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Posted 17 June 2014 - 09:45 AM

Are you on the new beta version of MBC?



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Posted 19 June 2014 - 05:37 PM

Hi Sry for the Late reply
I am running 182.0 6-12.1 on both mine at home ill check with my friends if you need me to

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 11:46 AM

Question about the Use Custom View for Series "special view" combined with the jump to first unplayed option. If you have MBC set to display specials in the series where they aired, is there a way to get the default to first unwatched to skip the specials folder.

 

Say you have a special that aired between season one and two, the special view looks like below. I would expect the jump to first unwatched to go to season 1 episode 3 since it knows special 1 should be watched after episode 4, but instead special 1 comes up and the seasons are collapsed. I've taken to marking the specials all watched just to get the jump to unwatched to work. Or maybe when you have the show specials where they aired option turned on, that episode should not show up in the Specials "season" as well?

 

Specials

1

Season 1

1 watched

2 watched

3

4

Season 2

1 (special 1)

1 (season 2 ep 1)

2

3

4


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 02:02 PM

I have wondered about that as well fraenhawk. It would be a nice feature to have. I have been doing as you have and marking specials as watched.



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Posted 20 June 2014 - 04:22 PM

That particular functionality doesn't know anything except you have a list of items and it searches for the first one in that list that is not watched.

 

Right now the functionality is completely generic and used for all folders so to get it to do what you are asking will mean to build some intelligence into it that isn't currently there.  So, perhaps in the future.



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Posted 20 June 2014 - 04:51 PM

What about an option to sort Specials to the end of the list instead of the beginning? If it looked like below, that would solve the problem without special logic :)

I noticed in the folder naming sticky, it mentions movies can have a folder named Specials but never actually says what to do with TV specials. The Season 0 thing has just been around forever, does MB3 support naming the TV Specials folder to Specials instead of Season 0? Or I wonder if I can just change the "Season Number" field in the metadata manager... hmm

 

 

Season 1

1 watched

2 watched

3

4

Season 2

1 (special 1)

1 (season 2 ep 1)

2

3

4

Specials

1



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Posted 20 June 2014 - 05:19 PM

Specials in a TV series are always considered Season 0 because that is how they are defined at our metadata source (the tvdb).



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Posted 20 June 2014 - 05:27 PM

It worked! Left Season 0's Season Number as 0 to not screw up TVDB, but changed the Sort Name from blank to Specials and now the specials are at the bottom of the list and the jump to first unwatched works!



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Posted 20 June 2014 - 05:33 PM

How interesting. I thought I'd use the reports finally for something and noticed that when I picked Series and sorted by Season, I had some Specials at the top of the list and some at the end. Turns out, all the ones at the top had season number set to 0 and sort name blank. All the ones at the bottom of the list had season number blank and some with the sort name already set to Specials. Going through and making them all consistent now with both fields populated now.


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 09:19 PM

It worked! Left Season 0's Season Number as 0 to not screw up TVDB, but changed the Sort Name from blank to Specials and now the specials are at the bottom of the list and the jump to first unwatched works!

 

Hopefully, that's a nice find.

 

I will say if you are blanking out the season number in the specials as opposed to filling it in as 0, it could cause repercussions in other areas.



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Posted 20 June 2014 - 09:24 PM

I never touched the specials previously other than creating the folder names as "Season 0" so I'm not sure how some of them had different metadata. Leftover from the MB2 to MB3 move perhaps? As I said, I went through all of them and made them all uniform. All of them now have a Season Number of 0, and all of them have a Sort Name of Specials now.



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Posted 20 June 2014 - 09:33 PM

I never touched the specials previously other than creating the folder names as "Season 0" so I'm not sure how some of them had different metadata. Leftover from the MB2 to MB3 move perhaps? As I said, I went through all of them and made them all uniform. All of them now have a Season Number of 0, and all of them have a Sort Name of Specials now.

 

Okay, then that should be fine.  Good find.



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Posted 01 July 2014 - 10:24 PM

Did you guys find a solution to this?  I seem to have the settings checked that you suggested, but I'm still having the issue.  I'm on the latest version on MBC using the Chocolate Theme.  I have "Show Unplayed Count" checked under View Options.  Under Chocolate Views, I have "Use Custom View for Series" checked.  These have been checked for quite some time.  But I'm experiencing the same problem described by the OP.

 

If this is a flaw that I need to live with, I have no problem with that.  I just back out of the series and go back in to get the correct episode.  It's annoying, but I can live with it no problem.  Much Thanks!







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