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Old 05-16-2011, 03:54 PM
cwills75 cwills75 is offline
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Video Sort

I've been looking for this forever and have emailed tech support to no avail. I'm looking for a way within SageTV (not using My Movies) to sort video files. Here is an example of a properties file I use:

Title=Star Trek 11
Rated=PG-13
Genre=Sci-Fi
Year=2009
RunningTime=7620000
Description=On the day of James Kirk's birth, his father dies on his ship in a last stand against a mysterious alien vessel. He was looking for Ambassador Spock, who is a child on Vulcan at that time, disdained by his neighbors for his half-human nature. Twenty years later, Kirk has grown into a young troublemaker inspired by Capt. Christopher Pike to fulfill his potential in Starfleet even as he annoys his instructors like young Lt. Spock. Suddenly, there is an emergency at Vulcan and the newly commissioned USS Enterprise is crewed with promising cadets like Nyota Uhura, Hikaru Sulu, Pavel Chekov and even Kirk himself thanks to Leonard McCoy's medical trickery. Together, this crew will have an adventure in the final frontier where the old legend is altered forever even as the new version of it is just beginning.

I would like a field in there, something like TitleSort where I could use:

Title=Star Trek
TitleSort=Star Trek 11

That way it puts the files in the properly sorted order. A perfect example of this would be the Harry Potter films, otherwise you have to name them:

Harry Potter 1 - Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter 2 - Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets
etc...

I have zero programming skills, but would this be something that a plugin could address? Is there someone out there who would like to take a crack at it if it hasn't been done?
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:56 AM
wayner wayner is offline
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Have you tried Diamond - it has a bunch of additional options that may suite your needs? You can always edit the title, etc in BMT or with the Edit metadata tool right in the Sage UI.

One thing to keep in mind is that the sorting order might be:
Star Trek 1
Star Trek 11
Star Trek 2
Star Trek 3
...

As when you have numbers represented as text usually 11 is ahead of 2.
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