Expressing +1000 votes for this feature to be implemented. I started on XBMC, later Kodi, all on homebuilt HTPCs, and am now trying to get on the infuse/apple TV bandwagon. My files are already named according to DVD rather than aired order for episodes, and it would simplify life greatly. I also like the DVD order better, generally.
Does anyone know if you can override this with NFO files? I’m wondering about going that route if I’m able to specify the metadata and episode number for each media file.
Hah, I’d just settle for going by the order specified in Emby. A number of shows have specials embedded in them. They are not always after the show was complete or before it ever started. Sometimes, they have a place within a season even. Emby has a field for this, where the episode actually aired and fits. Battlestar Galactica has specials within a season, and it’s important in some cases to show the episode where it belongs. Emby does this perfectly. Infuse does not. But Emby has a database field for this. Infuse should respect it.
Hi! I’m a new Infuse user and Pro subscriber. I’m a iFlicks refuge I suppose…I was looking for a lazier way to view my videos and I love NOT needing to convert everything first. Anyhow, I just came here to say…the lack of a ‘dvd order’ feature talked about in this thread is the only thing holding Infuse back from perfection for me.
Looking forward to it being done! Let me know if you are looking for user feedback on a beta version of the feature or wireframes of the UI/UX. I imagine the UI is trickier than one might at first assume, especially if you want it to ‘just work’ without too much possibility of confusing or burdening users with another option.
Having to use the idiotic airdate order that TMDb forces on us makes shows like “Firefly” unwatchable…or at least VERY difficult to watch. This should be a much higher priority. Affects SO MANY shows… The Clone Wars, The Transformers, Futurama, etc…
I agree. In the meantime, you can deal with the issue through either custom playlist, or through customized xml (local .nfo files) for each episode, as I have done. The episodes (using the latter option) still show up in the wrong order, but at least my customized episode titles alert me to what the proper playback order should be. It’s a pain in the rear … but it’s something.
After years of using Infuse, I’ve noticed Seinfeld was all out of whack. The metadata for the episodes would show the airing order based from TMDb when the metadata should be the DVD order from theTVdb. I hope there’s an ability to switch from airdate order to DVD order. Futurama, Batman The Animated Series, Sliders, Harsh Realm, Almost Human, and Firefly are other shows where the DVD order is the true/preferred viewing order.
TMDB has added partial support for this feature. I know they have alternate episode orders for both Firefly and Money Heist (which has some five different alternative episode ordering schemes) …
But these features need to be taken advantage of by the scraping APIs. For Kodi’s “TMDb TV Shows” scraper to pull the alternate episodes, it requires the user to create a local .nfo file with the link you the alternate episode page. I don’t know how Infuse would attempt to implement that feature, but I imagine they’d want it to be handled entirely in the API.
If the other shows you mentioned aren’t yet supported by TMDB is this manner, you’d need to update them there, first.
I’ve noted in the Upcoming Features section that this capability has been on the list for implementation for some time - but it keeps sliding further and further back on the planned releases by months or more. Would be nice to know if this will in fact be done at some point. I wonder if there is some technical glitch or problem in making it work for InFuse?