How to create groups of films for Box Sets, Series, Collections or other Groups for AMC catalog types.
There are several ways to create groups in MyFilms:
See the Groups Setup guide for details about auto-creating groups during import, adding group covers, etc.
You do not need to auto-create groups during import. You can create a group, and add or remove movies to it within MyFilms.
Use the same method as above, however, select the existing Box Set/Group from the list of your Groups.
As of v 6.1.0:
If the selected film is already part of a Group or Box set, then the context menu will display Remove from box set instead of Add to box set.
As of v 6.1.0:
To move a film from one Group to another, simply remove it from the current Group, then add it to the new Group.
When you sort your films by name, My Films will display one item for a Group of films, for example Harry Potter, with the number of items in the Group, and the group cover will display the collection banner.
Select the group to display all the films in the group, for example, a list of all the Harry Potter films in your database or even sub groups/levels:
The name of the Group displays at the top of the window (depending on the skin you use). You can use any text you wish as a group name.
Create as many sub-groups as you wish. The group hierarchy separator (e.g \ backslash by default) set on the General Tab in Setup determines the hierarchy or levels. Thus, you could even display TV Series by creating separate sub-groups for seasons and episodes.
As of v 6.0.0, you can select a sort order (and even layout) for your 'groups', different than from other views or the main list of films if you wish.. See Quick Setup > Start Settings.
You may also change the layout, and sort order for group lists within the My Films GUI and even save it as your new default setting for groups:
Note: these changes will apply to all your lists of films in a group.
My Films will display a random cover image from the group as the group cover. Or, as of v 6.1.0 you can download Collecion covers from TMDb website.
Note: Your skin must support v 6.1.0 with the new
MyFilmsDialogImageSelect.xml skin file.
The selected cover will be stored in the cover path you select in MyFilms setup on the Artwork tab, using the Group/Box set name.
As of v 6.0.0 you can also use custom cover images for your Groups:
Whenever you display a movie in a group, the group image will display (note: skin dependent!) as well as the movie cover:
As of v 6.0.0 My Films displays the number of films in a group on all layouts (not only the list layout). When you select a group, the 'item count' such as "1/5 films" shows the count of films in the group (see above screenshot)
When you use the Setup Wizard to create a new config, as of v 6.0.0 My Films will preset a Box Set view for you (since it is not obvious how to create one, and cannot be created within My Films GUI).
Simply select the Box Sets view from the main Views Menu to display all your Box Sets/Groups:
As of v 6.0.2 you can 'Save current layout and sort as your 'start' settings' for the Box Sets view via the context menu (F9 or Info/More on remote).