Emby & Jellyfin multiple versions of a movie

These will be the threads to monitor for status.

I’m aware of those threads. James has explicitly said he’s hoping to introduce this feature in 7.5, so I’m asking for an update on that statement. Thanks though…

Since it’s not in progress yet and not shown in the threads I referenced I’m guessing it got moved back some.

It has never been referenced on the threads you linked, and yet James has said it will hopefully be included in 7.5. Maybe we’ll see if he can give us an update, instead of guessing :person_shrugging:

So we can now say it’s not included in the 7.5 release so hopefully it will get on the schedule soon :slight_smile:

I am running a Jellyfin server and for the most part everything works great.

But Jellyfin and Infuse both use different methods of discerning versions of the same movie.
Jellyfin’s solution is to add ’ - ’ followed by user determined tag (ex: ’ - 1080p’, ’ - Director’s Cut’, etc.) This doesn’t work via Infuse.

Using Infuse’s method of ‘{edition-1080p}’ works on Infuse, but doesn’t work via Jellyfin’s WebUI. I’ve tried various ways of trying to combine the two to see if I can make it work somehow, but to no avail. Funny enough, when dealing with 1080p/2160p versions and having the smart grouping setting set to select the highest quality, Infuse does seem to default to 2160p content when streaming, even though the actual metadata on the Infuse app depicts the 1080p version. This, however, does not apply to bitrate, where both versions are the same resolution and one is a lower bitrate than the other. During my testing, Infuse will just read the first nfo listed in the directory and go with that.

Does anyone have a working solution for this - or am I stuck with picking one over the other? Any future plans to make this work somehow?

Jellyfin’s method: Movies | Jellyfin

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It’s still not implemented, and from the planning topic (Upcoming Features (updated 7/8/23)), there is no sign about any implementation.
Is it still planned ? Could we have and ETA maybe if it’s still planned ?

This would be much appreciated, thanks

All of your answers are in this post as to status of suggestion and any available dates for public release. :smiley:

So I guess the short answer is No, it is not planned and there is not ETA.

You need to read the post referenced, this thread IS marked as “planned” and per the referenced post,

With all of the variables involved in development it may be a moving target but it is a target. :wink:

This will all be irrelevant once Infuse releases it’s new plan for working with external media centers

I’m not aware of what you’re talking about (new to the forum).
Do you have any post that explain more what you mentioned ?


Not necessarily.

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I agree, making direct connection doesn’t ensure that multiple file version will be supported.
Also, direct connection is far away from being enabled by default i think, so it would be nice if they could take the time to implement it in the current version.

Alright guys, i think I’ve found a work around !
This is what my file names look like:

  • Avatar The Way of Water (2022) [imdbid-tt1630029] - HD {edition-Full HD}.mkv
  • Avatar The Way of Water (2022) [imdbid-tt1630029] - UHD 4K {edition-UHD 4K}.mkv

They are in seperated folders (“movies” for HD and “movies-4k” for 4K)

(Note that I called the 4K one UHD 4K and not 4K UHD, so jellyfin can still order them by alphabetical order, so HD file will be choosen by default (4 is before H for jellyfin))

On Jellyfin side:

  • Create a library for each media type you want to merge (in my case Films (for HD) and Films 4K (for 4K))
    (Smart Groups does not work with TV-Shows)

  • Make sure you have do not have any triggers in the Merge All Movies scheduled tasks (if you have the extension)
  • In your personnal user settings, go in “Home” section
  • At the bottom in “Library Folders” check all the libraries you want to see merged

In jellyfin web you will see only one library for each type of media (Films, TV Shows, etc…)

And different versions files will be well merged.

And when you connect your infuse to your Jellyfin server, Infuse will detect all the libraries as “unmerged” and will merge them itself with smart groups.

I now it’s a very particular use case, and can quickly become a mess if you have a lot of different file versions, but I think it’s better than nothing.

NB: When you use the Merge All Movies and have only one Jellyfin library built with multiple folder, infuse will only detect one library and Smart Groups will not be triggered. I assume that Smart Groups have to have at least 2 distinct library to work.


Apologies, missed that and eagerly awaiting it’s release. :grinning:

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I know it’s “planned”, but this is a +1 for me too.


Unfortunately still not in the latest 7.5.9 release…

Why were you expecting it in 7.5.9? Keep track of the tag. It is planned right now. Once moved to in-progress then you can keep an eye out for it.