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So I set up Video Station to see how well it would compare to Plex and Emby. One thing that I noticed very quickly was that when it would incorrectly match a movie and I would fix the match, the description and cast would change but the pictures and IMDB links would stay the same.

I found where to change the pictures but can't seem to find where to change the IMDB links. Is there a place I'm not looking or is there a was to refresh with the new metadata?
 
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Hi,

Not sure if you’ve tried this yet.
You login to video station with an admin user (I usually login to DSM with admin and launch video station from there).
Select the movie and click on the ellipses points (I think that’s what’s it called). See pic below. Then Edit video info. There you can “search internet”
I don’t think it’s getting it from IMDB. It’s some other open source database (I forgot what’s it called).

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I don’t think you can control that. The “search internet” searches a predefined source that I don’t believe can be changed.

Are you still having problems? Usually when I do the search internet, it takes a while and comes back with many hits. Once I choose what I believe is the correct one, it changes the poster and the backdrop and the rest of the info correctly. This happens I’d say 95% of the time
 

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The default is movie libraries get info from The Movie Database (TMDb) and TV shows from Home :: TheTVDB

I find it best to use these directly if there is any problem with VS search. When it comes to TV seasons and specials (even those that were patently obvious the season N Christmas special) just to follow the numbering used in TVDB.

Once you've set your info make sure it's locked. Also get each library to export to .vsmeta files.

My biggest bugbear is the age ratings that these sites return: a TV season can be a mix of ratings, but not even from the same country :mad: It's really painful to make filters for different family members, so that kids can watch up to (UK) 12 rating, for example.

In the end I've written a manually invoked Bash script that maintains this. May be it's a niche issue? It's also a premium feature in Plex so I was motived to fix VS!
 
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A possible source of metadata havoc is the media naming structure you choose. I advocate that you adopt the Plex methodology (Video Sation has Plex roots).
 

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I've found that non-DRM files that got imported into iTunes Media library got recognised pretty well, and for others I have a similar structure but the files use 'series name.sNeM.episode title' format.

Most issues are for very new items or common, single word titles that are hard to determine the right match.
 

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