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Need help to get a working system on CQC
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Dean Roddey Wrote:How is the metadata stored? Is it embedded in the files, or does KODI keep it somewhere in a database of its own?

There are a couple of options for metadata. I rip each movie to a separate directory. I then use Tiny Media Manager to scrape metadata. It creates a JPG for the movie, the fanart, and a poster. Metadata goes into a small xml file called movie.nfo. Kodi looks in the movie directory if there is no metadata for a given title. I use a MySql repository for metadata so all instances of Kodi share the single library rather than having local instances of a .DB file. An example NFO file is below.

Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<!-- created on 2015-07-10 14:48:15 - tinyMediaManager 2.6.8 -->
<movie>
    <title>A Beautiful Mind</title>
    <originaltitle>A Beautiful Mind</originaltitle>
    <set></set>
    <sorttitle>Beautiful Mind, A</sorttitle>
    <rating>7.1</rating>
    <year>2001</year>
    <top250></top250>
    <votes>725</votes>
    <outline>At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn...</outline>
    <plot>At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he turns to teaching, becoming romantically involved with his student Alicia. Meanwhile the government asks his help with breaking Soviet codes, which soon gets him involved in a terrifying conspiracy plot. Nash grows more and more paranoid until a discovery that turns his entire world upside down. Now it is only with Alicia's help that he will be able to recover his mental strength and regain his status as the great mathematician we know him as today.</plot>
    <tagline>I need to believe that something extra ordinary is possible....</tagline>
    <runtime>135</runtime>
    <thumb>http://image.tmdb.org/t/p/w500/4SFqHDZ1NvWdysucWbgnYlobdxC.jpg</thumb>
    <fanart>http://assets.fanart.tv/fanart/movies/453/moviebackground/a-beautiful-mind-4fec17662d36d.jpg</fanart>
    <mpaa>Rated PG-13</mpaa>
    <certification>US:PG-13 / US:Rated PG-13</certification>
    <id>tt0268978</id>
    <ids>
        <entry>
            <key>tmdbId</key>
            <value xsi:type="xs:int" xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">453</value>
        </entry>
        <entry>
            <key>imdbId</key>
            <value xsi:type="xs:string" xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">tt0268978</value>
        </entry>
    </ids>
    <tmdbId>453</tmdbId>
    <trailer>plugin://plugin.video.youtube/?action=play_video&amp;videoid=WFJgUm7iOKw</trailer>
    <country>US</country>
    <premiered>2001-12-12</premiered>
    <fileinfo>
        <streamdetails>
            <video>
                <codec>Microsoft</codec>
                <aspect>1.78</aspect>
                <width>1920</width>
                <height>1080</height>
                <durationinseconds>8119</durationinseconds>
            </video>
            <audio>
                <codec>DTSHD_MA</codec>
                <language>eng</language>
                <channels>6</channels>
            </audio>
            <audio>
                <codec>DTS</codec>
                <language>eng</language>
                <channels>6</channels>
            </audio>
            <subtitle>
                <language>eng</language>
            </subtitle>
        </streamdetails>
    </fileinfo>
    <watched>false</watched>
    <playcount>0</playcount>
    <genre>Drama</genre>
    <genre>Romance</genre>
    <studio>Universal Pictures</studio>
    <credits>Sylvia Nasar</credits>
    <credits>Akiva Goldsman</credits>
    <director>Ron Howard</director>
    <actor>
        <name>Russell Crowe</name>
        <role>John Nash</role>
        <thumb>http://image.tmdb.org/t/p/w185/ktuOAyUHM2u2YPPChH8gAArxJ7b.jpg</thumb>
    </actor>
    <actor>
        <name>Ed Harris</name>
        <role>William Parcher</role>
        <thumb>http://image.tmdb.org/t/p/w185/a9ITc3shCAWjV4qKf3rgR0Opu3y.jpg</thumb>
    </actor>
    <actor>
        <name>Jennifer Connelly</name>
        <role>Alicia Nash</role>
        <thumb>http://image.tmdb.org/t/p/w185/jjsSmMATyYbM6cKauHOAcfKEk4F.jpg</thumb>
    </actor>
    <actor>
        <name>Christopher Plummer</name>
        <role>Dr. Rosen</role>
        <thumb>http://image.tmdb.org/t/p/w185/fauMGxa6dc86nHNenQ8X6DlE6YV.jpg</thumb>
    </actor>
    <actor>
        <name>Paul Bettany</name>
        <role>Charles</role>
        <thumb>http://image.tmdb.org/t/p/w185/1zmr8C7TCqsoCjDVKJycVp2wWyf.jpg</thumb>
    </actor>
    <actor>
        <name>Adam Goldberg</name>
        <role>Sol</role>
        <thumb>http://image.tmdb.org/t/p/w185/tkkfy3uTzv7WMW5xpBOkpgXRBSJ.jpg</thumb>
    </actor>
    <actor>
        <name>Josh Lucas</name>
        <role>Hansen</role>
        <thumb>http://image.tmdb.org/t/p/w185/26PGwKgybp1YRvnQkHcaEOEfdrw.jpg</thumb>
    </actor>
    <actor>
        <name>Anthony Rapp</name>
        <role>Bender</role>
        <thumb>http://image.tmdb.org/t/p/w185/ejYAZ05qEQub5W0SsPn17EB4ayr.jpg</thumb>
    </actor>
    <actor>
        <name>Jason Gray-Stanford</name>
        <role>Ainsley</role>
        <thumb>http://image.tmdb.org/t/p/w185/rvSf3Or7B74xO0MUWqv5KMNybr9.jpg</thumb>
    </actor>
    <actor>
        <name>Judd Hirsch</name>
        <role>Helinger</role>
        <thumb>http://image.tmdb.org/t/p/w185/5KXEekVgmWQkhvtOd7BtOnQBSQh.jpg</thumb>
    </actor>
    <actor>
        <name>Austin Pendleton</name>
        <role>Thomas King</role>
        <thumb>http://image.tmdb.org/t/p/w185/5zCfkpsDFAilHv1nMFWiz5lx6ZH.jpg</thumb>
    </actor>
    <actor>
        <name>Vivien Cardone</name>
        <role>Marcee</role>
        <thumb>http://image.tmdb.org/t/p/w185/kPE1dEd7obmXyc3vOfJSnTkDSXS.jpg</thumb>
    </actor>
    <actor>
        <name>Jillie Simon</name>
        <role>Bar Co-Ed</role>
    </actor>
    <actor>
        <name>Victor Steinbach</name>
        <role>Prof. Horner</role>
    </actor>
    <actor>
        <name>Tanya Clarke</name>
        <role>Becky</role>
        <thumb>http://image.tmdb.org/t/p/w185/zLpLrVzihPObD6h72KFxTNqdKuq.jpg</thumb>
    </actor>
    <actor>
        <name>Thomas F. Walsh</name>
        <role>Captain</role>
    </actor>
    <actor>
        <name>Jesse Doran</name>
        <role>General</role>
    </actor>
    <actor>
        <name>Kent Cassella</name>
        <role>Analyst</role>
    </actor>
    <actor>
        <name>Patrick Blindauer</name>
        <role>MIT Student</role>
    </actor>
    <actor>
        <name>John Blaylock</name>
        <role>Photographer</role>
    </actor>
    <actor>
        <name>Roy Thinnes</name>
        <role>Governor</role>
        <thumb>http://image.tmdb.org/t/p/w185/tb8ZfsFfl8Smhr719E3pRutPJa9.jpg</thumb>
    </actor>
    <actor>
        <name>Anthony Easton</name>
        <role>Young Man</role>
    </actor>
    <actor>
        <name>Cheryl Howard</name>
        <role>Harvard Administrator</role>
        <thumb>http://image.tmdb.org/t/p/w185/3b7Xe3F2DX4N17T8oFQPENyzvx3.jpg</thumb>
    </actor>
    <actor>
        <name>Josh Pais</name>
        <role>Princeton Professor</role>
        <thumb>http://image.tmdb.org/t/p/w185/wchEfDovGnrFEWAA4emC1iV3T4N.jpg</thumb>
    </actor>
    <actor>
        <name>David B. Allen</name>
        <role>John Nash Teenager</role>
    </actor>
    <actor>
        <name>Michael Esper</name>
        <role>John Nash Young Man</role>
        <thumb>http://image.tmdb.org/t/p/w185/5BWyi5UY1hm6qeGcEztULi2vzmR.jpg</thumb>
    </actor>
    <actor>
        <name>Erik Van Wyck</name>
        <role>Princeton Student</role>
        <thumb>http://image.tmdb.org/t/p/w185/bEst6J6rjGWtIazgE4KqJc9R8qG.jpg</thumb>
    </actor>
    <producer>
        <name>Brian Grazer</name>
        <role>Producer</role>
        <thumb>http://image.tmdb.org/t/p/w185/jEar20rOczc6ve2jy8zYxiBkPw5.jpg</thumb>
    </producer>
    <producer>
        <name>Ron Howard</name>
        <role>Producer</role>
        <thumb>http://image.tmdb.org/t/p/w185/67WIgpOGIeb4NSN9yIxsOITbnns.jpg</thumb>
    </producer>
    <producer>
        <name>Todd Hallowell</name>
        <role>Executive Producer</role>
    </producer>
    <producer>
        <name>Karen Kehela</name>
        <role>Executive Producer</role>
    </producer>
    <producer>
        <name>Maureen Peyrot</name>
        <role>Producer</role>
    </producer>
    <producer>
        <name>Kathleen McGill</name>
        <role>Producer</role>
    </producer>
    <producer>
        <name>Aldric La'Auli Porter</name>
        <role>Executive Producer</role>
    </producer>
    <producer>
        <name>Louisa Velis</name>
        <role>Executive Producer</role>
    </producer>
    <producer>
        <name>Janet Hirshenson</name>
        <role>Casting</role>
    </producer>
    <producer>
        <name>Jane Jenkins</name>
        <role>Casting</role>
    </producer>
    <producer>
        <name>Lyn Pinezich</name>
        <role>Location Manager</role>
    </producer>
    <languages>en</languages>
</movie>
Mark Stega
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#12
Mark Stega Wrote:I'll have to go and try my CuBox again; When I first got it (when it came out it November 2014) it had trouble with playback (freezing, stutters, etc.) I'll dust it off (literally) and update and try again.

Do you have the 4Pro (1Gb memory) or the 4x4 (4Gb memory)? Mine is the 4Pro.

I have this one...
SolidRun CU04-B-110-08K

Size: 2.0├ó┬Ç┬Øx2.0├ó┬Ç┬Øx2.0├ó┬Ç┬Ø
Weight: 9.9 oz (281 grams)
System On Chip: i.MX6 Quad Core
Ethernet: 10/100/1000 Mbps (*)
Core Count: 4
Storage: 8GB
Processing Speed: 1GHz Quad Core
Memory Config: 64 bit @ 1066Mbps
3D GPU Type: OpenGL ES1.1,2.0 Quad Shader

Ports:
5.5 mm DC Jack
Type A HDMI 1.4b output
Optical Audio (TOSLINK)
10/100/1000 Ethernet
USB 2.0 Type A

Accelerated Media Enc/Dec:
Video Decoders: MPEG-4 ASP, XVID, H.264 HP, H.263, MPEG-2 MP, MJPEG BP, VP8, Sorenson-H263.
Video Encoders: MPEG-4 SP, H.264 BP, H.263, MJPEG BP
Image Codecs: JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG.
Audio Decoders: AAC, AACPlus, MP3, Vorbis, FLAC, audio encoder SBC, MP3, speech codecs G.723.1, G.726, G.711, G.729AB, NB/WB AMR.
Audio Encoders: SBC, MP3.
Speech Codecs: G.723.1, G.726, G.711, G.729AB,NB/WB AMR.

HDMI 1080p with CEC: 1.4, 3D support
Powered USB 2.0: 2*Hosts
Micro SD Interface
Audio: Optical S/PDIF Audio Out
InfraRed for Remote Control: Receiver
Power adapter specifications: DC Jack, 5.5mm Outer Diameter, 2.1mm Inner Diameter, 10.0mm long, 5V, Limited power source up to maximum 3A current

System
Processor
ARMv7
Graphics Card
GC2000
Memory
1GB

I purchased this one because it came with Openelec preinstalled and was highly recommended for Kodi as a Media Server.
tia, Ron

My HT equipment I want to control by CQC (some day hopefully)
Yamaha CX-A5100, Dune HD pro 4k, Dune HD Pro 4k plus, ISY 994i, LG 86" 4k FP, and a projector in the future
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#13
ellisr63 Wrote:I have this one.
SolidRun CU04-B-110-08K
...I purchased this one because it came with Openelec preinstalled and was highly recommended for Kodi as a Media Server.
Ron,

Thanks.

I have the same one; I really do have to revisit this...
Mark Stega
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#14
Mark Stega Wrote:Ron,

Thanks.

I have the same one; I really do have to revisit this...

I decided to look into this one after i started to have problems with my NUCs after 2 years of use. This is actually doing a better job than my i3NUCs are.
tia, Ron

My HT equipment I want to control by CQC (some day hopefully)
Yamaha CX-A5100, Dune HD pro 4k, Dune HD Pro 4k plus, ISY 994i, LG 86" 4k FP, and a projector in the future
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#15
I just installed v4.8, and decided to try the auto config... I have drivers for My Movies, and JRiver installed. What do I select for the renderer?
tia, Ron

My HT equipment I want to control by CQC (some day hopefully)
Yamaha CX-A5100, Dune HD pro 4k, Dune HD Pro 4k plus, ISY 994i, LG 86" 4k FP, and a projector in the future
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#16
It has to be a V2 renderer driver. You can get a list of them in the drivers documentation. Select Media Renderers and the available ones will show up on the right.

For music, you can probably use our own headless renderer, just feeding the sound card's digital output to your A/V processor. For movies, it sort of depends on your setup there, but it's sort of Dune or Plex if you want a hardware player. Plex could be a Roku3 or the Plex HT app running on the computer. Of the two, the latter is the better choice if it's reasonable for you to do. But, if you use a Plex client, you have to use the Plex back end, that's the gotcha. Plex clients only know how to stream from Plex Media Server.

If you don't want to use a Plex back end, then the Dune is sort of the only hardware choice right now. Things are sort of light on controllable hardware players with good enough control to be V2 enabled. If you can find one that can be controlled well enough to support V2 media renderer functionality, we can talk about getting a driver done for it. Unfortunately your Oppo isn't among them.
Dean Roddey
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#17
Dean Roddey Wrote:It has to be a V2 renderer driver. You can get a list of them in the drivers documentation. Select Media Renderers and the available ones will show up on the right.

For music, you can probably use our own headless renderer, just feeding the sound card's digital output to your A/V processor. For movies, it sort of depends on your setup there, but it's sort of Dune or Plex if you want a hardware player. Plex could be a Roku3 or the Plex HT app running on the computer. Of the two, the latter is the better choice if it's reasonable for you to do. But, if you use a Plex client, you have to use the Plex back end, that's the gotcha. Plex clients only know how to stream from Plex Media Server.

If you don't want to use a Plex back end, then the Dune is sort of the only hardware choice right now. Things are sort of light on controllable hardware players with good enough control to be V2 enabled. If you can find one that can be controlled well enough to support V2 media renderer functionality, we can talk about getting a driver done for it. Unfortunately your Oppo isn't among them.


Is XBMC not an option anymore...I didn't see the driver on the list. I have a XBMC Media server already, and don't play anything from the CQC machine.
tia, Ron

My HT equipment I want to control by CQC (some day hopefully)
Yamaha CX-A5100, Dune HD pro 4k, Dune HD Pro 4k plus, ISY 994i, LG 86" 4k FP, and a projector in the future
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#18
I think there's a third party driver for it here on the forum, but it's not V2 compliant, and I'm not sure if it could be made so. Someone else who uses it could maybe provide some guidance, but as I remember it the control interface was pretty sad.

Is it a player anyway, or is it just a media server? You need a media player.
Dean Roddey
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#19
I just need something that can send the commands to my Kodi server. That is what makes my whole setup work... Maybe i should not even use CQC for any media at all and just switch my AVP to the Kodi Server and use a Kodi App on my Samsung Tablet (which is what I am currently doing since i don't have CQC setup yet.
tia, Ron

My HT equipment I want to control by CQC (some day hopefully)
Yamaha CX-A5100, Dune HD pro 4k, Dune HD Pro 4k plus, ISY 994i, LG 86" 4k FP, and a projector in the future
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#20
The auto-gen stuff can only work in terms of V2 enabled drivers, since it has to know what the driver interface is.
Dean Roddey
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