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- xboxsFan - 2005-03-29 17:07
just downloaded xbmc.3-26 and found out that fuzzy stacking had been removed.
some may say simple stacking is enough, well, if the .avi files is named like movie.cd1.avi and movie.cd2.avi, in this case, simple stacking works just fine, but when you get .avi files like cd1-movie.avi and cd2-movie.avi, in this case, only fuzzy stacking will let you play the movie by a single press, no need to manually start cd2. some may suggest, rename the .avi files then, yeah, that will do, but doesn't it involve more work than before?
although i don't know much about programming, removing fuzzy stacking does any good to xbmc?
hope to have fuzzy stacking back in next xbmc release.
- MidKnight - 2005-03-30 02:37
ya agree it really sux atm, most files i been watching dont stack under simple stacking
- jmarshall - 2005-03-30 08:32
rename your files. how many do you really have that this is such an issue?
fuzzy stacking complicates the code, and is in general not a good option at all (it stacks sequels for instance, plus some stuff only works if the filename is of sufficient length).
it will not be put back in.
- xboxsFan - 2005-03-30 08:50
(jmarshall @ mar. 30 2005,07:32 Wrote:rename your files. how many do you really have that this is such an issue?quite a lot, for example:
the man who shot liberty valance:
and a lot more ......
so if fuzzy stacking will not be put back in next xbmc release, then everytime we download .avi files. we have to pay attention to its file name, and manually change them if they're not named like movie.cd1.avi movie.cd2.avi.
and different divx release team has different naming style, everytime we have to change them will cause a lot of work. having fuzzy stacking back will save us a lot of trouble
(jmarshall @ mar. 30 2005,07:32 Wrote:fuzzy stacking complicates the code, and is in general not a good option at all (it stacks sequels for instance, plus some stuff only works if the filename is of sufficient length).fuzzy stacking complicates the code, but it worked with xbmc just fine before. and as you said, fuzzy stacking stacks sequels, well, this is not its drawback, but its merit, for example, when we get tv series like:
we can watch this whole tv series with one single press using fuzzy stacking.
(jmarshall @ mar. 30 2005,07:32 Wrote:fuzzy stacking will not be put back in.
with all the points listed above, if it is still determined not to put fuzzy stacking back in, well, much to our regret then.
- jmarshall - 2005-03-30 11:38
by a cursory glance at the code, all the movies you listed with the exception of sideways will stack fine with simple stacking.
edit: i've just started work on this, and it appears that the current system will not likely work on any of your example files listed above, as the number has to be immediately before the file extension at the moment. this will be remedied in the new method outlined below.
the tv series won't, but many people don't want this.
in any rate, much of this will be moot shortly, as i have planned for quite a long time to switch the simple stacking to using regular expressions. this gives a bit more flexibility than the current system.
the expressions will be moved from e:\tdata\0face008\settings.xml where they currently reside to xboxmediacenter.xml most likely, so that they are a little more obviously placed. they'll be converted to regexp's at the same time.
this will allow you to add something like:
for example as a regexp to auto-stack that series.
there is always method in the madness!
- Seb.26 - 2005-03-30 11:44
for me fuzzy stacking allow to display only one item with movies cuted in 2 ou 3 files ... simple stacking show all files ... :idea:
maybe add an option to show 1 or x files when stacked ... is a good idea :idea:
- MidKnight - 2005-03-30 12:47
i agree on xboxsfan last post, i just had a quick look at some of my files and the first 3 and only 3 of tried atm, would not stack. this new option without fuzzy now needs some attention as im sure more and more will start complainingg very soon
- jmarshall - 2005-03-30 14:01
1. it's not a new method. simple stacking was added months + months ago due to user demand. fuzzy stacking was always a temporary solution.
2. please specify the complete filenames of files that don't stack where you think they should. just complaining that "it doesn't stack anymore" is not that much help now, is it!
3. any suggestions for regexps to pick up different filename layouts will be considered.
- A600 - 2005-03-30 14:16
i like the regexps idea because without fuzzy stacking i'm lost i have lots of anime series renamed this way: video - 01.avi, video - 02.avi,... and simple stacking doesn't work with them
- jmarshall - 2005-03-30 20:16
ok, support for regexps is in cvs now.
by default, filenames of the form:
where * is any string, _ is a space, period, dash, or underscore, and # is a number (multi-digit).
you can add as many other regexps as you like.