App to Create or Rename Folders based on Info from Moving Pictures | Page 2

Discussion in 'Moving Pictures' started by jmcentire, January 13, 2010.

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    New Version 0.2!!! (Updated first post)

    You can now enable the app to organize your movies into genres. It uses the first genre listed in Moving Pictures which is usually it's main genre and creates a subfolder for that genre inside your movie directory's parent directory.

    Example(when rename existing is not checked, Setup Genres Enabled, Year in brackets enabled):
    "C:\Movies\Anchorman.avi" would become "C:\Movies\Comedy\Anchorman; The Legend of Ron Burgundy [2004]\Anchorman.avi"

    Example(when rename existing is checked, Setup Genres Enabled, Year in brackets enabled):
    "C:\Movies\Anchorman\Anchorman.avi" would become "C:\Movies\Comedy\Anchorman; The Legend of Ron Burgundy [2004]\Anchorman.avi"

    Also VIDEO_TS folders are now detected and the app renames the parent dir instead of the VIDEO_TS folder. Example:
    "C:\Movies\Anchorman\VIDEO_TS\*" would become "C:\Movies\Anchorman; The Legend of Ron Burgundy [2004]\VIDEO_TS\*" (Also works with genres enabled)
     
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    I've done a mess...
    I've organized my movies in this way:
    /movies/A/Apocalypto...
    /movies/B/Bewolf
    etc..

    I ran your program to compact all the movies under the genre folder and the result now is this

    /movie/a/drama/Apocalypto
    /movies/b/sci-fi/Bewolf...

    damn! How can I fix this?
     
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    There should be a backup of your moving pictures database in the same folder as the folder organizer app. Move all your movies back to their original location, then replace the current moving pics database with the backup.
     
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    It'll take too much time!! (I've got 250 movies).. I'm letting the files as they are now..
    btw, is there no possibility to create the categories in the main folder and group all the files there?
     
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    Not as the app is now, if you know autohotkey at all I can give you the current source and you could modify it to suit your collection.
     
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    If you are running MovingPictures v1.0 RC, then the internal hashbased verification system will take care of it auto.

    So all you have to do is make 26 (assuming you even have movies for every letter in the alphabet) mass folder moves to the root folder. MovingPictures will detect that it is the same movie, because the hash matches and it will only update the folder location metadata in the database.
     
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    Hello,
    Can someone explain me the interest in having the movies in their own folder ...

    Thanks !
     
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    tidier.
    some movies have 2 parts
    some movies have seperate subtitle file

    if you have 500 files then it is very slow to open the directory, whereas 500 subfolders are faster.
     
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    could you please explain this sentence? :D
     
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