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Author:  Skinamp [ Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Exclude from scanning

Hi Hector,

is there a possibility to exclude files from scanning ?
I do have some movies (nature, imax etc.) that are not recognized or in 3D. Those movies
are found each time, i "for some reason" need to scan this drive again.

Would be nice when checking the scan results, if i could choose from
next options : Not recognized / Use Filename / Rename Folder / Exclude from scanning
Those movies don't need to be in the database, but do need to be on this HDD.

Grtz

Author:  (cool) Hector [ Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Exclude from scanning

It's very easy to exclude files from scanning. You just put them in a folder that isn't scanned...

Why complicate things? :sorry:

Author:  Skinamp [ Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:42 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Exclude from scanning

Because i always scan a complete drive and all folders in it. But its no big deal, its only one drive. Thought it could be a usefull addon to the program.

Author:  (cool) Hector [ Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:12 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Exclude from scanning

Skinamp wrote:
Because i always scan a complete drive and all folders in it.

During our last discussion, I've had a glimpse at your file structure... It's very easy for you to create a folder "Excluded" next to your current folder "Films", and to scan only the folder "Films". Why you don't do that?


Skinamp wrote:
Thought it could be a usefull addon to the program.

Your suggestion would make the interface unnecessarily complex. It would require to store into your coollection file the path of all the excluded files, making the coollection file unnecessarily bigger. During file scanning, the program would have to check each file to know if it's in the exclusion list or not, making file scanning slower.

Unnecessarily complex, unnecessarily bigger, unnecessarily slower...

Having a separate folder is the obvious solution to this problem.

Author:  Skinamp [ Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:25 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Exclude from scanning

I agree.

The folder Films is on the nas, the movies i Talk about are not jet in the database. They are on separate hdd. Not scanned Till now.

I think i'll exclude the drive, there are to many movies on it that are not recognized.

Or I'll separate them from the rest.
like you suggested.

Grtz

Author:  kakashi [ Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:08 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Exclude from scanning

(cool) Hector wrote:
Your suggestion would make the interface unnecessarily complex. It would require to store into your coollection file the path of all the excluded files, making the coollection file unnecessarily bigger. During file scanning, the program would have to check each file to know if it's in the exclusion list or not, making file scanning slower.

There is a large chance this might not be a good idea:

Each time the scanning algorithm reaches a new folder it checks for the existence of a certain file, then if that file exists it skips that folder and moves on to the next folder. It doesn't involve changing the interface and hopefully wouldn't slow down the software too much. Hector's scanning algorithm is super badass with it's secret ninja skills, and so I assume it's very complex. I don't really know if this idea would be easy to set up or cause unnecessary headaches for Hector and just waste his time.

e.g. you could put a file called 'cooll_ignore' in any folder you want to exclude. That way when you scan 'Movies/' it would ignore any files in 'Movies/Some Movies/'

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Author:  (cool) Hector [ Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Exclude from scanning

kakashi wrote:
I don't really know if this idea would be easy to set up

Your idea would work and would be easy to implement, but I fail to see the point of such a feature. The folder you don't want to scan just has to be in a place where it wont' be scanned, and voila, problem solved...

Author:  Skinamp [ Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Exclude from scanning

It would still be useful depending on the directory structure !

On the NAS in the folder "Films" are 6 or more subdirectory's, all directory's on a lower
level are attached drives to the network.
If a want to have all my movies in the folder "Films" then also the folder with movies that
i don't want to be scanned are in there.
Now i have to scan Films 1 then Films 2 and so on.
Moving the "do not scan this folder" to a different location during scanning and back again,
would take a long time.

Now the movies i do not want to be scanned are on a separate drive, still like to
have them in one location on the nas.

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Author:  (cool) Hector [ Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Exclude from scanning

Skinamp wrote:
If a want to have all my movies in the folder "Films" then also the folder with movies that i don't want to be scanned are in there.

Of course the folder that you don't want to scan shouldn't be inside the folder "Films". It should be next to it.

For example, you could name it "Films (not scanned)"

\\QSKINNAS\Films
\\QSKINNAS\Films (not scanned)

This solution is so simple, I don't understand why you don't like it and insist on complicating things.

You're the first user to request a change. I suppose that the other users have naturally adopted the obvious solution.

Author:  Skinamp [ Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Exclude from scanning

i do not insist,...

Why do i rather have those folders together ?
It's easy, on NAS copying folders on the same attached drive from one folder
to another, copying one file from folder to another folder is lightning fast !
Copying from attached network drive "Films" to an other attached network drive
"Films exclude" takes much longer.

But, as i already told..... if it's to much. let it be !
Live goes on :-)

Author:  (cool) Hector [ Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Exclude from scanning

Skinamp wrote:
Copying from attached network drive "Films" to an other attached network drive
"Films exclude" takes much longer.

Apparently I did not understand your file structure. From what you say, "Films" is a drive instead of a folder. Ok, then the drive "Films" should have a folder for the scanned films and another one for the not scanned films.

That implies that the location of your scanned files will slightly change, but that's quick and easy to fix with the menu "Tools->Manage your video files->Batch edit several file associations".


Skinamp wrote:
i do not insist

I'm sorry that you feel disappointed, but you're asking me to fix a problem that just doesn't exist.

Author:  Skinamp [ Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Exclude from scanning

No, somehow i'm unable to explain the structure.
This is not the way i like it, it's The way The NAS works.

But its oké. I'll Leave it the way it is now.
I can always make :
QSkinnas/Films/Films/Films 1 to 6
QSkinnas/Films/Exclude

Beter would be :
QSkinnas/Films/Films 1 to 7
Where 7 is the folder to exclude
All movies are in one main directory this way.

P. S.
The first Films is a network drive and Not an folder.

Author:  (cool) Hector [ Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Exclude from scanning

Skinamp wrote:
The first Films is a network drive and Not an folder.

That's what I've realized.


Skinamp wrote:
I can always make :
QSkinnas/Films/Films/Films 1 to 6
QSkinnas/Films/Exclude

:yes:

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