How to organize your JAV collection?

Casshern2

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Casshern2

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That's exactly why I am beginning to use BD DL discs.
So, I am having to re-index my entire database (long story) and was grabbing data from the BD discs again. So far of the 134 discs I have BD073 and BD080 had two and three titles, respectively, that reading stopped at, so I had to replace just those titles by acquiring them again. This is exactly why I'm using BD as my storage, so I don't face another HDD crash where I lose hundreds of titles at a time. I'm still considering to buy some HDDs to throw them on as well and use the BD discs as just the backups of everything, but, haven't done that yet after all these years.

Can anyone answer this? On each disc, say, 24 titles. Titles 1-12 I was able to read info from but it would crash at reading title 13 and 14, but, I could read info from titles 15-24. Later, to recreate the disc I had to acquire titles 13 and 14 again, copy titles 1-12 and 15-24 to HDD and then burn them all again to recreate BD073. How is it possible for a disc to be readable up to a point and then again after a certain point on the disc? I guess I always thought if a disc couldn't be read, it was dead.
 

r00g

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Posting to let other people know about Javinizer - https://github.com/jvlflame/Javinizer

The author jvlflame has been very active taking over from where JavMovieScraper left off, albeit only supporting a command line interface. It has taken me a bit of getting used to, but I am now finally nearly able to move all ~ 10k movies into Jellyfin and have a perfectly organized, accessible and gorgeous media server all thanks to Javinizer.

@jvlflame - if you're here - big thanks!

Screenshot_2020-09-20 Jellyfin.jpg
 

Casshern2

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Posting to let other people know about Javinizer - https://github.com/jvlflame/Javinizer

The author jvlflame has been very active taking over from where JavMovieScraper left off, albeit only supporting a command line interface. It has taken me a bit of getting used to, but I am now finally nearly able to move all ~ 10k movies into Jellyfin and have a perfectly organized, accessible and gorgeous media server all thanks to Javinizer.

@jvlflame - if you're here - big thanks!

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Outstanding! Thank you for sharing!
 

Haidon

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So, I am having to re-index my entire database (long story) and was grabbing data from the BD discs again. So far of the 134 discs I have BD073 and BD080 had two and three titles, respectively, that reading stopped at, so I had to replace just those titles by acquiring them again. This is exactly why I'm using BD as my storage, so I don't face another HDD crash where I lose hundreds of titles at a time. I'm still considering to buy some HDDs to throw them on as well and use the BD discs as just the backups of everything, but, haven't done that yet after all these years.

Can anyone answer this? On each disc, say, 24 titles. Titles 1-12 I was able to read info from but it would crash at reading title 13 and 14, but, I could read info from titles 15-24. Later, to recreate the disc I had to acquire titles 13 and 14 again, copy titles 1-12 and 15-24 to HDD and then burn them all again to recreate BD073. How is it possible for a disc to be readable up to a point and then again after a certain point on the disc? I guess I always thought if a disc couldn't be read, it was dead.
I have had similar issues with BD's going unreadable in certain areas. In my case, you can easily see the issue, as the protective covers I had been storing them in left a 'waffle' impression on the edges of a couple of the discs. Blu-rays write their data very similar to CD-R's and DVD's when used as data discs. Instead of concentric circles like an audio CD, data discs are written in sectors like the rings of a tree, except uniform in diameter. So long as the area of the disc that contains the file name / location information is undamaged, you can retrieve files from any part of the disc that hasn't been compromised.
 
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Raabo

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I dunno if this has been mention, and I'm sorry if I have.

But I love JAV covers, so I was going nuts setting every folder to show the front of the cover in Window Explorer's thumbnail view...
Like this:
Folder View.png


I used to do via the folder properties and the customize menu. But it took forever to do, and worse yet, if you moved the folder around or even the subfolder it would break. It sometime wouldn't update either. It was really really awful, and just garbage Windows implementation as usual. And then I found this magical trick!

If you actually name the cover "Folder.gif", regardless of what image type it is, it's going to always use that picture as the folder thumbnail. It's some god damn ancient holdover, but it works! It really works!
 
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Casshern2

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I have had similar issues with BD's going unreadable in certain areas. In my case, you can easily see the issue, as the protective covers I had been storing them in left a 'waffle' impression on the edges of a couple of the discs. Blu-rays write their data very similar to CD-R's and DVD's when used as data discs. Instead of concentric circles like an audio CD, data discs are written in sectors like the rings of a tree, except uniform in diameter. So long as the area of the disc that contains the file name / location information is undamaged, you can retrieve files from any part of the disc that hasn't been compromised.
Thanks for that explanation! Appreciate you!
 

Casshern2

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I dunno if this has been mention, and I'm sorry if I have.

But I love JAV covers, so I was going nuts setting every folder to show the front of the cover in Window Explorer's thumbnail view...
Like this:View attachment 2231778

I used to do via the folder properties and the customize menu. But it took forever to do, and worse yet, if you moved the folder around or even the subfolder it would break. It sometime wouldn't update either. It was really really awful, and just garbage Windows implementation as usual. And then I found this magical trick!

If you actually name the cover "Folder.gif", regardless of what image type it is, it's going to always use that picture as the folder thumbnail. It's some god damn ancient holdover, but it works! It really works!
If it hasn't some will find it useful. Thanks for sharing, friend!
 

hampalang

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Posting to let other people know about Javinizer - https://github.com/jvlflame/Javinizer

The author jvlflame has been very active taking over from where JavMovieScraper left off, albeit only supporting a command line interface. It has taken me a bit of getting used to, but I am now finally nearly able to move all ~ 10k movies into Jellyfin and have a perfectly organized, accessible and gorgeous media server all thanks to Javinizer.

@jvlflame - if you're here - big thanks!

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Hello! Will you be able to provide a tutorial on how to use this Javinizer?