Customizable collections

And if you look at the top of this thread you’ll see it’s tagged as “planned” too. :wink:

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Yeah, I know, but now we have a rough time schedule.

I have a fair few Collections in Plex. It would be good to just use these on main screen with a Menu Item to view them

The Shorts Category is out now, but now I have a clutter of Short Movies in this category. I have plenty of Pixar Shorts, Tom & Jerry, Wallace & Grommit, Pink Panter, and many more. They are all sorted by movie title.

Without the custom collections, this is only half the battle.

And one more thing: as I have to transfer all those shorts from tv shows to short movies, they where autoamtically recognized as new movies and appears in the “last added” section, and are all marked as unwatched.

Another suggestion for the collections (tvOS):
It would be wonderful if we could scroll through the movies in the collection with a swipe left or right. Instead of having to swipe down to the bottom to select the next movie in the collection :wink::+1:

@james excellent to see this added to next up 7.3.5… Do you have a view on whats coming in?

Assuming Plex Collections would be awesome and ability to disable built-in Infuse collections :slight_smile:

I personally would like to see these three ways of this being supported:

  1. Add items manually via the GUI, the same way you build playlists. Ability to reorder, etc.
  2. A file of some sort (xml?) with list of collections and movies that can be read in automatically. Acts as a backup as well.
  3. Designate all items in a folder to be a collection. This could be done in conjunction with #1 but it allows a quick way to add all items to the collection and then reordering could be done manually.

Also, I dont know that I would want this to overwrite existing collections if a movie is in more than one collection. For instance I would like to see my custom MCU collection and the Iron Man collection.

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I just hope that it isn’t just available for Plex, Emby, Jellyfin users.

Throw us Infuse purists a bone? :bone: :smile:


Plex, Emby, Jellyfin collections are already supported, so the main focus here is for non-media server users to have additional collections alongside those provide by TMDB.


Great, finally :tada::wink::+1:

James what do you think about this Idea:

It would be wonderful if we could scroll through the movies in the collection with a swipe left or right. Instead of having to swipe down to the bottom to select the next movie in the collection :wink::+1:

Though not a true custom collections feature, Infuse pulls genres from local .nfo files, if present. I added the “M.C.U.” genre to all my Marvel movies’ local .nfo files (which I generated in Kodi from TMDB scrapes).

So from TMDB I get collections (Iron Man, Thor, Avengers, etc.) and to view all Marvel movies I chose the M.C.U. genre.

Since (unlike TMDB’s Collections policy) single titles can be assigned multiple genres, this doesn’t force you to remove the title from the “Action”, “Adventure”, or “Science-Fiction” genres in exchange.

It’s a crummy compromise, since I can’t custom set the sort order for a specific genre (nor for any pinned row on the Home Screen) … and this is really a view you’d want sorted by release date, while in general I prefer things sorted by title.

But this is what I’ve got so far.

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I currently am using a playlist since that will let me set the order.


I like this idea. On one hand I want to wait to see what James has up his sleeve. On the other hand I’m preparing myself for disappointment so I was wondering if you wouldn’t mind sharing a couple of your nfo files so o can see exactly how you are doing it?

The biggest one for me is having MCU in chronological order. I’ve managed to do this but it makes my library go wonky so I’m open to other ways.

I’m also wondering if Infuse makes use of the ‘sorttitle’ files used in nfo files and if not is this something that could be put to use.

Setting up playlists is tedious on iOS and tvOS (having to add titles one at a time and in the specific order you want) and I don’t have a Mac (which I assume makes this easier) … but yeah, that’s another helpful alternative — and one that somewhat solves the ordering issue while we wait for custom per-group/list/etc. sort orders to be added.

Here’s an abridged version of the .nfo file for my copy of Avengers: Endgame —

(I pulled out the multitude of cast & crew and image asset links TMDB installs, plus all the ‘fileinfo’ stuff, ‘actor’ tags, and a few others, to keep this post manageable.)

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes" ?>
    <title>Avengers: Endgame ⁴ᴷʜᴅʀ</title>
    <originaltitle>Avengers: Endgame</originaltitle>
    <sorttitle>Avengers 4</sorttitle>
    <plot>After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos&apos; actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store.</plot>
    <tagline>Part of the journey is the end.</tagline>
    <mpaa>Rated PG-13</mpaa>
    <uniqueid type="imdb">tt4154796</uniqueid>
    <uniqueid type="tmdb" default="true">299534</uniqueid>
    <genre>Science Fiction</genre>
    <country>United States of America</country>
        <name>The Avengers Collection</name>
        <overview>A superhero film series produced by Marvel Studios based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, and part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).  The series features an ensemble cast from the Marvel Cinematic Universe series films, as they join forces for the peacekeeping organization S.H.I.E.L.D. led by Nick Fury.</overview>
    <tag>based on comic</tag>
    <tag>time travel</tag>
    <tag>space travel</tag>
    <tag>time machine</tag>
    <tag>alien invasion</tag>
    <tag>superhero team</tag>
    <tag>iron man</tag>
    <tag>marvel cinematic universe (mcu)</tag>
    <tag>alternate timeline</tag>
    <tag>final battle</tag>
    <tag>father daughter relationship</tag>
    <tag>sister sister relationship</tag>
    <credits>Christopher Markus</credits>
    <credits>Stephen McFeely</credits>
    <director>Anthony Russo</director>
    <director>Joe Russo</director>
    <studio>Marvel Studios</studio>

Best I can tell, Infuse ignores my ‘sorttitle’ tags, sadly.

It does respect and display the changes I made to the ‘title’ tag, and will also display any changes you might make to the ‘plot’ tag; in addition to its respecting and utilizing my added ‘genre’ tags as mentioned.

Obviously, it also does NOT acknowledge local changes made to the ‘set’ tag.

I’d be very, very happy if Infuse would respect my preferred sort order by respecting the ‘sorttitle’ tag when present. I don’t understand why that’s not already a thing. One of my biggest remaining pet peeves.

You can also delete ‘genre’ tags from local .nfo files, and thereby cancel out genres TMDB assigns that you’d rather not be listed — for me, that includes “TV Movie” and several TV series genres of limited accuracy and utility. But, of course, you need to first create and then edit an .nfo file for every title with a genre assignment you want hidden. How awesome would it be if Infuse instead let you hide specific genre categories from displaying right in the app (long press / “hide/unhide”) ?

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Following up;

Film Collections - Can we have the ability to Pin a Single Collection to the main screen?

Can we add ability to do TV Show Collections from Plex as well?

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You can create a Playlist directly from the collections screen and then pin that to the home screen.

My collections auto update in the background so I’m guessing it wouldn’t work as playlist would take current items.

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