Synology Video Station Support

it would be cool if we could fetch the metadatas of the media server of synology.


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Hi everyone,
I’ve used Infuse since v4 to access video files on my DS413. Until now, I’ve simply put them in a shared folder that was accessed from my Apple TV via SMB and didn’t spend much time thinking about metadata and such. However, I’ve now used Synology’s Video Station to add metadata to my videos and it seems like Infuse can’t access this information. It can either work with local metadata or pull down metadata from the internet. How do I make it play nice with what I’ve already got?
One reason I’m reluctant to use Infuse instead of Video Station for metadata: Unless I’ve missed something the language setting for metadata in Infuse is global, whereas in Video Station, I can define it by title. So I get German metadata for German movies, but English for English movies etc.

Looking forward to your input/help :slight_smile:

Can you provide example of how the metadata is generated? What type of files/where/etc?

Synology Video Station saves the metadata as a “Video Name.VSMETA” file in the same directory as the video file, which includes the title, date, synopsis, staff, imdb and tmdb numbers, and links to the poster and background, in addition to some encrypted data that I don’t know what’s inside.
But this file will only exist if Synology Video Station has modified or re-searched the metadata, and will not be there if the results automatically recognized by Synology Video Station have not been modified by the user.

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