NEWBIE - Is there a way to have separate groupings in Videos
#1
Complete Newbie question I'm sure and I appreciate the patience.

I'm considering switching over to XBMC from Mediabrowser. The problem is that the family is so used to the way that they do things now that I need to try and get it as close as possible.

Currently I have 4 media locations for lack of a better term
TV (Current tv that is playing now)
Movies
Kidss (which contains movies and TV for the kids)
Archives (which holds movie and TV that no one watches but me)

My kids know to go in an select Kids Movies and everything that they have is set up in there.

From what I can tell there seems to be one big general videos folder that will hold ALL of the movies that I have.

Is there a way to do what I want or is XBMC just programmed differently and won't allow this?

Does this make sense?

Thanks

Josh
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#2
http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Smart_playlists
Should work.

This is all on one PC right?
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#3
Josh

As Teko has said Smart Playlists are the way to go.
I'm doing exactly what you want to do.
Amending the Home Menu to include different types of Movie Content
e.g.
Movies
New Movies
3D Movies
HD Movies
Kids Movies

My Menu now starts automatically with those new entries to pick from.

I found the best explanation was HERE
HOW-TO customize the home menu with custom categories - by Myth

If you need any more help or want some customised xsp and xml files just let me know.

Regards

Peter
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#4
Thanks for both replies. I'll play around with it and see if I can get it to work.

Is there any way to have both kids movies and kids tv shows in the same group though?

Josh
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#5
Yes. You make two playlists, one of kids TV shows, one of kids movies, and then you take a 3rd playlist and make the type "mixed" and select the two other playlists. This third playlist will combined the content from the other two.
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#6
(2012-11-07, 04:04)JoshFink1 Wrote: Thanks for both replies. I'll play around with it and see if I can get it to work.

Is there any way to have both kids movies and kids tv shows in the same group though?

Josh

You could also do this by your folder structure.
E.g.

Kids
...|_____Kids Movies
...|...............|________Bambi
...|...............|________Alice in Wonderland
...|_____Kids TV
...................|__________Kid TV Program 1
...................|__________Kid TV Program 2


The Group would be the Folder 'Kids' which would include both the folders Kids Movies and Kids TV (recursive scan selected)
You could then create a smart playlist for Kids Movies (PATH INCLUDES 'Kids Movies')
and a smart playlist for Kids TV (PATH INCLUDES 'Kids TV')
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#7
(2012-11-06, 03:07)TeKo Wrote: http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Smart_playlists
Should work.

This is all on one PC right?

Wow, I didn't know about those, really powerful stuff!
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#8
Ok.. I'm getting a little closer, I think..


I have created 2 playlists manually and they both work when I click into them
Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes" ?>
<smartplaylist type="movies">
    <name>KidsMovies</name>
    <match>one</match>
   <rule field="path" operator="startswith">smb://NAS2/Sabnzbd/complete/-- XBMC --/-- Kids --/</rule>
    <order direction="ascending">title</order>
</smartplaylist>

Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes" ?>
<smartplaylist type="tvshows">
    <name>KidsTV</name>
    <match>one</match>
   <rule field="path" operator="startswith">smb://NAS2/Sabnzbd/complete/-- XBMC --/-- Kids TV --/</rule>
    <order direction="ascending">tvshow</order>
</smartplaylist>

I used the wizard inside of XMBC to create a smart playlist of "mixed" content that looks at both of them.

It placed the smart playlist it created in /userdata/playlists/mixed . When I click into this though, nothing comes up. It's not blank, it just won't enter into it.

Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes" ?>
<smartplaylist type="mixed">
    <name>Kids</name>
    <match>one</match>
    <rule field="playlist" operator="is">KidsMovies</rule>
    <rule field="playlist" operator="is">KidsTV</rule>
</smartplaylist>



Any ideas?

Thanks

Josh
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#9
As I read over and over, is it NOT possible to have a mixed, Movie & TV, playlist?

From what I can see a smart playlist can contain multiple locations for movies or tv but cannot combine the two.

Is that correct or is it too early in the morning?

Thanks

Josh
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