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Ember Media Manager:FAQ
Last updated at Tue Mar 22 19:15, by Cocotus

Installation and setup  ⇑ top

Where can I download the latest version?  ⇑ top

Downloadlink for Ember is noted in first post of release thread in Ember sub forum of Kodi

What are the system requirements for installing Ember Media Manager 1.4.x?  ⇑ top

To be installed, Ember requires the following:
  • Installed NET 4.5 Framwork or later
You can download it for free from NET4.5 Installer.

How do I upgrade to the latest release?  ⇑ top

For known issues and caveats when upgrading, please see Upgrade notes.

What files should I back up when upgrading or reinstalling Ember?  ⇑ top

Ember stores configuration in the settings folder. The folder contains all user configuration files like database, program settings etc.

Troubleshooting  ⇑ top

Error: VLC....  ⇑ top

To fix this error you need to install VLC Active X libraries.

Configuration and general usage  ⇑ top

Whenever I scrape many german movies using ODfb scraper I end up with many english plots, descriptions. Whats going on?  ⇑ top

Ofdb blocks too many requests coming from on IP in short time (around 80). Just wait a little bit and try again later.

EMBER does not scrape movies! Why?  ⇑ top

On 1.3.0.x you must use the same scraper for movies and images otherwise it could create issues. IMDB or TMDB do work fine alone but not cascaded. For that you need the coming v1.4 msavazzi

How do the scrapers of Ember 1.4x work? What are the changes?  ⇑ top

For the coming 1.4x version you have full control on what scraper you want to use for which data. As you notice in scraper settings, you can activate/deactivate and use UP/DOWN Arrow in each scraper modul to control the order of scraping.

Example for data scraping:

1.IMDB
2.TMDB


In this setup Ember will use IMDB Scraper first and fill all data fields if information is available on IMDB - those results will be overwriten by TMDB scraper if you scrape the same fields and if information is avalaible on TMDB site. Using order mechansism and selecting only the information you want to scrape which each scraper you can micromanage scraping behaviour in Ember to get the results you want! Never will Ember overwrite previously scraped data with empty values!

Supported KODI Codecs of Video/Audio Metadata  ⇑ top

Below are curently supported naming conventions of KODI audio/video codecs. Those information are set in metadata of videofiles in Ember.

from: http://kodi.wiki/view/InfoLabels

;Audiocodecs: :aac, ac3, cook, dca, dtshd_hra, dtshd_ma, eac3, mp1, mp2, mp3, pcm_s16be, pcm_s16le, pcm_u8, truehd, vorbis, wmapro, wmav2

;Videocodecs:
3iv2, avc1, div2, div3, divx, divx 4, dx50, flv, h264, microsoft, mp42, mp43, mp4v, mpeg1video, mpeg2video, mpg4, rv40, svq1, svq3, theora, vp6f, wmv2, wmv3, wvc1, xvid


My XBMC skin doesn't display any Video Source icons!?  ⇑ top

Display of Videosource Icon in XBMC skins depends on filename of your videofile! Below a list of famous XBMC Skins and what the different skins expect in MPAA tag, so the flag can be displayed, i.e. Harry Potter.2009.BLURAY.mkv

YAMJ Videosources'

http://code.google.com/p/moviejukebox/wiki/VideoSources

Confluence Skin (Default XBMC Skin)' ;Videosources (following strings must be part of filename of movie to be recognized, upper/lowercase doesn't matter) http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Add-on:Confluence#Media_flags

ACE ;Videosources (following strings must be part of filename of movie to be recognized, upper/lowercase doesn't matter) :"web", "hdtv", "bluray", "dvd" , "3dbd" AEON Nox ;Videosources (following strings must be part of filename of movie to be recognized, upper/lowercase doesn't matter) :SDTV("sdtv","PDTV","sd tv"), HDTV("hdtv","hd tv"), HDDVD("hddvd","hd-dvd"), Bluray("blu-ray", "bluray", "bdrip", "brrip"), 3DBluray("blu-ray", "bluray", "bdrip", "brrip" + "3d" part of name), "web-dl", DVD("dvd", extension of iso or ifo)

My skin doesn't display any MPAA icons scraped by Ember!?  ⇑ top

  1. XBMC uses only the MPAA-tag in nfo and NOT the certification tag! Recommended structure: Country:Rating (except US ratings, see skinlist below)
  2. YAMJ on the other hand CAN use the certification-tag but this depends on YAMJ Setting - best use MPAA-tag BUT number only(for german users only?)


From YAMJ-Wiki: certification-Tag = Used for all certification that isn't MPAA and only used if imdb.getCertificationFromMPAA=false




Below a list of famous XBMC Skins and what the different skins expect in MPAA tag, so the flag can be displayed.

Confluence Skin (Default XBMC Skin)' ;US: :Rated G / Rated PG / Rated PG-13 / Rated R / Rated NC

ACE Skin ;US: :Rated NR / Rated G / Rated PG / Rated PG-13 / Rated R / Rated NC-17 :Rated: NR / Rated: G / Rated: PG / Rated: PG-13 / Rated: R / Rated: NC-17 :NR / G / PG / PG-13 / R / NC-17

;UK: :UK:U / UK:PG / UK:12 / UK:12A / UK:15 / UK:18

;TV Parental Guidelines: :TV-G / TV-PG / TV-14 / TV-MA

;Brazil: :Brazil:Livre / Brazil:10 / Brazil:12 / Brazil:14 / Brazil:16 / Brazil:18
10 anos / 12 anos / 14 anos / 16 anos / 18 anos


;Germany: :FSK0 / Germany:o.Al. / o.A. / Rated 0 / ab 0 / Germany:0 :FSK6 / Rated 6 / FSK 6 / ab 6 / Germany:6 :FSK12 / Rated 12 / FSK 12 / ab 12 / Germany:12 :FSK16 / Rated 16 / FSK 16 / ab 16 / Germany:16 :FSK18 / Rated 18 / FSK 18 / ab 18 / Germany:18

;Other: :HU-KN / HU-12 / HU-16 / HU-18

AEON NOX' ;US: :Rated G = US:G / Rated G / USA:G :PG-13 = PG-13 :Rated PG = Rated PG / PG :Rated R = USA:R / Rated R / US:R / R :Rated NC-17 = Rated NC-17 / US:NC-17 / USA:NC-17

;UK: :UK:U / UK:PG / UK:12 / UK:12A / UK:15 / UK:18

;TV Parental Guidelines: :TV-G / TV-PG / TV-14 / TV-MA / TV-Y7 / TV-Y

;Germany: :FSK 0 = FSK / o.A. / Rated 0 / ab 0 / Germany :FSK 6 = Rated 6 / FSK 6 / ab 6 / 6 / Germany:6 :FSK 12 = Rated 12 / FSK 12 / ab 12 / 12 / Germany:12 :FSK 16 = Rated 16 / FSK 16 / ab 16 / 16 / Germany:16 :FSK 18 = Rated 18 / FSK 18 / ab 18 / 18 / Germany:18

;France: :csaU = France:U / partir de 3 ans / partir de 6 ans :csa10 = France:-10 / Interdit aux moins de 10 ans / des propos ou des images peuvent heurter :csa12 = France:-12 / Interdit aux moins de 12 ans :csa16 = France:-16 / Interdit aux moins de 16 ans :csa18 = France:-18 / Interdit aux moins de 18 ans

;Korea: :KR_Certificate_All = 전체 :KR_Certificate_12 = 12세 :KR_Certificate_15 = 15세 :KR_Certificate_18 = 불가 :KR_Certificate_R = 제한

;Brazil: :MPAA_Brazil_Livre = Brazil:Livre / Livre :MPAA_Brazil_10 = Brazil:10 / 10 anos :MPAA_Brazil_12 = Brazil:12 / 12 anos :MPAA_Brazil_14 = Brazil:14 / 14 anos :MPAA_Brazil_16 = Brazil:16 / 16 anos :MPAA_Brazil_18 = Brazil:18 / 18 anos

;Other: :HU_BA = besorolás alatt :HU_KN = korhatárra való tekintett nélkül megtekintetheto :HU_12 = 12 éven aluliak számára a megtekintése nagykorú felügyelete mellett ajánlott :HU_16 = 16 éven aluliak számára nem ajánlott :HU_18 = 18 éven aluliak számára nem ajánlott


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