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SpiderSprog

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Media organising hierarchy
« on: February 19, 2011, 07:30:56 pm »
I realise this has been discussed before and often draws some heated debate, but I can’t find the specific answer in previous threads.
Is there any way to organise by multiple attributes in a hierarchical manner i.e.  Season > Episode > Title
It mostly relates to TV series tagged from imdb or TVdb.
Here’s an example with the auto tagging from TVdb I get the following attributes (amongst others)

Episode                01
Episode                British Are Coming
Release Date        Season 1
Title                     Allo! Allo!

This results in them being sorted by title alphabetically, the episode tag is effectively ignored. At the minute if I want to view all my Allo! Allo! Episodes in season and episode order I would have to rename the attributes like this

Episode              01
Episode              01 British Are Coming
Release Date      Season 1
Title                    Allo! Allo! Season 1

If you could sort by
Title> Release Date > Episode > Episode

Then it would be perfect.  I suppose there would need to be some distinction between the episode tags or use another attribute for the episode title.

There already seems to be some hierarchy (Title>Episode).  I was wondering where this is coded and if it would be possible to add a user defined hierarchy



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Re: Media organising hierarchy
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2011, 06:58:31 am »
Hello SpiderSprog, happy to hear your utilizing the tvdb lookup.

As far as tagging of television shows and how they are presented in the media browser there has been some discussion on this as of late and a minimum standard of sorts has been introduced however it has not been implemented yet. Essentially, it would list a show by the title attribute, then by clicking on that you would be presented with seasons and then episodes. This needs to happen in actual code as the other solution ive come across somewhat breaks how things should work as far as UI continuity.

So, all I can tell you is that its a ongoing concern and people are actively working to bring it inline.

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Re: Media organising hierarchy
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2011, 12:53:25 pm »
thanks for the speedy reply,
the tvdb function is excellent thanks.

If there is anythign I can to do help out (probably limited to testing) just let me know