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Option to add additional custom genres to the databases, scrapers, & library filters? - okion - 2008-06-01 13:05

Can we add additional custom genres / sections to the database, with new scrapers and library filters for them?

My problem is that I want to input an extra genre in the database/library so that it do not mix it with my other movies.

Can I for example put all my porn / erotic movies in a new genre called "Adult" to add it to the other existing genres?

I have so far only found out how to scrape my adult movies but not how I can now next create a new genre for it?

Right now XBMC just shows me a long list with all my adult movies mixed in with my normal movies, and other movies.

...and what about also creating new subgenres under those new genres, or subgenres under the existing genres?


Also, it should not matter if any scrapers can find metadata online for them or not, please add to database anyway.


Yes I am noob here and to XBMC.


- spiff - 2008-06-01 15:55

there is no support for subgenres


- Gamester17 - 2008-06-01 16:42

I too would like to have support for additional genres/subgenres in scrapers, video database, and library filters Nod

Adult
Anime
Cars
Cartoons
Documentaries
Home Videos
Kids
Motorcycles
Movies
Music Videos
Private
Stand Up Comedy
TV Talk Shows
TV Shows
Workout

Big Grin


- SandmanCL - 2008-06-04 19:44

The ability to assigning custom genres would probably make me use Library mode for TV shows Big Grin Right now I don't, because I have a few 'genres' of TV shows grouped in folders:

Shows that have ended
Shows that we are currently watching
Miniseries
Incomplete shows & individual episodes

If there was an easy way to assign categories to shows, they could be easily grouped in library mode as well as in file mode.


- SandmanCL - 2008-06-04 19:46

I have 50+ tv series in my database, and it becomes tedious to scroll through to find a particular show. So I use file mode and actually try to organize my shows in groups of 15 so that they each fill up exactly one screen in PMIII 16:9.


- Rand Al Thor - 2008-06-05 01:43

What I do is edit the db in sql editor and add in special genres in the movies section. For example I have added "christmas, Halloween etc" Then if you do a quick export of db then import it right back all of your new genres show up. It would be nice though to be able to set genre/custom genre through the gui. Cheers.


- rwparris2 - 2008-08-27 18:59

Subgenres sounds great, be it a list like Gamester17's or a more customized one.


- kraqh3d - 2008-08-27 20:46

adding a custom genre to a movie is certainly possible. in fact, the "manually add to database" code could easily be used as a "add genre" function for an existing movie. there is a feature freeze so dont expect this to be added for a while. and the long term objective is to have a metadata editor so that you can modify practically everything.

true "sub" genres will take more discussion. this would introduce another layer in between the genre list and the movie list. the genres table could be extended to include another field which links a sub-genre to the main genre.


- rwparris2 - 2008-08-27 22:14

I'm not sure 'subgenre' is the exact terminology for what I'm thinking of. I'm thinking of TV Shows, Music Videos, Movies, Custom1, Custom2, etc

Or if not custom, a greater list than what is available now, similar to Gamerster17's:

Gamester17 Wrote:I too would like to have support for additional genres/subgenres in scrapers and the video library database

Adult
Anime
Cars
Cartoons
Documentaries
Home-Movies
Kids
Motorcyckels
Movies
Music-Videos
Standup-Comedy
TV-Shows
Workout



- kraqh3d - 2008-08-27 22:28

that's just custom genres, not a sub-genre. (and the genre list is not limited in any way. that's just what the scraper returns.)


- sho - 2008-09-16 18:06

Actually that's custom database nodes which are not supported by XBMC today.
Who knows what the future brings?


Homemade Videos in the library? - gyoung345 - 2008-09-19 19:50

I am using XBMC for Xbox now and love it. Finally have my TV shows set up and my movies set up, each using the library. Now I would like to set up another source for my home videos.

Has anyone done this yet? Right now they aren't organized and playback is rather choppy. I was thinking of starting a naming convention for all the files and putting them into a folder each with their own .NFO file so that I could use the library. I would also take stills so I could create thumbnails.

Anyone already doing something like this?


- Gamester17 - 2008-09-20 20:22

There is currently no good solution for home movies in the video library.
I moved your post into an existing feature suggestion thread for this.

gyoung345 Wrote:playback is rather choppy.
That is off-topic, and the forum rules only allow one topic per thread, so please start a new topic thread for that issue (and in that thread include a debug log and MUCH MORE information on those specific media files).


suggestion on selecting sources - Jeroen - 2008-10-06 18:49

I was setting up XBMC on my new system the other day and I decided to properly set up sources this time. Particularly with pictures which are in multiple places on my server I wanted to properly group related folders together and presenting them as one source in XBMC. I realised setting this up is too time consuming imo, because of having to select a source, go back, setting up another one, go back, you get the picture I hope.
I think it would be much more effective if I could just select multiple folders in one go, and when done confirm.

Quick 'n dirty mockup:

[Image: mediaselectmt4.jpg]

These are just four folders (and two types of content not releated to eachother, but you get the point), but imagine how more effective this would be when having a multitude of folders to select.
Plus, if XBMC's library content types would grow in the future (like documentaries and such) it would allow the user to pick multiple subfolders for each content type while still having them in one big movies folder.

I hope I've made it understandable Tongue
Thoughts?


- Swwethip1 - 2008-10-07 16:28

Rand Al Thor Wrote:What I do is edit the db in sql editor and add in special genres in the movies section. For example I have added "christmas, Halloween etc" Then if you do a quick export of db then import it right back all of your new genres show up. It would be nice though to be able to set genre/custom genre through the gui. Cheers.

Can you tell me what info you select in the sql editor to do this.. i follow the wiki on opening up the db with the editor, but there is too much info there.. Im not sure what tree to edit

any info would be great.. i want to add a kids movie & blu-ray genre