Aeon Nix Silvo - Having menu items only displaying the contents i want
#1
Question for the guru's here about the menu items. I have 4 categories of media: Anime, Cartoons, Movies and TV Shows. I separated them this way because of their category but Kodi doesn't like to agree with me and I think I have to configure it to do what I want.

What I want to do:

Have TV shows display only TV shows (like actual human acting) but with posters/fan art and NOT bundle anime and cartoons together
Cartoons be separate from TV shows and only show cartoons in this list with posters and fan art.
Anime to do the same as cartoons.

So I click on anime and all I would see is anime with their posters + ratings etc.. and any time I add a show/episode to their respective folders, kodi updates the library but still maintains my organization.

Is all this possible or am I just dreaming?
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#2
Yes it is possible. See... Custom home items (wiki)
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(2020-07-03, 23:11)Karellen Wrote: Yes it is possible. See... Custom home items (wiki)

This whole idea revolves around smart playlists, interesting. What about the "In Progress" sub menu, can that be tailored to the smart playlists as well?
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(2020-07-03, 23:55)bloodyskullz Wrote: This whole idea revolves around smart playlists, interesting. What about the "In Progress" sub menu, can that be tailored to the smart playlists as well?

 Yes.

I have split up my movies and animated movies this way. I created a few smart playlists to show tailored widgets on the home screen.
I would advice to add a limiting condition to the 'In progress' and 'Recently added' playlists, to keep the widgets nice and fast! 

You can use the same idea to create the smart playlists needed for the submenu. I personally did not bother with them as I don't use the submenu very often.
Take note that I created these smart playlists from the Kodi interface, but once you have created a few you can also navigate to the storage location and edit them by hand which is probably going to be a lot faster if you need multiple categories (only the path changes for each set).
The 'Recently added' widget i created does not show watched items. If you want to see the watched items as well, remove the "playcount is 0" component from the xml.

The playlists are called
  • Movies.xsp
  • Movies_InProgress.xsp
  • Movies_RecentlyAdded.xsp
  • Animated.xsp
  • Animated_InProgress.xsp
  • Animated_RecentlyAdded.xsp
And have the following content:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes" ?>
    <smartplaylist type="movies">
    <name>Movies</name>
    <match>all</match>
    <rule field="path" operator="startswith">
        <value>nfs://10.20.30.40/volume1/Movies/</value>
    </rule>
    <order direction="ascending">path</order>
</smartplaylist>

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes" ?>
<smartplaylist type="movies">
    <name>Movies: In Progress</name>
    <match>all</match>
    <rule field="path" operator="startswith">
        <value>nfs://10.20.30.40/volume1/Movies/</value>
    </rule>
    <rule field="inprogress" operator="true" />
    <limit>25</limit>
    <order direction="descending">lastplayed</order>
</smartplaylist>

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes" ?>
<smartplaylist type="movies">
    <name>Movies: Recently Added</name>
    <match>all</match>
    <rule field="path" operator="startswith">
        <value>nfs://10.20.30.40/volume1/Movies/</value>
    </rule>
    <rule field="playcount" operator="is">
        <value>0</value>
    </rule>
    <limit>25</limit>
    <order direction="descending">dateadded</order>
</smartplaylist>

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes" ?>
<smartplaylist type="movies">
    <name>Animated</name>
    <match>all</match>
    <rule field="path" operator="startswith">
        <value>nfs://10.20.30.40/volume1/Movies_Animated/</value>
    </rule>
    <order direction="ascending">path</order>
</smartplaylist>

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes" ?>
<smartplaylist type="movies">
    <name>Animated: In Progress</name>
    <match>all</match>
    <rule field="path" operator="startswith">
        <value>nfs://10.20.30.40/volume1/Movies_Animated/</value>
    </rule>
    <limit>25</limit>
    <rule field="inprogress" operator="true" />
    <order direction="descending">lastplayed</order>
</smartplaylist>

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes" ?>
<smartplaylist type="movies">
    <name>Animated: Recently Added</name>
    <match>all</match>
    <rule field="path" operator="startswith">
        <value>nfs://10.20.30.40/volume1/Movies_Animated/</value>
    </rule>
    <rule field="playcount" operator="is">
        <value>0</value>
    </rule>
    <limit>25</limit>
    <order direction="descending">dateadded</order>
</smartplaylist>
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#5
Thanks for responding. I actually don't use the widgets but rather the sub menu options. Those XML contents you posted are for widgets?

I know how to create the smart playlist, but what changes do I have to make to the creation of the smart playlist for it to act as an "In Progress" sub menu?
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