@james Now that this is planned, how will the implementation affect those of us who have local .nfo generated within the last six to twelve months or so from TMDB via Kodi (or other process)?
Will my (older) local .nfo override current (and possibly more up-to-date) cast and crew data that Infuse would otherwise seek on import and periodically refresh; preserving my (out of date) versions of such data?
Will infuse still scrape cast and crew data from TMDB on import and just add extra entries for cast and crew found in the .nfo? Will it properly ignore duplicates?
In short, if I prefer to have the most up to date TMDB data set possible, and have chosen to correct the occasional missing entry by updating TMDB database directly instead of simply editing my own .nfo files …. Must I now remove all local cast and crew from all of my local .nfo files?
I already have local .nfo for all files, but haven’t bothered with editing the cast and crew. I’ve mostly only bothered with overwriting specific titles and genres and occasionally synopses. If I delete the cast and crew sections of my .nfo files (which, while annoying, is easy enough to do in an automated way), will the data be pulled from TMDB? Or will the mere presence of .nfo files prevent that, and then leave me with nothing at all listed in Infuse for cast and crew?
Frankly, I’d much rather Infuse have been taught to respect my “sorttitle” tags prior to any local cast and crew details.
Just catching up on this and I am absolutely overjoyed that 7 now supports NFO override cast and crew. Than you SO much!
The only last thing that would make Infuse perfect for me (separate topic) would be if there was some way to easily repair broken playlist links. Those seem to be hard coded paths so if the file is moved or renamed the playlist item still shows up but it’s broken / doesn’t play. Which is fine but would be nice to have a way to repair them… like a search box could popup offering to help you find the missing file and repair the link. Maybe I’ll see if there is a topic for this (and start one if not).
Ugh. I hate the way this was implemented!
No cast & crew tags in my local .nfo files, so I no longer have cast & crew data in Infuse. Sigh.
Okay, I downloaded TinyMediaManager and pointed it at all my media files.
How do I go about updating and replacing all the cast & crew data (and ONLY the cast & crew data) from my current .nfo files?
I generated all my current .nfo files fresh in the past 6 months or so with TMDB data via Kodi (v.18.1). Does Kodi not download complete cast & crew (as compared to what is listed on TMDB, and compared to what TMM would download)?
… Because, since the Infuse 7.4.2 update, my cast & crew data appears to has been decimated (since I have local .nfo file for other reasons, but never needed to focus on cast & crew before).
I tried deleting my local .NFO (both at series level & for individual episodes) for a couple of TV series in my collection, and regenerating them (based on TMDB scraping) with both Kodi and TinyMediaManager.
Neither seem able to pull the complete cast and crew lists as visible on TMDB website. Why is this? Is TMM configurable to pull ALL listed cast? I couldn’t figure out how.
Also, there were other weird discrepancies. For example, with “The West Wing”, Kodi pulled the status tag as “Ended” (correct) while TMM pulled it as “Unknown”. (*not that Infuse does anything with the status tag)