XBMC: How to group movies together using movie sets

Sometimes you get a movie series that aren't named in order (such as X1, X2, X3) but instead have all these whacky titles such as The Fast and the Furious, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Fast Five, Furious 6, etc.

To sort the movies in order, we'll need to cast a little NFO magic.

Beside each movie file, create an NFO file with the same name.

For example, the files:

2 Fast 2 Furious.avi
2 Fast 2 Furious.nfo
Fast Five.avi
Fast Five.nfo
Furious 6.avi
Furious 6.nfo
The Fast and the Furious.avi
The Fast and the Furious.nfo

As you can see, the second movie is first and the first movie is last.

In each NFO file, paste in:

<title>The Fast and the Furious</title>
<sorttitle>Fast and Furious 1</sorttitle>
<set>Fast and Furious</set>
  • The "title" is the name used to display the movie.
  • The "sorttitle" is used for sorting of movies.
  • Lastly, the "set" is the group which the movie belongs to. If you wanted to group all the Lord of the Ring movies then that's what you'll use as the set name.

If you need to specify the URL to scrape, then just add it at the end.

<movie> <title>2 Fast 2 Furious</title>
<sorttitle>Fast and Furious 2</sorttitle>
<set>Fast and Furious</set>

If the movies are already in your library, remove them by simply right clicking and selecting remove.

To bring them back into the list, go to Movies > Update to refresh your library. The movies should now appear in their new order.

Any other questions? Refer them to Mona Diesel.


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