Moving Pictures - The New Movies Plug-in (Original Thread) | Page 12

Discussion in 'Moving Pictures' started by fforde, August 24, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Darre

    Darre Portal Pro

    Joined:
    April 21, 2007
    Messages:
    925
    Likes Received:
    80
    Ratings:
    +80 / 0
    Home Country:
    Norway Norway

    You can set a display name, and a "sort by" name, so yes; you can do the same here. You can have Lord of the rings with the original names, and just sort them by lotr1, lotr2 and lotr3.

     
  2. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  3. SMa
    • Team MediaPortal

    SMa Retired Team Member

    Joined:
    June 15, 2007
    Messages:
    194
    Likes Received:
    13
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Helsinki - Finland
    Ratings:
    +13 / 0
    Home Country:
    Belgium Belgium
  4. sebulator

    sebulator New Member

    Joined:
    February 23, 2008
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Home Country:
    Sweden Sweden
    Great initiative, I'm really excited to use this plugin soon!

    In what format is the "local database" stored? The reason why I'm asking is because I currently use the MyFilms plugin, which uses a xml database, and I made a python-script which gathered information from imdb and covers from impawards automatically and updated the xml-file for new movies. So a thought maybe I can rewrite this script to update the database for this plugin as well later. But maybe that won't be necessary since you have made the same functionality part of the plugin, but on the other hand I like to update the db from my linux server. How do you determine which movie newly added files should be associated with? I searched newly added directories in my movies folder for a imdb-link inside the nfo-file, which, in my case, is very successful.
     
  5. jonaskp

    jonaskp Portal Pro

    Joined:
    October 23, 2006
    Messages:
    438
    Likes Received:
    15
    Ratings:
    +15 / 0
    Home Country:
    Denmark Denmark
    Darre: That sounds great, I'm gonna try that when I get home.

    fforde: I hope its okay I borrowed the picture on your first post, in a post I made on a danish forum to tell others about the plugin. I don't have any screens of my own setup right now, which is why I used yours:
    Link to the site (even though you probably won't understand it, since it's in danish :) ) recordere.dk forum: Nyt Movie Plugin til MediaPortal
     
  6. Paranoid Delusion
    • Team MediaPortal

    Paranoid Delusion Moderation Manager

    Joined:
    June 13, 2005
    Messages:
    13,062
    Likes Received:
    1,481
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Electrical Engineer
    Location:
    Cheshire
    Ratings:
    +1,482 / 0
    Home Country:
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Show System Specs
    MovingPictures is currently using MP's standard db3, if you read through the thread this may change later, but for simplicity this is being used.

    Regards
     
  7. armandp
    • Team MediaPortal

    armandp Retired Team Member

    Joined:
    April 6, 2008
    Messages:
    990
    Likes Received:
    584
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Application Designer
    Location:
    Zoetermeer
    Ratings:
    +616 / 0
    Home Country:
    Netherlands Netherlands
    Show System Specs
    a short summary on the new multi-part detection i implemented for the upcoming release.
    Multi-part detection is only trigged when there is one character difference between filenames (and the files are in the same folder).

    The following names will match as multi-part (# = 0-9,a-c):

    Simple:

    Code (Text):
    1.  
    2. <xxx?>cd#<xxx?>.<ext>
    3. <xxx?>cd #<xxx?>.<ext>
    4. <xxx?>disk#<xxx?>.<ext>
    5. <xxx?>disk #<xxx?>.<ext>
    6.  
    will match: movie-cd1.ext, cd1-movie.ext, movie cd 1.ext, movie cdb.ext etc...

    other keywords (like cd/disk) can be easily added on request (might change this part of the regexp to be user defineable).

    Advanced:

    Code (Text):
    1.  
    2. <xxx>.<ext> (combined with a <xxx>#.<ext>)
    3. <xxx>#.<ext> (no space between the part id and the filename)
    4.  
    will match: movie-a.ext, movie-b.ext, movie1.ext, movie.ext (when there's a movie2.ext), moviea.ext, movieb.ext etc..

    These advanced matches can be ambigious if you have your sequels named without a space (or dot) between the name of the movie and the sequel number. Will probably make a toggle setting for this.


    In general the importer will be smart in deciding wether a foldername can be used to search for the movie or it will use a filtered version of the multi-part filename when there are more movies in the same folder.
     
    • Like Like x 5
  8. mattsk88

    mattsk88 Community Skin Designer

    Joined:
    March 27, 2008
    Messages:
    363
    Likes Received:
    216
    Ratings:
    +216 / 0
    Home Country:
    Thanks armandp, i know you have been doing a fair bit of work on the plugin and its really helping to push it along.:D
     
  9. ThaClown

    ThaClown Moderator - Dutch Forums

    Joined:
    May 28, 2006
    Messages:
    808
    Likes Received:
    26
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Responsive web design specialist
    Location:
    Den Bosch
    Ratings:
    +26 / 0
    Home Country:
    Netherlands Netherlands
    Show System Specs
    I just tested moving pictures with Aeon last night and its just great!
    This will be one of those aspects of MP that makes it fantastic!
     
  10. Shukuyen
    • Premium Supporter

    Shukuyen Community Plugin Dev

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Messages:
    557
    Likes Received:
    209
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Developer
    Location:
    Lake of Constance
    Ratings:
    +261 / 0
    Home Country:
    Germany Germany
    Show System Specs
    Hi,

    an idea for filtering: How about adding a "Find while you type" ability? Like the search forms on ajax websites (ie google suggest). You start to type and the list of movies shrinks with only the items in it matching your search keyword ...
    I don't know how usable this is for remote users, but with my wireless keyboard it would be great.
     
  11. fforde

    fforde Community Plugin Dev

    Joined:
    June 7, 2007
    Messages:
    2,666
    Likes Received:
    1,690
    Occupation:
    Software Engineer
    Location:
    Texas
    Ratings:
    +1,696 / 0
    Home Country:
    United States of America United States of America
    No problem! Glad to have the additional attention, thanks for spreading the word. :)

    Yeah he has been kicking ass. Working like a machine. :p He deserves a huge thanks!


    :D

    This is a really good idea, the only problem is MediaPortal uses various keyboard buttons as commands to interact with the system. For example the "B" button when pressed during playback of any type of media is like pressing the stop button. This can probably be worked around though so I am going to make an issue for the idea so it doesn't get lost.
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Users Viewing Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 0)

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
  • About The Project

    The vision of the MediaPortal project is to create a free open source media centre application, which supports all advanced media centre functions, and is accessible to all Windows users.

    In reaching this goal we are working every day to make sure our software is one of the best.

             

  • Support MediaPortal!

    The team works very hard to make sure the community is running the best HTPC-software. We give away MediaPortal for free but hosting and software is not for us.

    Care to support our work with a few bucks? We'd really appreciate it!