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#61 Luke OFFLINE  

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 03:09 PM

collections are a popular feature. i see no reason we can't bring those features to collections built with the web interface.

 

anyway those things are still possible with folder based collections. it's some of the other stuff like grouping and the newer features that they're falling behind on. they're just not getting as much of our dev and testing time because the number of people using them have plummeted since it became possible to design them in the web interface.



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Posted 04 April 2015 - 03:22 PM

I sure hope so! Although grouping is the main reason to use collections...

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 07:40 PM

Before the issue at hand i had a hybrid way of doing my collections. I would indeed create them via the interface since it's nice and simple and i would move the created xml to my collection folder. I usually prefer when the metadata is saved with the files hence easily backupable. So i don't mind at all working through the interface for creation or management but having them locally stored with the files opened a few more doors that are now closed.

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 10:07 PM

While we are here... Is the boxset tag from nfo supported?

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Posted 07 May 2015 - 08:13 AM

For what it's worth (my opinion that is!), I am not a fan of the way Boxsets/Collections are now handled.

To be blunt but not trying to be rude to the developers, the Web-Based Metadata manager is slow and very difficult to use which makes setting up Collections difficult.

I can't see it ever replacing MetaBrowser.

I also believe that having all my Movies (1200+) in a single folder without collections is messy at the very least.

 

Still, cudos to the developers and supporters of this product. Everyone should appreciate all the hard work and support of this great product.



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Posted 07 May 2015 - 08:23 AM

I'm still grouping my collections manually into collection folders and I use metabrowser to populate the collection metadata. Emby (both the WebUI and classic) display them correctly. So it looks like support for that method hasn't been removed.



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Posted 07 May 2015 - 09:08 AM

For what it's worth (my opinion that is!), I am not a fan of the way Boxsets/Collections are now handled.

To be blunt but not trying to be rude to the developers, the Web-Based Metadata manager is slow and very difficult to use which makes setting up Collections difficult.

I can't see it ever replacing MetaBrowser.

I also believe that having all my Movies (1200+) in a single folder without collections is messy at the very least.

 

Still, cudos to the developers and supporters of this product. Everyone should appreciate all the hard work and support of this great product.

 

 While a flat folder full of movie files is a supported structure, I think, it isn't something I've ever seen recommended.  The most common recommended folder structure is a folder for each movie.  The folder has the same name as the movie and both typically include the production year in the name.  For example:

 

\\movies\hd\Movie1 (2010)\Movie1 (2010).mp4

\\Movies\hd\Movie2 (2013)\Movie2 (2013).mkv

 

etc.

 

The change is that to create a collection you used to create a folder with a [boxset] tag and put the movies inside it like this:

 

\\movies\hd\MovieCollection [boxset]\Movie1 (2010)\Movie1 (2010).mp4

\\movies\hd\MovieCollection [boxset]\Movie2 (2013)\Movie2 (2013).mkv

 

Now it is recommended you use the first approach for all movies and just create the collection through the web UI.



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Posted 07 May 2015 - 09:26 AM

deathsquirrel, I do understand this. I may not have explained myself very well.

What I am saying is that with this being the new recommended way, it forces us to use the web ui. The web ui is, in my opinion, too slow and hard to work with for metadata. It also forces us to download metadata via the web ui taking away our ability to fully control it. Yes, I know I can go to each individual item (Movie, Tv Show, Episode, Collection) and make changes, but this is just too much work via the web ui. MetaBrowser is still much quicker and easier to use. In my opinion.

 

Again, I'm not *itchin' and complaining, I love this product and don't plan to remove it and use something else.



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Posted 07 May 2015 - 09:35 AM

The collections plug-in will get most of the movie collections you will need and do everything you mentioned automatically







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