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Groschi

Support smart playlist as a video bumper source

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I'd love to see cinema vision support smart playlists as a source for video bumpers. This would open up some great new possibilities because smart playlists are such a powerful and versatile tool.

Here's one example i could think of:
Let's assume that, instead of a short film, i'd like to watch an episode of a TV show before the main feature. If cinema vision supported smart playlists, i simply could build a smart playlist for TV series with the following rules: File path = [location of show on hard drive], play count = 0, sort order: episode.
Voilà, now i have a playlist containing all unwatched episodes, sorted chronologically.
Then i would add a video bumper module to my cinema vision sequence and specify the aforementioned playlist as a source. Cinema vision would then play back the specified number of entries from the beginning of the playlist. Because the watched episodes are excluded from the playlist automatically (remember the rule: play count = 0), i' wouldn't have to modify the sequence until i run out of episodes.

That's the beauty of smart playlists and that's why i think cinema vision should make use of them.

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This sounds like an interesting idea.  Watching a TV show before a movie for me would be confusing :) but I could see if smart playlist can be used for something else such as trailers and the like. 

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22 hours ago, Groschi said:

I'd love to see cinema vision support smart playlists as a source for video bumpers. This would open up some great new possibilities because smart playlists are such a powerful and versatile tool.

Here's one example i could think of:
Let's assume that, instead of a short film, i'd like to watch an episode of a TV show before the main feature. If cinema vision supported smart playlists, i simply could build a smart playlist for TV series with the following rules: File path = [location of show on hard drive], play count = 0, sort order: episode.
Voilà, now i have a playlist containing all unwatched episodes, sorted chronologically.
Then i would add a video bumper module to my cinema vision sequence and specify the aforementioned playlist as a source. Cinema vision would then play back the specified number of entries from the beginning of the playlist. Because the watched episodes are excluded from the playlist automatically (remember the rule: play count = 0), i' wouldn't have to modify the sequence until i run out of episodes.

That's the beauty of smart playlists and that's why i think cinema vision should make use of them.

This is actually something that's currently on our development roadmap. :D

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CinemaVision began in 2014 as a collaboration to create content for use with your home theater, offering movie trivia slides and video bumpers. It has since grown to be THE PREMIER WAY to create and customize your preshow experience. Download the CinemaVision add-on for Kodi today from the official Kodi repository, and easily create a sequence of trivia, videos, trailers, home automation triggers and more that will bring the experience of a movie theater straight to your screen!

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