Movie Sets Collection Grouping for Video Database Library Custom Sort Order Filters? - Printable Version
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- tigertailz - 2010-03-30 16:47
If im not misstaken there is gui support for this now, but how is it used?
- M. Spock - 2010-09-27 18:01
blakholephysics Wrote:I think that this would be a nice feature as well.
I had a similar suggestion and searched to see if it has not been asked...
Here is my suggestion including the one above.
I wanted something to group movies (for series like indiana jones, star trek (the movies), star wars....). I prefer groups (identified by one icon), because the full list is beginning to be a bit long.
My suggestion was: use directories to group.
In a directory we may put a file named directory.nfo which gives informations about the directory content:
Below is examples which may be more understandable than my explanations.
An example of one icon for the directory as a group (taking the citation above):
An example of just giving order for the directory but not having it as a group (taking the citation above):
This directory.nfo file can be in a toplevel directory (a source).
Then, in the main list, there will be titles for directories as groups and files in directories not considered as groups.
Maybe can it be recursive (groups inside a group).
PS: Sorry if I am not very clear. French is my mother tongue and my English is probably not as good as I would like.
- M. Spock - 2010-09-27 18:23
Of course, it is just when I have posted the message that I have have been told by another search of 'sets' and 'moviesets'.
By it as to be done by hand.
If you have a new movie in the set, you must had it by hand.
It is not done by the automatic scan because you did put the file in the right directory.
Box-Sets for movies - ghostelement - 2010-10-18 05:57
I tried searching, and couldn't see that this had been requested before. I think it would be cool to have some way to show movies in a box-set format if you have all the movies for that set. Then you could tell XBMC to play all of the movies in sequence if you wanted.
I'm kind of new to the XBMC scene. I come from the MediaBrowser group. We had this functionality with MB and a lot of people liked it, so I figured I'd see if you guys wanted it.
Not sure if this would help someone get this started since it's very different setting this stuff up in XBMC, but here's how it worked in MB.
- Stranger - 2010-10-18 06:20
- ghostelement - 2010-10-18 07:17
Thanks for the link. I guess I was just looking for something a little easier and user friendly. Trying to avoid having to do custom nfo files. It would be nice to be able to drill down into a movies details and have an option to link it to other movies in a set. You could let it know how many total movies there are, which number this currently selected movie is, and what the title of the box-set is. Then a separate box-set section would show up under Movies.
- Flomaster - 2010-10-18 07:25
I used ember media manager to put 126 Disney movies into a "Disney" movie set, only taking up one space in my library, clicking Disney reviles each movie.
using ember is pretty much the easiest your going to get.
- ghostelement - 2010-10-18 08:03
So is it possible that someone might be able to build something like this directly into XBMC? I'm just talking about a long way down the road. I know it would be a lot of work. But it might be a cool project to start up.
- AaronD - 2010-10-18 08:10
They are talking about doing this eventually. The whole movie library is up for an overhaul by the devs. The current, manual, setup for box sets was just implemented to give people some way of achieving the functionality without having to wait for the overhaul.
- Stranger - 2010-10-18 08:10
Flomaster Wrote:I used ember media manager to put 126 Disney movies into a "Disney" movie set, only taking up one space in my library, clicking Disney reviles each movie.
I would have made a smart playlist for that and linked it to the home page, that would have been easier and more user friendly (initially)... but giving your disney movies a home inside you movie library to make space make's a lot of sense...
Movie sets are relatively new and ember media manager is (currently) the best way to sort them... soon I imagine movie sets will become a little more automated, dynamic and displayed better in the movie library