kraqh3d Wrote:of course. theoretically, anything is possible, someone just needs to code it to do so. xbmc intentionally doesn't rely on the videodb when in video file mode. this was a design choice. and this is a choice i stand behind.
I am not asking to murk the water by calling some library functions from file mode but rather add a little function call to
-check for the presence of a movie.nfo file (like it currently checks for the presence of a movie-fanart. file)
-load a movie.nfo xml file (if it exists and checks for correct xml of course) using probably existing xml load functions...)
- assign the obtained xml_values to ListItem.property(xml_token) as present in the file (like <genre>Action / Adventure</genre> would become
ListItem.property(nfo_genre) -> "Action / Adventure")
This way, it is up to skinner/users to use or not this functionality.
Quote: if you're using files mode, then xbmc should be nothing more than a dumb file browser.
The way I see it, this is still "dumb file browsing" and I bet it would take less memory that loading up the library (for the ones who don't want to use it)
I understand that this would require some programmers to make this modification. I am not sure where to start to ask something like this.
Maybe some developer forums or a developer/team who would review consider such a enhancement ?
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction as I have no clue where to start...