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ferguscan

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Linear media list
« on: September 22, 2007, 05:02:28 am »
I have a bunch of media on my hard drive.  I have every single available episode of the following TV programs: The Simpsons, Seinfeld, Scrubs,  The Sopranos, etc.  I have a bunch of other media files besides.

When I import these media into LinuxMCE, they get shown as one gigantic linear list.  What's more, their names in that list are simply their base file names (xxxx.avi), not taking into account their on-disk directory structure.

This arrangement doesn't work very well.  Most of the files start with the letter S, or with a number.  And they become impossible to navigate.

Does LinuxMCE support multi-leveled media lists?  If not, how does everyone else get around this problem?

Thanks,

Stuart

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Re: Linear media list
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2007, 08:37:56 am »
Stuart, I've got the same problem, and haven't found a solution yet. If you're going to try to implement something, I'd suggest taking a look at jinzora which gives you the option of scanning by tag or file structure when you import media. It might give you a code-base to start with. If you do come up with a patch, let me know.

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Re: Linear media list
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2007, 11:49:12 am »
If you organise your media by directory folders then you can select sort by filename on the media screens this makes navigation much easier

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Re: Linear media list
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2007, 08:00:44 pm »
click "options" select "sort by filename" (or something like that) and "go"
I thought it sounded stupid at first (sorry Zaerk), but it does work, and it will sort the media until by filename until you quite the session (restart router, core or MD)

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Re: Linear media list
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2007, 11:49:22 pm »
I take a different approach.

I make a DVD with menus, and schlorp the episodes onto that disc by season.

I also take advantage of the fact that I'm not storing this onto a disc, but rather onto the hard disks on the core, so the images for these are larger.

It does clean up the list quite a bit. :-)

-Thom

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Re: Linear media list
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2007, 11:58:21 pm »
also, use the attributes in the web admin to your advantage.... you can create Genres... use this to group TV related shows, for example..be creative.

(I can hear you all whining now....puh-leeze.. if you don't like it... write another one... the media center was meant to hold MOVIES and RECORDED TV PROGRAMS (on a limited basis, watch a few, delete em)...)

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Re: Linear media list
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2007, 01:49:19 am »
Thom are you a developer of LMCE, you said "the media center was meant to hold MOVIES and RECORDED TV PROGRAMS (on a limited basis,"
if you are that is ok, but if not i should tell you that there is almost 20 MCE in the world and if LMCE didn't give us all that function we will find it someday with others then the big efforts in LMCE will be forgotten.
 

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Re: Linear media list
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2007, 04:32:07 pm »
puh-leeze..hes most certainly not a developer for LMCE.
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