Movie Collector to UMC Converter
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- Version: 2.0
- 16 July 2010
mc2umc is a script to transfer a "Movie Collector" Database from Collectorz.com to UMC, so that UMC can display the movies on a popcorn hour. It generates the nfos, which can be used by UMC to generate the UMC database.
For Q/A and support for UMC please visit http://www.popcornforum.de/showthread.php?tid=14792(German Forum)
- 1) Have your Movie Collection in the Movie Collector Database
- 2) Have your movie files linked to your movies in the Movie Collector Database
- 3) Have UMC installed, up and running
- 4) For extended Backdrop suppport: Have backdrop images and linked thm as a picture link in the Movie Collector Database
Please download the packege from here
- 1) Export your Movie Collector Database to a XML File. Please read the Movie Collector manual, if you are unsure, how to do this
- 2) extract the mc2umc in a separate folder
- 3) Create a temporary folder or work folder for NFos where ever you want
- 4) Adjust the config file mc2umc - config.cfg. Important: This file MUST be located the same folder , where mc2umc.vbs is located. Please pay attention to the remarks within the config file about the parameters
- 5) Adjust the UMC Config XML File "umc-config.xml". Add a new libray section , best using the GUI and add the Path where the nfos are stored.
- 6) Run startme.cmd in MC2UMC
- 7) run reset.bat in UMC (optional)
- 8) run start_console.bat umc
- 9) Ready
How it works
mc2umc scans to complete MC Database Export file for movies with movie files. For each movie file a new NFO file ("title".xml) will be created. This NFO file contains the following information:
- IMDB or OFDB Movie ID
UMC uses this NFO description file the gain important movie information. The result will show cover, plot, actors, Genres,... from your MC Database in UMC.
mc2umc supports the grouping of movies in UMC. mc2umc supports TV Series.
How to place Poster, Backdrops, Banner?
To place those UMC related files in MC just add them as picture links to the movie. Make sure, the description field of the link is marked as POSTER,BACKDROP or BANNER. mc2umc will collect those files and convert them to UMC like covers. mc2umc will place covers automatic, no additional link is required!
For series you have a place movie file link for each episode. Make sure, that the DESCRIPTION for each movie file link ends with the episode number. Altertativ mc2umc checks for E03 or E3 (for episode 3 ) in the description of th episode.
Example: Dexter Season 1 , Epsiode 4 Movie Title: Dexter Season 1 Episode Description: Episode Number: 4 Episode Title: Cherry Poppers Movie Link Description: BlaBlaBla 04 File Link: your movie file name, no requirements for this name. (The 04 matches the file link to the episode, must be placed at the end of the description) Result: A NFO file for the movie file will be create, with the title "Dexter Season 1-Cherry Poppers" or "Dexter Season 1-04-Cherry Poppers"
Box Sets / Groups mc2umc will place the text in usertext 1 as a group tag in the NFO this will group all movies with the same tag together You need a add a new movie for the movie as a templea for the cover
Exammple: Star Wars Collection
Add to every Star Wars movi in your collection in the field "User Text 1", the string "Star Wars Collection" Add an additional movie to your library with title "Star Wars Collection" Add the Cover you like to see and the backdrop you like to see (Group Backdrops currently not supported in UMC )
Hint: This scipt is VBA compatible, just remove the call to main
Support: Support for Movie Collector and UMC: Please use the related forums Support for mc2umc: not clarified by know
04. March 2009 Version: 1.0 First Release
Version: 1.1 04. March 2009 Added: Option to use Sort Title instead of Movie Title
Version: 1.2 06. March 2009 Fixed: Export of empty IMDB Ids Use plot of epsisode instead of movie plot (for episodes only) Added: Use of Backdrop Images for Movies with no configured backdrops Default backdrops, Studio Backdrops and Genre Backdrops are supported This version comes with genre and studio backdrops and a preconfigured pattern list!
Personal Hint for using backdrops: --------------------------------- First let UMC run without mc2umc check the found backdrops und put the valid ones in a separate folder within MC add the valid ones as backdrop picture link to the movies configure mc2umc to use StudioGenre then run mc2umc: Result: Good Movie backdrops for identified movies, for all others you will have good genre or studio backdrops If you like , complete your backdrop links im MC later end of personal hint ---------------------------------
Version: 1.3 09. March 2009 Added: A logfile will be created More detailed log outputs Added option to clean up outputdirs Try to create NFOs for Groups (not supported by UMC 1.2) Changed: changed config file to mc2umc - config.txt , based on xml structure Fixed: No rating export, if rating is "0"
Version: 1.4 20. March 2009 Added: Full support for Groups Temporary support for seasons (will be handled as groups) Added Startme.cmd (mc2umc works now on XP and Vista)
Version: 1.4.1 20. March 2009 Fixed: Groups not recognized, if Umlaute part of group-name
Version: 1.5.0 4. April 2009 Added: Creation of Series NFO, either as one NFO per season or as one NFO for all seasons of a series mc2umc reads thetvdb link to get the tvdb id
Version: 1.6.0 24. April 2009 Changed: [Movie] tag added to Movie xml, due to new structure of UMC 1.6 Added: option to just include the OFDB / IMDB in the movie XMl, nothing else option to exclude cast in movie xml
Version: 1.7.0 25. January 2010 Fixed: Small errsor regarding Group recognition Changed: Added: Option to assign newest Movie to a specific genre (eg New) Support fpr DVD Copies (Please set Movie link to VIDEO_TS.IFO)
Version: 2.0.0 16. July 2010 Port zu UMC 2.0