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October 26th, 2008, 04:03 AM
I don't know if Boxee GUI behaves the same way on other platforms, but on aTV the Video section is confusing to me. I've got Movies, TV shows, Internet and Local Sources as my choices. I have added a folder in frontrow account as a source, so an AVI file in that folder shows up under local sources, so I can click on it to watch. Fine... However, Movies section is empty. For a file to be listed there, what needs to happen? Does it have to be placed in a particular folder?
October 26th, 2008, 04:15 AM
boxee starts to index your music and movies in the background ,if it recognizes the content it will start to place it into the correct folders for example if you have added a source which contatains xfiles series ..boxee will index it and place a custom art of xfiles with all its episodes into the TVshow section..you can still view/play the folders via the sources as well..
the reason yours are empty could be that boxee has not started to index the content ..try manually to see the outcome..
October 26th, 2008, 04:41 AM
How do I do it manually? On another thread the suggestion was to go Settings -> General -> erase libraries. I don't see any "General" option in Settings of Boxee.
By the way, how can it tell whether a file is a movie or a TV show? This AVI was for an obscure foreign movie.
October 26th, 2008, 04:54 AM
selecting the AVI you will see 2 options play or recognize ..select recognize and follow the instructions.
regarding a foreign film this might not be in the db please check the title via http://www.imdb.com/ if it exists and can create a cover art..
if you are using the latest boxee version select Settings >General (it should be below Networks...
October 27th, 2008, 01:39 PM
I have tried placing the files locally on the atv even in different folders but it won't index anything locally. however if i connect to another Mac it indexes the same files just fine, any ideas?
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