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#1 piecesofme OFFLINE  


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Posted 11 November 2019 - 07:57 PM


I’m trying to wrap my head around the Collections features in Emby. I’ve read through the documentation and understand that I can either manually setup collections or I can use the AutoBoxSet plugin.
What I cannot tell is if I can choose to show items on their own and in a collection. For instance, I want to make a James Bond film collection. And want all the Bond films to be in it. But I also want those Bond films to show up in the main movie library when I’m browsing everything looking for something to watch. Is this possible? Or when I add something to a collection, will it be removed from the library view?
Secondly, I’m curious as to what other options there are for creating collections. For instance, I also want to make a Christmas/Holiday movie collection. What’s the best way of doing this? If I add tags or genres, can I use either of these to make a collection? Is there a better way of doing this?
Lastly, is it possible to “import” (for lack of a better term) data from either Plex or Kodi? Meaning, if I have Genre data for Christmas, or Playlists in either of these, I don’t suppose there’s any way to get that into my Emby info? I know it’s a long shot but thought I’d ask. Thanks so much in advance!

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Posted 11 November 2019 - 08:08 PM

Yes, you have the option to show items both in their collection and in the movie list as individual movies.  It's the default behavior though it seems to defeat the purpose of the feature to me.


Creating a holiday movies collection is no different than any other collection.  Select the movies, add to a collection, and type in a new collection name.  The collection doesn't have to exist on TMDB to be added.


If you have configured Plex to write metadata to NFO files and those files are stored with the media, they'll be used for video files.

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 09:45 AM

Hi.  Has this answered your questions?

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