WARNING> 2017-08-14T20:48:08 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData → Unable to extract meta data from file \svr-vmh1.DWAIN.local\TVH\REC\Ghost Adventures-.mkv. Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
2017-08-14T20:48:08 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData → Video Tags extracted →
I can see the metadata when viewing the MKV file in VLC, it even shows the data in the log file. But for some reason I get the above error and then it fails to recognize any tags.
The recordings are being generated from TVHeadend as MKV, H.264/AC3.
I’m in Windows 10 Pro, on a VM. I have tried in Windows 7 Pro with the same issue. Any ideas?
I’m not sure where or how to upload the logs, but I have them.
OK, I uploaded the file and the log. It is in a folder called Dwain_Engel Upload. I believe the file and the log are from the same convert. I have been doing a lot of them. All of the conversions have the same issue,
Thanks that was helpful, it would be great if you can upload a few more samples of different types (movies, tv shows, sports, news etc) and with additional metadata, series, episodes, recorded date time, premiere date, release date, actors, genres, ratings etc - we can solidify this.
They can be short samples, 10-20MB, we’re looking for different types metadata essentially to test with
Is there a container that could work better in the meantime…
I may have to transcode the recordings before they are scanned by MCEBuddy. MKV is produced without transcoding in TVHeadend, to create an MP4 it may take too much power on my current VM layout and therefore limit the number of concurrent recordings. I am playing around with Handbrake to transcode the MKV into an MP4 without removing the metadata, that way MCEBuddy will hopefully still work as needed.
I’m not seeing any MKV metadata when inspecting with VLC. I’m pulling MPGs off HDHomerun DVR and also Tivo (.ts) files pulled via KMTTG. Are there options I need to do in KMTTG or HDHomerun’s DVR or can IMDB/TVDB data be pulled and populated into the MKV? Can the HDHR logs help fill in the blanks?
I use Plex, which Plex says ignores .nfo files, and I’ve got shows recorded that aren’t in TVDB (old PBS cooking shows that aren’t in syndication anymore, and so people haven’t entered them into TVDB, but they’re in the program guide data - season, episode, synopsis, original air date, etc.). So Plex isn’t using the .nfo files, but if I delete them, the data isn’t embedded into the MKVs either, so I lose that detail. I think Plex will use metadata in the metadata files (if TVDB is empty). Plus, the air date and channel are retained in the .nfo files.