Creating intelligent playlist for some letters in the Filename - without Tags
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KODI is a powerful streaming server that is based on MP3 / MP4 tagging and includes the cloud. KODI is the first streaming server I know, whose playlists are recognized by my TV sets via DLNA - wow!
 
But what about private MPEG2 family videos (.mpg) that don't allow tagging? There is only the file name. This also makes intelligent playlists in KODI - here's a little cookbook:
 
The "Filename-only Scraper" is an add-on that is supported by the KODI version 18.7.500.0 with Skin Estuary. This user add-on is to be installed first - see the WiKis for KODI.
 
 
Run Scraper:
System> Media> Library> Videos
Right click on the Windows folder
    (must be connected beforehand)
Set content: Movies
    ("Movies" is one of the libraries in the database)
Info source = Filename-only scraper
    (the user addon must be installed beforehand from a ZIP file)
Activate recursively
    (if Windows folders are nested, it is automatically activated)
Click OK and KODI reads the file names into the "Movies" library
 
 
Create Smart Playlist:
Videos> Playlists> New smart playlist
Select type: Movies
     (this is the library previously filled by the Filename-only Srcaper)
Title contains: Character combinations can now be defined from the file name
Example:
     "1999-07-22 familyvideo abcdefg #F.mpg"
     Select "#F" as the rule in the playlist.
     All files with "#F" in the file name come in the intelligent playlist.
 
The software architecture from KODI takes some getting used to - it is worth getting used to. Now I can tag my thousands of .mpg clips without first having to convert them to .mp4 format :-)
 
For questions - questions! Thank you for your support, PatK.
 
(Translated according to the German KODI GUI via google)
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RE: Creating intelligent playlist for some letters in the Filename - without Tags - by videocurt - 2020-06-21, 23:50


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