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Emby Theater - Display Title, Duration and other Metadata Below the Selected Extra

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In addition to (but not contingent on) a related feature request ( https://emby.media/community/index.php?/topic/43845-emby-server-emby-theater-support-nfo-files-and-automatic-metadata-lookup-for-extras/ ), I recommend Emby Theater display the full Title, Duration and any other Metadata below the currently selected Extra using something along the lines of the UX pattern called "Thumbnail grid expanding preview". See the following for examples:

 

https://tympanus.net/codrops/2013/03/19/thumbnail-grid-with-expanding-preview/

https://tympanus.net/Tutorials/ThumbnailGridExpandingPreview/

 

http://www.oriongunning.com/thumbnail-grid-expanding-preview/

http://www.oriongunning.com/demo/gridder/

 

While the current layout is clean and concise, it is not terribly helpful (in my opinion) in knowing what one is considering watching. As far as I can tell the only ways to get more details are to either start playing the item, or Ctrl-D to view Edit Info (neither of which is ideal when you're just browsing). I think that the "Thumbnail grid expanding preview" UX pattern is a decent route to go and in keeping with the general aesthetic of ET.

 

Additionally, once the underlying code is built for this way of displaying data, there are potentially other uses for this UX pattern. One I can think of at the moment (which can be spun off to it's own feature request at some later point) would be to have items in "More Like This" respond this way, so that you get a mini-detailed view of some of the item metadata and then the option to click through to that item's page to actually play the item if desired. This would enable one to more quickly ascertain (without fully going to the item page) if they want to further explore that "More Like This" item or not.

 

Regardless of additional uses (such as for "More Like This" items), I think that some sort of improvement is definitely needed for displaying the details of Extras, and the "Thumbnail grid expanding preview" UX pattern seems like a decent option to me. :)

 

PS - If this is something you might like to see implemented, be sure to "Like" this top/first post (as well as any subsequent posts in this thread that highlight particular aspects of what you are interested in) -- "Liking" the top/first post helps the Devs to know how much interest there is in a given Feature Request.

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Luke

It's a nice idea, yes.

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funwithmedia

Just giving this a bump. :)

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funwithmedia

@@SikSlayer, I recommend "liking" the top/first post in this thread, as that's what helps the devs have a sense of how much interest there is in a feature request. :)

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Luke

I will add the runtime to make it consistent with the web app.

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funwithmedia

I will add the runtime to make it consistent with the web app.

That'll be great -- thanks @@Luke!! :D

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