Hello all, new user here who just jumped on the APTV bandwagon after finally cutting the cord. After learning how to mitigate some of Infuse's quirks, I've even been able to mostly retire all of my dedicated MediaPortal PC/local file share setups. Very happy so far!
The file shares on my Synology NAS are set up like so:
/Movies/Movie Title (Year)
-- Movie Title (Year).mp4
-- Movie Title (Year).jpg
-- Movie Title (Year)-fanart.jpg
One issue I haven't been able to figure out is how to best handle instances where I have two versions of the same movie. I love old Toho monster movies, and am using "Frankenstein Conquers the World" (US) and "Frankenstein vs. Baragon (JP) as my use case example.
The movies have different titles, are in their own folders, and have different sets of local artwork. When Infuse scans them, they're both recognized as the US version, and it applies the same metadata to both movies. It ignores the alternate versions artwork, even though the artwork is stored locally.
I have tried creating custom XML files and applying them through the "Edit Metadata" interface, and am able to change the details of the movies (such as the title & release year), however the artwork is still problematic. After first applying the custom metadata, it will pick up the alternate artwork and all is well. But if I scroll away from it or view the movie information and back out, it always seems to revert back to showing the "default" artwork for both files. Sometimes, it will show the "alternate" artwork for both files as well... very frustrating.
In cases where the "alternate" title is sufficiently different (no listing comes up on TMDB), it behaves as desired, reading the custom xml file and applying the local artwork.
Anyways, thanks for reading, and hope you all have a wonderful day!