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tingtong5

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Library scraping issue: blu-ray folders not recognised
« on: January 18, 2023, 07:03:20 am »

Hi all, I am currently evaluating MC30 on Debian Linux to see if it can replace my Kodi DSPlayer/Madvr HTPC setup.

For me 2 things are the main reason to try JRiver MC:
1. configurable scraping functionality (and still supported as opposed to kodi dsplayer scraping plugins).
2. tonemapping stil under development (as opposed to madvr that now only has time limited beta's)

I started "testing" the scraping functionality.

My library content exists of two kind of files: mkv files and blu-ray folders.

MKV looks like this and works fine (movies out of the box automatically recognised by jriver during scraping)
── Shut In (2022)
│   ├── Shut In (2022).jpg
│   └── Shut In (2022).mkv

However the blu-ray folders do not get recognised:
── Shadow (2018)
│   ├── BDMV
│   │   ├── AUXDATA
│   │   ├── BACKUP
│   │   │   ├── BDJO
│   │   │   ├── CLIPINF
│   │   │   │   └── 00000.clpi
│   │   │   ├── index.bdmv
│   │   │   ├── MovieObject.bdmv
│   │   │   └── PLAYLIST
│   │   │       └── 00000.mpls
│   │   ├── BDJO
│   │   ├── CLIPINF
│   │   │   └── 00000.clpi
│   │   ├── index.bdmv
│   │   ├── index_bdmv_JRSidecar.xml
│   │   ├── JAR
│   │   ├── META
│   │   ├── MovieObject.bdmv
│   │   ├── PLAYLIST
│   │   │   └── 00000.mpls
│   │   └── STREAM
│   │       └── 00000.m2ts
│   └── CERTIFICATE
│       └── BACKUP

I tried to fix this in the auto import settings, see screenshot. But that does not work. I read the wiki, but I do not understand what I am doing wrong here.
(my nfs mount point is /home/ronald/films/)
I want jriver to look at the very first folder name (Shadow (2018)) in this example , not the BDMV folder.

Any help on this would be highly appreciated :-)

Thanks!

Ronald

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Re: Library scraping issue: blu-ray folders not recognised
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2023, 09:02:41 am »

Only Windows MC supports blu-ray folder structures.
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tingtong5

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Re: Library scraping issue: blu-ray folders not recognised
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2023, 11:49:11 am »

Aiiiii bummer.... Thanks for letting me know!
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Re: Library scraping issue: blu-ray folders not recognised
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2023, 12:31:24 pm »

Have you tried MakeMKV?
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Re: Library scraping issue: blu-ray folders not recognised
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2023, 03:16:17 am »

Have you tried MakeMKV?
Yes and I think its great. However, still got 381 blu-ray movies to convert to mkv then which would take a lot of time ;-)
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Re: Library scraping issue: blu-ray folders not recognised
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2023, 03:27:52 am »

Yes and I think its great. However, still got 381 blu-ray movies to convert to mkv then which would take a lot of time ;-)
I believe you can do them in a batch.
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Re: Library scraping issue: blu-ray folders not recognised
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2023, 03:47:47 am »

Fwiw, for htpc use, I find MC Linux has 3 big gaps

1) bd folder support
2) loopback audio input (e.g. snd-aloop)
3) local playback with cross platform paths (to allow for mixed OS setups)

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Re: Library scraping issue: blu-ray folders not recognised
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2023, 04:47:30 am »

3) local playback with cross platform paths (to allow for mixed OS setups)
Why not just use Library Server?
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Re: Library scraping issue: blu-ray folders not recognised
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2023, 04:50:57 am »

I believe you can do them in a batch.
That's what I am looking into right now :-)

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Re: Library scraping issue: blu-ray folders not recognised
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2023, 04:52:47 am »

Fwiw, for htpc use, I find MC Linux has 3 big gaps

1) bd folder support
2) loopback audio input (e.g. snd-aloop)
3) local playback with cross platform paths (to allow for mixed OS setups)
What do you need loopback audio input for? (just curious)
And what are cross platform paths? (just trying to learn and to figure out if choosing the linux platform for MC is a good idea or not for me)
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Re: Library scraping issue: blu-ray folders not recognised
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2023, 04:54:35 am »

Why not just use Library Server?
Requires transcoding on the server (bad for scalability) + no option for 4k transcoding (1080p max only right now so bad for picture quality). More subjectively, the user experience with using a library server is poor (when there are errors, they are extremely obscure + prone to silent failure).
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Re: Library scraping issue: blu-ray folders not recognised
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2023, 04:56:20 am »

What do you need loopback audio input for? (just curious)
And what are cross platform paths? (just trying to learn and to figure out if choosing the linux platform for MC is a good idea or not for me)
Routing system audio (eg browser) via jriver DSP engine

MC does not translate paths from Windows format to Linux, it just tries to read the exact path hence a mixed OS network must allow the server to transcode rather than use local file playback option
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Re: Library scraping issue: blu-ray folders not recognised
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2023, 02:31:53 am »

Made a simpel script to convert my blu-ray movies to mkv, works fine for me. Deliberately do not remove the old blu-ray structure yet, will make another script to do so after I did a few random checks to see if they all converted fine.

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find . -name BDMV | sed s'/\/BDMV//g' | sed s'/.\///g' | while read dirname
do
  if [ ! -f "$dirname/$dirname.mkv" ]
    then
    echo Processing "$dirname"
    makemkvcon info file:"$dirname"
    makemkvcon mkv file:"$dirname" 0 "$dirname" --progress=-stdout
    echo "renaming mkv file"
    mv "$dirname/title_t00.mkv" "$dirname/$dirname.mkv"
  fi
done

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