Jump to content


Photo

View Libraries as they are stored: by Folders

folders libraries library

  • Please log in to reply
66 replies to this topic

#1 jnr@mb OFFLINE  

jnr@mb

    Newbie

  • Members
  • 6 posts
  • Local time: 07:18 PM

Posted 09 January 2015 - 09:29 PM

I would like to have the option to view and play the Libraries as they are stored on the server: by Folders.

 

It seems that it would be a great feature. I would prefer to use it.

 

I've made also a similar request for the Android app.

 

jg2t4.gif

 

  • levander and jbsatc like this

#2 Luke OFFLINE  

Luke

    System Architect

  • Administrators
  • 131590 posts
  • Local time: 03:18 PM

Posted 09 January 2015 - 09:32 PM

in user preferences you can enable "show a Folder view". then it will add a Folders menu to your user views and you can see that plain structure.


  • jbsatc likes this

#3 techywarrior OFFLINE  

techywarrior

    Advanced Member

  • Moderators
  • 2411 posts
  • Local time: 11:18 AM

Posted 09 January 2015 - 09:33 PM

in user preferences you can enable "show a Folder view". then it will add a Folders menu to your user views and you can see that plain structure.

damn it. lol. Second time in the last 5 minutes I was typing a response and you beat me to it :)


  • FrostByte and jnr@mb like this

#4 jnr@mb OFFLINE  

jnr@mb

    Newbie

  • Members
  • 6 posts
  • Local time: 07:18 PM

Posted 09 January 2015 - 10:15 PM

Tried it before and it is not working like wanted. I have this:

 

WVmQdRB.png

 

And the real library contents are:

 

WxHx1bS.png

 

From where it named folders like "Mixed Emotions" and "My Awesome Compilation"? Where's the "Unsorted" folder? What is "Turn Up The Bass 9" doing there? What I need is the naming as it is.

 

Also, when opening, for instance, Single, I have this screen instead of the folders:

 

YHT7dwZ.png

 

This Music library is located on Z:\My Documents\My Music.


  • jbsatc likes this

#5 paule3d OFFLINE  

paule3d

    Newbie

  • Members
  • 5 posts
  • Local time: 08:18 PM

Posted 11 November 2015 - 10:08 AM

I was  excited when I saw this "folder view" option. Until I realised it is not a real folder view. It is Emby's opinion of the folder and not the real folder/file structure as seen in windows explorer. Instead it is displayed as mentioned above....

 

I get strange anomalies such as this one mentioned too.  Sometime a folder (or sub folder) will not show the contents, Emby decides it is an individual item such as a film or episode, and shows one of the files inside it instead of the folder contents, such as that "turn up the bass 9" above.

 

Please add a *real* folder view option.


Edited by paule3d, 11 November 2015 - 10:08 AM.

  • jbsatc likes this

#6 kvaps OFFLINE  

kvaps

    Newbie

  • Members
  • 1 posts
  • Local time: 10:18 PM

Posted 12 November 2015 - 02:08 PM

I'm also requesting this feature, sorely lacking this option.

In particular this applies to music. I have big hierarchy of folders with my music collection. And I can not perceive my collection in the current view in Emby.
Library view from my collection makes such a mess that it is not possible find something.
If I turn off Enhanced presentation for my music collection in View Styles, Then emby generates huge playlists on the root folder, which is very awkward and this freezes my browser.

 

Just look at this cute 1755 hour playlist:

 

5644d339d52d3_emby.png

 

Thanks a lot!


  • jbsatc likes this

#7 Florin OFFLINE  

Florin

    Member

  • Members
  • 11 posts
  • Local time: 09:18 PM

Posted 26 November 2015 - 04:44 AM

Please add a real folder view option. Enhanced presentation for music or any other setting I've tried is not working correctly.


  • phatnovice and jbsatc like this

#8 Vidman OFFLINE  

Vidman

    Advanced Member

  • Alpha Testers
  • 2645 posts
  • Local time: 03:18 AM

Posted 26 November 2015 - 05:49 AM

If you want a folder view why not just use a file browser/manager/explorer?;)

#9 Florin OFFLINE  

Florin

    Member

  • Members
  • 11 posts
  • Local time: 09:18 PM

Posted 26 November 2015 - 08:26 AM

If you want a folder view why not just use a file browser/manager/explorer? ;)

On my server my music is organised by artists/albums and in Various Artists folder I have around 1.5 - 2TB of music. 

We need folder view because sometimes is more easy to browse into a folder then album/artist/song.... do you know how a collection of more then 4TB of music will look like with current configuration/search options?

This is why we need this extra option.


Edited by Florin, 26 November 2015 - 08:42 AM.

  • jbsatc likes this

#10 zoula OFFLINE  

zoula

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • 40 posts
  • Local time: 02:18 PM

Posted 27 November 2015 - 06:40 PM

Hi,

 

I also have a big music library, that took me almost a year to rip.  I mainly have classical and jazz albums.  The thing is with classical music is that it can't be organize with metadata.  It's impossible!!   Some CD use for the artist the composer and some the interpret.  That is why I classified my collection the way I understand it.   It Is near impossible to find a CD from how Emby present the files. 

 

Of coarse I could use a files browser, and that's what I do at home.  But when I'm out and I want to listen to music it's near impossible to find what I want.  The reason to use Emby for me is mainly for remote access. 

 

Please consider the Folder view for music.  It is for me essential!!!!

 

Thank you

zoula


  • MisterSanders, Florin, xccxxx and 1 other like this

#11 rodnheli OFFLINE  

rodnheli

    Newbie

  • Members
  • 5 posts
  • Local time: 08:18 PM

Posted 02 December 2015 - 10:30 AM

hi!

 

i'm new to emby and use(d) plex last years... emby is great and developers are doing useful things for community!! (play to media renderer, quick sync, TV integration and much more! )

 

i agree - folder view for music is missing. please implement it - i have a large library with lots of samplers and browsing through folder is essential!

 

is there anything planned for the future?

 

if not, an idea could be to show DLNA service in browser or in mobile app - there we would be able to have folder view?!

 

thanks for response,

regards,

helmut


  • jbsatc likes this

#12 joho500 OFFLINE  

joho500

    Member

  • Members
  • 24 posts
  • Local time: 09:18 PM
  • LocationThe Netherlands

Posted 03 December 2015 - 05:04 PM

Hi,

 

I agree that a regular folder view for Music and for Video is a feature I really need for me to use Emby. I hope it is possible to implement it. Thanks in advance.

 

Cheers,

Joost


  • jbsatc likes this

#13 Luke OFFLINE  

Luke

    System Architect

  • Administrators
  • 131590 posts
  • Local time: 03:18 PM

Posted 03 December 2015 - 05:07 PM

The next major server release has added a Folders tab to the music section.

 

5660af26b3315_M1UW8OXI20G6Z4_M2674ZE8WDZ


  • MrWebsmith, porkbone, Happy2Play and 4 others like this

#14 rodnheli OFFLINE  

rodnheli

    Newbie

  • Members
  • 5 posts
  • Local time: 08:18 PM

Posted 04 December 2015 - 05:32 AM

cf76726963e74a3153943a1f0eb971c2.gif



#15 zoula OFFLINE  

zoula

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • 40 posts
  • Local time: 02:18 PM

Posted 04 December 2015 - 09:36 AM

BIG Thank you!!!!



#16 ebr ONLINE  

ebr

    Chief Bottle Washer

  • Administrators
  • 45416 posts
  • Local time: 03:18 PM

Posted 04 December 2015 - 11:12 AM

The next major server release has added a Folders tab to the music section.

 

5660af26b3315_M1UW8OXI20G6Z4_M2674ZE8WDZ

 

Is this just using a straight item query at each level with parent IDs?



#17 Luke OFFLINE  

Luke

    System Architect

  • Administrators
  • 131590 posts
  • Local time: 03:18 PM

Posted 04 December 2015 - 12:51 PM

Is this just using a straight item query at each level with parent IDs?

yes



#18 Florin OFFLINE  

Florin

    Member

  • Members
  • 11 posts
  • Local time: 09:18 PM

Posted 07 December 2015 - 02:16 PM

The next major server release has added a Folders tab to the music section.

 

5660af26b3315_M1UW8OXI20G6Z4_M2674ZE8WDZ

Thank you very much!



#19 berrick OFFLINE  

berrick

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • 137 posts
  • Local time: 08:18 PM

Posted 18 January 2016 - 02:35 PM

OK I have been waiting for this option for years and now you tease showing pictures of a "FOLDERS" option. I don't have this option in music  :angry: !

 

I'm running 

Emby Version 3.0.5812.0

 

Any help appreciated  :)



#20 serv.linx OFFLINE  

serv.linx

    Newbie

  • Members
  • 2 posts
  • Local time: 01:18 PM

Posted 29 January 2016 - 08:34 PM

I just create a account to say that FOLDER feature is the 1st thing that will make me THINK move to emby... MB is not perfect... other server too. But if MB is not even able to offer basic feature like folder... that is part of the system that MB use to come alive... then sorry. 

It is not because MB is free that we have nothing to say. Even windows, linux, mac os etc... are able to show me my files in a structured fashion. Like I put them to find my stuff.

With MB I am lost. MB give gold and diamond... But if I can NOT even find a show... Even MB search feature didn't help so I have to turn it off.

 

I have over 3-4Tb of TV show series... Anims with n# episode and season...

MB is unable blaaa blaaa blaaa

 

Mean MB suck at simple thing so still haven't ask for complex thing... like scan 5hrs or more my library... I don't even complaint if he do a good job. BUT it don't!! 

 

Please if you put FOLDERS option to "music"... don't wait next year to put it in "pictures"... n then another year to have it in "movie trailer'???... and the n,.... then another one to the...

Or just tell us that feature is not possible to implement in emby n will never been.

 

Sorry If I am a bit harsh lol We are Version 3... N basic feature not working.

 

Thank you for your handsome work!! emby have potential it is why I post.

 

Posted on end of January 2016


  • jbsatc likes this





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: folders, libraries, library

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users