exTFU.jpg (http://imgur.com/exTFU.jpg)
this may be the prob with matrixsc scanning prob!

matrixsc
26-09-10, 15:17
prision break wont scan for some reasion but sons of anarchy will.
http://imgur.com/TTcdU.jpg (http://imgur.com/TTcdU.jpg)
http://imgur.com/sKnUa.jpg (http://imgur.com/sKnUa.jpg)



http://imgur.com/exTFU.jpg (http://imgur.com/exTFU.jpg)
this may be the prob with matrixsc scanning prob!


Thanks for taking the time to check this out for me i still can't get sons of anarchy to work though it won't scrap them ?

I've added pictures again of the set up I'm using to try and get this.

http://thumbnails16.imagebam.com/9944/56b1c999438622.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/56b1c999438622)

http://thumbnails10.imagebam.com/9944/24115699438626.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/24115699438626)


I'm using Zappiti Version 1.2.2.351 as well.


Thank you.

yannis
26-09-10, 15:30
prision break wont scan for some reasion but sons of anarchy will.

Hi.

You keep typing "prision" in your posts, instead of "prison" (also "reasion" instead of "reason"). I thought it was just a smple typo but it's not simply that you are adding this extra "i" when you scrape is it?

Starwarp
26-09-10, 15:31
http://imgur.com/hPMpy.jpg (http://imgur.com/hPMpy.jpg)
set up prisionbreak to see what happens,scanned ok but failed to scrape,dont know why,yet!

While you write it correct :cool:
Not prisionbreak
Right is prisonbreak

peterbus
26-09-10, 15:39
Thanks for taking the time to check this out for me i still can't get sons of anarchy to work though it won't scrap them ?

I've added pictures again of the set up I'm using to try and get this.

http://thumbnails16.imagebam.com/9944/56b1c999438622.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/56b1c999438622)

http://thumbnails10.imagebam.com/9944/24115699438626.jpg (http://www.imagebam.com/image/24115699438626)


I'm using Zappiti Version 1.2.2.351 as well.


Thank you.
im useing v1.3.1.1293,i dont think this matters too much,id start from scratch,
share path/k
folder path/k:/movies
folder path/k:/tv series
k:/movies/movie rips
k:/tv series/prison break/s01e01
k:/tv series/sons of anarchy/s03e01
share path for zappiti k:
this set up should work,if it dosent it means your folder path is named wrong or zappitis not connected to the internet,or not connecting to tvdb?
im running out of ideas

peterbus
26-09-10, 15:41
While you write it correct :cool:
Not prisionbreak
Right is prisonbreak
god im thiccck!!!!(he,he)

peterbus
26-09-10, 15:43
Hi.

You keep typing "prision" in your posts, instead of "prison" (also "reasion" instead of "reason"). I thought it was just a smple typo but it's not simply that you are adding this extra "i" when you scrape is it?
yep getting thicker by the min!!!!
anyway it aint me with the prob,just helping someone out (or so i thought)

peterbus
26-09-10, 15:57
well blow me down backways,my english teacher was right,i cant spell
http://imgur.com/LtBzr.jpg (http://imgur.com/LtBzr.jpg)

Starwarp
26-09-10, 16:01
well blow me down backways,my english teacher was right,i cant spell
http://imgur.com/LtBzr.jpg (http://imgur.com/LtBzr.jpg)
:cool::cool::cool:

yannis
26-09-10, 16:28
well blow me down backways,my english teacher was right,i cant spell

Glad you got it sorted.:)

BTW it's "I" not "i" and "can't" (or better still cannot) not "cant" and english should start with a capital "E". :) - only joking.

peterbus
26-09-10, 16:43
ok bright sparks,i have ripped my hd-dvds to mkv files,which dune has no prob playing but t he sound is EAC3,is there a easy way of changing the sound to ac3 ,i get no sound at the moment because dune does not play EAC3.

matrixsc
26-09-10, 17:33
im useing v1.3.1.1293,i dont think this matters too much,id start from scratch,
share path/k
folder path/k:/movies
folder path/k:/tv series
k:/movies/movie rips
k:/tv series/prison break/s01e01
k:/tv series/sons of anarchy/s03e01
share path for zappiti k:
this set up should work,if it dosent it means your folder path is named wrong or zappitis not connected to the internet,or not connecting to tvdb?
im running out of ideas

I don't think I'm connecting to TVdb myself

I just added prison break as a movie ,ok it didn't find covers but it scrapped it fine?


So it's just the tv episodes i can't add for some strange reason.

Thanks.

Starwarp
26-09-10, 17:36
ok bright sparks,i have ripped my hd-dvds to mkv files,which dune has no prob playing but t he sound is EAC3,is there a easy way of changing the sound to ac3 ,i get no sound at the moment because dune does not play EAC3.

Eac3to is the program for you or tsmuxer i think

dbone1026
26-09-10, 17:58
ok bright sparks,i have ripped my hd-dvds to mkv files,which dune has no prob playing but t he sound is EAC3,is there a easy way of changing the sound to ac3 ,i get no sound at the moment because dune does not play EAC3.

Use eac3to to convert to AC3

edparker50
27-09-10, 11:31
Is anybody else having a problem with Zappiti not starting all of a sudden? I open the file and all i see is the outline of the file window. It stays that way.






http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/2321/39394531.jpg

edparker50
27-09-10, 11:54
Not sure why it happened but when i moved the mouse i could see the arrow turn to the hand pointer icon. I reinstalled my video card drivers and it works now.

peterbus
27-09-10, 16:03
in relation to my mkv/eac3 prob,i check the specs of the dune and it says it decodes eac3 so i checked my yammy amp and it also plays dd+ so i checked my settings in the yammy and changed it from auto to dts and back and vola,forbidden planet hd-dvd now plays on my dune (150 more hd-dvds to go)looks good!

gaz_az
27-09-10, 16:16
Couldn't find anything in the thread, but is there a way to automatically run zappiti during the night to get it to scan for new content then export to dune by itself ??

taweewut
27-09-10, 16:24
1+ as an Feature for the HDI FW Developers in the next Release

This is exact what I'm looking for using Dune can browse all contents and when I need to play, Dune just tell me insert Disc#.

Starwarp
27-09-10, 16:34
This is exact what I'm looking for using Dune can browse all contents and when I need to play, Dune just tell me insert Disc#.

Can you tell me what i am written as an Feature ? :rolleyes:

yannis
27-09-10, 18:15
Couldn't find anything in the thread, but is there a way to automatically run zappiti during the night to get it to scan for new content then export to dune by itself ??

Not that I know of unless you set up some sort task schedule from within windows. But then the whole process only takes a few minutes. Also, I find it's quite useful to review what Zapitti has scraped and maybe change the cover art or make other small adjustments before exporting to the Dune.

dbone1026
27-09-10, 18:20
Not that I know of unless you set up some sort task schedule from within windows. But then the whole process only takes a few minutes. Also, I find it's quite useful to review what Zapitti has scraped and maybe change the cover art or make other small adjustments before exporting to the Dune.

Also, there are times where when Zappiti scans you are left with items to Scrap before Zappiti processes. You would have to somehow have this automatically overridden if you wanted Zappiti to process on its own.

This is actually the nice thing about YAMJ as you can set it t o run automatically at whatever schedule you want using task manager, etc...

puri1
27-09-10, 22:51
I have a question , when using external drives for the dune. I mean having 3 hdd connected by usb to dune. Now to work with Zappiti do i have to connect my computer to the ethernet port of dune while those 3 drives connected to my dune or can i configure the drives separately while connect them to my computer via usb ???

peterbus
27-09-10, 23:47
i have a question , when using external drives for the dune. I mean having 3 hdd connected by usb to dune. Now to work with zappiti do i have to connect my computer to the ethernet port of dune while those 3 drives connected to my dune or can i configure the drives separately while connect them to my computer via usb ???
you can scan the hdds while attached to the dune (networked)but you must attach them to the pc to export zappiti to all 3 or absolute path to 1 of the hdds or a usb or a 4th hdd.

farside847
27-09-10, 23:52
you can scan the hdds while attached to the dune (networked)but you must attach them to the pc to export zappiti to all 3 or absolute path to 1 of the hdds or a usb or a 4th hdd.

cant you access the USB drives though the network without removing the drives from the dune? I thought you can map them as network drives.

peterbus
28-09-10, 00:12
cant you access the usb drives though the network without removing the drives from the dune? I thought you can map them as network drives.

used to be able to read and write with earlier releases but not anymore,when you export using a network connection ,nothing happens,dont know why,have you tried with absolute path and a usb,this is a very easy option,you can scan via network and export to the usb and reattach to the dune,saves you disconnecting your hdds from the dune!

peterbus
28-09-10, 00:48
cant you access the usb drives though the network without removing the drives from the dune? I thought you can map them as network drives.
well i have to correct myself (not for the first time this week) i just exported to my external drive attached to the dune,happy days!!!

dalemccl
28-09-10, 06:13
I've googled and read much of this long thread but want to make sure I understand with regard to movies on multiple hard drives.

I don't have a Dune yet but I am in the process of populating 4 hard drives with movies and TV shows. The 4 drives are internal drives inside a 4-bay Mediasonic USB enclosure attached to my PC. When I get a Dune I will want it to access the movies and TV shows via wired Ethernet (PC and Dune each connected to a router).

From what I read, you can only scan/scrape one path (and thus one drive) at a time with Zappiti. So to handle multiple drives, you scan/scrape the first drive, then change the path to the movies in Zappiti Config to the next drive and scan/scrape it, and so on. Then follow the same process for TV shows. I tried that and it works -- the Zappiti movie wall on my PC displays movie covers from multiple drives.

So Zappiti can handle multiple drives -- so far so good. My question is: when I get the Dune, will it be able to access and play the movies that are on these four hard drives, via the network? (I am thinking that because Zappiti knows which drive each movie is on, it can tell the Dune which drive/folder any given movie is located on. Is that right?)

peterbus
28-09-10, 11:27
I've googled and read much of this long thread but want to make sure I understand with regard to movies on multiple hard drives.

I don't have a Dune yet but I am in the process of populating 4 hard drives with movies and TV shows. The 4 drives are internal drives inside a 4-bay Mediasonic USB enclosure attached to my PC. When I get a Dune I will want it to access the movies and TV shows via wired Ethernet (PC and Dune each connected to a router).

From what I read, you can only scan/scrape one path (and thus one drive) at a time with Zappiti. So to handle multiple drives, you scan/scrape the first drive, then change the path to the movies in Zappiti Config to the next drive and scan/scrape it, and so on. Then follow the same process for TV shows. I tried that and it works -- the Zappiti movie wall on my PC displays movie covers from multiple drives.

So Zappiti can handle multiple drives -- so far so good. My question is: when I get the Dune, will it be able to access and play the movies that are on these four hard drives, via the network? (I am thinking that because Zappiti knows which drive each movie is on, it can tell the Dune which drive/folder any given movie is located on. Is that right?)
as long as you keep the "folder paths" and "absolute path" for movies and tv series in the configure setup and "share path" pointing towards where you want zappiti folder to reside then yes ,zappiti will scan all hdds all the time (can be a pain) "share path" with absolute path only used when exporting to a hdd/usb."share path" without absolute path,points to each folder on each hdd and exports a zappiti folder to each hdd.

dalemccl
28-09-10, 22:47
as long as you keep the "folder paths" and "absolute path" for movies and tv series in the configure setup and "share path" pointing towards where you want zappiti folder to reside then yes ,zappiti will scan all hdds all the time (can be a pain) "share path" with absolute path only used when exporting to a hdd/usb."share path" without absolute path,points to each folder on each hdd and exports a zappiti folder to each hdd.


Thanks, peterbus. Just to make sure I understand your answer, are you saying "yes", the Dune will be able to access and play, via the network, the movies that reside on multiple hard drives connected to my PC, as long as the paths in Zappiti config, and the network shares and path settings in the Dune and my PC are set up properly?

(I don't want to get my movies set up across multiple drives only to find, that upon getting a Dune, that it can only access the path to one hard drive via the network.)

KillroyWasHere
28-09-10, 22:52
Thanks, peterbus. Just to make sure I understand your answer, are you saying "yes", the Dune will be able to access and play, via the network, the movies that reside on multiple hard drives connected to my PC, as long as the paths in Zappiti config, and the network shares and path settings in the Dune and my PC are set up properly?

(I don't want to get my movies set up across multiple drives only to find, that upon getting a Dune, that it can only access the path to one hard drive via the network.)

I have 48 drives over 4 PC's and they all play fine and Zappiti has no problems seeing any of them.

peterbus
28-09-10, 23:20
Thanks, peterbus. Just to make sure I understand your answer, are you saying "yes", the Dune will be able to access and play, via the network, the movies that reside on multiple hard drives connected to my PC, as long as the paths in Zappiti config, and the network shares and path settings in the Dune and my PC are set up properly?

(I don't want to get my movies set up across multiple drives only to find, that upon getting a Dune, that it can only access the path to one hard drive via the network.)
yeah,kilroywashere is right,if you attach hdds to your dune (limited to 14) or in killroys case 48 attached to the pc,my setup is 13hdds attached to the dune,whs,and 14hdds attached to the pc,all are accessable via dune and zappiti and to top it all all your hdds accessed via zappitis absolute path gives all media under one folder with a-z access,movies,tv,genre awsome!
p.s.
most icons can be customized
http://imgur.com/ic0gu.jpg (http://imgur.com/ic0gu.jpg)

http://imgur.com/uDgYP.jpg (http://imgur.com/uDgYP.jpg)

this is a section of some of the drives in configuration.

http://imgur.com/hRKHH.jpg (http://imgur.com/hRKHH.jpg)

dalemccl
29-09-10, 00:51
Great! Thanks everyone. I'm looking forward to purchasing a Dune and using Zappiti with it.

dalemccl
29-09-10, 01:10
Great! Thanks killroywashere and peterbus. I'm looking forward to purchasing a Dune and using Zappiti with it.

peterbus, thanks for the screen shots. They will help when I get the Dune.
Now I need to figure out how to get custom icons for the categories and to make new categories. I'd like to add some categories that aren't included in the initial selection offered by Zappiti. For example, I'd like a "Children's" category. I see that it can be done because your screen shots show categories that aren't included in Zappiti when first installed.

I'll search the thread for more info about this. (Although I haven't found a way to search a "thread" yet at mpcclub. The search appears to be at an entire sub-form level; in this case "HDI Artwork".)

Nevermind - I found some info on how to add categories and change icons, including a bunch of ready-made icons "xzener" has made available in a download.

peterbus
29-09-10, 10:54
Great! Thanks killroywashere and peterbus. I'm looking forward to purchasing a Dune and using Zappiti with it.

peterbus, thanks for the screen shots. They will help when I get the Dune.
Now I need to figure out how to get custom icons for the categories and to make new categories. I'd like to add some categories that aren't included in the initial selection offered by Zappiti. For example, I'd like a "Children's" category. I see that it can be done because your screen shots show categories that aren't included in Zappiti when first installed.

I'll search the thread for more info about this. (Although I haven't found a way to search a "thread" yet at mpcclub. The search appears to be at an entire sub-form level; in this case "HDI Artwork".)

Nevermind - I found some info on how to add categories and change icons, including a bunch of ready-made icons "xzener" has made available in a download.
you are well on the way,in the categories section there is a button for "new catagories"just download what you like,rename it when you instal and vola new icon,then select the movie,select edit,browse down to catagories select the new icon "childrens movies" click once and the movie is added to that catagorie!
ps
i used xzener 3d icons,their the best on the net!
here is a good guide
http://www.mediasmartserver.net/2010/08/13/guide-setting-up-zappiti-for-the-dune/

ChristopheCherel
29-09-10, 11:18
Dear all,

Please find here bellow the last Zappiti beta version:

Zappiti v1.3.1.1315 new features and fixed bugs (from v1.3.1.1293)

1. Fix the endless loop bug when downloading a picture not avaible (404 error)
2. Add two categories pictures (3D and D-Box)
3. Correction of the the 'All' button picture problem
4. Russian translation updated

http://zappiti.com/Download/Zappiti-v1.3.1.1315.exe

matrixsc
29-09-10, 12:24
I don't think I'm connecting to TVdb myself

I just added prison break as a movie ,ok it didn't find covers but it scrapped it fine?


So it's just the tv episodes i can't add for some strange reason.

Thanks.

No more ideas on my issue here anyone please?


Thanks.