One of the most common issues I run into is missing information for a certain movie. This includes cover and other info – sometimes for newly added movies, sometimes for older stuff.
When this happens, I go to the movie and click refresh info – in some cases this works immediately, in others, the info simply doesn’t appear.
I get a notification in the bottom that says “refreshing xxxxxxxxxx” where xxxxxxx is the movie name. Then nothing.
Would be great if there was some followup info on the bottom like “can’t find info” or “can’t connect to info provider” or anything else that can help understand what is going on.
Unfortunately, that would be fairly hard to do. Our metadata refreshing mechanisms are designed to run outside of the MediaCenter environment so they can’t directly interact with the UI. There will be log messages to the effect you are wanting (if you use our internet providers which, I assume, you are). But, to have screen messages in the core for this type of thing would likely require us to write a bunch of conditional code that would probably just slow down the process overall and I’m not too keen on doing that.