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Hi,

After singing the praises of Emby to a friend iv’e been tasked with setting up their PC with Emby and organising their media.

Now while I have a straight forward folder structure for TVShows:-

\TVshows

                \Series 1

                \Series 2

                \Series 3

                \etc….

My friend is looking for something like this:-

\TVShows

                \Action

                 \Series 1

                  \Series 2

                   \Series 3

                \Crime

                                \Series 1

                                \Series 2

                                \Series 3

                \Adventure

                                 \Series 1

                                 \etc,etc….

 

I have looked on the wiki and found this:-

It's also possible to have a sub-folder group multiple shows together in an otherwise normal directory structure. Use the metadata manager to change the content type of the sub-folder to TV.

 \TV --- content type TV

     \TV show 1

       \Season 1

     \Star Trek  --- change content type to TV using metadata manager

       \Star Trek

          \Season 1

       \Star Trek: The next Generation

          \Season 1

But I am unable to recreate it.

 

As I’ve just installed Emby it is the latest version,

Any help would be apreciated

Edited by bluezog
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Hi bluezog,

 

Not sure if this is of any help but I have a silmilar setup on my pc to what your friend is after.

 

When adding the locations to emby don't use the root tv shows folder but use the sub genre folders (so you'll end up with multiple locations added to tv media folders setting). That'll ensure all series in the genre folders are correctly detected as tv shows.

 

Eg

\\myserver\tvshows\animation

\\myserver\tvshows\comedy

\\myserver\tvshows\drama

etc...

 

 

All shows then appear in tv section in emby theatre etc. I then use the genre metatag data to filter by genre if needed.

 

It works for me so hopefully will for you.

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Hi bluezog,

 

Not sure if this is of any help but I have a silmilar setup on my pc to what your friend is after.

 

When adding the locations to emby don't use the root tv shows folder but use the sub genre folders (so you'll end up with multiple locations added to tv media folders setting). That'll ensure all series in the genre folders are correctly detected as tv shows.

 

Eg

\\myserver\tvshows\animation

\\myserver\tvshows\comedy

\\myserver\tvshows\drama

etc...

 

 

All shows then appear in tv section in emby theatre etc. I then use the genre metatag data to filter by genre if needed.

 

It works for me so hopefully will for you.

This is the easiest approach but it depends on how the user want this media presented.

 

Do they want one TV library?  Or individual genre libraries?   

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@@Luke was this just an oversight?  This field is hidden now even in "unset".
 
This still can be accomplished but requires manual intervention modifying the system.xml.
 
Example to add if you point Library to parent TV Shows.

  <ContentTypes>
    <NameValuePair>
      <Name>C:\Users\Media\Desktop\Video Test\TV Series\Action</Name>
      <Value>tvshows</Value>
    </NameValuePair>
    <NameValuePair>
      <Name>C:\Users\Media\Desktop\Video Test\TV Series\Thriller</Name>
      <Value>tvshows</Value>
    </NameValuePair>
  </ContentTypes>

Example for "Unset" content type.

57dddfc2ee1de_example.jpg

 

In the end, the question is how are you wanting this complex structure to be displayed?

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Depends, what level is this folder at? The only thing I intended to remove was the ability to override a folder that was already underneath a single tv series.

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Depends, what level is this folder at? The only thing I intended to remove was the ability to override a folder that was already underneath a single tv series.

@@Luke The wiki example.  Library points to TV and you have a sub-folder Star Trek so x:\TV\Star Trek you are not given content type options.

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Thanks to everyone for their replies, I was looking for the "content type" option in the metadata manager, thought I was just missing it. For the moment  think i'll just point the library at the "genre" folders as siu99ss2 though would prefer it as one large library. I'll keep a look out for the "content type" opition.

 

Again thanks all.

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@@bluezog as long as you create one library with all the genre folders listed in it you will have one library.  Just more work adding folders.

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  • 1 month later...

I have the same issue. I want a collection of a series in one folder:

 

myserver\ TV & Video Archive\ Scooby-Doo Collection\

 

\Scooby Doo, Where Are You!

\Scooby-Doo! Movies

\Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated

\The New Scooby-Doo Movies

\The Scooby-Doo Show

\What's New Scooby-Doo

 

I have attempted 2 things: 1 added this location:

\\MORGAN\Server Folder_03\Film & Video\-=TV & Video Archive=- Collections\Scooby-Doo! Collection

This just adds all the Soccoby-Doo series folders to my TV series folders

 

So I deleted this and tried again with this location:

 

\\MORGAN\Server Folder_03\Film & Video\-=TV & Video Archive=- Collections\

This added the "Scooby-Doo! Collection" folder but it does not fetch metadata for the series within the folder (example: Whats New Scooby-Doo etc)

 

Can someone please help this is driving me MAD...

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  • 7 months later...

Hi Guys, Can this be done yet?

 

As mentioned about it can be done in a "Unset" Library type.  It can not be done in the "TV" content type do the enhanced presentations, the nesting breaks the TV presentation.

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Where do you change this data type in the current release?
 
 <ContentTypes>
    <NameValuePair>
      <Name>C:\Users\Media\Desktop\Video Test\TV Series\Action</Name>
      <Value>tvshows</Value>
    </NameValuePair>
    <NameValuePair>
      <Name>C:\Users\Media\Desktop\Video Test\TV Series\Thriller</Name>
      <Value>tvshows</Value>
    </NameValuePair>
  </ContentTypes>
 
I've found my TV folder options and not sure where to set the different folder details. I want to group my Star Wars shows under 1 folder same with my Star Trek ones. Then in my A-M I wanna group my Marvel shows also.
 
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<LibraryOptions xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">
  <EnableArchiveMediaFiles>false</EnableArchiveMediaFiles>
  <EnablePhotos>true</EnablePhotos>
  <EnableRealtimeMonitor>true</EnableRealtimeMonitor>
  <EnableChapterImageExtraction>false</EnableChapterImageExtraction>
  <ExtractChapterImagesDuringLibraryScan>false</ExtractChapterImagesDuringLibraryScan>
  <DownloadImagesInAdvance>true</DownloadImagesInAdvance>
  <PathInfos>
    <MediaPathInfo>
      <Path>\\nasbox\TV\N-Z</Path>
      <NetworkPath>\\nasbox\TV\N-Z</NetworkPath>
    </MediaPathInfo>
  </PathInfos>
  <SaveLocalMetadata>false</SaveLocalMetadata>
  <EnableInternetProviders>true</EnableInternetProviders>
  <ImportMissingEpisodes>false</ImportMissingEpisodes>
  <EnableAutomaticSeriesGrouping>true</EnableAutomaticSeriesGrouping>
  <EnableEmbeddedTitles>false</EnableEmbeddedTitles>
  <AutomaticRefreshIntervalDays>30</AutomaticRefreshIntervalDays>
  <PreferredMetadataLanguage>en</PreferredMetadataLanguage>
  <MetadataCountryCode>AU</MetadataCountryCode>
  <SeasonZeroDisplayName>Specials</SeasonZeroDisplayName>
</LibraryOptions>
 
Do I add the details under Library Options?
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Hi Happy2Play,
 
Where about's is the file exactly and using your example the best way to edit the file?
I'm a little bit lost on this part as the system file didn't seem to refer to the library other than the one I posted.
 
I wish the metadata manager was able to.
 
Regards
 
Austie
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Hi Happy2Play,
 
Where about's is the file exactly and using your example the best way to edit the file?

I'm a little bit lost on this part as the system file didn't seem to refer to the library other than the one I posted.

 
I wish the metadata manager was able to.
 
Regards
 
Austie

 

 

Well on a Windows install it is located here "C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Emby-Server\config",  Since you probably don't have anything already in this tag you will see "  <ContentTypes />" near the bottom.

 

 

You will edit "  <ContentTypes />" to similar to what is in post 6 but using your paths.

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