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VIDEO_TS Folder No Longer Recognized in Movie Extras Folder


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I'm on Server Version 3.2.70.0 on Windows 10.

 

I don't know when this changed, but previously (I believe) Emby Server would recognize a VIDEO_TS folder in the Extras folder in the following directory format:

Dark City (1998)\Extras\Gallery and Metropolis Comparison (Text)\VIDEO_TS

And then Emby Theater would present that item "Gallery and Metropolis Comparison (Text)" in the lists of Extras, where it could be played via the External Player I have configured (in my case, VLC).

The reason I do this is that sometimes there are extras such as image galleries and text content which are only available via the DVD menu. So I copy only the files within the original VIDEO_TS folder which are necessary for the DVD-menu-only extras I want and put those in a folder like the above example.

Currently these folders are no longer being recognized and displayed for Movies, though it does still work for folders with the TV "Special" season folder. It is also possible that I am not remembering correctly and that it actually never worked for Movie the Extras folder and has only ever worked for TV Special folder. I don't think that is the case though -- I think it worked for the Movie Extras folder at some point in the past, as I normally test these things when I am converting a movie.

I understand this is an edge case which might not effect many users, but figured it wouldn't hurt to mention it in case it is something that can be easily fixed. :)

If folks have suggestions for how to achieve my above goals using a different route I'm open to that.

Thanks!
 

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funwithmedia

It does work in the TV Series "Special" folder. It is entirely possible I just had assumed it worked in the Movies Extras folder as well, but never actually tested it.

 

I did come up with another way of achieving my goal, but it depends on the following feature request:
https://emby.media/community/index.php?/topic/55914-emby-server-theater-galleries-movie-extras-folder/

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Yea we really want to be doing less development around video_ts as opposed to more. Not sure when we'd be able to do this so you may want to consider converting to mkv

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funwithmedia

Yeah, I understand and respect that. I actually am gradually converting everything to MKV, and that is what has prompted this particular issue. As I said above, there is some content that only exists withing a DVD's Menu interface (eg, image galleries, text content about a movie, etc). So, converting a DVD to MKV still leaves me without this content. So the above method is something I came up with where I would convert the movie and all the video-based extras into MKV files, and then just keep the portion of the VIDEO_TS folder data necessary to play the DVD menu (so that I can view the galleries, etc.).

 

But like I also mentioned above, the following feature request would allow me to do away with the VIDEO_TS folder content entirely, because I could view the extracted image data as a gallery slideshow (if the feature request gets implemented):
https://emby.media/community/index.php?/topic/55914-emby-server-theater-galleries-movie-extras-folder/

 

:)

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