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{{see also|Movie_sets|NFO_files}}




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The Editor cannot be accessed from Videos>Files. It must be accessed from the Movie Library. Movies must have already been scraped into the library.
The Editor cannot be accessed from Videos>Files. It must be accessed from the Movie Library. Movies must have already been scraped into the library.


#''Image 1''- Highlight the movie to be linked to a TV Show. Call up the Context Menu
:''Image 1''- Highlight the movie to be linked to a TV Show. Call up the Context Menu
#''Image 1''- Select '''''Manage...'''''
:''Image 1''- Select '''''Manage...'''''
#''Image 2''- Select '''''Link to TV show'''''
:''Image 2''- Select '''''Link to TV show'''''
#''Image 3''- From the list, select which TV Show to link to. Multiple selections can be made.
:''Image 3''- From the list, select which TV Show to link to. Multiple selections can be made.




<gallery widths=450px heights=250px>
<gallery mode="packed" widths="500px" heights="283px">
File:MovieSets02.jpg|Image 1- Call up the Context Menu and select ''Manage...''
File:MovieSets02.jpg|Image 1- Call up the Context Menu and select ''Manage...''
File:MovieSets03.jpg|Image 2- Select ''Link to TV show''
File:MovieSets03.jpg|Image 2- Select ''Link to TV show''
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== nfo Files ==
== nfo Files ==
Using nfo files allows you to link Movies and TV Shows and then scrape into the library.
Using nfo files allows you to link Movies and TV Shows and then scan into the library.


The following XML tag is '''used in the Movie NFO''' to link to a TV Show:
The following XML tag is used in the Movie NFO file to link to a TV Show. The name of the TV Show must be identical to the TV Show name displayed in {{kodi}}. Multiple tags can be used to link multiple TV Shows
*''<showlink></showlink>''- The name of the TV Show and must be identical to the TV Show name. Multiple tags can be used to link multiple TV Shows


The code is entered into the movie nfo file as follows.
<syntaxhighlight lang="xml">
 
<movie>
<movie>
   <showlink></showlink>  
   <showlink></showlink>  
</movie>
</movie>
</syntaxhighlight>


:'''''See: [[NFO_files|NFO Files]]
:'''''See: [[NFO_files|NFO Files]]
'''Note: The scanning order matters'''
: If the TV Show nominated in the tag is not in the library, the link cannot be made so the tag is ignored.
: When building your library, ensure TV Shows are scanned into the library first, then movies. This ensures the link tags will not be ignored.




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The actual placement of the movie in the TV Show listing will depend upon the ''Sort Type'' and ''Sort Order'' chosen for the view.
The actual placement of the movie in the TV Show listing will depend upon the ''Sort Type'' and ''Sort Order'' chosen for the view.


If you require the ability to sort into correct viewing order, then consider using a '''''[[Internet_video_and_audio_streams|Stream File]]'''''.
If you require the ability to sort into correct viewing order, then consider:
* Converting the movie into an episode. See... '''''[[Convert movie to episode]]'''''
* Using a '''''[[Internet_video_and_audio_streams|Stream File]]'''''.




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= Removing Links =
= Removing Links =
To remove the Link, you can use either of these two methods...
To remove the Link, you can use either of these two methods...




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The removal process can be performed from either the context menu of the Movie or the context menu of the TV Show.
The removal process can be performed from either the context menu of the Movie or the context menu of the TV Show.


#''Image 1''- Highlight the movie to be unlinked from a TV Show. Call up the Context Menu
: ''Image 1''- Highlight the movie to be unlinked from a TV Show. Call up the Context Menu
#''Image 1''- Select '''''Manage...'''''
: ''Image 1''- Select '''''Manage...'''''
#''Image 2''- Select '''''Remove Link to TV show''''' (only visible when a link exists)
: ''Image 2''- Select '''''Remove Link to TV show''''' (only visible when a link exists)
#''Image 3''- From the list, de-select the TV Show(s). Multiple selections can be made.
: ''Image 3''- From the list, de-select the TV Show(s). Multiple selections can be made.




<gallery widths=450px heights=250px>
<gallery mode="packed" widths="500px" heights="283px">
File:MovieSets02.jpg|Image 1- Call up the Context Menu and select ''Manage...''
File:MovieSets02.jpg|Image 1- Call up the Context Menu and select ''Manage...''
File:MovieTVShowLink01.jpg|Image 2- Select ''Remove Link to TV show''
File:MovieTVShowLink01.jpg|Image 2- Select ''Remove Link to TV show''
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== nfo Files ==
== nfo Files ==
Remove the ''<showlink></showlink>'' XML tag from the NFO File and '''Refresh''' the movie.
Remove the following XML tag from the NFO File and '''''[[Updating_or_removing_videos#Individual_Refresh|Refresh]]''''' the movie from the '''''[[Basic_controls#Information_Page|Information Page]]'''''.


<movie>
<syntaxhighlight lang="xml">
   <showlink></showlink>  
   <showlink></showlink>  
</movie>
</syntaxhighlight>


:'''''See: [[NFO_files|NFO Files]]
:'''''See: [[NFO_files|NFO Files]]
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Latest revision as of 04:20, 23 April 2021

Home icon grey.png   ▶ Video Library ▶ Video Management ▶ Linking movies to TV shows


1 Introduction

This feature allows you to link a Move to a TV Show without the need of keeping two copies of the video file on your system. eg, linking Serenity (2005) to the tv show Firefly.

The same movie can be linked to multiple TV Shows and multiple movies can be linked to the one TV Show.


2 Creating Links

The following methods are available for creating the Movie link to the TV Show.


2.1 Kodi Link Editor

The Editor cannot be accessed from Videos>Files. It must be accessed from the Movie Library. Movies must have already been scraped into the library.

Image 1- Highlight the movie to be linked to a TV Show. Call up the Context Menu
Image 1- Select Manage...
Image 2- Select Link to TV show
Image 3- From the list, select which TV Show to link to. Multiple selections can be made.



2.2 nfo Files

Using nfo files allows you to link Movies and TV Shows and then scan into the library.

The following XML tag is used in the Movie NFO file to link to a TV Show. The name of the TV Show must be identical to the TV Show name displayed in Kodi. Multiple tags can be used to link multiple TV Shows

<movie>
   <showlink></showlink> 
</movie>
See: NFO Files


Note: The scanning order matters

If the TV Show nominated in the tag is not in the library, the link cannot be made so the tag is ignored.
When building your library, ensure TV Shows are scanned into the library first, then movies. This ensures the link tags will not be ignored.


3 Sorting

As this is simply a link it is not possible to insert the Movie into a particular viewing order, as is done with the Specials of a TV Show.

The actual placement of the movie in the TV Show listing will depend upon the Sort Type and Sort Order chosen for the view.

If you require the ability to sort into correct viewing order, then consider:


4 Removing Links

To remove the Link, you can use either of these two methods...


4.1 Kodi Link Editor

The Removal option cannot be accessed from Videos>Files.

The removal process can be performed from either the context menu of the Movie or the context menu of the TV Show.

Image 1- Highlight the movie to be unlinked from a TV Show. Call up the Context Menu
Image 1- Select Manage...
Image 2- Select Remove Link to TV show (only visible when a link exists)
Image 3- From the list, de-select the TV Show(s). Multiple selections can be made.



4.2 nfo Files

Remove the following XML tag from the NFO File and Refresh the movie from the Information Page.

<showlink></showlink>
See: NFO Files



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