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Best Answer Happy2Play , 05 August 2019 - 05:40 PM

Yep

 

 

Airs before season: will put the episode at the beginning of the season.
Airs after season: will put the episode at the end of the season.
And if a special airs within a season you can use "airs before season" with "airs before episode" to make it appear and play after a specific episode in the season.

 

The information will come from TVDB and episodes should be named accordingly, but if they do not appear on TVDB you can apply the appropriate info in metadata manager.

 

Note Next Up does not currently honor displaying Specials in Next Up.  They will play if you have "Play next episode automatically" enabled.

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 09:27 AM

There's metadata in specials for them to occur before or after a given season, but is there a way to have them occur mid-season? There's an "after episode" option but I'm not sure how that combines with the "before season" and "after season" options.



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Posted 05 August 2019 - 10:48 AM

There's metadata in specials for them to occur before or after a given season, but is there a way to have them occur mid-season? There's an "after episode" option but I'm not sure how that combines with the "before season" and "after season" options.


Settings>Library>Advanced tab, tick "Display specials within season they are aired in.

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 11:01 AM

There's metadata in specials for them to occur before or after a given season, but is there a way to have them occur mid-season? There's an "after episode" option but I'm not sure how that combines with the "before season" and "after season" options.

 

https://emby.media/c...cials-placement



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Posted 05 August 2019 - 01:07 PM

Right, I posted in that thread. I'm still not clear about what metadata fields I need to fill out if I want the Special to appear, say, between episodes six and seven of a season.



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Posted 05 August 2019 - 01:16 PM

Right, I posted in that thread. I'm still not clear about what metadata fields I need to fill out if I want the Special to appear, say, between episodes six and seven of a season.


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Posted 05 August 2019 - 01:21 PM

I have this similar post:

 

https://emby.media/c...eason-specials/

 

I want to play S00E01, S00E02, S00E03, S00E04, S00E05, S01E01...

 

Metadata is correct. This is metadata for Episode S00E05:

 

 

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But show doesn't appear in "Next Up" when you play episode S01E01.



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Posted 05 August 2019 - 01:59 PM

I have this similar post:

 

https://emby.media/c...eason-specials/

 

I want to play S00E01, S00E02, S00E03, S00E04, S00E05, S01E01...

 

Metadata is correct. This is metadata for Episode S00E05:

 

 

5d48653f7fed2_Anotacin20190805191922.jpg

 

 

 

5d4864b5b348b_Anotacin20190805191700.jpg

 

But show doesn't appear in "Next Up" when you play episode S01E01.

 

As @CBers said, read post #12 in https://emby.media/c...eason-specials/, it is stated:

"Note Next Up does not currently honor displaying Specials in Next Up.  They will play if you have "Play next episode automatically" enabled."


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Posted 05 August 2019 - 02:06 PM

As @CBers said, read post #12 in https://emby.media/c...eason-specials/, it is stated:

"Note Next Up does not currently honor displaying Specials in Next Up.  They will play if you have "Play next episode automatically" enabled."

 

Thanks for the info. I've added this suggestion:

 

https://emby.media/c...als-on-next-up/



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Posted 05 August 2019 - 02:50 PM

Post #12.

Which season do I put in "airs before season"? The season in which I want it to air, or the season after?



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Posted 05 August 2019 - 03:46 PM

Which season do I put in "airs before season"? The season in which I want it to air, or the season after?

 

Neither one.  Airs after episode and airs before season are mutually-exclusive options.  If it is a mid-season special, then fill in the airs after episode number and leave the others blank.



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Posted 05 August 2019 - 03:47 PM

But Specials are listed as season zero, correct? They don't have seasons associated with them. So if I put "airs after episode 5", how does it know which season's episode 5 to put it after?



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Posted 05 August 2019 - 03:55 PM

But Specials are listed as season zero, correct? They don't have seasons associated with them. So if I put "airs after episode 5", how does it know which season's episode 5 to put it after?

To be honest, never looked into any Special episode metadata, they were just there, I guess either from metadata scraped from TVDB or date-based. Anyway, had a look at few random ones, and for each of them it is the same configuration:

- Airs before season - ACTUAL season is stated

- Airs after season - BLANK

- Airs before episode - Episode before you want it to play

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 04:04 PM

Okay, sorry - that's what I get for going from memory.

 

It is the "Airs after season" that is mutually exclusive.

 

For the others, they work together... e.g.

 

Airs before season x episode n



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Posted 05 August 2019 - 05:40 PM   Best Answer

Yep

 

 

Airs before season: will put the episode at the beginning of the season.
Airs after season: will put the episode at the end of the season.
And if a special airs within a season you can use "airs before season" with "airs before episode" to make it appear and play after a specific episode in the season.

 

The information will come from TVDB and episodes should be named accordingly, but if they do not appear on TVDB you can apply the appropriate info in metadata manager.

 

Note Next Up does not currently honor displaying Specials in Next Up.  They will play if you have "Play next episode automatically" enabled.


Edited by Happy2Play, 05 August 2019 - 05:42 PM.

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