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Windows 7 Libraries problem

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Colon Terminus, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. Colon Terminus

    Colon Terminus Flightless Bird

    Here's the scenario:

    I have many hundreds of DVD's (12 terabytes or so) stored in folders on a
    network. Each folder is named for the movie(s) it contains. Each folder may
    contain a single ISO or several ISO's (ViceAcademy.iso, ViceAcademy2.iso
    ....) or the folder may contain subfolders with IFO's, BUP's and VOB's.

    Currently the movie index is maintained on an Excel spreadshet.which is both
    cumbersome and error prone.

    I'd like to create a Library containing all the movie folders in name
    sequence. I can come close, but Windows insists upon grouping the folders by
    Location. If I change the "Arrange by:" to anything other than "Folder" I
    wind up with a useless list of the contents of all the folders.

    My question is:
    Is there some way to get the Library facility to give me an alphabetical
    list of folder names irrespective of local or network location?
     
  2. Trev

    Trev Flightless Bird

    "Colon Terminus" <Colon_Terminus@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:95Gbn.35836$Fm7.32838@newsfe16.iad...
    > Here's the scenario:
    >
    > I have many hundreds of DVD's (12 terabytes or so) stored in folders on a
    > network. Each folder is named for the movie(s) it contains. Each folder
    > may contain a single ISO or several ISO's (ViceAcademy.iso,
    > ViceAcademy2.iso ...) or the folder may contain subfolders with IFO's,
    > BUP's and VOB's.
    >
    > Currently the movie index is maintained on an Excel spreadshet.which is
    > both cumbersome and error prone.
    >
    > I'd like to create a Library containing all the movie folders in name
    > sequence. I can come close, but Windows insists upon grouping the folders
    > by Location. If I change the "Arrange by:" to anything other than "Folder"
    > I wind up with a useless list of the contents of all the folders.
    >
    > My question is:
    > Is there some way to get the Library facility to give me an alphabetical
    > list of folder names irrespective of local or network location?
    >


    I don't Know a way but will this be of use.
    http://www.videodb.info/forum_en/
     
  3. Colon Terminus

    Colon Terminus Flightless Bird

    "Trev" <trev_uk@hotmail.com invalid> wrote in message
    news:X-ydnf-6Kb-FqfLWnZ2dnUVZ8i-dnZ2d@pipex.net...
    >
    > "Colon Terminus" <Colon_Terminus@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:95Gbn.35836$Fm7.32838@newsfe16.iad...
    >> Here's the scenario:
    >>
    >> I have many hundreds of DVD's (12 terabytes or so) stored in folders on a
    >> network. Each folder is named for the movie(s) it contains. Each folder
    >> may contain a single ISO or several ISO's (ViceAcademy.iso,
    >> ViceAcademy2.iso ...) or the folder may contain subfolders with IFO's,
    >> BUP's and VOB's.
    >>
    >> Currently the movie index is maintained on an Excel spreadshet.which is
    >> both cumbersome and error prone.
    >>
    >> I'd like to create a Library containing all the movie folders in name
    >> sequence. I can come close, but Windows insists upon grouping the folders
    >> by Location. If I change the "Arrange by:" to anything other than
    >> "Folder" I wind up with a useless list of the contents of all the
    >> folders.
    >>
    >> My question is:
    >> Is there some way to get the Library facility to give me an alphabetical
    >> list of folder names irrespective of local or network location?
    >>

    >
    > I don't Know a way but will this be of use.
    > http://www.videodb.info/forum_en/


    Thanks for your input, it is appreciated.
    That seems like a very nice piece of software. Only thing is that I'm lazy.
    That solution would require a fair amount of data input; data input that
    I've already done for my spreadsheet solution and am not interested in
    redoing.

    If I could just get the Windows Library facility to pull together a
    collection of folders and present them in alphabetical order, it'd be great.
    A self-maintaining list. Every day when I copy new DVDs, wherever I happen
    to add them, the list of titles would be updated. One entry (creating and
    naming the folder to hold the DVD image) would automatically update the list
    of titles.
     
  4. housetrained

    housetrained Flightless Bird

    "Colon Terminus" <Colon_Terminus@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:ThKbn.19354$3n2.16497@newsfe01.iad...
    >
    > "Trev" <trev_uk@hotmail.com invalid> wrote in message
    > news:X-ydnf-6Kb-FqfLWnZ2dnUVZ8i-dnZ2d@pipex.net...
    >>
    >> "Colon Terminus" <Colon_Terminus@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:95Gbn.35836$Fm7.32838@newsfe16.iad...
    >>> Here's the scenario:
    >>>
    >>> I have many hundreds of DVD's (12 terabytes or so) stored in folders on
    >>> a network. Each folder is named for the movie(s) it contains. Each
    >>> folder may contain a single ISO or several ISO's (ViceAcademy.iso,
    >>> ViceAcademy2.iso ...) or the folder may contain subfolders with IFO's,
    >>> BUP's and VOB's.
    >>>
    >>> Currently the movie index is maintained on an Excel spreadshet.which is
    >>> both cumbersome and error prone.
    >>>
    >>> I'd like to create a Library containing all the movie folders in name
    >>> sequence. I can come close, but Windows insists upon grouping the
    >>> folders by Location. If I change the "Arrange by:" to anything other
    >>> than "Folder" I wind up with a useless list of the contents of all the
    >>> folders.
    >>>
    >>> My question is:
    >>> Is there some way to get the Library facility to give me an alphabetical
    >>> list of folder names irrespective of local or network location?
    >>>

    >>
    >> I don't Know a way but will this be of use.
    >> http://www.videodb.info/forum_en/

    >
    > Thanks for your input, it is appreciated.
    > That seems like a very nice piece of software. Only thing is that I'm
    > lazy.
    > That solution would require a fair amount of data input; data input that
    > I've already done for my spreadsheet solution and am not interested in
    > redoing.
    >
    > If I could just get the Windows Library facility to pull together a
    > collection of folders and present them in alphabetical order, it'd be
    > great.
    > A self-maintaining list. Every day when I copy new DVDs, wherever I happen
    > to add them, the list of titles would be updated. One entry (creating and
    > naming the folder to hold the DVD image) would automatically update the
    > list
    > of titles.
    >
    >


    Don't shout me down but wouldn't WMP11 do that for videos as it does for
    music?
    PLEASE don't shout too loud.
    --
    John the West Ham fan

    housetrained@hotmail.com
    <><
     
  5. Colon Terminus

    Colon Terminus Flightless Bird

    "housetrained" <housetrained@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:00233884$0$2288$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com...
    > "Colon Terminus" <Colon_Terminus@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:ThKbn.19354$3n2.16497@newsfe01.iad...
    >>
    >> "Trev" <trev_uk@hotmail.com invalid> wrote in message
    >> news:X-ydnf-6Kb-FqfLWnZ2dnUVZ8i-dnZ2d@pipex.net...
    >>>
    >>> "Colon Terminus" <Colon_Terminus@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:95Gbn.35836$Fm7.32838@newsfe16.iad...
    >>>> Here's the scenario:
    >>>>
    >>>> I have many hundreds of DVD's (12 terabytes or so) stored in folders on
    >>>> a network. Each folder is named for the movie(s) it contains. Each
    >>>> folder may contain a single ISO or several ISO's (ViceAcademy.iso,
    >>>> ViceAcademy2.iso ...) or the folder may contain subfolders with IFO's,
    >>>> BUP's and VOB's.
    >>>>
    >>>> Currently the movie index is maintained on an Excel spreadshet.which is
    >>>> both cumbersome and error prone.
    >>>>
    >>>> I'd like to create a Library containing all the movie folders in name
    >>>> sequence. I can come close, but Windows insists upon grouping the
    >>>> folders by Location. If I change the "Arrange by:" to anything other
    >>>> than "Folder" I wind up with a useless list of the contents of all the
    >>>> folders.
    >>>>
    >>>> My question is:
    >>>> Is there some way to get the Library facility to give me an
    >>>> alphabetical list of folder names irrespective of local or network
    >>>> location?
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> I don't Know a way but will this be of use.
    >>> http://www.videodb.info/forum_en/

    >>
    >> Thanks for your input, it is appreciated.
    >> That seems like a very nice piece of software. Only thing is that I'm
    >> lazy.
    >> That solution would require a fair amount of data input; data input that
    >> I've already done for my spreadsheet solution and am not interested in
    >> redoing.
    >>
    >> If I could just get the Windows Library facility to pull together a
    >> collection of folders and present them in alphabetical order, it'd be
    >> great.
    >> A self-maintaining list. Every day when I copy new DVDs, wherever I
    >> happen
    >> to add them, the list of titles would be updated. One entry (creating and
    >> naming the folder to hold the DVD image) would automatically update the
    >> list
    >> of titles.
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Don't shout me down but wouldn't WMP11 do that for videos as it does for
    > music?
    > PLEASE don't shout too loud.
    > --
    > John the West Ham fan
    >
    > housetrained@hotmail.com
    > <><
    >
    >
    >
    >


    I dunno, maybe it will.
    I can't figure out how to make the view be at the folder level instead of at
    the file level.
     
  6. Trev

    Trev Flightless Bird

    "Colon Terminus" <Colon_Terminus@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:ThKbn.19354$3n2.16497@newsfe01.iad...
    >
    > "Trev" <trev_uk@hotmail.com invalid> wrote in message
    > news:X-ydnf-6Kb-FqfLWnZ2dnUVZ8i-dnZ2d@pipex.net...
    >>
    >> "Colon Terminus" <Colon_Terminus@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:95Gbn.35836$Fm7.32838@newsfe16.iad...
    >>> Here's the scenario:
    >>>
    >>> I have many hundreds of DVD's (12 terabytes or so) stored in folders on
    >>> a network. Each folder is named for the movie(s) it contains. Each
    >>> folder may contain a single ISO or several ISO's (ViceAcademy.iso,
    >>> ViceAcademy2.iso ...) or the folder may contain subfolders with IFO's,
    >>> BUP's and VOB's.
    >>>
    >>> Currently the movie index is maintained on an Excel spreadshet.which is
    >>> both cumbersome and error prone.
    >>>
    >>> I'd like to create a Library containing all the movie folders in name
    >>> sequence. I can come close, but Windows insists upon grouping the
    >>> folders by Location. If I change the "Arrange by:" to anything other
    >>> than "Folder" I wind up with a useless list of the contents of all the
    >>> folders.
    >>>
    >>> My question is:
    >>> Is there some way to get the Library facility to give me an alphabetical
    >>> list of folder names irrespective of local or network location?
    >>>

    >>
    >> I don't Know a way but will this be of use.
    >> http://www.videodb.info/forum_en/

    >
    > Thanks for your input, it is appreciated.
    > That seems like a very nice piece of software. Only thing is that I'm
    > lazy.
    > That solution would require a fair amount of data input; data input that
    > I've already done for my spreadsheet solution and am not interested in
    > redoing.
    >
    > If I could just get the Windows Library facility to pull together a
    > collection of folders and present them in alphabetical order, it'd be
    > great.
    > A self-maintaining list. Every day when I copy new DVDs, wherever I happen
    > to add them, the list of titles would be updated. One entry (creating and
    > naming the folder to hold the DVD image) would automatically update the
    > list
    > of titles.
    >
    >


    Where ever possible as in Commercial movies not home made. It gathers
    information from the net movie data base
     
  7. JE

    JE Flightless Bird

    On 07-02-2010 22:16, Colon Terminus wrote:
    > Here's the scenario:
    >
    > I have many hundreds of DVD's (12 terabytes or so) stored in folders on a
    > network. Each folder is named for the movie(s) it contains. Each folder may
    > contain a single ISO or several ISO's (ViceAcademy.iso, ViceAcademy2.iso
    > ...) or the folder may contain subfolders with IFO's, BUP's and VOB's.
    >
    > Currently the movie index is maintained on an Excel spreadshet.which is both
    > cumbersome and error prone.
    >
    > I'd like to create a Library containing all the movie folders in name
    > sequence. I can come close, but Windows insists upon grouping the folders by
    > Location. If I change the "Arrange by:" to anything other than "Folder" I
    > wind up with a useless list of the contents of all the folders.
    >
    > My question is:
    > Is there some way to get the Library facility to give me an alphabetical
    > list of folder names irrespective of local or network location?
    >
    >

    Hi

    Try this program, it's great and I have used i for years
    I creates usable links to folders og files and list them
    as You wish. You can customise it in many ways :
    http://www.cd2html.de/index.en.html
     
  8. Colon Terminus

    Colon Terminus Flightless Bird

    "JE" <not@valid.tz> wrote in message
    news:zuydnWhVFYi9fuzWnZ2dnUVZ8k2dnZ2d@giganews.com...
    > On 07-02-2010 22:16, Colon Terminus wrote:
    >> Here's the scenario:
    >>
    >> I have many hundreds of DVD's (12 terabytes or so) stored in folders on a
    >> network. Each folder is named for the movie(s) it contains. Each folder
    >> may
    >> contain a single ISO or several ISO's (ViceAcademy.iso, ViceAcademy2.iso
    >> ...) or the folder may contain subfolders with IFO's, BUP's and VOB's.
    >>
    >> Currently the movie index is maintained on an Excel spreadshet.which is
    >> both
    >> cumbersome and error prone.
    >>
    >> I'd like to create a Library containing all the movie folders in name
    >> sequence. I can come close, but Windows insists upon grouping the folders
    >> by
    >> Location. If I change the "Arrange by:" to anything other than "Folder" I
    >> wind up with a useless list of the contents of all the folders.
    >>
    >> My question is:
    >> Is there some way to get the Library facility to give me an alphabetical
    >> list of folder names irrespective of local or network location?
    >>
    >>

    > Hi
    >
    > Try this program, it's great and I have used i for years
    > I creates usable links to folders og files and list them
    > as You wish. You can customise it in many ways :
    > http://www.cd2html.de/index.en.html


    Thanks for the link. I'll check it out.
     
  9. Zaidy036

    Zaidy036 Flightless Bird

    On 2/10/2010 9:53 AM, Colon Terminus wrote:
    > "JE"<not@valid.tz> wrote in message
    > news:zuydnWhVFYi9fuzWnZ2dnUVZ8k2dnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >> On 07-02-2010 22:16, Colon Terminus wrote:
    >>> Here's the scenario:
    >>>
    >>> I have many hundreds of DVD's (12 terabytes or so) stored in folders on a
    >>> network. Each folder is named for the movie(s) it contains. Each folder
    >>> may
    >>> contain a single ISO or several ISO's (ViceAcademy.iso, ViceAcademy2.iso
    >>> ...) or the folder may contain subfolders with IFO's, BUP's and VOB's.
    >>>
    >>> Currently the movie index is maintained on an Excel spreadshet.which is
    >>> both
    >>> cumbersome and error prone.
    >>>
    >>> I'd like to create a Library containing all the movie folders in name
    >>> sequence. I can come close, but Windows insists upon grouping the folders
    >>> by
    >>> Location. If I change the "Arrange by:" to anything other than "Folder" I
    >>> wind up with a useless list of the contents of all the folders.
    >>>
    >>> My question is:
    >>> Is there some way to get the Library facility to give me an alphabetical
    >>> list of folder names irrespective of local or network location?
    >>>
    >>>

    >> Hi
    >>
    >> Try this program, it's great and I have used i for years
    >> I creates usable links to folders og files and list them
    >> as You wish. You can customise it in many ways :
    >> http://www.cd2html.de/index.en.html

    >
    > Thanks for the link. I'll check it out.
    >
    >
    >

    Another free one to look at http://www.datacrow.net/
     

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