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It would be nice if we could have an additional level in audio books for book series, rather than just author, book, chapters.  It would be nice if they were listed in series order too.

Author > (series) > Book > Chapters.

 

I just realised.. this is probably not really doable if you're pulling data out of tags in the file... ah well.  I guess it'd be more hassle than its worth, I dont see many people opting to add in series tags into each of their files...

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Hi.  Yes, this is a nice idea but the issue is where does this information come from...

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6 hours ago, ebr said:

Hi.  Yes, this is a nice idea but the issue is where does this information come from...

If you make it like collections we can create our own series.

Otherwise you can likely do it similarly to how Calibre does it from Google Books: https://developers.google.com/books/docs/v1/using and Amazon: https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/advertising/api/detail/main.html 

Or since book and audiobook series tend to be the same look up the book series data via the overdrive metadata API: https://developer.overdrive.com/apis/metadata or the openlibrary's api: https://openlibrary.org/dev/docs/api/books

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I'd love this feature -- would be much more elegant to have "collections" of books 

My current janky workarounds are some combination of:

  • include the series as the "album" tag "[Series Name] [Number in Series] - [Actual Title]"
  • have the correct publication date as the "year" tag & consistently spelled Author as the "artist" tag
  • naming my folders in a similar fashion as the "album" tag "[Author] - [Year] - [Series Name] [Number in Series] - [Actual Title]"

Obviously this has lots of limitations, esp if there are different authors across different books in the same series/collection 

 

Pic below is a current "best case scenario" for a series of audiobooks when I navigate to the "Author" --> "Albums" page

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Could this be achieved by using the "Release Group Series" information from MusicBrainz? It's somewhat like collections from themoviedb. It seems that for most popular audiobooks there is already tons of series information associated with the album IDs. To see what I mean, you can look up an author and click on the recording to see a "relationships" section where the series information is shown.

Here's two examples:

George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire":

https://musicbrainz.org/series/c70c5484-06bc-4221-9550-236926a37823

 

Douglas Adams' "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" as two different series based on narrator:

https://musicbrainz.org/series/5369df2d-7511-4a98-8a73-03b134af9e48

https://musicbrainz.org/series/e650a8a3-9d73-4c39-b452-7f02fd313f57

 

MusicBrainz even has sub-series levels, like for BigFinish Dr. Who audios:

https://musicbrainz.org/series/946c3649-4c39-4025-bad2-455890bb9160?page=8

 

It would be great if we could get this info into emby, especially if we already have audiobooks tagged with MusicBrainz.

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19 hours ago, Tremas said:

Could this be achieved by using the "Release Group Series" information from MusicBrainz? It's somewhat like collections from themoviedb. It seems that for most popular audiobooks there is already tons of series information associated with the album IDs. To see what I mean, you can look up an author and click on the recording to see a "relationships" section where the series information is shown.

Here's two examples:

George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire":

https://musicbrainz.org/series/c70c5484-06bc-4221-9550-236926a37823

 

Douglas Adams' "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" as two different series based on narrator:

https://musicbrainz.org/series/5369df2d-7511-4a98-8a73-03b134af9e48

https://musicbrainz.org/series/e650a8a3-9d73-4c39-b452-7f02fd313f57

 

MusicBrainz even has sub-series levels, like for BigFinish Dr. Who audios:

https://musicbrainz.org/series/946c3649-4c39-4025-bad2-455890bb9160?page=8

 

It would be great if we could get this info into emby, especially if we already have audiobooks tagged with MusicBrainz.

Possibly, yes, assuming that's what it's intended for, and that they've got it well populated.

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