Option to add additional custom genres to the databases, scrapers, & library filters? - Printable Version
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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
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- SandmanCL - 2008-06-04 19:44
The ability to assigning custom genres would probably make me use Library mode for TV shows 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
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
- 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.)