|Video library||Management||Movie sets|
XBMC can optionally sort your movies into sets for better organization. Movies sets are for sequels or movies that are otherwise apart of a directly related series, rather than a genre or playlist. Movies can only be in one set at a time. Movie sets can be defined by the scraper, by NFO files, or by using XBMC's built-in sets editor.
1 Grouping movies into sets when browsing in the library
To enable grouping movies in sets in the GUI, so that you only have a single set item when viewing all of your movies, go toand select Group movies in sets.
2 Automatic movie sets data
Since XBMC version 11 "Eden", movie sets data is downloaded automatically from online scrapers when you scan movies into the library.
To prevent movies being scraped into sets, change your scraper to Add-on:Universal Scraper and change it's scraper settings to "don't scrape movie sets".
If the movie was added to the video library before the sets/collection data was added to the online scraper, then you will need to refresh a given movie(s) to download the sets data, or manually add movies to sets using the #Movie sets management.
3 Movie set management
From XBMC v13 "Gotham", XBMC has a built-in GUI editor for changing, adding, and removing movies and movie sets.
In the following examples we have six movies total, two are in one set (Ghostbusters), three are in a second set (Back to the Future), and one is alone (3:10 to Yuma).
3.1 Displaying sets
Once scanned in using the automatic information downloaded from online scrapers we can group movies visually into sets by turning on the "Group movies in sets" option. The cover is taken from one of the existing movies, but can be changed later if desired. Here we see the detail Title node where we normally see all our movies.
3.2 Editing sets from the movie set
There are two ways to edit a movie set. The first is to select a set from the Sets nodeor select the set in other views when "Group movies in sets" is enabled.
3.3 Editing sets from the individual movie
The second way to edit a set is to select the movie anywhere in a library view where the individual movie can be selected.
In this example we are starting with a movie that is not currently in a set (3:10 to Yuma). We can bring up the context menu (C or) on the individual movie. Like before, we then select Manage and then Manage movie sets. Instead of showing us a list of movies, we now see a list of existing movie sets.
4 Manually organizing movie sets with NFO files
Like all metadata for movies in the library, you can define sets using NFO files, which can be customized by you and will take priority over online scraper data. See the above links for more info about how to edit these NFO files and the specific movie sets tags.
5 Renaming sets
To rename an existing set, select the movie set in XBMC, bring up the context menu, select Manage, and then select Edit title.
6 Changing artwork for a set
To change the artwork used to represent your movie set, select the set in XBMC, bring up the context menu, select Manage, and then select Choose art.