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Sapphire

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posted this on September 12, 2010 22:40

Use Sapphire to automatically download metadata and cover art all your media files.


Install

Navigate to the Maintenance --> Manage Plugins menu and select the Sapphire item. Restart the AppleTV when prompted.

Note: If 'Media' already appears in the main menu this step is not required.

Features

Movies

All imported movies will be listed here.

TV Shows

All imported tv shows will be listed here.

Collections

Displays all files available for importing on the AppleTV.

Import All Data

Imports metadata and cover art for all compatible media files present on the AppleTV.

Settings Menu

Populate File Data - This tool is used to perform a search of your directory to gather meta data info.

Fetch TV Show Data - This tool is used to get episode information and episode cover art from TVRage.com.

Fetch Movie Data - This tool is used to get mvoie information and posters from IMDB.com.

Hide Collections - Lets the user choose which collections to hide on the main menu.

Don't Import Collections - Lets the user choose which collections to skip with the import tools.

Skip "Favorite Shows Filter" - Removes the Favorite Shows browser from the predicate toggle.

Skip "Unwatched Shows Filter" - Removes the Unwatched Shows browser from the predicate toggle.

Hide Show Spoilers - Removes the movie plot / episode summary from the media preview.

Hide Audio Info - Removes the audio information from the media preview.

Hide Video Info - Removes the video information from the media preview.

Hide "UI Quit" - Removes the UI reset option from the main menu.

Enable AC3 Passthrough - Turns on AC3 passthrough for files that have AC3 data.

Disable Anonymous Reporting - Turns off the anonymous filename reporting (used for debugging and developing future Sapphire features)

Usage

Gem Colors

Sapphire uses different gem icons to filter files. Here is a short description on what each color signifies:

  • Red Gems - All files
  • Blue Gems - Unwatched files only
  • Yellow Gems - Favorite files only

Cover Art

Sapphire now supports ATVFiles's cover art naming convention.

  • Directories will use an image with the name cover.ext
  • Files will use an image with the name <FileName>.ext

Fetch Tool

Sapphire will also attempt to download cover art (for files only) automatically from TVRage.com. Any cover art that the fetch tool finds will be placed in the directory below:

/Library/Application Support/Sapphire

Naming Conventions

To get better results fetching show information from TVRage.com Sapphire will support three typical naming schemes.

  • show.name.S##E##...ext
    • The.Office.S03E11.avi
  • show.name.#x##...ext
    • Heroes.1x22.avi
  • show.name.###...ext
    • Dead.Like.Me.203.avi

For further details see: Sapphire File Naming Conventions

 
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