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Wolfgan
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Multiple video files on same folder icons

Post by Wolfgan » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:53 am

Hi, FOA thanks a lot for UMS. Amazing and highly configurable server.

Question: my TV shows folder is not in tree order (show/season/episodes) as I watch and delete them. So I keep a single folder where I have a couple of eps of several series (ie CSI.S13E01, CSI.NY.S08E09, Dr.Who.S05E03 avi, mkv or mp4, etc)

Now when browsing the folder all shows appear with the folder.jpg icon as intended by the server. Would it be possible to extend UMS to do a lazy matching of the available jpg based on <movie name>? (ie CSI.S10E09.avi and CSI.S07E04.mkv will match to CSI.jpg if exists before folder.jpg, Dr.Who.S01E01.mp4 will match to Dr.Who.jpg and so on)
Thanks, Wolf.
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Re: Multiple video files on same folder icons

Post by Wolfgan » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:28 am

I was lurking a bit around github but couldn't find the section on how UMS matches subtitles filenames to see if can be adapted to my lazy icons/thumbs idea... anyone knows?
Wolf.
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Re: Multiple video files on same folder icons

Post by SubJunk » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:51 am

Hi Wolfgan, AFAIK it's not possible to customise the image that folders use. Otherwise we would customise them for sure!

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Re: Multiple video files on same folder icons

Post by Wolfgan » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:27 pm

SubJunk wrote:Hi Wolfgan, AFAIK it's not possible to customise the image that folders use. Otherwise we would customise them for sure!
Thx Subjunk, but I don't think I follow your reply. Isn't the folder and file covers decided by the dlna mapfile piece? (ie line 150 of https://github.com/UniversalMediaServer ... pFile.java)

What I'm proposing is kind of making it less strict, so iif no exact file cover match exists for the file or folder (ie CSI.S07E04.mkv matching to CSI.S07E04.jpg) a less stringent condition kicks off and matches by LtoR prefix (ie CSI.S10E09.avi and CSI.S07E04.mkv will match to CSI.jpg), that way you may have a single folder to dump all the episodes of TV series w/o requiring a tree of series/season/episodes.

But maybe it's just me the one liking the temp folder approach :-)
Thanks! Wolf
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Re: Multiple video files on same folder icons

Post by SubJunk » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:39 pm

Ah I see what you're saying. Yes that would be possible for sure. I'm not sure if anyone will have the motivation to make that feature though since I don't think many people will use it

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