Is it possible to search or filter non-movie videos in Videos plug-in? (1 Viewer)

cesser00

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Hi everyone

I've been using Mediaportal 1 probably for 10 years now, and I've always used the standard built-in Videos plug-in for accessing shares on my Windows file server for non-movie/tv show videos, such as home videos, sports programs, funny commercials, etc.

I've never really thought about it till now since I usually just navigate to what I want, but is there a way to search for or filter results instead? For example, if I'm at the top-level video folder, I'd like to be able to search or filter for 'Baltimore Colts' and have any video in any subfolders with that phrase in the title appear on-screen. I have a feeling this is possible if my videos were actual movies and I scanned them into the video database, but obviously my videos are custom videos only.

Is there any way to do this? or something close to it? Thanks for any help.
 

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With 57 people having viewed this and with no reply, I'm guessing this isn't possible, which seems very odd to me - I would think a LOT of people would want such a feature, especially if you have thousands of such videos.
 

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    In general I think you are right, in that it's not possible (I will stand to be corrected on this one!). But...
    Try using the plugin Moving Pictures for your Movies and the in-built one for your non movie stuff.
    That way you can use the different sections of the skin to point to the different plugins and section out the bits you want :)
     

    cesser00

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    Hi SpudR - thanks for the reply. I'm already doing exactly as you suggest - I use Moving Pictures for my actual feature films, and also use MP-TV Series plugin for television shows. As I mentioned, it is the non-movie/tv show media only that I share out via the Videos plugin. Really seems odd that a search option isn't possible after all this time, and that no one else out there ever wanted to do this. It would just be a standard search, akin to searching in Windows explorer for a phrase, and then the results would appear. I know that Moving Pictures has such a feature.
     

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    If you need keyword search, then, in pure theory, you can try to using the mvCentral plugin. Of course, that you will need to spend time for organize the database and fill appropriate fields.
     

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