As of now; everytime I open a folder filled with files it starts to download metadata for all the files. Would it be possible to make an option where you can store metadata locally or in a specified folder on a share?
That would be lovely, makes the interface a lot snappier.
Still hoping for another scraper setting. (imdb etc)
Have you tried the approach described at http://support.firecore.com/entries/20557283-metadata-and-cover-art?
Sorry for the late reply!
Yes, I have set up all my folders in a nice and tidy system and every folder and subfolders contents are specified. I just think, that if I’d be able to store the metadata locally it be that fraction of a second faster, it may not seem as much, but it would make a hole other impression. At least for me.
There should be a nice speed boost while browsing once the upcoming Library View is finished.
Stores Metadate and other data (setting eg) on network share? Big +1.
I fully agree.
When I jailbreaked my ATV, I remember that I sent the software to it wirelessly from my laptop. So if we can send files to it:
Make Media Player store metadata, settings etc. on a hard drive on the network OR
Make Media Player store metadata, settings etc. on a USB flash drive or HDD attached to the back of the ATV. In this way, no machine has to be ON on the network and it would make data reading/writing faster. I’m sure that ‘normal’ usb to ‘micro-usb’ connectors exist so this shouldn’t be a problem for hanging a flash drive off the back of the ATV.
I think this would be a very good feature to include.
+1 it makes so much sense, especially since in my country we have caps (bandwidth limits) and when my data/bandwidth runs out then I cannot access the internet to download information and poster art.
I too would LOVE this feature.
Currently, the Library feature is pretty neat, but sometimes uploaded folders to a NAS that contain ‘messy’ filenames can cause ATV to freeze up as it updates the file names and gathers metadata.
I would propose that the following occur:
You wake the aTV from sleep. If X amount of time passes since last Library scan, it shows the ‘Scanning Library for Changes…’ box somewhere on the edge of the screen.
The scanner-daemon/process calculates the number of files/folders as well as any the Date Created / Last Modified info on the file name (like Time Machine dum dum dum)
2a) If a ‘First-Run’ is performed on a share, a folder .atvmetadata would be created, thus hidden from Finder and Explorer view. In this folder, all meta-data (artwork, descriptions etc…) would be stored.
2b) If it is not a ‘First-Run’, then look at the folders or files that have changed as well as the file/folder count and then scan for changes once more.
The .atvmetadata folder could contain all XML / Artwork files in one go OR reflect the folder structure of the share and allow the XML metadata / Artwork files to be ‘matched up’ to their video file counterparts hierarchy.
has anyone been able to work out how to store the metadadata on a share.
My issue is that my ATV2 has been filled up twice and i believe it is caused by too much Metadata.
My NAS has circa 2200 movies and circa 2500 TV Shows.
I have got round the isse by de-installing some apps that i had on like weather.
I now only have Maintenance and Infuse but I wonder how long it will take to fill up again.
I am also so close that I kjeep having to SSH into the ATV2 and delete the cache library to get it to function again.
I am thinking we should be able to mount a share over the Metadata directory but I am not sure how to do this.
A good starting help would be if someone can tell me where all the metadata and cover art are located in the file system.
Also storing the Viewed info on a local share, even in same folder as the videos would be great. as when you remove power from apple tv on mine all this info is lost.