Looking for a way to group a movie trilogy together. An example would be Star Wars - currently it has Empire Strikes Back alphabetized with the “E’s” and the other two movies in the trilogy grouped with the letter “S”.
I understand that collections will do this but I was looking for a way to have this handled in just the general library view.
I’m not looking to make a playlist, just wanted a little more organization on the main library page. All movies are alphabetized but some of my trilogies are spread out all over the place. It would be nice if I could group just these together.
All Harry Potter movies for example are generally together but out of order - I’d like to put them in chronological order. I understand that collections does this but I want all movies visible, I don’t want all of my movies consolidated into a collection .
I have looked at Collections but it isn’t quite what I’m looking to accomplish.
I was looking to “move” the titles around and put them in a custom order similar to what’s allowed in PLAYLISTS. I’m looking to have all movies displayed and not need to drill down another level (Collections) to see what’s inside.
I wasn’t sure if I was just missing something somewhere that would allow me to organize the movies in my collection like it allows you to do in the Playlists.
Well, I’m not sure but you may be able to create a playlist of all of your movies and move them around like you want. I don’t know how many movies you have but that may be one way. Then you could just add that playlist to your home screen and I think you’d have what you want.
I find that will a lot of the collection movies just simply adding a number for the movie puts them into order, and still manages to scrape the metadata with no issues. So in your case you can try the following and this works (and this is without having Collections to drill into like you requested). You then just need to ensure you have the Infuse Sort Order set to Filename.
Also, another neat trick is to add dots in between the end of the movie name and before the release year - in cases that tMDB is fussy about the filename having a number in the movie name. Example below: