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[REQ]Make metadata more useful


denethor
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Ok here is the another request.

 

There are lot of (meta)data across all libraries. Like; plot keywords, awards, budgets,custom tags for movies. With the latest versions we also got tag keywords and GPS data for photos and guide Data in Live TV etc...

 

So why not:

 

1. Search based on all of them? For example I want to search movies with "Best Picture" tags or movies with budget more than $100M or even search for basketball game in the TV Guide.

2. Generate playlists out of them. For example I would really like to create a playlist or even virtual library for movies tagged with Best Actor.

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I'm not following? only because a movie has a large budget does not make it a good one :P

 

If you are looking for an "Advanced" search and not just the specific things you mentioned I can give that a +1 just not the specific examples you mentioned since they seem kinda pointless imo.

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some of these can be currently accomplished with a bit of outside the box thinking and the built in features of either genres or collections in mb3.. i already have a manual collection of the AFI's top 100 films.. in mb2 i made sure each of these films got a "top 100" genre but with mb3 this is even easier as i can simply multi-select the films and create a collection of them.

 

i can then add artwork/descriptions and any detail id like to this collection.. looks really nice

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I'm not following? ...If you are looking for an "Advanced" search and not just the specific things you mentioned I can give that a +1 just not the specific examples you mentioned since they seem kinda pointless imo.

it was just an example. It is all about making every movie/photo/tv series/music attribute searchable and generating playlists or virtual libraries out of them.
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A full text index is planned, in addition to smart playlists. Just waiting their turn and for apps to catch up to existing features.

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...with mb3 this is even easier as i can simply multi-select the films and create a collection of them.

 

I don't think so. Selecting multiple movies within 2000 of movies is not that easy. Besides its not dynamic. it requires adding new items manually in to that list over time.

 

Collections are good but I need something more dynamic. Structured data is fine but it requires you to structure it in the first place :) that's why we have tags, keywords, metadata etc. to make them easy to find. All I'm asking is full text index of all server data.

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What you are asking for will be covered by Smart Playlists.  Something planned for the server in the future and in MB Plus for MBC now.

 

However, it may not work with every piece of metadata as we have to prioritize performance vs. usability on such things.

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