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Dear all,

Using Kodi 16.1 (with the default Confluence skin), I would like file names to be shown
for video files instead of library titles (which are scraped from the "The Movie Database").
Therefore I deselected the following setting in Kodi:

SYSTEM - Settings - Video - File Lists - Replace file names with library titles

This works great in the "VIDEOS" section of Kodi home window with my video files shown
in their respective filenames when browsing a video folder.

My question is: Is there a similar option somewhere for the "MOVIES" section?

I have set the content of my video folder as "(Movies)" and scraped the files accordingly
so all my video files show up correctly in the "Recently added", "Sets", "Titles", "Genres",
"Years", "Actors" of this "MOVIES" Section on Kodi's home window. However, the naming
of the video files in this section are using library titles instead of file names. How do
we get file names to be shown here too, like in the "VIDEOS" section?

Please advise. Thank you.

ps. Pls pardon me if this has been asked before as I can't seem to find any discussion of it
You can't.
Just for gits and shiggles............ Why would you want file names too show inside the movie library? Do you name them something other than the movies title?
Mentioned it in another thread asking something similar. Since i also like checking the filename of a library movie very quickly, i have added the filename to be shown in the Video Information Dialog in this Confluence skin: http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=242892
Quote:My question is: Is there a similar option somewhere for the "MOVIES" section?
With any movie in focus, the information page should give the full path and 'real filename.avi', you can use the context menu to re-title or edit the .nfo title. Is there something you want to do with those file names, or have something in mind?
You could use a media manager to produce .nfo files for every film and edit the titles to whatever you want. It would be a fair bit of work though.
(2016-09-25, 01:16)UraFarquad Wrote: [ -> ]Just for gits and shiggles............ Why would you want file names too show inside the movie library? Do you name them something other than the movies title?

Yes, I name them differently from the movies' title. For example:
  • Divergent
  • Insurgent
  • Allegiant

I named them:
  • The Divergent Trilogy [1] - Divergent (2014)
  • The Divergent Trilogy [2] - Insurgent (2015)
  • The Divergent Trilogy [3] - Allegiant (2016)

So that from a glance, it's easy to tell from which series the movie is from and which sequels come first.
Likewise for "Captain America", "007", "Star Trek", etc

There can be also other uses of using file names to denote that it is recorded off TV, sound is not good,
etc..... while keeping all the movies in the same folder. All from a glance.
(2016-09-25, 01:22)axbmcuser Wrote: [ -> ]Mentioned it in another thread asking something similar. Since i also like checking the filename of a library movie very quickly, i have added the filename to be shown in the Video Information Dialog in this Confluence skin: http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=242892

Thanks, will take a look at that. I do hope that the default Confluence skin has the feature I asked about....
(2016-09-25, 02:16)PatK Wrote: [ -> ]
Quote:My question is: Is there a similar option somewhere for the "MOVIES" section?
With any movie in focus, the information page should give the full path and 'real filename.avi', you can use the context menu to re-title or edit the .nfo title. Is there something you want to do with those file names, or have something in mind?

As I am using "View: Media info 3" view option, will need to right click to get the "Movie information", and
thereafter will need to have the "Path" information in focus and wait for the text to scroll before the file name
appears (as I'm accessing the video files from my NAS, and the network path is long) Sad

I do hope the developer can provide us the option to view "file name" or "library title" for the "MOVIES"
section just like in the "VIDEOS" section.
(2016-09-25, 02:36)trogggy Wrote: [ -> ]You could use a media manager to produce .nfo files for every film and edit the titles to whatever you want. It would be a fair bit of work though.

As it is, I am already using .nfo file (containing a URL) for every film, like stated in point 2 of this Kodi wiki page: http://kodi.wiki/view/NFO_files/Movies#V...ning_a_URL

Ahh... I have just taken a second look at the wiki on point 3 using a mix of XML and URL.

Perhaps now instead of:
Code:
The Divergent Trilogy [3] - Allegiant (2016).nfo:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3410834

Maybe I should now use:
Code:
The Divergent Trilogy [3] - Allegiant (2016).nfo:
<movie>
<title>The Divergent Trilogy [3] - Allegiant (2016)</title>
</movie>
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3410834

It'll be a lot of work though. Thanks! I think you solved my problem Smile

Guess this is the best solution until the developer provide the choice of using file names or
library titles in the "MOVIES" section. Great work on Kodi and also the Confluence skin
nevertheless! Smile Smile
(2016-09-24, 23:49)nickr Wrote: [ -> ]You cant1.

Well.... now I can, in another way as discussed above.

Thanks for all the prompt replies. You guys are great! Smile
(2016-09-25, 05:10)greyshot Wrote: [ -> ]
(2016-09-25, 02:36)trogggy Wrote: [ -> ]You could use a media manager to produce .nfo files for every film and edit the titles to whatever you want. It would be a fair bit of work though.

As it is, I am already using .nfo file (containing a URL) for every film, like stated in point 2 of this Kodi wiki page: http://kodi.wiki/view/NFO_files/Movies#V...ning_a_URL

Ahh... I have just taken a second look at the wiki on point 3 using a mix of XML and URL.

Perhaps now instead of:
Code:
The Divergent Trilogy [3] - Allegiant (2016).nfo:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3410834

Maybe I should now use:
Code:
The Divergent Trilogy [3] - Allegiant (2016).nfo:
<movie>
<title>The Divergent Trilogy [3] - Allegiant (2016)</title>
</movie>
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3410834

It'll be a lot of work though. Thanks! I think you solved my problem Smile

Guess this is the best solution until the developer provide the choice of using file names or
library titles in the "MOVIES" section. Great work on Kodi and also the Confluence skin
nevertheless! Smile Smile
It must surely be possible to come up with a batch file (or an existing piece of software) to edit those .nfo's.
Doing it manually would be painful.
(2016-09-25, 05:23)trogggy Wrote: [ -> ]It must surely be possible to come up with a batch file (or an existing piece of software) to edit those .nfo's.
Doing it manually would be painful.
Yes indeed. I'm working on such a batch file to do it recursively on my main media folder.
Why not just use sets?
I was thinking the same. If you want to know which movies belong to the same franchise and which one comes first, just use sets.

If greyshot wants to know if the movie has bad audio, or information like that, you can best use a nfo file that specifies that in the movie title. Or set it in the plot, or somewhere else of your liking.
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