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alex

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Maybe I am blind, but I cannot see a "search" function in Mediaportal (v0.2 RC2). I have several drives with over 700 video files and it would be nice to be able to search by keyword for the name of a movie. I have not seen that function in MediaPortal. Anyone else have this problem?

-Alex
 

aasmund Nordal

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I have missed it sometimes, but sorting by imdb information is ok for me.

I desided to imdb update all of my movies, and it was worth it, altough it took a lot of time.
 

FlipGer

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    Hi,

    no real search function, you may use the "SMS" Feature in list-view:

    1) With keyboard
    SHIFT + <CHARACTER>

    2) With remote
    NUMERIC BUTTON

    This way MP will jump to the entries which begin with the chosen character.

    Eg. SHIFT + G or REMOTE 4 and you will jump to all entries beginning with G.

    BTW.: What the hell are you doing with 700 movie files? :D :roll:

    You should consider to use database views and define those to your needs.

    Flip
     

    alex

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    FlipGer said:
    Hi,

    no real search function, you may use the "SMS" Feature in list-view:

    1) With keyboard
    SHIFT + <CHARACTER>

    2) With remote
    NUMERIC BUTTON

    This way MP will jump to the entries which begin with the chosen character.

    Eg. SHIFT + G or REMOTE 4 and you will jump to all entries beginning with G.

    BTW.: What the hell are you doing with 700 movie files? :D :roll:

    You should consider to use database views and define those to your needs.

    Flip


    Database views??? What do you mean? Is that something MediaPortal can do?

    As to the number of movies - I pretty much watch all my entertainment using the HTPC nowadays. I rarely use a DVD player or CD player anymore.
     

    FlipGer

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    Hi alex,

    alex said:
    Database views??? What do you mean? Is that something MediaPortal can do?

    Sure you can add all your movies to the database using the IMDB lookup. :)

    Just hit F3 / YELLOW BUTTON while highlighting the file / movie. On the left side you have the menu "View". Changing it to anything else than "Movies" (eg. titles / genres) you will get a look of your database entries. You can even define your own views in the Setup->Movies->Views.

    HTH, Flip.
     

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