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Can not See Actors in Export XML version V3.6.0.0

Sep 10, 2014 at 12:21 AM
Edited Sep 10, 2014 at 12:23 AM
I have tried 5 different things in the setup as some of it is straight forward. I am exporting the XML Movie list and I do not see the MPAA rating and the Actor List.

All I get for the actor list is
End Actors Tag (Can not seem to place the slash in the tag name

Is there something I am missing? I just installed the program today,

Thanks,
Coordinator
Sep 10, 2014 at 1:02 AM
Hi and welcome to Media Companion.

From my quick look, it seems that the Actors tag, only lists the Stars in this field. It does not list all the actors as such.

Looking into the mpaa, to see if it can be added.
Coordinator
Sep 10, 2014 at 5:22 AM
Getting my head around this I can advise now what needs to be done.

Recommend copying the XMLOutput.txt template to a new file, and editing First line title to a new title, ie: <title>My XML Output</title>

Edit the file Newly copied XMLoutput.txt in the folder html_templates.
Add the following on a New Line
<mpaa><<nfo:mpaa>></mpaa>
between <imdb> and <plot> lines
This will give you the mpaa rating in the outputted XML file.

As for Actors. If you wish to output the actual actors in the movies, not the Stars, then
Alter the line
<actors><<stars>></actors>
removing <<stars>>, and add the following to your requirement.
<<actors:name:role:thumb:limit>>
You can have this field as above, which will output the actors Name, Role, and Thumb, or you can remove :role to only output the actors Name and Thumb. The limit is a number, your preference on how many actors to output.

So, for example
<actors><<actors:name:5>></actors>
Will output the first 5 actors Names only

More information can be followed from the file INFO_HTMLoutputTags.txt also inside the folder html_templates. You can customize an existing template, or create your own.
Marked as answer by vbat99 on 10/16/2015 at 12:23 PM