Add description to videos that Streambaby lists?

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  1. wingnut144

    wingnut144 New Member

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    Is there a way to add a description of the video I have ripped, and have that description show up when Streambaby lists all the movies?

    So if I have a .vob file that is a copy of Transformers, if I want to add a description of the film, how can I get that to show up??
     
  2. 1gr8ftoy

    1gr8ftoy New Member

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    You are referring to StreamBaby in pyTivo right?

    h t t p :[slash][slash]www[dot]mediafire[dot]com[slash]?5at4wtkqum5ty

    Download that program, it is called MetaGenerator. It downloads all of the movies' info from netflix and outputs it to a .txt file that pyTivo/StreamBaby will read. It works awesome for both tv and movies.

    Sorry about the weird link I don't have enough posts to post links.
     
  3. wingnut144

    wingnut144 New Member

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    No, just the standalone StreamBaby application

     
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    It works the same way: use something like MetaGenerator to save the metadata files in the same directory as your videos (or, if you prefer, you can create a .meta subdirectory and put them in there). Then pyTiVo or streambaby will read those metadata files and display that information in their TiVo interfaces.
     
  5. wingnut144

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    So, if I have all my movie files in 1 big folder, and then use Metagenerator, so I have the .vob file and .vob.txt file, the description should show up?
     
  6. windracer

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    Yes, although I've never tried this with .VOB files. I presume it's a single large (merged) VOB file and not the individual ones off of the DVD? All of my stuff is in MP4 so I haven't deal with streaming DVD images.
     
  7. wingnut144

    wingnut144 New Member

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    Yea, 1 large video file.......

    I'm still trying to decide what the best format for viewing movies would be......one that gives the best picture quality and sound for LCD TV's........
     
  8. 1gr8ftoy

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    Yes, because it names the meta file myfile.ext.txt it will show the right description for each movie. I just found pyTivo this weekend and spent a lot of time figuring out how to do it myself :)
     
  9. wingnut144

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    Well, I hope it works the same for StreamBaby...... :) I'm gonna test it tonight......

     
  10. windracer

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    It works. ;) I point pyTivo and streambaby to the same video directory on my NAS and they both use the same metadata files from MetaGenerator without a problem.
     
  11. wingnut144

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    I noticed that the description shows up, but not the other info, such as actors, etc......... Does it on yours?

     
  12. windracer

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    Yep. Under streambaby you have to page down on the program details screen to see the rest:

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    Under pyTivo, you use the Info button:

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    pyTivo seems to show more, streambaby must be truncating a bit (but I've never paid that much attention before).
     

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