How to Enable Metadata and XML on NextPVR

Thanks to bmaaske for this information

If you want nPVR to create an XML file with the metadata and also rename the file in a manner such that MCEBuddy can extract the information from the filename and XML files use the following steps:

Enable nPVR to output a metadata XML file:

Add this line in the section of your nPVR config.XML file


Enabling File Naming in a format with Season and Episode information for MCEBuddy to extract. These options are set through the GUI in nPVR:

  • Use S01E01 file naming format if possible (Checked)
  • Use Move.Name.(Year) format for movies if possible (Checked)
  • Replace spaces with period character (Checked)

Use Schedules Direct for nPVR guide data

MCEBuddy can also use the default SHOWNAME_AIRDATE_AIRTIME file naming format to extract and download information from the internet. Refer to this thread for more information on metadata extraction.