Database on the Zapitti Device HDD, or at a Memory Card or USB Drive
I would like to have the possibility to use the database not online. Insted I like to have the Database on the Zapitti Device. Maybe on the HDD of the Player, or on a USB Drive or on a Memory Card where is put into the Zapitti device. So it would be quite fast to search or handle the movies that I own and no other device has to be running. And it would also work if the Internet Connection is broken or very slow.
Mark SJ commented
This would also potentially allow the mobile app to work in an "offline" mode as well.
Isn't this what Offline Mode is? This is how it used to work, local DB and no internet connection required. Then you needed an internet connection, but still had a local DB. Now it won't work at all without an internet connection.
Web is offline and you're bored? Well, can't go watch anything now can you? :(
I think this is desperately needed. Since I power down my player when not in use, every time I start it up again, I get the task of identifying/scraping, and today the scrapes of TheTVDb are not even working, with nothing identifying. Files I have already spent time manually identifying are now mis-identified again or missing entirely. Having an option to have local files have their own database file that, once identified, the files are NOT attempted to be identified again from the internet would be great.
Guillaume Bouvier commented
Yes, it’s really something needed. We face server issues and sometimes can also have network issues on our side. When it does happen, Zappiti Video becomes unusable, while one of the reasons we get this device instead of a streaming box is to prevent network issues (at least that’s my case). But the offline service is quite strange, the DB has to be created “manually” and is far from being exhaustive. It feels that every time I use Zappiti Video, the data is gathered in real time, which isn’t snappy at all. And when the server is unreachable, it’s terrible because of course we don’t manually create offline versions every day. This should be exhaustive and automated, every gathered data should be saved somewhere (at least leave us an option to do so), and updated when new data is found.