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nadeaunm5

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Movie Trailers (previews) for Movies in a Library?
« on: March 04, 2015, 12:07:56 pm »

Does anyone know a way to include a movie preview or trailer for a movie when you select it in theater mode? (I did try searching but couldn't find anything that was quite what i wanted)

I use this feature a lot with Plex and its fantastic.

If I want to watch a movie with my wife that she’s not familiar with. We can just click the trailer icon for the movie when we are on the movie information screen.

This feature and the intro music from a tv series would be great additions to MC and probably cause me to use it all around my house instead of just my Theater room.

Thanks
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Re: Movie Trailers (previews) for Movies in a Library ?
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2015, 04:13:10 pm »

I know that this is not helpful, and I don't believe that such a feature exists, but wow; that is the exact opposite of what I would want.
A huge part of the enjoyment in movies for me is not knowing what you're going to get.
Especially with how spoiler-filled trailers are these days, playing the trailer for a movie I'm about to watch would absolutely ruin the experience.
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Re: Movie Trailers (previews) for Movies in a Library ?
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2015, 04:57:03 pm »

I'm in favour of this feature as well. I think there's been a few requests for it over the years.

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Re: Movie Trailers (previews) for Movies in a Library ?
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2015, 05:14:26 pm »

Yeah it would be great.

I believe Plex pulls these through Youtube based off the Metadata for the Movie.

I believe in JRiver you can add a section for Trailers but i think they are for new movies. Not an embedded Trailer for the selected movie inside of a library.
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Re: Movie Trailers (previews) for Movies in a Library ?
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2015, 10:30:07 pm »

I've recently started downloading trailers for the movies I already have.
My fetcher calls them "trailer.ext" and puts them in the same directory as the movie (although that can be changed).
I've set up MC to show a new heading 'Trailers' under the 'Video' roller, and I manually change the Media Sub Type of the trailers to ... 'Trailer'.

Questions:
1) The trailers all have the name 'trailer' - is there an easy way to change that, perhaps using the directory name, which is Movie (Year)?

2) And is there a way to automatically change the Media Sub Type (it defaults to Movie, as the Movie archive is set to do that)?

Thanks y'all, Peter
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Re: Movie Trailers (previews) for Movies in a Library ?
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2015, 11:56:14 pm »

OK (ahem) I've managed to answer my own questions ...  ;D

1) Got the fetcher (Media Center Master) to call them Movie (Year)_trailer.ext, which is a good enough name - the underscore doesn't show up in theater view.

2) Got the fetcher to put them in a separate 'Trailer' directory, then got MC to import from there, tagging the files as Media Sub Type: Trailer.
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Re: Movie Trailers (previews) for Movies in a Library ?
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2015, 04:54:50 am »

+1
I wish for this as well. Adding an trailer item in theater view and linking it to a source like youtube would be great. I often wonder what kind of a movie it really is, before I spend a couple of hours on it.

The best thing you could do now is to add a program or plugin that downloads all new trailers to your computer, adds them to theater view and you're able to watch this as you want. The system will rotate with new trailers on a scheduled basis. This would probably be a separate view only for trailers though. There should be a guide for this on the forum.
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Re: Movie Trailers (previews) for Movies in a Library ?
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2015, 11:17:16 am »

I think you could solve this (at least until a permanent fix is made) by setting up your Movies the same as if it were a Box Set or a Series. Like I described in this thread ... http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=96218.0

You set up your Theater View Movies view as if you were doing a Box Set or Series setup, so you name the Series, for example, "Iron Man", and you would have a Movie named "Iron Man" and a movie trailer named "Iron Man trailer" (or whatever you want to name it), then when you go to your Movie view and click on "Iron Man" it would open to a new view showing the movie and the trailer. You may have to add media sub type = "Trailer" to the Rules for File Display for the view "Movies".

Of course this method means you need to download the Trailer and save it on your computer. I used to do this but lost interest in seeing/having trailers after a while. You can download trailers from here http://www.hd-trailers.net/
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Re: Movie Trailers (previews) for Movies in a Library ?
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2015, 11:26:05 am »

Tmdb, which MC uses to scrape info, also provides youtube links to official trailers. It'd be nice if there was a way to use these with theatre view..
https://www.themoviedb.org/movie/157336-interstellar/videos
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Re: Movie Trailers (previews) for Movies in a Library ?
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2015, 03:14:16 pm »

Tmdb, which MC uses to scrape info, also provides youtube links to official trailers. It'd be nice if there was a way to use these with theatre view..
https://www.themoviedb.org/movie/157336-interstellar/videos

Agreed.   Kodi does something similar.   It should very easy to add to JRiver.
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Re: Movie Trailers (previews) for Movies in a Library ?
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2015, 09:58:56 pm »

Tmdb, which MC uses to scrape info, also provides youtube links to official trailers. It'd be nice if there was a way to use these with theatre view..
https://www.themoviedb.org/movie/157336-interstellar/videos

This seems like it would be possible and would be a nice feature.

I use a Link to look them up quickly from Standard View, but it would be nice to be able to just pick a piece of metadata in the file listing of Theater View and have it launch the trailer.
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Re: Movie Trailers (previews) for Movies in a Library ?
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2015, 07:12:56 pm »

+1
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Re: Movie Trailers (previews) for Movies in a Library ?
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2015, 05:51:57 am »

+10 :)
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Re: Movie Trailers (previews) for Movies in a Library ?
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2015, 06:39:04 am »

Yes, I'd use that feature.
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Re: Movie Trailers (previews) for Movies in a Library ?
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2015, 08:48:24 am »

+1, not always but if guests are here to choose between 2 or 3 movies would be nice.
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Re: Movie Trailers (previews) for Movies in a Library?
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2018, 01:12:54 am »

I can't believe the trailer feature hasn't been implemented into Theater View after all this time. Most people want to see what a movie is about instead of just reading about it. Even being able to have a certain amount of pre-roll trailers and custom videos before a movie starts would make MC almost perfect. Trailers are the only thing I miss about Plex since I use Theater View exclusively.
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Re: Movie Trailers (previews) for Movies in a Library?
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2018, 09:06:53 am »

We will try to add trailers soon.
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