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mickeyfinn

It would be great to be able to configure channel groups in LiveTV, which can be selected in the guide view (maybe as tabs) so that we can more quickly navigate to preferred channels using the d-pad.  Perhaps start with Favorites by default, but be able to add custom groups (similar to collections) which we can add channels to (Network, Premium, Basic Cable, Kids, News etc.).

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Luke

If we gave preference to favorite channels and frequently watched channels, would you even need channel groups?

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blade005

If we gave preference to favorite channels and frequently watched channels, would you even need channel groups?

Luke,

 

It would still be nice as an option.

 

With WMC I have a PRIMETIME Channel group that only shows major networks and fits on one page without the need to scroll. (Big deal in WMC layout). I also have a CLASSICS Channel group that just pulls together the classic TV and Movie channels. It is nice to have these custom separate groupings that a favorite or frequently watched default will not always cover.

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WickedTv

Hi. Is there a option to have channel groups via the live tv folder? As in I have 4 M3u lists on 1 server but the whole live tv folder is not grouped or even in alphabetical order.

 

Would be great to have the whole list grouped to navigate the list quickly.

 

Eg

Sports

News

Movies

Entertainment

Kids etc etc

 

Is this something the emby team can incorporate?

 

Many thanks

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Luke

Hi, it's a possibility for the future, thanks.

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nicodelux

yeah that would be great :)

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EODCrafter

I'm fairly new to IPTV Streaming but my m3u contains "group-title" but instead it seems Emby sorts on the stream number...Example 1234567.ts. There needs to be a better way for Emby to identify IPTV channels and this is already included in my streams. Please join me in trying to get Emby to sort on these values so we can better manage our IPTV. Here's an example of my Stream output so others may identify a field better suited to sort on. Thanks for for help! Below is an example of my m3u data that is imputed into Emby VIA .m3u URL or File.m3u....

#EXTM3U
#EXTINF:-1 tvg-ID="" tvg-name="US: CBS Baton Rouge" tvg-logo="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/df/Wafb_2008.png/175px-Wafb_2008.png" group-title="General Streams",US: CBS Baton Rouge

#EXTINF:-1 tvg-ID="" tvg-name="US: CNBC World" tvg-logo="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/d4/CNBC_World.svg/170px-CNBC_World.svg.png" group-title="News",US: CNBC World

#EXTINF:-1 tvg-ID="" tvg-name="US: Fox Baton Rouge LA WGMB" tvg-logo="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a0/WGMB44.png/175px-WGMB44.png" group-title="Regional Locals",US: Fox Baton Rouge LA WGMB

#EXTINF:-1 tvg-ID="" tvg-name="US: Fox Dayton" tvg-logo="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/06/WRGTlogo.PNG" group-title="General Streams",US: Fox Dayto

#EXTINF:-1 tvg-ID="" tvg-name="US: FOX DC" tvg-logo="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6c/Logo_of_WTTG-TV.png/110px-Logo_of_WTTG-TV.png" group-title="General Streams",US: FOX DC

I omitted the actual streams due to security issues.....

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Luke

Hi, yes we will be expanding on our channel management features in a future update. thanks !

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EODCrafter

Fantastic News!

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KingKoopa08

 @@Luke I have seen this mentioned for as long as I have used emby so about a year. Do you guys have an ETA?

 

Hi, yes we will be expanding on our channel management features in a future update. thanks !

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EODCrafter

 @@Luke I have seen this mentioned for as long as I have used emby so about a year. Do you guys have an ETA?

 

 

Just a very simple database query statement....right? I'm pretty sure it will be done in the next release. If I knew where this was in the code, I could take a stab at it.

Oh WOW...this has been reported on Github over a year and half ago...I see whay you mean @@KingKoopa08 @@Luke

 

GitHub Enhancement Request

 

Also this and this

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EODCrafter

Hi, it's a possibility for the future, thanks.

This is the future @@Luke ....Sry for double Posting, can you combine?

https://emby.media/community/index.php?/topic/63197-emby-sort-on-group-title-not-stream/&do=findComment&comment=625739

 

Also related...https://github.com/MediaBrowser/Emby/issues/2646

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KingKoopa08

This is much-needed functionality. What do we need to do to show that?

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ebr

This is much-needed functionality. What do we need to do to show that?

 

Click "Like this" on the first post in this thread.

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EODCrafter

In case anyone is curious, Here is how Kodi does it and this is imported directly from the .m3u file I have shown above....

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EODCrafter

Click "Like this" on the first post in this thread.

I think @@WickedTv gave up on this looooong ago :)

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KingKoopa08

Yeah, I noticed that also. I don't blame him after not getting any love for this feature that should have been in initial release. I just shared it in a few of my fb groups I am apart of to get more likes.


 

I think @@WickedTv gave up on this looooong ago :)

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fu11circ1e

I have noticed that it has been a while since anyone has asked again for this feature. I am currently using iptv-epg and the option for groups is great. I understand the use of favorites but having another option for groups would be an absolutely fantastic feature to add.

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tldspectre

I have noticed that it has been a while since anyone has asked again for this feature. I am currently using iptv-epg and the option for groups is great. I understand the use of favorites but having another option for groups would be an absolutely fantastic feature to add.

 

Agreed. Sports channels are an example where having a group makes sense. I can quickly pull up a list of all my sports channels and browse through to pick which event I want to watch. 

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BillOatman

I agree that channel groups would be very useful.  The shield scrolls very quickly but it is still tedious with a few hundred channels.  The Roku is just a nightmare because of its slowness. 

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cayars

Any point to those links?

This thread is older then both of them.  :)

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EODCrafter

Just more info consolidated.

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judgey

Please add this its needed as there are so many channels now.

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pir8radio

If this is a difficult task for @@ebr and @@Luke  can we get something easy in the meantime...    Like a colored bar across the guide grid that says the group name in the m3u not what is in emby.  

 

so i would see like a bar across the grid (using one of the channels rows) that says       Sports        then as im scrolling through the guide i know everything below that bar is sports channels...  until i get to the next colored bar that says       USA PPV's       then i know the following channels are PPV channels, etc....     that should be pretty easy right?

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