... as I was tired of manually grouping all my movie versions into groups after each recreation of the db, I created a plugin to help with that.
The use case is having movies, that belong together spread around and not being able to easily match the emby naming conventions, but still having the desire to present them as one item with multiple versions.
The plugin works similar to the auto boxsets, but does the "movie versions grouping" - it will group all movies based on their TMDB id into one item, regardless of where they're placed and how they're named.
I made that for myself - however, if anybody is interested, attached is a plugin that solves this issue.
Attached version is for current 188.8.131.52 beta Server, do NOT use it with stable release!
Plugin is alpha state, you should only use it, if you are willing to backup your db (there is no way to revert the changes otherwise!) and manually put the dll in the server plugin directory.
Do not use it in your production environment before having tested in a test environment that you're fine with what it does - seriously! ;-).
Note: There is a known bug in the web GUI presentation which is described here, which needs to be fixed on emby side.
Edit: the mentioned display bug in BoxSets is fixed in Emby now, thanks Luke.
Edited by MikePlanet, 07 July 2019 - 07:05 AM.