What is this?
If you use Windows Media Center to watch DVDs, there is a hack to turn on gallery mode so you can keep a digital jukebox of all your DVDs. In order for Windows Media Center to get the details about each movie in your library, it needs a dvdid.xml file for that particular movie. Without this file you won't get the dvd cover thumbnails, actor info, raiting, etc.
The problem is, it is kind of a pain to create these files everytime you put a new movie in your library. That is where we come in. Once a dvdid is uploaded here, it is stored in a database. Then the dvdid.xml file can be downloaded and saved by anyone searching for that movie.
Where do I put the dvdid.xml file?
Save it in the root of the directory where the DVD is stored. This is the same directory that contains the VIDEO_TS folder.
How do I submit a new dvdID?
Just search for the dvdID. If we don't allready have it, it will be added to our database. Note dvdID's are in the following format: 8F88D1C1|D1254DA1
How do I get a dvdID from a real DVD?
Put the DVD in your drive, then load Windows Media Center. Go to the "MyDVDs" section and make sure the DVD is showing up with the cover art. Next use Windows Explorer or something to go to:
In this directory are all the XML metadata files. They will be named things like 8F88D1C1-D1254DA1.xml
The easiest way is to sort the files by date, then look at the newest ones. One of those will be the DVD you just loaded. Open a couple of them to see what Title is listed in the XML file. When you find the correct file, scroll to the bottom and it will show the dvdID. Also you can take the file name and change the "-" to a "|" to get the dvdID. With the above example: 8F88D1C1-D1254DA1.xml becomes 8F88D1C1|D1254DA1.