Custom libraries

In my setup I have my video’s organised on my file server similar to what i believe you have.
Media library (on my NAS sharing using NFS)
-Swedish Movies
-Subtitled Movies
-English Movies
-TV-shows
-Animation
-Family video

  • Movies are organised in subfolders to manage metadata, custom artwork and subtitles etc.
  • Collections are placed in a Folder, then the movie folders, according to my liking and not any database and I get to chose the artwork by placing it in the folder as well .
  • Shows are organised with a folder for each show, and subfolders for each season.
  • Private/Family videos I organise in a mix of the above depending of how I wish them to look, I need to build my own meta-data nfo-files though.

These folder are shown by default on the home screen. As you navigate into these, any folder holding additional folders will be shown as a folder icon (or with artwork if you placed artwork in the folder). As you navigate into these any movies in subfolders will be showed, as a simple collection or grouping.

If you use the Infuse Library function on the home screen, far right, choosing Movies will combine all your movies, independent from were they where added (Swedish, English, Subtitled as above). Now you can find/sort these by genre, year, unwatched, new-status etc. but not by source/folder. This is done using the collected Meta-data so collections etc will follow what is scraped from the database and not how you organised your files.

-Good or bad? this works great for me!

You probably have some sorting that you use more frequently, then you can make a “shortcut” of this one to your home screen.

I have the following shortcuts on my home screen: New Shows, New Movies, Unwatched Movies and my Source libraries. I have removed the name on the shortcuts and added my own artwork ( [Showcase] Favorite icon artwork ).

I hope this helps…