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WDTV LIVE Groups => Feature Requests WDTV LIVE => Topic started by: ibantu on September 18, 2013, 06:21:05 PM

Title: Metadata
Post by: ibantu on September 18, 2013, 06:21:05 PM
I love the WD TV Live gen 3 so much that I've bought 4 for my home, 2 for my parents, and more than 12 of my friends have purchased them after my demonstrating them to them.  I only have the following wishes...

I've searched the internet for a solution to editing metadata and have found nothing that a non-programmer could use. Many movies have sequels that have different names and the WD TV live can't keep them together and in sequence.  In example, the movies: "The Transporter, Transporter 2, and Transporter 3."  The first movie begins with "The" and the other two sequels don't.  As a consequence of this, the WD unit places the first movie with every movie that begins with "The."

This begs the second question..."Why the heck does the WD system organize the word "The," when most filing systems don't?  All I'd like to do is edit the title so that I could add a numerical sequence or ID tag that all the movies in a series could share - in order to keep them together. For instance: Men in Black = MIB 1, MIB 2, MIB 3 or Lord of the rings 1, 2, 3, and etc, etc. Also, some series like "Silence of the lambs, Hannibal, and The Red Dragon," have no name sharing at all. Editing into the title a common Id Tag would help keep them in sequence. Think about this sequence: "Ocean's Eleven, Oceans Thirteen, Ocean's Twelve." The Metadata list them by spelled out name, not the numerical sequence of 11, 12, 13.

Another issue is the inability to tie together a movie that covers two disk, as in a part 1 and part 2. This issue extends to director's, extended, unrated, and etc. cuts of movies.

Lastly, I hate many of the cover-art photos that are provided.  The original artwork is usually much better and descriptive.  Why can't I keep the artwork that I've provided?

It seems that many people want these features (based on the numerous queries on the internet) . Why is satisfying these needs an impossibility?  I am not a programmer and neither do I want to be.  Can anybody provide an easy solution...you know, something simple like clicking an edit title name button or select cover-art photo button?