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Sorting movies by genre

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#1 of 3 OFFLINE   weezypenguin



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Posted October 27 2012 - 05:40 PM

I just wondered if anyone knew of some software that can scan a hardrive full of movies and then catagorize into genre etc and mobe into a windows folder structure? I have quite a lot so want to ease the burden on my server.

#2 of 3 OFFLINE   gartronics


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Posted October 28 2012 - 02:39 AM

I know of cataloging software but I don't think there is anything that does what you are asking. You are probably gonna have to do it manually. Make folders of the specific genres and copy movies to the appropriate one. It will probably take a while to do this but It will be worth it. unless someone else knows of software that does it. obviously that would be better.

#3 of 3 OFFLINE   DaveF



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Posted October 28 2012 - 07:04 PM

What I've read, it's discouraged to sort media by genre at the file level. Better to let the UI do the display transformations (sort by year, genre, alphabetical, etc. ) Also, looking at MediaBrowser recently, it looks like it can deal with multiple drives and folders and display them as a unified folder. So you can break your stuff however you need across drives and not worry about having it sorted at the file level. Finally, you might ask this in the HTPC section, and get some more input.

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