Manually add a Movie

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-Launch Metadata Utility
-From the Main Switchboard, click on ‘Enter/View Information Switchboard’ – ‘Metadata Utility Switchboard’ – ‘Metadata Utility’

Metadata Utility – Main Switchboard
Metadata Utility – Forms Switchboard
Metadata Utility – Switchboard

Metadata Utility – Manually add a Movie
-open ‘Metadata Utility’
-Search on ‘Metadata Utility’ for the movie

Metadata Utility – Main
Metadata Utility – Messages - Movie Not Found

-Double Click on Title

Metadata Utility – Main - Add Movie Manually
Metadata Utility – Main - Add Movie Manually

Metadata Utility will switch automatically into ‘Master Data’ Mode.
-Enter the ‘Master Data’ Information (Yellow Fields):
‘Date’ – in the following format: YYYY-MM-DD. Example 2001-01-01

ID’ (VERY Important – It MUST be entered at the time the record is being created manually. This Value cannot be changed/edited later. If not entered an ‘ID Number’, then there will be orphaned records.)*

Metadata Utility – Main - Add Movie Manually - Enter New ID
Metadata Utility – Main - Add Movie Manually - Enter New ID
Metadata Utility – Main - Add Movie Manually - Enter New ID
Metadata Utility – Main - Add Movie Manually - Enter New ID
Metadata Utility – Main - Add Movie Manually - Enter Movie Information

-Search again for the just entered movie Title again (to verify information that just has been saved correctly).

Metadata Utility – Main - Add Movie Manually - Enter Movie Information

If you want to add the Movie to your Metadata Library, then continue with the following (otherwise the entered Movie will be saved in your ‘Pending’ Records Queue for later processing):
-Double Click on Title
-add additional info

Metadata Utility – Main - Pending Records

‘TittleSupp’,
‘XML ID’ –notice that as soon as you entered a ‘TittleSupp’, Metadata Utility will generate the necessary ‘XML ID’ Field. You can use it and/or replace it with another Value, if needed. Just keep in mind that the formatting MUST be 17 Characters where you have a first group of 8 characters, followed by a dash ‘ – ‘ –without the sinlge quotes– followed by a last 8 Character Group. If this is NOT met, then you may have problems in Windows Media Center,
‘Chk’ 0 = Unselected, 1 = Selected. Other Values are 2 = Suspect, 3 = Orphan Records –this value may or may not be present on actual orphan records and it will depend how the record was orphaned, automatically or manually. In any case, Metadata Utility will be able to determine Orphaned  Records with or without this value being populated,
‘Path Builder’
‘Path 1 – Main Resource/Network NAS’
‘Path 2 – Main Share’
‘Path 3 – Movie Path’

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