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PostSubject: Different Folder Structure   Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:39 am

Is there a way to get it work nicely with that kind of Folder Structure:
Movies <- what i add to MC
-\Incredibles
--\MP4
---incrdbls.mp4
--\DVD
---\Video_TS
--\AVI
---incrdbls.avi

i hope you get the point

i would like MC to dump erverything in the first-level-folders and use their name for scraping

if it is not already possible, maybe it would be possible to make templates for Harddisk-Filename-scraping cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Different Folder Structure   Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:24 am

I think what your are looking for is under movies / movie preferences, Use folder names for scraping.

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PostSubject: Re: Different Folder Structure   Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:45 am

paybac wrote:
I think what your are looking for is under movies / movie preferences, Use folder names for scraping.

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that i tried but it seems to use the AVI, MP4, DVD directories.

my structure is like this:
Movies\Peter Pan\DVD\Video_TS
Movies\Peter Pan\AVI\ptrpn.avi
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PostSubject: Re: Different Folder Structure   Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:14 am

Ahh i see what your getting at.

I'm pretty sure MC won't handle that at moment at the folder level.

But if your movie files are named correctly then it would find those movies but nfos,fanart,posters etc would be created in the same folder as the video file.

I also think that MC would identify your mp4 and avi as 2 movies and scrape both, but pretty sure it avoids video_TS folders(Based of folder structure shown in your first post).

Hope this helps

I'm sure Billy or Stormy will chime in here soon and be some more help

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PostSubject: Re: Different Folder Structure   Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:03 am

I've had a look at this but at the moment I can't see an immediate best solution. I don't have any DVD folder structures so I'm not 100% on how they are scraped.

The issue I see is that it seems you want 1 entry in MC for multiple videos, so that entry will not directly link to those videos, but more like the folder. It will mean some of the functionality of MC will be unable to work.

The only way I can see how to do it at the moment is to trick MC into thinking that the other video files are just part of a DVD file structure. I'm not sure if have VIDEO_TS in the path is enough to make that happen or not.

So my suggestion for testing would be to have folder names for scraping & then have the structure something like this....

Incredibles\VIDEO_TS\DVD\VIDEO_TS\
Incredibles\VIDEO_TS\AVI\
Incredibles\VIDEO_TS\MP4\

No guarantees though as I haven't tried that.

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PostSubject: Re: Different Folder Structure   Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:43 pm

StormyKnight wrote:


No guarantees though as I haven't tried that.

Cheers

Didn't work, i would really like it to be an option in media companion Wink

edit:

Just saw, that you talked with the developer about something similar:

Quote :
The simplest way to add this feature would be to have an additional list where (the root of) offline movie folders can be added.
eg: D:\OfflineMovies\
When a user has a DVD they wish to add then all they would have to do is add an empty folder
eg: D:\OfflineMovies\The Dark Knight

I would probably be able to use this feature to my advantage (if it works also with nonempty folders) i could just ignore the "offline"-tags
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PostSubject: Re: Different Folder Structure   Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:01 am

That option is now available for download. Check it out.
http://billyad2000.darkbb.com/general-discussion-f2/how-to-handle-offline-dvd-collections-ideas-welcome-t1091.htm

Problems i see for you tho is it will still create a small fanart avi, and when you import to XBMC it will be linked to the fanart avi and not to your movie.

Out of interest sake why do you structure your folders like this?
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PostSubject: Re: Different Folder Structure   Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:53 am

paybac wrote:
Out of interest sake why do you structure your folders like this?

Well it seems to be the most natural way to handle different versions of the same movie...(for me) Smile.
And yhea i need different versions for different devices. Smile


Well i guess i am one of the few, who would like to use Media Companion even without XBMC.

will go and try the offline version cheers

edit:

i tried the offline version now, it creates things for every folder:
one in
movies/incredibles/dvd/
one in
movies/incredibles/avi/
one in (the right one)
movies/incredibles

so no use as of now Crying or Very sad
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