Have a selector for which country media browser is running which would then use the right movie classification image.
Obviously the metadata will still be in MPAA format – NC17, PG13 etc however this could be used with a country code selector. The selector could point media browser to a different image folder to display country specific ratings i.e. Australia would be PG=PG PG13=M NC-17=MA.
yes, this would be nice. In england we don’t have ‘G’, ‘pg-13’ and ‘R’, so it would be nice for it to auto swap for ‘U’, ‘15’ and ‘18’ instead.
+1 Like the idea, for dutch people maybe the “kijkwijzer” icons could be used. http://www.kijkwijzer.nl/index.php?
With the changes going on to the imagesbyname folder setup, i would have thought it made most sense to hold the ratings icons in that folder and then allow the user to change them to whatever icon they want.
With the changes going on to the imagesbyname folder setup, i would have thought it made most sence to hold the ratings icons in that folder and then allow the user to change them to whatever icon they want.
That may come in the future. Right now, we just wanted to get the new organization in place.
It might be worth waiting until TMDb v2 is ready, it will have ratings from mpaa and other locals. Which would make it possible to add full support for different rating systems.
It wouldn’t be very accurate anyway.
Some recent examples Jennifer's Body BBFC: 15 MPAA: Rated R District 9 BBFC: 15 MPAA: Rated R Inglourious Basterds BBFC: 18 MPAA: Rated R Watchmen BBFC: 18 MPAA: Rated R
How should this work?
*As long as you're using the correct version of windows.
I have already created a set of US and a set of UK MPAA rating icons to go twards my feature request. http://community.mediabrowser.tv/topics/1149?page=4&response_type=5#first_response
Have a look and tell me what you guys think. https://www.dropbox.com/gallery/820886/1/Xzeners%20Media%20Icons?h=e2a11b&p=3
EDIT sorry, posted a pic with both MPAA ratings, but you get the idea.
Why not just get the icons from the ImageByName folder instead of having it hard coded into the MCML page and having the icon images imbedded into your dll?
While I think the general idea here of providing a customization option is good, there are good reasons not to just add this to IBN. Or, to re-design how we use IBN.
The IBN concept was an add-on designed for power users and not a necessary part of MB for general use. It has grown into a large, hairy monster since that time, but, still no part of the standard installation or configuration process deals with the IBN directory at all. It doesn’t currently need to exist for the product to work.
I know there is a lot of discussion out here trying to change that, but that is still currently a fact.
Some work needs to be put into properly designing and implementing several types of customization needs/wants right now but no one has taken that on yet.
Well you have good points. And it seems as though the theme creators are starting to create MPAA icons that better suit the theme selected. But we still have no way of allowing the community to choose which rating system to use.
I guess the theme creators could compile a theme with UK MPAA rating icons and release it as such. In the plugin tab, you could have “Diamond” and “Diamond_UK”, what do you guys think??
Ok one way I can do this is base everything off the USA ratings system and translate that to UK / Australia ratings.
USA = UK = AUS G = U = ? PG = PG = PG PG-13 = PG-12 = MA R = ?? = ?? NC-17 = ?? = ?? Unrated same across all
According to @themoviedb it shouldn’t be too long before we can get localized mpaa ratings from tmdb.
Hoping to have a beta of v2 out to the TMDb mods later this week. That puts us around 2 weeks til' launch I would guess. Getting close!
3:28 PM Jan 18th
Here is another set of icons for movie and TV ratings. I have the icons for Canada but have not yet added them to the collection.
So far what is included is: Australia, USA and the United Kingdom.
This needs to be a core feature of the product not some ‘if you have IBN…… it works’
Fatal, Sam, Soultaker
Reading your design solution on this topic, can I assume that when you refer to IBN folder for UK BBFC ratings, that is a “studio” folder we would create for the relevant certification and hence show up with the studios rather than where the MPAA rating is.
Or is there a way of coding/pointing to a folder where these images are. I have metabrowser retrieving the UK ratings, however they show up as NR.
Any Help would be appreciated as I am also another chappy that would love to see MPAA ratings localized to my country.
Localised MPAA ratings are fine if all you watch is Hollywood but I'd prefer it to show film ratings dependant on the country of release…
There are plenty of UK, Asian and World Cinema films not released in the US so IMO giving an ‘18’ film an ‘R’ rating if it was never even released in that country doesn’t really work..
At present I put the rating for the country of release in the MPAA box in metabrowser just like I catalogue the movie in the language it was released in!
This of course could be considered too anal :D
I believe if the ratings were in the IBN, users could easily add their own countries ratings.
IBN for this would be a quick and easy fix!!!
Is this posible jet? If yes how can I use the Dutch “Kijkwijzer” icons. If no I'll wait until it does :)
This is well supported but has been a long time coming!
Any news on this feature?
+1 added my wish to the mix a little while back.
I just compiled a MB core with the US icons replaced with UK icons as an interim measure until this feature is added to the configurator page.
I don’t know about the etiquette of posting recompiled msi’s so if you want a copy of my installer with UK MPAA ratings then just ask. I also made an installer with Australian MPAA ratings just to check it wasn’t dumb luck i got it working for UK ratings. If anyone wants either installer feel free to ask :)
NOTE: The US icons have been replaced in my installer, i have not added the UK icons side by side with US.
shaolin: Is the about theme with UK certification available?
or is there any theme that use it ?
Well it would be nice for us UK users to not miss our “all-the-time” !!!!
shaolin: Can you send me the installer for the above screenshot?
Here you get all country specific rating systems and even some idea how to compare … http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motion_picture_rating_system
As example the Danish system (in english) with explainations, icons etc: http://www.medieraadet.dk/html/gb/classification_gb.htm
This sounds really cool. Let me know what I can do to help
Any update on getting the ratings into the core?
I would love to use techols pack – but cant :(
Is there any plans to deploy the MPAA Ratings IBN folder?
Are we any nearer getting this implemented?
This should be in Atlas but themes will have to be modified to support it. Details on what theme devs need to do will be in the design tab.