Deano316 Wrote:I think like a few others here, the change should be made to the way media is scanned in. By this I mean not just scanned into tv shows or movies but in a user defined category. From there if there is no relevant scraper available, the .nfos could be edited by the user. I think this would allow greater flexibility and less need for smart playlists to keep everything seperate IMO.
I wholeheartedly support this.
I wrote some days ago on the forum (http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=119458
) that I'd like to find a way to keep documentaries, stand-up comedies, and so on separated from the movies or tvshows items. I created on Home screen a shortcut to a playlist with Documentaries based on the folder, and that's fine, but the docs end up anyway also under Movies. Apparently there's no solution to this.
Deano316's proposal of user defined categories would definitely solve my issue and guarantee long-term flexibility. I could have a certain folder scanned as "stand-up comedy" but anyway assign freely the scraper I see more fit for the job (e.g. imdb, tvdb). I think it would be a very good thing to go beyond the three basic categories of movies, tvshows and music videos to create something that cater to niche audiences. One could define Operas, Theatre, Porn, whatever category, and thus keeping all video files nicely separated and well organized.