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Best Answer FrostByte , 11 June 2015 - 06:44 AM

No, the whole file name is ".ignore" with just the extension.  Windows won't let you do it using file explorer though.  Start Notepad, Save As, change type to *.*, and then change file to ".ignore" before clicking save.  After you create one you can just copy it to other folders

 

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Posted 07 June 2015 - 10:00 AM

Hello,

 

I have a few TV series I've added to my library, but at the moment, have no media in them. Is there a way to hide these items in the library until I have media to put into them, or am I best to just delete them until I have the media?



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Posted 07 June 2015 - 10:02 AM

Which client, or just in the Dashboard?

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Posted 07 June 2015 - 10:48 AM

Place a .ignore file in folder


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Posted 07 June 2015 - 11:50 AM

Place a .ignore file in folder

 

You'd need to remember to remove that though once it starts populating and you want to see what's there.


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Posted 07 June 2015 - 09:39 PM

Hide watched if the app allows it should work

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Posted 08 June 2015 - 12:50 AM

I'm using DLNA on Xbox One



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Posted 11 June 2015 - 02:05 AM

Place a .ignore file in folder

Is this just a blank text document?

new.ignore?



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Posted 11 June 2015 - 06:44 AM   Best Answer

No, the whole file name is ".ignore" with just the extension.  Windows won't let you do it using file explorer though.  Start Notepad, Save As, change type to *.*, and then change file to ".ignore" before clicking save.  After you create one you can just copy it to other folders

 

https://github.com/M...files-&-folders


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Posted 03 September 2015 - 09:57 AM

+1 for this - looking to implement the same functionality from the kodi advanced user settings. if there are no episodes in a folder no sense in having it displayed in the emby interface. 

 

    <hideemptyseries>false</hideemptyseries>  <!-- set to "true" to hide empty series in the video library and prevent empty series from being removed during a library cleanup. -->



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Posted 03 September 2015 - 01:06 PM

+1

 

I want Emby to manage my media alone.  Having to do it manually or by way of scripts is more work than I have time for!



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Posted 24 September 2016 - 10:48 AM

+1

 

I delete TV series episodes after watching them for lack of space, but I keep the folder so that Sonarr keeps downloading new episodes and seasons. Plex handles this by not displaying empty series, which I think is the optimal behavior.



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Posted 25 September 2016 - 07:03 AM

+1 kodi handles it fine but the web client is showing empty series. 



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Posted 25 September 2016 - 08:24 AM

Oddly I've been seeing .ignore files pop up recently and wondered what they were. I'm on dev build so perhaps it's a feature in the making

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 09:34 PM

I used to use this extensively back when it was support in Media Browser Classic.  I'd love to see it across the ecosystem tho.

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 05:57 PM

Hi,

I'm a noob Emby user (last 2 days), but I LOVE what it manage to do for me. I used to run 2 independent instances of Kodi, on my workhorse pc and on my HTPC. Oh, the time I wasted tinkering, and having to redo everything twice...

 

Like RDMuser, I delete some tv shows as soon as they're watched. But I notice 2 drawbacks with those:

1) Kodi is not listing those empty folders anymore, neither at library nor video file level.

2) I am using an add-on called "TV show Next Aired" and this guy too is not listing those shows, probably because it's not finding them within Kodi.

 

Emby does list the empty tv show, but without content, obviously.

BTW, I am aware of the Kodi setting "Show empty TV Shows" but whether it's on or off does't make any difference.

 

I've searched everywhere on Emby side for a similar setting (in vain), and googling it brought me over to this thread.


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Posted 08 November 2016 - 06:01 PM

You have to turn on the setting to show empty shows, then launch the emby for kodi addon > run a manual sync. This will add them to your kodi library


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Posted 08 November 2016 - 06:24 PM

OK, i'm slightly confused...

1) setting to show empty shows: I was refering to System/ Settings/ Videos/ Library: Show empty TV Shows

2) just discovered a similar options elsewhere: System/ Settings/ Add-ons/ My Add-ons/ Video Add-ons/Emby: Configure/Sync Options: Sync empty TV Shows

 

Should those 2 be enabled simultaneously (hopefully one not cancelling the other)?

 

Not sure what you mean by "launch the emby for kodi addon > run a manual sync"



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Posted 08 November 2016 - 06:36 PM

Sorry, just found "run manual sync", but at the moment, Kodi was already processing update on nearly 9000 items



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Posted 08 November 2016 - 07:20 PM

Ok, no you'll have to wait. But it should be quick to run it next time (it only processes item that were changed)

Only the one within the addon settings is necessary. Hide empty show is new (kodi setting) is new as it used to be in advancedsettings only.


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Posted 08 November 2016 - 07:44 PM

Just in case, I disabled it in Kodi, enabled it within Emby, waited until processing updates was finished, when I click run manual sync, it flashes for a split sec, but I still dont see my empty series though

 

I then re-checked update library on startup, exit kodi and restart it, still no joy


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