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Topic # 30913 25-Feb-2009 14:40
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Ok so I've started ripping some of my DVD collection to my hard drive. I am using DVD Clone to rip them, basic movie only and outputting them as an .iso.

Mediaportal will recognise the iso and play it but I can't get any thumbnails to work. Moving pictures doesn't appear to recognise any iso format.

I have stored about 7 iso movies at this stage all in one folder.

What format are you using to rip movies in? Have you got thumbnails working?

Thanks.

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  Reply # 198003 25-Feb-2009 14:50
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The way I have done mine is put each movie in its own folder with an a jpg of the DVD cover in the same folder called folder.jpg
So you might have something like

D:\Movies

In that Movies folder you might folders called:

King Kong
The Matrix
Spiderman

In each of those folders you would have something like:

Spiderman.iso
folder.jpg







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  Reply # 198005 25-Feb-2009 14:57
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Thanks for the reply.

I was having a bit of a fiddle and did manage to come to the conclusion each movie needs it's own folder so I've got it sorted now. I don't need to put a seperate .jpg thumbnail in each folder because the moving pictures plug-in does this for me as well as display all of the movie information.


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  Reply # 198030 25-Feb-2009 16:58
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Moving pictures is excellent.
Even though you probably want a direct 1:1 backup copy, you can encode as high bitrate H264 using handbrake which will make the quality identical to DVD but a lot smaller filesize.

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  Reply # 198443 27-Feb-2009 21:55
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marmel: Ok so I've started ripping some of my DVD collection to my hard drive. I am using DVD Clone to rip them, basic movie only and outputting them as an .iso.

Mediaportal will recognise the iso and play it but I can't get any thumbnails to work. Moving pictures doesn't appear to recognise any iso format.

I have stored about 7 iso movies at this stage all in one folder.

What format are you using to rip movies in? Have you got thumbnails working?

Thanks.


Firstly, I agree: Moving Pictures is easily the best MP plugin for movie management.

I have always used Matroska (*.mkv) as my preferred container for visual media. Why? one: it accetps multiple audio streams -ie. for separate movie & commentary audio- which I'm not really into; second: you can add chapter bookmarks into the movie, which I definitely desire.

Maybe *.iso can do these: not sure, as I've not looked into it. I've done it this way for nearly 10 years, now & have just begun doing it for my Blu-ray rips -ie. Ironman BD down to 8.5GB DL disc with no discernable loss of resolution. Can't teach some old dogs new tweaks ;-)

Also, Moving Pictures picks up the files for database additon no problemo. I just put the movie (*.mkv) into its relevant genre folder -eg. Sci-Fi, Action, Drama, etc.

PS. oh, & yes, to the second part of the paragraph: with fanart backdrops. Have begun making my own where there are none. Most aren't hi-res, though :-(




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