Movie Sets Collection Grouping for Video Database Library Custom Sort Order Filters? - Printable Version
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- indy5 - 2009-05-08 22:25
sho Wrote:Starting a new thread, KNOWING there is another will get you nowhere.
Sorry for starting a new thread about this.
I just hope to see another approach, rather than having to use Genres. I will give it a try and see how it works out. I guess as one's movie collection grows rather large, it's inevitable that you start dividing it up into smaller views.
Does XBMC support Box Sets? - b15nut - 2009-05-27 03:55
Can I group my movies into Box sets? Looking to have one box cover for sets like LOTR, Transporter, Fast and Furious, Indiana Jones etc.
My PCH mainboard took a crap so I just set up an old pc as an htpc and am using the Aeon Stark skin until I get the mainboard back.
On my PCH the skin I use lets me do this and then puts a flag on the cover art letting me know there are more movies behind that selection.
- althekiller - 2009-05-27 04:21
Not currently, no. You might be able to work some magic with a smart playlist. Check out the wiki.
Sequential movies sort order grouping in the video library? - Evanrich - 2009-06-04 05:12
I tried searcing for "Episodic Movies", "series movies", "Harry Potter", and multi part movies, but couldn't find a relate thread, so please dont jump if it's been covered.
How do you get Movies that are series movies to display correctly? In particular Harry Potter.
I have all 5 harry potter movies, but they don't sort correctly in my showcase view due to the names not falling in order. Is there something I can stick in the NFO files to adjust this, or maybe changing the folder names? I don't want to put "Harry Potter 1 yadda yadda, Harry Potter 2 yadda yadda....etc for file names because it'll look odd in the list. Would just putting a # in the folder name be enough to correctly sort the movies?
- KidKiwi - 2009-06-04 08:20
Harry Potter 1
Harry Potter 2 etc
is the only way I know of doing it in a main view.
Another option is to use a genre tag in the nfo file called Harry Potter, which then makes them all available under the Harry Potter genre. As far as I know, this still does NOT put them in the correct order. There is some discussion on the boards here - http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=51605&highlight=%22sort+order%22
A Smartplaylist may help, but the result is still based on a naming convention. Hope this helps.
- Evanrich - 2009-06-04 08:27
I thought about doing it like that, Harry potter 1, 2 etc... but then you loose the full name. I tried renaming the folders to Harry potter 1, 2, etc...but that of course has no effect on the listing. Looks like I may have to try editing the names and see if that takes effect.
What would be nice is if there was some logic that said that if there were movies with very similar names, that it sorts first by name, then by year.
Edit: Just ended up doing it your way.... it kinda sucks but it works. I have it like this:
Harry potter 1 and the sorcerers stone
Harry potter 2...
Harry potter 3... etc.
Thanks for the info.
- RockDawg - 2009-06-04 22:41
Maybe some good news on this. JMarshall is planning on redoing the video db and I believe I read that this is on his 'to do' list. (Don't quote me on that).
- sho - 2009-06-04 23:23
I wave probably posted this here several times in this thread, but people just don't seem to read before asking.
One possible option in the meantime is to use mixed xml/url nfo files to affect the alphabetical sorting of media files.
Using Harry Potter as an example:
I am not saying this this will fit everybody's needs, but if people are really desperate for this feature, this is one method to achieve this.
- KidKiwi - 2009-06-04 23:38
sho Wrote:I wave probably posted this here several times in this thread, but people just don't seem to read before asking.
I haven't seen this before - great.
So, if the title is named "Harry Potter 1", it will display "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"?? Should the title "HP1" be named through the GUI or should the actual file be named "HP1"?? (the wiki isn't that clear. Thx
- sho - 2009-06-04 23:51
No, the entire string:
"Harry Potter 1: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"
Will be shown in the library, it's not perfect, but hey!
You can replace the "Harry Potter 1" with anything that will cause the movies to sort together (such as HP1).
If you don't like that, you will have to wait for a possible future solution (which may or may not come).
This is an nfo file, so movie.nfo will do with any recent version of XBMC (9.04 or later at least), given that the movie is in it's own folder.