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View Poll Results: Would you like to see a way to group compilations?
Yes, I like the YAMJ sets options 11 91.67%
Yes, but there's a better way 0 0%
No, not interested 1 8.33%
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Old February 16th, 2011, 05:12 PM
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Default [Feature Request] - "Sets" for movie compilations/trilogies

Hi all,

Recently bought a Boxee Box, and I've come from a Popcorn Hour with YAMJ, which handles movie compilations degrees of magnitude better at the moment (but it's had longer to work it out to be fair). The feature YAMJ uses is "Sets", which basically lets you specify one folder picture for your compilation, then once you click on it, you see individual posters for each film in the series. For example, let's say the Back to the Future Trilogy.

You'd specify a poster for the entire Trilogy (this goes in the folder along with the first movie, and is prefixed with the word "set"), and it'd show up in your movie list as "Back to the Future Trilogy" (or whatever you choose).
Upon clicking on that, you're taken to a new page which shows each individual movies poster. Clicking on one of those takes you to the details page and the play list.

It's great, and something I'm sorely missing right now.

This, of course, would rely on NFO support (that's how it works in YAMJ). Below is an example of a simple NFO including set details:

<movie>
<id>tt0088763</id>
<sets>
<set order="1">Back to the Future Trilogy</set>
</sets>
</movie>

The next movie is simply:

<movie>
<id>tt0096874</id>
<sets>
<set order="2">Back to the Future Trilogy</set>
</sets>
</movie>

etc etc.

Added a poll just to gauge general interest levels. Pretend you're voting on Jira

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Old February 17th, 2011, 12:36 AM
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It would be MUCH better this way.
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Old February 17th, 2011, 08:46 AM
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I would like something even more flexible than this such as a tagging feature. So that media could be given any number of user defined tags and then one of the view options would be "view by tags" which could be each given a separate image. That way you could group your movies/shows/music however you wanted and they could appear in multiple under multiple tags.
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Old February 17th, 2011, 01:45 PM
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I would like something even more flexible than this such as a tagging feature. So that media could be given any number of user defined tags and then one of the view options would be "view by tags" which could be each given a separate image. That way you could group your movies/shows/music however you wanted and they could appear in multiple under multiple tags.
While I don't mind the idea of tags in general, I don't really see it as a perfect solution for grouping movies together like this. You'll end up with just another huge list (tags) to browse to find your trilogy, and when browsing the movie wall you'll still see individual thumbnails for each movie, rather than one single thumbnail for a trilogy (or whatever).

Tags are fine, but in my opinion should be a separate request.
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Old February 17th, 2011, 03:29 PM
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I'm not sure you fully understood what I was suggesting. If tags could be given images, then they could be used exactly as you were describing "sets" for movies. So if you only wanted to use them for that, then you would get exactly what you wanted. One thumbnail for the "Back to the Future Series" that when clicked would then show all of the thumbnails for the individual movies.

If others wanted to use tags in different ways, then they would be free to do so. This would be infinitely more flexible than a more stringent "sets" system, but could be used for that as well. Seems like a win/win.
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Old February 17th, 2011, 04:32 PM
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I'm not sure you fully understood what I was suggesting. If tags could be given images, then they could be used exactly as you were describing "sets" for movies. So if you only wanted to use them for that, then you would get exactly what you wanted. One thumbnail for the "Back to the Future Series" that when clicked would then show all of the thumbnails for the individual movies.

If others wanted to use tags in different ways, then they would be free to do so. This would be infinitely more flexible than a more stringent "sets" system, but could be used for that as well. Seems like a win/win.
Right, I see. To be honest I'm not fussy how they implement "sets", as long as they do

I'd suggest that your method is probably a fair bit more complicated to implement though.
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Old February 17th, 2011, 10:05 PM
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Yes this would be sweet!
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