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bitteractr

Adding "Directory" Video bumper

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Hi! Great job on this! I know others have asked this but I'm not finding any answer. If I want to play a short film before the movie that is stored somewhere other then my CV folder, how do I do that? I have tried using the "Directory" option in Video Bumpers and chosen the correct path but it just skips it when I go through my sequence. I'd like it to play one of my Looney Tunes cartoons that are stored on another connected drive (although already scraped and integrated into Kodi). Could the problem be that they aren't all in the same folders?

Thanks!

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17 hours ago, bitteractr said:

Hi! Great job on this! I know others have asked this but I'm not finding any answer. If I want to play a short film before the movie that is stored somewhere other then my CV folder, how do I do that? I have tried using the "Directory" option in Video Bumpers and chosen the correct path but it just skips it when I go through my sequence. I'd like it to play one of my Looney Tunes cartoons that are stored on another connected drive (although already scraped and integrated into Kodi). Could the problem be that they aren't all in the same folders?

Thanks!

If you are choosing the Directory option, then you would need to be making the path lead to a Folder. If you have it stored as an MP4 video or something, then you should select the File option in Video Bumpers. 

Alternatively, and probably easier - I would simply copy the Cartoon Movie into the 'Short Film' Folder, and then simply add that as a Video Bumper. 

Hope this helps. 

Cheers. 

Phil. 

 

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Thanks, Phil. I've gotten it to play a single file but I was trying to do something more. I was trying to get it to randomly play one of about 150 different cartoons at each time a movie is watched.  I pointed the Directory option to the correct folder containing all the files but it would simply skip this and move on in the sequence. It only seems to work if I out them all into the CV Short Films folder and, unfortunately, I can't have duplicates of that many files on that drive. It's not a huge deal but I just can't figure out why it wouldn't work. 

Just kinda bugging me that I can't figure it out. 

thanks!

Justin

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If you are not using Trivia Slides, then you could try adding the cartoons into the Trivia Folder, and then select 'Video' as a source for them. That has an option for 'Random', so that might work. 

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23 hours ago, bitteractr said:

Hi! Great job on this! I know others have asked this but I'm not finding any answer. If I want to play a short film before the movie that is stored somewhere other then my CV folder, how do I do that? I have tried using the "Directory" option in Video Bumpers and chosen the correct path but it just skips it when I go through my sequence. I'd like it to play one of my Looney Tunes cartoons that are stored on another connected drive (although already scraped and integrated into Kodi). Could the problem be that they aren't all in the same folders?

Thanks!

You're doing it right, but I'd bet you're missing a critical step. After you've added your custom directory and put the files in it, did you update content? If you don't kick off a content update, CinemaVision won't know the new files exist. We've got a few users that I know of that use this method for cartoons and it works pretty flawlessly. CinemaVision doesn't care where content lives as long as the root is added as a source in Kodi. We just create the CinemaVision directory structure to make it easier for people to drag and drop stuff in.

Any time your content moves around, or changes, you'll need to do a content update via the add-on settings. At least until we release the CinemaVision Service Add-on...

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I update content every time the editor starts so it's not that. BUT, you're saying it only updates the root CV folder, yes? That's what it looks like. So I can't have the Directory pointed to anything OUTSIDE of the CV folder. I can make up a new one or whatever I want INSIDE it but can't access anything on the outside? But isn't that what the trailers do? They access the trailers that have already been downloaded to their respective movie's folders. Sorry if I'm being obtuse but it's just bugging me that I can't figure it out. It's become something of a mission now to understand what I'm doing wrong.

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I had a similar problem to the one you're describing, but solved it using symbolic links that connected the root CV content folder to an external folder I had for music videos.  It allows me to keep the videos stored outside of the CV content folder, but also gives CV access to them without having to venture outside of the content folder.

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