Ticket #176 (closed Enhancement: fixed)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

Feature REQ: Manual Sort Order in Metadata XML Override

Reported by: anonymous Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Metadata - Movie Version: 1.0b6.1
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I have a running series of 10 movies in my library, Star Trek 1-10. However, IMDB does not list the official titles of all of these as numbered, so they are sorted as follows:

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Star Trek V: The Final Frontier Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Star Trek: First Contact Star Trek: Generations Star Trek: Insurrection Star Trek: Nemesis Star Trek: The Motion Picture Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan

Now I know I can use XML override to change the titles to all numbered, like so:

<title>Star Trek 1: The Motion Picture</title> <title>Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan</title> <title>Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock</title> ...and so on...

but I would rather have something like the Sort Title field in iTunes where I could put:

<sorttitle>Star Trek 1</sorttitle>

and still have it display "Star Trek: The Motion Picture"

This feature of a hidden sort title could also be used to create virtual groupings; rather than having "The Animatrix" separated from "The Matrix" and "The Matrix Reloaded" etc., you could set series to have related sort titles (Matrix 1, 2, 2a, etc.) and have all Matrix related items together in one place regardless of actual name.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by snown

That's clever, I like that idea as I often wish my series would be bunched together

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by gbooker

Patches welcome

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by gbooker

(In [845]) Add in some sort override abilities for movies to be inserted in next schema change Refs #176

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by gbooker

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

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