How to make a shortlist of movies to choose from in Kodi?
#1
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Hi all,

Something I've been wondering how to do for AGES is how to add several films to something like a "Movie Night List" of films, from which to then choose what to watch.

The only way I've found is to create a Tag, then "tag" several movies, then go browse that Tag to see the list.

The ideal for me would be to be able to manage a few custom lists of films (e.g. "Movie Night with the Boys", "Halloween Movie night", etc.) and perhaps even add a link to one of these list from the main/home "Movies" menu screen.

Does anyone know of a way (or Add-on) that can do this? Seems like a fairly standard feature.

Many thanks! Smile
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#2
One option would be to mark the videos as Favorites. Perhaps a better option would be to create seperate source folders for each category. Then create smart playlists based on file location. All you would need to do is place the video file in the appropriate folder.
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#3
Thanks wgstarks, Favourites seems to be the only real option out-of-the-box.

I should've said that, ideally this should all be doable by the TV remote. For example, casually going "What shall we watch tonight?" then scrolling through the entire list of films and essentially adding some suggestions like you would to an online shopping basket. Only for your significant other to then browse your shortlist and go "Nope, nope, nope..." Rofl

What I find annoying about Favourites (at least in the Amber skin), is that they don't show like normal movie lists; they show as film covers, that's it - no plot, rating, etc. Undecided
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#4
Not really familiar with Amber but can't you change the view in the left menu?
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#5
You could use Super Favourites to create folders for each list and then add links to the movies in each relevant folder.
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#6
Thanks spoyser, will give your add-on a go! Wink
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#7
Just thought I'd awaken this thread as I stumbled across a Shortlist addon for Kodi on Reddit, but the thread is closed and I cant seem to find anything else about it. Has anyone else used it, or come across another similar? 

https://www.reddit.com/r/kodi/comments/c...=post_body
https://github.com/Gothicawakening/plugi....shortlist

Looks ideal for those times where you're trying to find something to watch and want to create a shortlist to choose from.
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#8
I forked https://github.com/Gothicawakening/plugi....shortlist and adjusted for Matrix (and some python code cleanup) to work with Matrix.

It is working for me, if anyone is interested, it can be found at:

https://github.com/kcook98765/plugin.program.shortlist
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#9
(2021-05-01, 01:20)kcook_shield Wrote: I forked https://github.com/Gothicawakening/plugi....shortlist and adjusted for Matrix (and some python code cleanup) to work with Matrix.

It is working for me, if anyone is interested, it can be found at:

https://github.com/kcook98765/plugin.program.shortlist
I just tested the latest version, seems great so far. I had tested the previous GitHub version and had to go back to Ver 0.0.2 (it was only showing one movie in the list, when the were 6 or more).

Thanks again for the Matrix update.
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#10
Great addon.
I’m using super favorites today to create these kinds of lists but it is a little complex and not that easy for my child to add what he wants to add to his list. This addon makes that super easy. However, it would be great if the addon also could handle TV Shows/directories and also the possibility to change thumbs.
Cheers
Marcus
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#11
(2021-05-01, 02:18)RB26 Wrote:
(2021-05-01, 01:20)kcook_shield Wrote: I forked https://github.com/Gothicawakening/plugi....shortlist and adjusted for Matrix (and some python code cleanup) to work with Matrix.

It is working for me, if anyone is interested, it can be found at:

https://github.com/kcook98765/plugin.program.shortlist
I just tested the latest version, seems great so far. I had tested the previous GitHub version and had to go back to Ver 0.0.2 (it was only showing one movie in the list, when the were 6 or more).

Thanks again for the Matrix update.
Just curious if you were able to get this add-on to work with Aeon Nox Silvo (based on your sig). Been trying to do so on my side and having trouble getting the option to actually add content to the shortlists after making them in the add-on.
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#12
(2021-05-01, 01:20)kcook_shield Wrote: I forked https://github.com/Gothicawakening/plugi....shortlist and adjusted for Matrix (and some python code cleanup) to work with Matrix.

It is working for me, if anyone is interested, it can be found at:

https://github.com/kcook98765/plugin.program.shortlist

Thanks for this addon. It is very usefull for me

So I have post a PR to fix this addon with Nexus.
https://github.com/kcook98765/plugin.pro...ist/pull/2

All seems ok in two world Matrix and Nexus

EDIT : FYI before or after this fix the Shortcut menu "show info" don't seems do what is expected ?
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#13
(2021-05-01, 01:20)kcook_shield Wrote: I forked https://github.com/Gothicawakening/plugi....shortlist and adjusted for Matrix (and some python code cleanup) to work with Matrix.
You should start a new thread for your addon.
Your work is lost in this thread.
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#14
Thanks @Karellen , if there is more interest/issues, I will start a new thread. I had forked this Addon to get my feet wet in Kodi Addon development (and because it was not maintained and needed modifications for Matrix).

Thanks @Nanomani  , I have merged your PR's to the code.
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#15
@Nanomani , I have activated the github "issues" section. If you could post a bit more info on how you are navigating and finding the "show info" issue, I can look into it (seems to work for me). Thanks.
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