Playing from 'Videos' Sends to Edit Movie Title [Solved]
#1
Hello!

So I like to utilize a "dump" folder for newly downloaded files, which is sometimes movies, sometimes TV, sometimes other things... but ultimately it's just one messy folder that XBMC won't like. That's fine... but when I go to folder navigation it just keeps prompting me to rename the file, after it does something where it queries the movie database (regardless of whether it's a TV show or movie, etc)

I've been accessing this from the videos - file/library option, which enables me to see what's in each of my shares. I would assume that I could just click the files here in order to have them play, despite them not otherwise being recognized by xbmc as a specific show or movie and such. Is that not the case? is there a setting that I have to uncheck? please see log below if it helps, and otherwise if I'm going about viewing these files let me know!

http://xbmclogs.com/show.php?id=234411

I'm obviously new and having all kinds of issues. 3rd post in three days I think but thanks all for your ongoing support!
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#2
XBMC -> Settings -> Videos -> File lists -> Default select action.

It's probably set to Info rather than Play.
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#3
Couldn't you set the content on the dump folder to "None" and "Exclude selected folder from scans"?
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#4
@ned scott - that DOES do the trick, but I like it to show the episode info before playing; so-

@helta, would setting the content this way enable that as kind of an override to that process? how do I set the content up differently?
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#5
note, i did figure out on my very own how to edit the content to exclude it; but that problem remains if you leave the default select action to "show info."

Can anyone think of a way to edit sources so that this way of selecting would work by folder? reading the wiki it looks like maybe i could do it with different user accounts, but that would probably be a bit frustrating to switch back and forth constantly. trying to maintain just one user account.
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#6
Videos -> Files -> select your folder: Right-click, change content. Performing the proposed settings, will exclude that folder (and any subfolders(?)) from contents scraping. If you're suggesting some kind of automatic "on demand" scraping, per file in "Video->Files" view - I'm not quite sure this is possible.
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#7
nah, I'm not trying to get it to perform on demand scraping, just trying to get it so that I can have it open the files that are in certain folders, instead of "view details" for them. That being said I can just map a right click button to my TV remote and do things that way, by selecting play option. just didn't know if there was an OS level way to do it.
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