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Video Collection Genre Treenodes Have Director Subnodes 8740

Post by dsopik » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:13 pm

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
MediaMonkey 4.0.6.1501

The Video collection genre treenodes break down into director subnodes before filtering to the movies. This occurs within MediaMonkey and when viewing the video structure through DNLA. This makes the use of genres virtually unusable through DNLA.

Link to screenshot:
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B8yvVf ... jRYOXJlSzQ
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Video Collection Series Treenodes Are Affected By AlbumArtis

Post by dsopik » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:23 pm

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
MediaMonkey 4.0.6.1501

The Video collection series treenodes are affected if something is entered into the album artist field. If you have 3 videos tied to 1 series and 1 of the videos has an album artist listed the series treenode will show 2 nodes, one for the original series and the other with the original series and the album artist in parenthesis. This occurs within MediaMonkey and when viewing the video structure through DNLA. This is minor issue, because you can clear the album artist field both MediaMonkey and DNLA work as expected.

Link to screenshot:
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B8yvVf ... HAxNXo3dDA
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Re: Video Collection Genre Treenodes Have Director Subnodes

Post by Lowlander » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:41 pm

Remove Director from Genre: http://www.ventismedia.com/mantis/view.php?id=12843

The ability to customize the tree structure has already been requested: http://www.ventismedia.com/mantis/view.php?id=8740

For within MediaMonkey MagicNodes can be used, but it doesn't work over DLNA: http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... magicnodes
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Re: Video Collection Genre Treenodes Have Director Subnodes

Post by rusty » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:46 pm

Magic Nodes should work over UPnP/DLNA as of MM 4.1 build 1626.

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Why am I getting Directors back ..

Post by dtsig » Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:22 am

On my players (tested just now on one samsung br and one sony br) the following happens ..
From starting menu select Video
then select genre
then select a genre (action)
I get a list of Directors ... this is ... er ... nice but very un-useful <G>
How can I get a list of Titles ..
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Re: Why am I getting Directors back ..

Post by dtsig » Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:24 am

Anyone else seeing this happen??
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Re: Why am I getting Directors back ..

Post by Lowlander » Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:35 am

I can confirm this in MMW. I don't know if it has changed as I haven't used the MMW DLNA server for video for a long time.
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Re: Why am I getting Directors back ..

Post by dtsig » Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:52 pm

I think this has been this way for a long time ... just getting to reporting/checking on it.
I'll create a support ticket and report back.

Thanks for verifying .. .
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Re: Video Collection Genre Treenodes Have Director Subnodes

Post by Lowlander » Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:32 pm

I read that you thought it had changed. No, as you can see this a long standing request.
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Re: Video Collection Genre Treenodes Have Director Subnodes

Post by dtsig » Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:52 pm

What does this have to do with tree nodes or magic notes or ...
DLNA select genre creates director list only .

If this has been so long standing .. .though it seems different to me .. why hasn't it been fixed. I don't want to change tree nodes .. i want mm to fix the data returned.
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Re: Video Collection Genre Treenodes Have Director Subnodes

Post by Lowlander » Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:01 pm

Over DLNA you get tree nodes before you get to a filelist. So you will need to open a Director node to see associated movies. That works as expected here. However Genre node shouldn't have Director as subnode in the first place as for Movies and TV Shows few will know the Director.
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Re: Video Collection Genre Treenodes Have Director Subnodes

Post by dtsig » Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:37 am

SO .. what you are saying is someone made the great Idea that you have to know the director of every movie you want to watch .. really !!!!
Not that anyone there cares but this is pushing the buttons a little too much.
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Re: Video Collection Genre Treenodes Have Director Subnodes

Post by Lowlander » Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:51 am

Yes, exactly. MagicNodes is the workaround as you can create your own navigation structure and it works over DLNA too.

I don't know why it was designed like that. My assumption is that it comes from Genre for music files where Artist is the sub-node. So it may have been an oversight that's never been rectified.
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Re: Video Collection Genre Treenodes Have Director Subnodes

Post by dtsig » Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:36 pm

Sorry to have been so .. err .. insistent. My guess is that you are right. I just never understand why something like this which is KNOWN just langishes with out correction. Thanks very much for you reply and restraint <G>
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Re: Video Collection Genre Treenodes Have Director Subnodes

Post by Ludek » Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:57 pm

Maybe I am missing something, but I probably don't understand what the issue is. User can view _all_ the tracks of the genre by navigating Video -> Genres -> [Genre1] -> [All]

How removing Director sub-node from Genre helps? Is it about to save one navigation step?

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