It does - thanks.
Having played around with some solutions last night, some results:
Some of these short TV programmes are listed by themoviedb.org as individual movies. The Peanuts series is a good example (also: Wallace & Gromit). Each cartoon is <25 mins long, but they have each been classified as a movie. So for these, I set up a “Peanuts” subfolder in my “TV Series” folder. I named each rip according to its episode title (eg “A_Charlie_Brown_Christmas.mkv”) and saved an internet sourced Peanuts image as folder.jpg in the same folder.
This gave me a “Peanuts” folder alongside Six Feet Under, The Wire and so on, with a nive piece of cover art. In Infuse, inside the folder each episode appears as a separate item with its own metadata for that episode.
However, things like Star Trek don’t list individual episodes as movies. So there’s no point naming an episode as (say) “Star_Trek_Voyager_Unimatrix_1.mkv”, because it won’t be recognised by themoviedb.org. For these, I set up a “Star Trek Borg Collective” folder. Added some artwork as folder.jpg. Then added each of the episodes using the series protocol to name them: eg “Star_trek_voyager_s1_e1.mkv”.
In Infuse, within the “Star Trek Borg Collective” folder, this produces a “Season X” image for each season that is represented by an episode. If there is more than one episode from a series, then tapping/clicking on the image will pull up the option to select a specific episode from the series (much like a regularly saved TV series, except where there you have 1, 2, 3, 4, etc, here you might just have (say) 5, 16 and no other episodes).
Anyway I’ve now got to the end of loading just of 7TB of discs, so I might take some time off watching MakeMKV work and spend some time watching some stuff…
ETA: a postscript. I found a slight glitch in this, and then developed a workaround. The glitch only affects TVOS and not iOS. In TVOS, click on a movie in Infuse and you get a screen about that movie with a ticker tape of all your movies along the bottom of the screen. The glitch occurs if you add two TV programmes to a TV Series folder, and each TV programme is (a) a single programme and (b) classified by themoviedb.org as a movie.
So, for example, I added BSG: The Plan and a comedy DVD (call it Peter Kay) to my TV Series folder. Each had its own icon in my list of TV Series. Click on either of them, and at the bottom of the screen you see icons of both, because Infuse is treating them as movies. The work around was to add a second film to each folder. So I renamed the BSG folder from “BSG: The Plan” to “BSG” and added BSG: Razor to it as a second film. This forced Infuse to treat the BSG folder as TV series, and so when I click on the BSG icon I get to see my two BSG movies displayed and nothing else.