HOW-TO get my Home videos, documentaries etc into the XBMC video library - Printable Version
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- DurhamDev - 2009-12-10 21:14
I think I'm getting what you're saying, but if you have a screenshot, it might help to crystallize it in my mind...
Any chance you can post up a few screenies of "here's what it looks like when you have two or three custom sections loaded up"?
(Thanks, in advance!)
- sho - 2009-12-10 21:27
There really is nothing to see.. you will not see anything new onscreen.
Basically you are just switching to another instance of XBMC, but it is done transparently (if you disable the login screen).
- DurhamDev - 2009-12-10 22:48
Ah. I re-read the above posts, and think I have it now... By creating the custom key (currently not a used key - as that would be 'bad') you can switch back and forth between your "Movies" and your "Home Movies". (And since nobody else has said it, allow me to be the first to say "Home movies, wink wink!")
Now, I haven't looked it up, but I'm assuming you can create more than two User Profiles, so is it safe to assume that if you have multiple (more than two) profiles, you can duplicate this so that you could have multiple Film Types? (i.e. "Home Movies", "Kids' Movies" and "Movies")
I think - correct me if I'm wrong, that you would need to create ANOTHER custom key to jump TO the new selection (if you're already using "B" for "Home Movies") - is that right?
I didn't read it - but I'm assuming the "b" and "slash b" in the code in step three isn't "Bold", it's the key combo, correct?
Aye, I think I'm confusing myself now. Thanks in advance!
- sho - 2009-12-10 23:03
Hey I do make Home Made Soap Operas (it even has a spiff sock muppet villain).
Yes, you can make n profiles.
<b> is the key, yes.
Yes, if you want it could become a nxn matrix of keys to switch back and forth, making things pretty complicated pretty soon.
But ideally this would be done via remote, where you have effectively unlimited possibilities (on a "real" one with a programmable display)
- wimpy - 2009-12-11 23:30
not sure what I want needs another profile.. I'm just not too familiar with the current db setup etc.
With 350+ full lenght standup shows I'm sure you can understand why I wouldn't want to mix them with "normal movies"..
I just "need" another "set content"-category called Standup (with the same scrapers as Movies), which i can open using a link on Home menu called "Standup".
Am I way off here or is this possible somehow ?
What would be amazing is a DB setup where after opening "Standup" from Home menu it would list Standup Comedians as a list:
After entering for example Eddie Izzard it will list all standup shows in DB that's linked to Eddie Izzard..
I guess it's just too much to ask devs to add this if it's not possible with the current database setup, but I'm sure more people would like this in a future update
EDIT: I know I can just use the Video Sources atm to access these files but the reason for the question(s) above is that I'd like to be able to add cover, year, comment etc on them and put them into the without mixing them with the "normal movies" DB. (Just to clarify)
- wimpy - 2009-12-12 00:13
Ok for now I'll try this out:
Movie Sets.. I'll just create a movie set called STANDUP and edit nfo files for each standup show (350+.. phew)
Anyone have a better solution please don't hesitate to post or pm me
- sho - 2009-12-12 00:15
This is not a request thread, it is meant to help getting around the current limitations.
If you do not want to go this route, maybe movie sets would suit your needs?
But mixing the two (profiles + sets) is what I would do if I wanted to achieve what you describe.
- sho - 2009-12-12 21:40
The profile keymaps subfolder bug has been fixed in Camelot beta 2. Corrected the text in the first post to reflect that.
- pilluli - 2010-01-01 20:21
I am using two profiles as well to keep separate my kid's content and mine. However, I am experiencing problems with music. It does not seem to keep completely separate libraries and they get mixed up.
¿Does this happen to everyone?
- pecinko - 2010-01-04 18:02
wimpy Wrote:Ok for now I'll try this out:
Already did it? There might be a better way. Try using smart playlists. You will make separate playlists, but as a side effect your content will be categorized. Drawback is you cannot add those to favorites as that will play them all, but you will get custom categories.