Option to add additional custom genres to the databases, scrapers, & library filters? - Printable Version
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- 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:
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
- 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
- Rand Al Thor - 2008-10-07 17:21
I don't remember exacly which one off the top of my head but I think it is under the main movies section. ie if you find title / year / synopsis / the genre node should be in there too. The only issue with doing it this way is that you have to then export the library, then re-import it for the changes to take affect. A better solution would be to create nfo files for all of your movies that you want custom Genres for. You can use the xbmc media companion to do this quite painlessly. Then you just click in the genre box and type what ever genre you wish. Once that is done just refresh the movie in xbmc and it should import all the info from your nfo. Hope that helps.
Adding another menu option and pointing it to seperate library for the same user? - msheikh - 2009-01-08 05:43
I was wondering if its possible to load up different libraries through shorcut commands?
What I specifically want to do is separate my foreign movies, animes and tv shows with the north american movies, cartoons and tv shows. I'm not quite sure on the flexibility of profile and if it allows for different libraries but I was hoping that if it does, if there is a shortcut i can make that loads a specific profile rather than switching in the settings.
- althekiller - 2009-01-08 05:48
Welcome to the forums.
Please search prior to posting in the future, this same topic has been brought up a few times recently. Try profiles. See wiki/manual (link in my signature).
- msheikh - 2009-01-08 06:03
Sorry bout that. I figured out the multiple library, but still didn't find anything about making XBMC shortcuts linked to a profile. I would rather doing it through shortcuts than login screen if possible.
- jmarshall - 2009-01-08 06:19
See r16863, the LoadProfile built in command.