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The setup of online sources, content to be downloaded and filters to populate is described in the general Importer settings section.

Movie file name conventions

The MediaPortal 2 importer primarily uses the file name for automatic recognition and matching of online information. Therefore media items are best named according to the following scheme:

Movies should be named in the format

Movie name (Year).xxx

where "Year" is the release year as per the movie database  This naming ensures that the file name is unique and unambiguous. A perfect match can be ensured if the IMDB tt number is added to the file name.


The Dark Knight Rises (2012).mkv

The importer will recognize the standard file extensions as well as ISO and zip formats and automatically import data into the database. See the Import settings on how to set up the system to read NFO data insteadFor preperation of movie files and their name convention please refer to chapter setting up media items.