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using MQ3 but going for MQ4 questions - Skank - 2012-08-20 12:08

Hi,

I got a clean xbmc install, and using MQ3 at this point
I'm looking forward to MQ4 , obviously
But what i want to know..

Before i set up my library complete as i want, will all things be the same, when i migrate from 3 to 4?
I mean, i wont lose my artwork... and stuff?
Even "watched" items...
Will movies set to watched, also be "watched" in MQ4?
Even for other things?


RE: using MQ3 but going for MQ4 questions - ntadej - 2012-08-20 14:26

The whole library, artwork and all other things not related to skin will stay the same. You will only need to configure the skin again - select desired views, options.


RE: using MQ3 but going for MQ4 questions - CutSickAss - 2012-08-20 15:22

Updating to MQ4 won't damage your library, but if you do a clean install of XBMC, then all of these will be lost.


RE: using MQ3 but going for MQ4 questions - Skank - 2012-08-20 17:23

ok cool Smile
good to know


How do you guys make your movie sets?

Do you use nfo files or use an addon for that? Or something else?


RE: using MQ3 but going for MQ4 questions - CutSickAss - 2012-08-20 20:33

Eden groups movie sets automatically, no need for nfos any more (unless you want something too specific). Go to Settings -> Video -> Group movies in sets option (don't remember exactly how it's called).


RE: using MQ3 but going for MQ4 questions - Vaikin - 2012-08-20 20:33

You could use Movie Sets, its an addon, but it's been disabled. I think they're making some improved better version.

You can edit nfos though. Just add a line like: <set>James Bond Collection</set> to each movie you want in the collection. You then have to remove the movies from your library and re-add them in order to force the nfos to be read.


RE: using MQ3 but going for MQ4 questions - Skank - 2012-08-20 20:40

(2012-08-20 20:33)Vaikin Wrote:  You could use Movie Sets, its an addon, but it's been disabled. I think they're making some improved better version.

You can edit nfos though. Just add a line like: <set>James Bond Collection</set> to each movie you want in the collection. You then have to remove the movies from your library and re-add them in order to force the nfos to be read.

Where can i find that add-on?

I dont want to use nfo files (i dont like the idea, all nfo files are placed within my movie folders) and i do know eden groups movies automatically
But sometimes it goes wrong (especially the order...) so i want to be able to adjust it.. in a good way

I do know XWMM but it doesnt work yet Wink
But i would prefer being able to adjust in xbmc ...


RE: using MQ3 but going for MQ4 questions - Vaikin - 2012-08-20 20:49

http://passion-xbmc.org/addons/?Page=Downloads

It's called 'Movie Sets' and its under Programs.


RE: using MQ3 but going for MQ4 questions - Skank - 2012-08-20 21:18

(2012-08-20 20:49)Vaikin Wrote:  http://passion-xbmc.org/addons/?Page=Downloads

It's called 'Movie Sets' and its under Programs.

thx will try
Movie sets addon is installed, but how does it work?
sometimes i get a create movie set display but i dont know how it comes.. nor how i add things and stuff, nothing happens


RE: using MQ3 but going for MQ4 questions - Skank - 2012-08-21 08:39

(2012-08-20 21:18)Skank Wrote:  
(2012-08-20 20:49)Vaikin Wrote:  http://passion-xbmc.org/addons/?Page=Downloads

It's called 'Movie Sets' and its under Programs.

Movie sets addon is installed, but how does it work?
sometimes i get a create movie set display but i dont know how it comes.. nor how i add things and stuff, nothing happens

Any idea?


RE: using MQ3 but going for MQ4 questions - Vaikin - 2012-08-21 19:50

It's a program addon, you need to run it from the programs menu. From there you can sift through all the sets and: add/remove movies from a set, create a new set, etc.

Also, the information about the entire set is only displayed on certain skins during certain views(Landscape/Showcase come to mind).


RE: using MQ3 but going for MQ4 questions - Skank - 2012-08-21 19:56

Ok will try thx


RE: using MQ3 but going for MQ4 questions - chippie - 2012-08-23 18:35

(2012-08-20 20:33)CutSickAss Wrote:  Eden groups movie sets automatically, no need for nfos any more (unless you want something too specific). Go to Settings -> Video -> Group movies in sets option (don't remember exactly how it's called).

This is only correct if you let XBMC scrape your library completely. If you use an external manager like Media Companion or Ember to generate .nfo files for all your movies then you will still need to create the sets in either of these programs so the info is added to the .nfo. Otherwise you will have to create your sets manaully in XBMC which would be very tedious.


RE: using MQ3 but going for MQ4 questions - Shane1 - 2012-09-01 00:46

With Movie Sets, is there a way to turn them off using a smart playlist?
(They Movie Set would be toggeled on in settings, but if I didnt want to see them in a particular Smart Playlist...)