Metadata Retrieval Settings

This dialog lets you choose where you want Mezzmo to get metadata from for your video files, music files, photos, folders and playlists. Metadata includes title, artist, album, genre, year, track and artwork. The metadata settings are used when adding files into Mezzmo and when you use the Maintain Library dialog.

Video tab

Metadata Retrieval Settings dialog (Video tab)

Get text metadata from file path

Select this checkbox if you wish to collect text metadata from the video's file path. Metadata that can be parsed includes title, year, series name, season and episode. See Supported file names for a list of supported file naming styles.

Get text metadata embedded in file

Select this checkbox if you wish to collect text metadata that may be contained in video files. Metadata includes title, artist, year, genre and comment.

Get artwork embedded in file

Select this checkbox if you wish to collect the embedded artwork contained in video files.

Get artwork from external files

Select this checkbox if you wish to collect artwork from associated artwork files that are found in the same folder as the video file. Associated artwork files include:

  • <filename>.jpg
  • <filename>.png
  • folder.jpg
  • folder.png
  • albumart*large.jpg
  • albumart*small.jpg

Get text metadata and artwork from ThumbGen (.tgmd) files

Select this checkbox if you wish to collect text metadata and artwork from ThumbGen (.tgmd) metadata files.

Get text metadata and artwork from XBMC (.nfo/.tbn) files

Select this checkbox if you wish to collect text metadata and artwork from Kodi/XBMC metadata files, including:

  • <filename>.nfo
  • <filename>.tbn
  • <filename>-poster.jpg
  • <filename>-poster.png
  • <filename>-banner.jpg
  • <filename>-banner.png
  • <filename>-fanart.jpg
  • <filename>-fanart.png
  • poster.jpg
  • poster.png
  • banner.jpg
  • banner.png
  • fanart.jpg
  • fanart.png

Get text metadata and artwork from series.xml and <episode>.xml files

Select this checkbox if you wish to collect text metadata and artwork from series.xml and <episode>.xml metadata files.

The typical folder structure for TV series is:

C:\ExampleTVSeries\series.xml
C:\ExampleTVSeries\folder.jpg
C:\ExampleTVSeries\season1\episode1.avi
C:\ExampleTVSeries\season1\episode2.avi
C:\ExampleTVSeries\season1\episode3.avi
C:\ExampleTVSeries\season1\metadata\episode1.xml
C:\ExampleTVSeries\season1\metadata\episode2.xml
C:\ExampleTVSeries\season1\metadata\episode3.xml
C:\ExampleTVSeries\season2\episode1.avi
C:\ExampleTVSeries\season2\episode2.avi
C:\ExampleTVSeries\season2\episode3.avi
C:\ExampleTVSeries\season2\metadata\episode1.xml
C:\ExampleTVSeries\season2\metadata\episode2.xml
C:\ExampleTVSeries\season2\metadata\episode3.xml

Get text and artwork metadata from movie.xml and mymovies.xml files

Select this checkbox if you wish to collect text metadata and artwork from movie.xml files and (non-encrypted) mymovies.xml metadata files.

Get text metadata from Sony (.modd) files

Select this checkbox if you wish to collect text metadata from Sony .modd metadata files.

Get text and artwork metadata from internet web sites

Select this checkbox if you wish to collect text metadata and artwork from the themoviedb.org movie web site and TheTVDB.com web site.

Enter the preferred language code that you want the text metadata form these web sites. If your preferred language is not available, then English results will be returned. Popular language IDs are:

  • en = English
  • fr = French
  • de = German
  • it = Italian
  • pl = Polish
  • nl = Dutch
  • sv = Swedish
  • es = Spanish
  • ru = Russian
  • ja = Japanese
  • pt = Portuguese
  • zh = Chinese
  • el = Greek
  • fi = Finnish
  • da = Danish
  • no = Norwegian
  • ko = Korean
  • cs = Czech
  • tr = Turkish

Include adult titles

By clicking this button, Mezzmo will also search for adult (porn) video titles.

Default Settings

By clicking this button, the default values will be applied to the metadata retrieval settings.

Music tab

Metadata Retrieval Settings dialog (Music tab)

Get text metadata embedded in file

Select this checkbox if you wish to collect text metadata that may be contained in music files. Metadata includes title, artist, album, year, genre, track and comment.

Get artwork embedded in file

Select this checkbox if you wish to collect the embedded album artwork contained in music files or the associated metadata files (e.g. folder.jpg). If there is no embedded artwork, then Mezzmo will create a thumbnail from the associated full-sized image.

Get artwork from external files

Select this checkbox if you wish to collect album artwork from associated artwork files that are found in the same folder as the music file. Associated artwork files include:

  • <filename>.jpg
  • <filename>.png
  • folder.jpg
  • folder.png
  • albumart*large.jpg
  • albumart*small.jpg

Get artwork from internet web sites

Select this checkbox if you wish to collect album artwork from web sites. Mezzmo uses the artist and album metadata to search popular web sites for matching album artwork.

Default Settings

By clicking this button, the default values will be applied to the metadata retrieval settings.

Photo tab

Metadata Retrieval Settings dialog (Photo tab)

Get text metadata embedded in file

Select this checkbox if you wish to collect text metadata that may be contained in photo files. Metadata includes created date, year, artist and comment.

Get thumbnail embedded in file

Select this checkbox if you wish to collect the embedded thumbnail contained in photos. If there is no embedded thumbnail, then Mezzmo will create a thumbnail from the full-sized image.

Tip: Embedded thumbnails can be small and low quality, so turning this checkbox off will let Mezzmo create higher quality thumbnails based on the full-sized image.

Default Settings

By clicking this button, the default values will be applied to the metadata retrieval settings.

Playlists/Folders tab

Metadata Retrieval Settings dialog (Playlists/Folders tab)

Get artwork from external files

Select this checkbox if you wish to collect artwork from associated artwork files that are found in the folder. Associated artwork files include:

  • folder.jpg
  • folder.png

Get artwork from ThumbGen (.tgmd) files

Select this checkbox if you wish to collect artwork from ThumbGen (.tgmd) metadata files.

Get artwork from XBMC (.nfo/.tbn) files

Select this checkbox if you wish to collect artwork from Kodi/XBMC metadata files, including:

  • <filename>.nfo
  • <filename>.tbn
  • <filename>-poster.jpg
  • <filename>-poster.png
  • <filename>-banner.jpg
  • <filename>-banner.png
  • <filename>-fanart.jpg
  • <filename>-fanart.png
  • poster.jpg
  • poster.png
  • banner.jpg
  • banner.png
  • fanart.jpg
  • fanart.png

Get artwork from series.xml and <episode>.xml files

Select this checkbox if you wish to collect artwork from series.xml and <episode>.xml metadata files.

The typical folder structure for TV series is:

C:\ExampleTVSeries\series.xml
C:\ExampleTVSeries\folder.jpg
C:\ExampleTVSeries\season1\episode1.avi
C:\ExampleTVSeries\season1\episode2.avi
C:\ExampleTVSeries\season1\episode3.avi
C:\ExampleTVSeries\season1\metadata\episode1.xml
C:\ExampleTVSeries\season1\metadata\episode2.xml
C:\ExampleTVSeries\season1\metadata\episode3.xml
C:\ExampleTVSeries\season2\episode1.avi
C:\ExampleTVSeries\season2\episode2.avi
C:\ExampleTVSeries\season2\episode3.avi
C:\ExampleTVSeries\season2\metadata\episode1.xml
C:\ExampleTVSeries\season2\metadata\episode2.xml
C:\ExampleTVSeries\season2\metadata\episode3.xml

Get artwork metadata from movie.xml and mymovies.xml files

Select this checkbox if you wish to collect artwork from movie.xml files and (non-encrypted) mymovies.xml metadata files.

Create artwork based on contents of folder/playlist

Select this checkbox if you want Mezzmo to use artwork from the files in the folder or playlist as the artwork for the folder/playlist.

Other tab

Metadata Retrieval Settings dialog (Other tab)

Sort title keywords

Enter the words (separated by commas) that you want Mezzmo to find and remove from the start of the Title to create the Sort Title. Mezzmo searches Titles for these sort title keywords and removes them from the start of the title and adds them to the end to create the Sort Title. This enables you to sort your folders and playlists by Sort Title - so that it is more convenient to locate your files.

Examples:

Title: A Beautiful Mind Sort title keywords: The, A, An Sort Title: Beautiful Mind, A

Title: The Avengers Sort title keywords: The, A, An Sort Title: Avengers, The

Get Backdrop artwork

Select this checkbox if you want Mezzmo to collect backdrop artwork for your media files. Backdrop artwork is used when browsing your Mezzmo library in a web browser and in the Mezzmo (Android) app and Kodi Addon.

Delete All Backdrop Artwork

Click this button if you wish to remove all existing backdrop artwork that has been previously collected for your media files.

Default Settings

By clicking this button, the default values will be applied to the metadata retrieval settings.