What is The best way to show special info about a movie? (1 Viewer)


Portal Pro
March 28, 2008
Country flag

=== Background ===
This is mostly a problem with my kids movies. Some of the movies I have as two different files, one in English (which my children do not understand) and one dubbed in Swedish.

In Moving Pictures I cant tell them apart, it just looks like I have two movies that are exacly the same.

First I tried with just writing extra info in in the title in Moving Picture configuration, e.g. added the word SWEDISH at the end of the title, and also in Genre. And I was happy, when I saw both films in the list, I immediately saw which was Swedish (as I could read it in the title)...

Then I discovered that many of my movies got Swedish titles from IMDB, so I wanted to update them with akas.imdb.com. As I have a lot of movies I happened to accidentally mark a lot of swedish dubbed films for children at this update.

It felt a little awkward to once again go through 1,000 films and enter "SWEDISH" in the title (and genre) of the about fifty kids movies, so I tried something new. All children's films that are in Swedish, has the word SWESUB or SWEDUB in the filename. So in C:\ProgramData\Team MediaPortal\MediaPortal\skin\Blue3wide\movingpictures.listview.xml I added:
		  <description>File info</description>
Now I CAN see which is Swedish, but Im not sure if I am happy with the result (it does not look so good with a very long file path). It was better before, so to the question...

=== Question ===
How would you show that some of the movie are in Swedish?
- Write in title?
- Show file info?
- Add Swedish to genre?
- Can I get the text automatically to the title/genre with som script that search for Swedish/Swesub in the filename?
- Something else?


MP Donator
  • Premium Supporter
  • December 20, 2009
    Germany Germany
    AW: What is The best way to show special info about a movie?


    Why don't you just mux these films with both audio streams ie. in an mkv-Container. You can switch through the languages within the context-menu while the movie plays.
    Another advantage would be to just have one file per film and therefore you wouldn't waste your hdd-capacity with redundant video-streams.




    Super Moderator
  • Team MediaPortal
  • April 21, 2010
    Germany Germany
    Country flag
    You can also do it with the string #MovingPictures.SelectedMovie.language and set the language for the films in the Moving Pictures Configuration. Then you can even set Categories for the different languages I guess.


    Portal Pro
    March 28, 2008
    Country flag
    protonenpumpe: Sounds cool, but sounds difficult (have not even found out how to change audio track yet ;) ). Will google some :p
    Holzi: Good idea, if I go this road (now I have all IMDB info right, so I will not need to update all again), maybe I should put in the language there also. Will check if I find some scipt I can use (otherwise its only 50 movies, don't take THAT much time)...

    Maybe I can put the files in different folders and use that somehow :)


    Super Moderator
  • Team MediaPortal
  • April 21, 2010
    Germany Germany
    Country flag
    Muxing the film is not that hard. Just download the programm mkvmerge (it is included in the package mkvtoolnix I think). The two movies u wanna mux should only have the same framerate e.g. 25 then there is no problem with the sound.

    Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

    OP Similar threads Forum Replies Date
    G How best to get cover art for tracks to show up on the Audio Menu (Latest Added, Unplayed)? General 9
    T I cannot get a basic media import-what is the best configuration? General 10
    G Best version of mp so far General 4
    KlausWirn Best Practise Codecs (free) Codecs, External Players 0
    toricred Only Show Actual Recordings General 1
    R MP 2.2.3 Search TV program only with the correct begin of show title General 7
    F Show Player info while skipping Feature Requests 0
    P Recordings not showing up unless re-imported and not possible to delete General 0
    C Imported media doesn't show up immediately? General 1
    mrmojo666 [Tv Server Plugin ]Direct Show Video Control Plugin for Hauppauge PVR cards MediaPortal 1 Plugins 0
    tano_grasa Movie cover not showing when starting a movie aMPed 0
    M [Rejected] Always show full hours in TV Guide Feature Requests 2
    J Understanding what EPG shows about schedules General 8
    J Show media item location Feature Requests 4
    ratata Non present codecs is still showing... MediaPortal 1 Talk 2
    C Recording back to back shows from IPTV streams General Support 8
    J Resume from Standby Last Module TV Showing TV Server Settings Television (MyTV frontend and TV-Server) 2
    K Genres in MovingPictures not show ... Fanart Handler 12
    Lehmden Manual schedule: Possibility to enter a show name Feature Requests 1
    N [Finished] [MP2-806] Playing a recorded radio program does not show screen to allow skipping forward, etc MediaPortal 2 141
    B Media info shows audio is 5.1 MP shows 2.0 Watch / Listen Media 2
    ge2301 [Finished] [MP2-782] Show mouse cursor only if it was moved more than 10 pixels MediaPortal 2 13
    stirlinghart Folders showing up in MOVIES share General 2
    W [solved] MP 1.20 Video IMDB no showing plot General Support 129
    F Config starting, but not showing. Moving Pictures 2
    Similar threads

    Top Bottom