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Henkmeister

I have been frustrated with genre metadata of movies. Some movie can be horror, romance, comedy and scifi. And it shows on all those genre categories in Emby. Is there a way to arrange them by the "strongest" category. Like Aliens is a scifi movie (but has horror elements in it).  I tried to do this manually, but with a big library it is a definite "no, no".

How do you manage your genres in Emby?

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Emby will present then in the order they are written in nfo file.  But there is an issue of them being rewritten you ever edit metadata within Emby.

https://emby.media/community/index.php?/topic/109294-missing-genres/&do=findComment&comment=1151892

Only way would be manual if feel the order is wrong per nfo.  Your example of Alien, both IMDB and TMDB have it as Horror, Science Fiction/Sci-Fi.

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Gilgamesh_48

The main thing I do is use the "Genre Cleaner" plugin and map almost all the junk genera to a more correct genera such as "Sci-Fi" and "Horror" and "Fantasy" all get mapped to "Science Fiction/Horror/Fantasy" and yes I created that genera. And, yes I have similar genera for others such as:
"Mystery/Thriller/Crime." I also use "Drama" as a catchall for many of the junk genera such as "TV Movie."

My mappings leave me with only four or five genera total that covers all my movies. I do not bother with TV as, for me, TV genera are not really meaningful. Of course movies are not much better.

I just do not understand why there appears to be a different genera that mean exactly the same thing such as "Science Fiction" and "Sci-Fi." Genera Cleaner allow me to reduce the junk to a manageable level.

Also I almost never use genera to find a movie or TV show so my methods might not work for everyone. I use "Genera Cleaner" mainly to get the total genera entries down to a nice low number

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Henkmeister

Thank you!!

This Genre Cleaners seems to be just what I need.

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