In the XBMC forum, Kris Toff suggested a way to mass rename the genre tag (see: http://xbmc.org/forum/showthread.php?p=213776&highlight=genre#post213776).
It's kind of what I also like but in a different way.....
I have a large number of movies on a large drives, and as Kris, I already have those movies categorized in genre folders, just to keep a clarifying overview I'd like to limit the amount of genres:
Action & Thriller\
Each genre folder contains movies in subfolders:
In the NON library mode in XBMC would have this as the default view. It makes it easy for the wife and kids to find a particular movie
The Library mode however, does provide more movie information at one glance (media-info) and generally looks better. But after scanning in XBMC or with Media Companion, genres have been altered and/or have subgenres added
Now, it becomes much more confusing for them to find a movie. The list of genres has increased an now for them to find a cartoon, they have to decide if it’s a comedy or an action movie or other and then find it in a huge list. Whereas in the non library mode they only had to choose the genre (cartoons) and do a bit of scrolling.Can there be an option
(in most preferred order) in Media Companion to:
- When scanning the root, read the genre tag from the genre (parent) folder (and not be overwritten if scanned)
- Scanning the Genre folders one at a time and read tag from that folder
- mass rename genre tags afterwards if the above is not possible.
This probably only applies for people who have a large number of files and have them already categorized and like to keep it that way in XBMC. So please have a look.