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 Post subject: Erroneously combining movies
PostPosted: April 3rd, 2019, 3:42 am 
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Searched, but couldn't find anyone else with this issue. During an initial scan of individual files in a directory MCM finds all files individually, as expected. Once I choose a group of files to fetch metadata, MCM will occasionally group unrelated files. For example:

1. These 2 files:
Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 (2015).mp4
Paul (2011).avi

were grouped as
Paul (2011)
--Paul (2011)part1.avi
--Paul (2011)part2.mp4


2. These 3 files:
Paranormal Activity (2007).avi
Paranormal Activity 2 (2010).avi
Paranormal Activity 3 (2011).mkv

were grouped as
Paranormal Activity (2007)
--Paranormal Activity (2007)part 1.avi
--Paranormal Activity (2007)part 2..avi
--Paranormal Activity (2007)part 3..mkv

I have not gone through all my movies to see if there are more incorrect groupings.

What is going on here?


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 Post subject: Re: Erroneously combining movies
PostPosted: April 3rd, 2019, 5:13 pm 
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MCM works off folder structure. Every movie has to have it's own folder. As you have noticed Collections get turned into the first movie identified and labeled with as parts of that movie.

For Collections you have to create a Collection folder then convert it to a Collection folder in MCM.

example

/Mall Cop Collection
/Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 (2015)
/Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 (2015).mp4
/Paul Blart, Mall Cop (2009)
/Paul Blart, Mall Cop (2009).mp4

The "Mall Cop Collection will appear red in list, right click and convert to collection. Now the list will expand and show the other two items.

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 Post subject: Re: Erroneously combining movies
PostPosted: April 4th, 2019, 7:21 am 
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Thanks doug2h, but that doesn't stop MCM from organizing this way in the first place for individual files. This just means that I would still need to check each listing in MCM to see if there are multiple files in the folder, then try to guess what the extra movies are by playing them. Seems unwieldy.

I can't find any settings around this incorrect default behavior at all.

doug2h wrote:
MCM works off folder structure. Every movie has to have it's own folder. As you have noticed Collections get turned into the first movie identified and labeled with as parts of that movie.

For Collections you have to create a Collection folder then convert it to a Collection folder in MCM.

example

/Mall Cop Collection
/Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 (2015)
/Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 (2015).mp4
/Paul Blart, Mall Cop (2009)
/Paul Blart, Mall Cop (2009).mp4

The "Mall Cop Collection will appear red in list, right click and convert to collection. Now the list will expand and show the other two items.


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