Within my tv shows folder, i have 2 subfolders – one for stuff that i’ve already burnt to dvd, and one for new stuff. (what i do every now-and-then is burn a dvd of files from the ‘new’ folder and them move them to the ‘on dvd’ folder when i’m done).
There can be a common tv show within each of these two subfolders, but the episodes in each folder are different. eg: series 1 burnt to dvd, series 2 not burnt yet.
In media browser, I then get duplicates of the tv shows shown in the tv panel.
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This is the way it is designed at the moment. Essentially you are asking for the virtual folder to perform a “virtual merge” on all the subfolders in it.
Its technically feasible but not implemented
I have a similar setup, though I have a “New TV” and an “All TV” entry. “New TV” maps to the \New TV folder, “All TV” maps to \New TV and \Archived TV folders, displaying both.
My solution to make identifying which of the 2 entries for each series was which was to set stark (via batch file) to overlay the red series case on the New TV, and the black series case on the Archive TV folder. Anytime I move something from one folder to the other, I just run the batch file with the replace option.
After a good prompt by Birkoff, I'll add my wish to this one!
After another good prompt by Birkoff, I'm adding my wish to this too!
My issue is that I have TV shows spread over the HTPC local hard drive, the NAS and some other computers in the house. As such, the same show can appear 4 times in the browser even though each entry only contains a sub-set of the same series.
Was this ever approved, implemented or what – added my wish which seems like a lifetime ago, but the behaviour as far as I can see continues to exist.
you are correct, the behavior does continue (as it was originally designed to work)..
I’d also like to see this in a future release.. we need to get more community support in the form of posts here and wishes on this FR in order for a dev to pick this up and make it happen.
Anyone else care to add a wish to this with us?
I’m somewhat reluctant to even attempt this as I think it could have a severe impact on performance and we are trying very hard to improve that not make it worse.
long in the tooth and hard to do but after filling my tv drive this would be really handy