The easiest way to handle these would be to set these folders to use local metadata. This will cause Infuse to generate metadata from the files themselves instead of attempting to match these titles with movies/tv shows. To enable this, locate the folder that contains your home videos, long-press on it, and select ‘Use Local Metadata’.
If you want to take it one step further and add specific artwork and metadata, a bit more info on the options available can be found here.
Can we please have a proper documentation of the XML file or DTD or XSD? (I am happy with either.) I really would like to organize my own home videos a bit.
In an ideal world, it should be possible to define own media types that show up in the library as own entry (e.g. “Own Videos” or “GoPro Shots”) and combine them like a series, possibly with other tags than episode numbers to create structures like “Skiing 2016 in Kaunertal” as “Series” and then have the days as “Seasons” with own names (i.e. instead of “Season 1” it should state “Day 1” or the date) and the shots as “Episodes” with own names (i.e. instead “1, 2, 3…” it should be e.g. the time or an individual name).
Would be really great. If you later create a small App to create/edit those XML files for a few bucks, I would guess you can open a new target group for the product as well.
This idea is really needed. Besides Movies and Series we should be able to have other categories such as Home Videos.
I produce my own home videos with FCX with family souvenirs and it would be great to put them all in a folder name “home videos” and that the library picks that up and generate a category with all the home videos that would be very difficult to find if they are mixed with all the movies.
I would also like to see a fuller specification for the metadata XML.
One particular detail I’d like to see addressed: how should the media tag’s “type” attribute be populated for the corresponding metadata to appear under “Library”'s TV Shows? I’m using Infuse with ISOs of TV shows, and would love for these to be indexed as such.
I have the same issue: a lot of home videos on my NAS but I don’t want metadata to be downloaded for them. iOS app doesn’t have an option to prevent the specific folder from downloading metadata for the videos contained therein. Please fix it ASAP.
I am paying the annual recurring revenue fee which is paid against an evolutive software with new features. we are not asking to put in place a codec for 8K but just adding one more main folder or menue with home videos linked to a folder that doesn’t look out for metadata in the internet but just inside the files…
not rocket science !!!
Hi, thx for the reply, I am willing to do this in Apple tvOS, I want to put besides my series and movies folders one named home videos and drag there all my home made videos, Then I would like to have in the main menu of the library the options : Series / Movies / Others (that I already have) + home videos. Then click in home videos and find them all there sort by date/name etc (based on tagged id data). For the meta data I would like that infuse pic some part of the video and provides the same look and feel as with movies.
Is that possible ?
Some time ago I tried to find a blog and comments about it but I couldn’t find anything out there.
i think you do not need “home videos” next to “other”.
you have to generate the metadata.xml and with this, you will give your homevideos the genre “homevideo”.
so you will find all your homevideo in this genre and you can add a shortcut (long press on the genre “homevideo”) to the homescreen of infuse.
this will work with the metadata example you find here.