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Custom Video Nodes - khargy - 2020-05-16

So I'm trying to set up a custom video node so I can keep my home movies separate from (regular) movies...

I followed the Video Nodes page.

I was able to create a new top level menu item and point it to the file:

LIBRARY://VIDEO/HOMEMOVIES.XML

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes" ?>
<node order="10" type="filter">
 <label>Home Movies</label>
 <content>movies</content>
 <match>all</match>
 <icon>DefaultCars.png</icon>
 <rule field="path" operator="doesnotcontain"><value>/movies/</value></rule>
</node>

which lives in /userdata/library/video

That works great and only my home movies show up.

Next I want to prevent the home movies from showing up with the movies. So I copied the movies folder structure as directed from /usr/share/kodi/system/library/video

I then edited /userdata/library/video/movies/titles.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes" ?>
<node order="2" type="filter">
  <label>369</label>
  <icon>DefaultMovieTitle.png</icon>
  <content>movies</content>
  <order direction="ascending">sorttitle</order>
  <match>all</match>
    <rule field="path" operator="doesnotcontain"><value>/Home Movies/</value></rule>
</node>

At First I didn't see any changes but I noticed that the Action for the menu item is:

ACTIVATEWINDOW(VIDEOS,MOVIETITLES,RETURN)

So I guess i need to explicitly point it to my modified file?

ACTIVATEWINDOW(VIDEOS,LIBRARY://VIDEO/MOVIES/TITLES.XML,RETURN)

it work as expected when I did that... but that literally only applies to when I click the Movies menu and doesn't filter out any of the Categories and Widgets...

I tried to do something silimar with the "recentlyaddedmovies.xml" file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes" ?>
<node order="10" type="folder" visible="Library.HasContent(Movies)">
  <label>20386</label>
  <icon>DefaultRecentlyAddedMovies.png</icon>
  <path>videodb://recentlyaddedmovies/</path>
    <match>all</match>
    <rule field="path" operator="doesnotcontain"><value>/Home Movies/</value></rule>
</node>

but I guess this syntax isn't correct or something (type is "folder" here the other one has "filter")

Either way it sounds like I need to edit each XML file and then also edit each menu item? I assume there is an XML file for the menu somewhere so I can edit it directly?

Is this the right approach? Is there an easier way to pull this off?


RE: Custom Video Nodes - taylorn84 - 2021-03-29

Hi team - does anyone have a list of all the descriptors you can have in a node xml file (label/order etc)

I was wanting to know if there is an option to include a "description" of the node so that description shows up in aspects like LoveFilm.  

I also want to know if you can have a parent node of other parent nodes??  I can't seem to get this to work

Any help would be great


RE: Custom Video Nodes - jojobro - 2021-05-24

@khargy  I don't have library nodes set up, but I have seen posts around the web talking about kinda doing this with smart playlists. but I haven't done it myself.
Are you using Aura? or AuraMod? v18 or v19?

And I think this is more of a library node question than a aura/mod skin specific question, because it's about library node implementation.
You might have better luck in the General sub.


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