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Best Answer Luke , 04 October 2017 - 11:04 PM

that structure actually isn't too bad and i think it should probably at least partially work as a movies library.

 

but yes as a home videos library it will be fine.

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 09:11 PM

Hello. I am a new user and this is my first post in the forum.

 

I've read https://emby.media/c...ders-structure/ , nevertheless I'd like to keep my movies directory structure as it always was: /movies/<director>/<year>-<name>-<other info>. Is there any way to pass this structure as an option or hint to the database scraper with variable substitutions like %D %y %n, etc?

 

If this was asked before please reply with a link to the post.

 

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 10:32 PM

You might possibly have luck if you add the \director folder to your library instead of \movies.  I doubt it but no harm in trying I suppose.


Edited by Deathsquirrel, 03 October 2017 - 10:33 PM.


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Posted 03 October 2017 - 10:38 PM

I don't think Emby will be able to recognized that naming scheme though.


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Posted 04 October 2017 - 09:04 AM

Have you tried adding your current structure as "Mixed Content"?  If so, what happened?


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Posted 04 October 2017 - 12:50 PM

You might possibly have luck if you add the \director folder to your library instead of \movies.  I doubt it but no harm in trying I suppose.

I enclosed the word “director” inside “<” and “>” signs hoping to imply it is not a literal string but a variable substitution, I am sorry if I wasn't clear.



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 01:16 PM

Can you show us a screenshot of an example? This is hard to visualize. Thanks.


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Posted 04 October 2017 - 01:46 PM

I can't think of any logical reason why you would want to store your movies by Director on the file system.


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Posted 04 October 2017 - 01:50 PM

I can't think of any logical reason why you would want to store your movies by Director on the file system.

Seriously, that seems like a nightmare.



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 02:07 PM

:huh:



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 02:40 PM

Can you show us a screenshot of an example? This is hard to visualize. Thanks.

59d52a705e924_movietree.png

 

Please ignore any inconsistencies, missing colons, and such. This is just to give you the picture :)



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 02:46 PM

I can't think of any logical reason why you would want to store your movies by Director on the file system.

Sometimes I think this myself :) Any order seems arbitrary and I won't discuss the reason of my preference here. I am not asking this just for myself but for any other person who might dislike a directory structure being enforced. It just seems a sensible feature to request for.



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 02:49 PM

Have you tried adding your current structure as "Mixed Content"?  If so, what happened?

What would I accomplish?



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 02:50 PM

Structure can be worked with but file names are another story.



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 02:55 PM

Structure can be worked with but file names are another story.

 

 

59d52a705e924_movietree.png

 

Please ignore any inconsistencies, missing colons, and such. This is just to give you the picture :)

 

 

Structure can be worked with but file names are another story.

 I agree, as you can see from the screenshot sometimes I am too lazy to rename the files. It is a work in progress.



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 03:03 PM

I think this would probably work if you make it a home videos library.  Given your file names, I don't think any automated metadata search is going to work anyway.



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 03:26 PM

Thank you all for your input.

 

In the meantime I'll just stick to the recommended directory structure until the feature gets implemented, and try a more general solution like http://www.tagsistant.net/. I am optimistic.

 

I still think that using hints in the form of %variables for metadata scraping would be nice. Gmusicbrowser offers something like that for filenames. Of course, with music you have other resources like Musicbrainz, acoustic fingerprints, and such.



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 03:31 PM

You should use a program to automatically name your media in the correct format, Filebot for example is pretty common, and works on both Windows and Linux.



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 05:19 PM

You should use a program to automatically name your media in the correct format, Filebot for example is pretty common, and works on both Windows and Linux.

 

Maybe??  There is absolutely nothing consistent in the naming of the folders of media files in his screenshots.  That screams manual labor.



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 11:04 PM   Best Answer

that structure actually isn't too bad and i think it should probably at least partially work as a movies library.

 

but yes as a home videos library it will be fine.


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Posted 05 October 2017 - 02:40 AM

Why not use couchpotato/sickbeard etc to rename?







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