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#1 smitopher OFFLINE  

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 03:14 PM

I just installed it and I am very pleased with it.  With Movies, would access to the Specials folder be provided by the Skin or the XBMB3C Plugin?



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 09:31 AM

I just installed it and I am very pleased with it.  With Movies, would access to the Specials folder be provided by the Skin or the XBMB3C Plugin?

The only way I know to do this is make the folder a [Collection].  Then put the movie and special under it. 

 

This is not something I use.  If it works differently in the MB3 web client let us know.

 

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 07:50 PM

The only way I know to do this is make the folder a [Collection].  Then put the movie and special under it. 

 

This is not something I use.  If it works differently in the MB3 web client let us know.

 

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In the MB3 Web Client, items in the "Specials" sub-folder of a Movie folder show up as "Special Features" like this

5355ae080ce26_MB3_Specials.png

 

This is documented in the MB3 KB about Media Folders here http://mediabrowser....ructure/#Movies

Special Features
Special features for movies can be stored in a specials folder under movie folders. Nested folders are not supported.
 
/Movies
/Home Alone (1990)
   /Home Alone (1990).mkv
   /specials
      deleted-scenes.mkv 


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Posted 22 April 2014 - 04:11 AM

XBMC gets this sort of information with a separate plugin "Video Extras", from what I have noticed MB3 seems to include "Specials" with TV Shows in the Season folder automatically but Movies are treated differently.



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Posted 22 April 2014 - 10:21 AM

XBMC gets this sort of information with a separate plugin "Video Extras", from what I have noticed MB3 seems to include "Specials" with TV Shows in the Season folder automatically but Movies are treated differently.

How does 'Video Extras' communicate with the skins?

 

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 10:55 AM

Some info I found.  I have not evaluated it so it's just a jumping off point.

 

http://wiki.xbmc.org...-on:VideoExtras VideoExtras XBMC wiki page

 

http://forum.xbmc.or....php?tid=178717 XBMC forum "Release - VideoExtras Addon"

 

http://forum.xbmc.or....php?tid=125024 XBMC forum "Associate extras and/or alternative versions to a movie/TV show title"  This was referenced by the "Release - VideoExtras Addon" thread in it's first post



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Posted 22 April 2014 - 11:05 AM

Probably quite similar to what we are going to need to do for Actors...

 

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 12:25 PM

How does 'Video Extras' communicate with the skins?

 

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All I know is that you can integrate it into skins similar to how tvtunes etc is integrated...in my 1080++ skin you can access "extras" via the info screen. If it finds something to be shown a separate dialog appears where you can play the extra...Not really integrated but it works. I don't think this will be an easy integration in this add-on. Maybe we could provide an extra property with a movie stating there are extras available and then from the info screen of xbmc call a separate function to show a list of extras in a sort of similar way to how the search dialog presents results?? Just thinking out loud here :)



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Posted 22 April 2014 - 12:28 PM

Yep - that is exactly how it would have to work.  Do you think Actors would be the same way?

 

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 09:40 PM

Anything new about supporting "Specials" folder for Movies?



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Posted 05 March 2015 - 04:14 PM

Bump... Was this ever added?







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