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    Hi sorry in advance if this has been asked already, i did search before posting.

    I was wondering if there was a good explanation of the different playlist types and what each is good at.

    Specifically i'm trying to create a playlist that shows the latest 20 movies in my movie folder, but not show any of the TV shows. Right now i can only get it to show 20 of the last entries that are video. Tv, movies, home vids, training vids, etc.. i just want it for a specific folder and its sub folders.

    thanks a ton!!

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    I'd suggest creating a smart playlist and using 'File Path' in your rules. Here's an example set of rules you could use:

    'File type' is 'Video' AND
    'File path' contains 'movies'

    (assuming your movies are located in a folder & sub-folders like 'E:\videos\movies', whereas your tv shows are located in a folder & sub-folders like 'E:\videos\tv shows').

    You can also use 'starts with' if that helps your situation better. Let me know if that helps.

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    That sounds perfect! thanks i'll give it a try!

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    ok my setup i use several drives, each drive has one or two genres in it. as follows:

    d:\scififantasy\
    e:\educdoc\
    j:\tv\
    k:\crimemystery\
    k:\horror\
    m:\kids\movies
    m:\kids\tv
    n:\drama\
    n:\comedy\
    p:\actadv\
    s:\romcom\

    i've got it kind of working but i'd like more control than i can figure out. i add each folder with the file path starts with n:\comedy as an example, but then i still end up with the sample files which i don't want to show up. if i set it to also have a duration of 10+ minutes, then i'd have to change the ALL/ANY to any and that then pics up stuff in educational and documentary that i don't want. i have a playlist called "Movies" and then added folders under that for each genre in mezzmo already, is there some way i can tell it to use that play list and a duration of 10m or longer?

    Also does a maintain library have to be run for it to see new files??

    I guess i could move all the movie folders into a folder called MOVIES on each drive but that would require a lot of resetting up other stuff on my ssystem that would suck.
    Last edited by shutter; 05-16-2012 at 04:18 AM.

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    i think i solved most of it.. here is what i did.

    i added a _Latest Movies smart playlist (hoping the _ will force it to appear on top of the list)
    chose match all
    duration greater than 10 minutes
    file path does not contain E:\ J:\ and M:\

    that works and no more samples show up, but it does seem like a libary maint must be run for it to be really accurate?

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    Just to explain what you are seeing: It seems you have added folders into your Mezzmo library and they are dynamic in how they work. Mezzmo dynamically finds the files as you browse the folders/sub-folders in Mezzmo or on your DLNA device. So, if you have added a file into a folder or sub-folder on your computer at a later date, then Mezzmo will not pick it up until you browse into it - or until you run Maintain Library - and that's when you will see the file get added into your smart playlists. So, you can run Maintain Library every so often to keep your folders & files up-to-date in your Mezzmo library (or just right-click on your folder and click Maintain Playlist if you just want to maintain the folder/playlist that you have added files into).

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    you are absolutely right, that is exactly what is happening.. i just set it to maintain library at 3am each day and that'll work fine... in a crunch like you mentioned, i can just maintain that particular folder and it pops up fine. Thanks for the help!! =]

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    Glad you have a working solution. Hope you enjoy streaming with Mezzmo

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