Tag collections with media type (Bluray, DVD, digital, etc)
(Previously discussed on GetSatisfaction here: http://j.mp/Uwdkcf )
This will enable us to sync our local media center (e.g. Plex Media Server) with the equivalent library section in our collections in Trakt without worrying that our other manually added items will be affected.
In other words we could have several sections in our collection. Firstly there are library sections for physical media that we manually add:
"DVDs" - Physical DVDs we own
"Blurays" - Physical Bluerays we own
Secondly, we could have the digital librarys that we own each be assigned a Media Center ID, such as:
"Home PlexMediaSever" - Our home NAS served by Plex Media Server
"Laptop PlexMediaServer" - Our portable Plex Media Server on our laptop
The media center ID will only be visible to each user but it will make it much easier to automatically clean our online Trakt.tv collection.
This way if we delete an item from our home Plex Media Server, on next sync it will be removed from our collection in Trakt online. However, if we move the movie/show to our other laptop PMS, on next sync the media player ID will be updated online to reflect this. In other whould one collection get hosed (i.e. disk failure it won't affect the other when we sync.
Also, syncing with a local machine needs to not only be able to add items to our collection on Trakt.tv, but also remove them - i.e. it needs to be able to do a true sync of the local data. XBMC (and other players) often misidentify items in our library and sync them to Trakt. When we fix the identification this needs to be synced up to Trakt. Without multiple library IDs. The machine might not know which library the shows/movies are stored on.
The API supports this, will be adding to the website soon.
I too would absolutely love this feature. It's been almost 2 years since the response to the original idea. Did this get forgotten?
Well, the API already supports this, but isn't implemented yet. This is one of the things I wanted most and when I knew it would be added in version 2 of Trakt I stayed thrilled to see how it would look like or work in the website. But months have passed and I still don't see this coming soon.
Can you tell us how's the progress of this feature and if you are trying to get this in website anytime soon?
Dalibor Nedeljković commented
format resolution for collected item would be awesome...
OG Butch commented
I posted something similar. I do not care much about syncing Plex, but I do like the idea of an application that allows users to track what they want to watch and what they have watched (Theatres, Netflix, rentals) with what they own. Whether that is physical media (Blu-ray, DVD, or legacy physical media) and their digital purchases (iTunes, Amazon, Vudu/Flixter/Ultraviolet).
I have agree too, its a great idea. It would be nice for digital media to define or tag the items as well:
- Language (Eng, Ger or Multilanguage)
- Resolution (720p, 1080p etc.)
That would be awesome!
the Plex Sync for whole collections would be cool
I completely agree. The idea to separate "Bluray", "DVD's" & "Digital Downloads" by sections is just what I was looking. I right now do that by lists. If this idea go ahead, I could remove 2 lists and use this new feature.