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Hemophilus

Trailers not playing when set to "directory"

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Running CinemaVision on Kodi on Raspberry Pi 3B

Content folder on a network drive, accessed by hardwire

When I try to set the trailer sequence item to a directory, nothing plays and it skips to the next item in the sequence. I have tried to update content several times but it never seems to pull from the directory. If I change the settings on the Trailer item to a single file, I can pick any of the video files from the trailer directory and it plays them fine. But I would prefer to have it pick one randomly from the directory (I assume this is what would happen if I choose "directory").

I saw someone had a similar issue a while back, but there didn't seem to be an answer...also the content was outside the CV content structure, where in my case it is all in the default directories.

I hope I'm just doing something stupid!

 

Thanks!

Todd

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On 9/17/2016 at 10:57 PM, Hemophilus said:

Running CinemaVision on Kodi on Raspberry Pi 3B

Content folder on a network drive, accessed by hardwire

When I try to set the trailer sequence item to a directory, nothing plays and it skips to the next item in the sequence. I have tried to update content several times but it never seems to pull from the directory. If I change the settings on the Trailer item to a single file, I can pick any of the video files from the trailer directory and it plays them fine. But I would prefer to have it pick one randomly from the directory (I assume this is what would happen if I choose "directory").

I saw someone had a similar issue a while back, but there didn't seem to be an answer...also the content was outside the CV content structure, where in my case it is all in the default directories.

I hope I'm just doing something stupid!

 

Thanks!

Todd

Hey Todd! Sorry for the late reply, it's been insane lately and I'm catching up. I'm going to test this out tonight, and see if it warrants a redesign of the way we handle trailers from directories. I think what you're seeing is a product of half-assing on our part. When we designed CV, we made the Trailer Module rely on data in the library for ratings, genre, etc. We can get that from trailers that are scraped into the Kodi library, and from trailers scraped from supported online sources. When we created the Trailers directory, the idea was to have that available as a place to download trailers to, and drop trailers into. I think that's as far as we got, and we might've forgotten to code in that important bit that scrapes those into the CV database so we know what they go with. I'll check it out, talk to our developer when he gets back from Kodi DevCon and get back to you. :)

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Not a problem! It's not some critical error or anything...

Thanks for the info, I appreciate it. What I'm trying to do is just confine the trailers to some hand picked ones, specifically downloading the original theatrical trailers from YouTube for things like Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, etc.  So given the situation, would I be better just using the video module instead of the Trailer one? It's just video files, I don't really need it to know about the ratings etc since I've picked the set myself.

And do you know if it plays randomly from the folder, or if it plays them in sequence until it runs out? 

So all that being said, here's the funny thing: it suddenly started working! Not sure what caused it to change its mind, I had done Update Content 5-6 times then suddenly it was playing the trailers. I haven't been able to play with it a lot yet but it seems to not be totally random when it picks the file to play, which is why I asked about that above.

Thanks again for the reply and I look forward to hearing what you find out from the developer.

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