Tuesday, February 28, 2012

project: HTPC nerdbox - the boring shit

the boring ass task of renaming my media files begins! the reason for this is so media browser can read the files correctly and attach the metadata + cover art.

its easy for tv shows and movies but what about music videos and other vids such as ufc?

i've copied a few ufc events to my test library and with the help of the internatzzz the best way to prep these files is to treat them like movies where each event is a movie but you name the event followed by the headline card and finally the actual date.
eg. UFC\UFC 141 Lesnar vs. Overeem (2011-12-30)\whatever the fuck.avi

this should pick up on themoviedb.org and populate metadata + cover art.

next, i couldnt get mkv and ogm formats to play on windows media center so im going to install the LAV codecs to see if that works. This is one of those easy installs that dont involve and specific settings.

looks like it works with Goldenboy *.ogm (YAY), UFC 142 *.mp4 and hellsing *.mkv (no subtitles!) i'll need to work on that!

1 comment:

  1. i've got a program to rename files by patterns if you want

    it's about 3 years old and a bit tricky to use but it'll get the job done pretty quick

    never bothered to released it