Movie Sets Collection Grouping for Video Database Library Custom Sort Order Filters? - Printable Version
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Movie Sagas in the XBMC Library - ethanmcdonald - 2008-09-02 01:12
I have some movie sagas like Star Wars or LOTR and some Multi-Disk movies like King Kong or Grindhouse that I would prefer were in a separate folder like TV Episodes.
But I can't seem to figure out how to encapsulate these movies so they show up as one entry that I can select and to show the other movies.
Any ideas on how best to do this?
- snoxbox - 2008-09-02 02:04
I don't think that's possible currently. The only way I can see you doing it is to make a Genre for them i.e. Genre = LOTR Trilogy. The when you browse be genre's, you'll see that and be able to click and see all your LOTR movies. But you won't be able to have them grouped under one node, and listed with all of your movies.
- ethanmcdonald - 2008-09-02 02:10
I may put in feature request for a grouping movies be it by folder or XML definition.
- ethanmcdonald - 2008-09-02 02:22
In fact I could see this being useful for transcribing DVDs into a more compressed format but keeping the extra feature videos linked to the video.
I currently keep all of DVDs as ISOs since it's easiest way to keep the extra features intact.
- Gamester17 - 2008-09-02 12:37
ethanmcdonald Wrote:I may put in feature request for a grouping movies be it by folder or XML definition.Please submit a new ticket on trac as a feature request:
It would probably have to be XML formated NFO files as that is what XBMC uses for other movie database features:
- clackerdacker - 2008-09-06 08:29
Just to keep momentum up how about this idea for grouping, kinda paraphrasing the last couple of ideas.
1. Introduce a sort field in the database for videos and use this for sorting and if it's blank use the title field.
2. Add a sort title node to the .NFO file and scraper so those of us who want the Alien, Die Hard, Rambo, Harry Potter, Dirty Harry etc collections to run in 'proper' film order can drop a .NFO file in the directory and Bob's your uncle.
Good? Bad? Indifferent? I've limited C++ skills being a C# head but I did see there are at least 2 spare fields in the database definition ...
- spiff - 2008-09-06 10:45
db is completely full for movies and i dont see the need to store a sort order either. this should be done using some tag in the nfo file + a database directory node imo
- clackerdacker - 2008-09-06 11:19
spiff Wrote:db is completely full for movies and i dont see the need to store a sort order either. this should be done using some tag in the nfo file + a database directory node imo
Fair enough, but to be balanced about it some people do see the need although I'm all for doing it externally of the database somehow. What is a "database directory node" exactly? All my NFO files now have a sorttitle node so I'm all for given it a whirl.
Don't misunderstand me, I'm not trying to be a squeaky wheel about all of this, I just want to try and get a solution that doesn't impact those that don't and makes those that do jump for joy.
- angryshot - 2008-09-10 06:22
another suggested way for this function
the TV show lib in MediaStream (could be in others but i don't really use them) allows you to look a movies in the TV Show Lib if you select the "Add to TV Show" option on the movie in the Movie Lib.
So how about just adding an option to "Add to Ology" or "Add to Movie Group" or some such on each Movie in the same way as "Add to TV SHow"
Then you can access the Ologies or Movie Groups as a single item in the Movie lib. The thumb would be by default the first movie in order and maybe some ordering system could be used - would be best if this metadata came from IMDB but not sure they keep that. Maybe using year would be good enough (although movies released in strange orders eg Star Wars make it not work). On second thoughts year works well - the info is there and it is logical
my 2 cents
- rwparris2 - 2008-09-10 06:58
angryshot Wrote:would be best if this metadata came from IMDB but not sure they keep that.
Yes, imdb does keep track of that sort of stuff under /movieconnections. They tag related movies as "follows" and "followed by."
See star wars :the empire strikes back , ghostbusters , lotr
Off the top of my head, the only way I can think to use this info is an option like highlight Alien>movie info>see movie connections>create new movie group. Some of you UI experts could probably make that part a lot more intuitive...
The info is there, hopefully we can use it.