Have all movies in a single folder.

Foebik asked for this feature about 2 months ago — 33 comments

Foebik commented about 2 months ago

Please give us the option to NOT use movie folders. I would like to have the option to have the movie files go straight to a root directory.

And example of this in CP is the option under the renamer.

Default folder where the movies are moved/copied/linked to To: H:\Movies\

Forgive me if this was previously requested. I did a quick search and did not see it. Or if I am just being blind and its somewhere I haven't looked yet.

| khaoohs commented about 2 months ago

+1 for this request. Movies can be in a single, flat folder. Supporting files for a movie should be named the same as the movie.

Hellboy.mkv Hellboy.nfo Hellboy-banner.jpg Hellboy-clearart.png Hellboy-disc.png Hellboy-fanart.jpg Hellboy-landscape.jpg Hellboy-logo.png Hellboy-poster.jpg

| mow4cash commented about 2 months ago

+1 It's so much cleaner this way

| JourneyOver commented about 2 months ago

how exactly is this cleaner @mow4cash ?? having the layout like so

D:\ --> D:\Movies -----> D:\Movies{movie name} and then inside that folder have the stuff below

{movie name}.mkv {movie name}.nfo {movie name}-{picture stuff}.jpg

it's honestly so much cleaner than having all the pictures and nfo and movies scattered around in a single folder..

So I honestly hope if this does become a thing, it's just an option that you can turn on or off.

| Foebik commented about 2 months ago

All we want is a check box JourneyOver. I personally dont use or need all those supporting files. I just need the video file. So one file per directory is messy for me. Having them all in a flat directory is easier for me to admin by just looking at a list were I can find and sort by such things as file size.

Hope that clears up why some of us would perfer this 'option'.

HitsvilleUK commented about 2 months ago

JourneyOver, although I totally agree with your view on what is a cleaner layout, I also see no harm it being an option for those who prefer flat folders. Fear not though, even if it does get implemented flat folders would have to be toggled off by default. Otherwise Radarr becomes dead to any Plex user (possibly Emby too.) Personally I would also prefer to see an option to lock the chosen selection.

| screwyluie commented about 2 months ago

Can we have middle ground as well? I like having them sorted alphabetically in folders... I know, I'm difficult

| bradmurray commented about 2 months ago

+1. Many people just have one file per movie. It makes no sense in this case to have folders. My metadata is managed by my clients in their own space.

| ryanborstelmann commented about 2 months ago

+1. I use Plex, and as such all poster art, etc is stored in Plex's application data directories - I have one file for nearly every movie, since MKV can store subtitles in the container as well. I use one flat folder for movies, and Plex works with it just fine. I'd love to import my movies into Radarr, but it can never find any for obvious reasons. A more flexible folder scheme would be ideal - either a checkbox for the end user, or some logic built in to know the difference without asking (like Plex must have).

irespek commented about 2 months ago

+1. Would love to see it implemented as an option. Thank you.

HitsvilleUK commented about 2 months ago

@ryanborstelmann . You do realise that Plex is one the Media apps that instructs using separate folders for each movie? If it works for you then great... Just saying !! :-)

| ryanborstelmann commented about 2 months ago

@HitsvilleUK, Indeed I do, but when I first moved to Plex, that's how my movies were organized - Plex just smiled and worked like a charm!

At this point, every service can handle the flat folder structure (including Sonarr!), so I'm really hoping Radarr supports it soon! It's easier for me to use Radarr in a nerfed state without media handling than rebuild my Plex and Sonarr libraries :D

| geogolem commented about 2 months ago

i prefer having it all in one folder too as thats how i have been maintaining my stuff... so I would like to see it implemented as an option at least...

| geogolem commented about 2 months ago

someone else also made another request for this: http://feathub.com/Radarr/Radarr/+75

| nzlittleman commented about 2 months ago

+1 having the option is no harm to anyone but good for those that like it.

Currently I Radarr isn't picking up the fact I have a heap of movies as they aren't in folders. Regards them as 'missing' (or is that something I've set up wrong?).

linds1234 commented about 1 month ago

This is an interesting one.

I spent a couple of days moving all my movies from a flat folder structure, to a per folder structure. I actually preferred flat (which Emby actually worked fine with, so it can be flat or per-folder from that perspective). But radarr wouldn't import any movies that weren't in a folder so I bit the bullet. I then had to rename all the files to include the word "Bluray" in there so the download quality would get detected correctly (instead of HDTV).

For some people flat folder structure is neater as they have no other metadata info populating it. I'm all for the option.

| bradmurray commented about 1 month ago

+1 this is the only reason I haven't switched from CP

| talisto commented about 1 month ago

+1, this is hugely beneficial when using cloud storage providers, as having Plex scan for new content from the cloud would only require one directory list instead of having to scan through hundreds of subdirectories (which results in accounts getting temporarily banned on Google Drive).

| nzlittleman commented about 1 month ago

Is there an option to put them all in folders easily or without this option would we need to create and move them manually like linds1234 did? If I had to do that - sorry, but I'd stick to CP which is a shame because so far I'm loving everything else.

xxredxpandaxx commented about 1 month ago

+1 to this.

bfeist commented about 1 month ago

+1 Plex user. No need to force a certain folder structure.

| Drewster727 commented about 1 month ago

+1 This really should exist. I do not and will not have a folder for each movie. :)

| darknessgp commented about 1 month ago

+1 for me. This is a must have. I do one file per movie, and I'm not restructuring my files because Radarr is too strict.

| mfeuhrer commented about 1 month ago

Just found Radarr and it already works better for me than CouchPotato did, but this subfolder thing is bugging me to no end. As others have commented, I do not want to change my entire library around just to make Radarr happy. Please include the option to disable subfolders.

| DarrenMcCall commented about 1 month ago

I prefer a single root folder for the majority of my films also. Please add this feature.

| ghallford commented 30 days ago

I also need this feature for my movies. No folders option please.

| fryfrog commented 23 days ago

I'm guessing that this feature doesn't exist primarily because Radarr is a fork of Sonarr. In Sonarr, there is no option to have your shows all in a single folder because that would be chaos. It allows a show's files to be in a single folder named after the show (or in season sub folders). My guess is this is deeply ingrained into how Sonarr works and changing it would be a non-trivial amount of work, cause it to diverge even more from Sonarr and really only make a small number of people happy. I suspect most people don't care that their movies are in folders and about as many people want folders as don't want folders.

bobbintb commented 22 days ago

I was kind of bummed when I found this out because Sonarr has great code and I was looking for a CP alternative. I only have video files and I keep them in one folder. It's not as simple as just putting them in subfolders as my torrent client does not and I already have hundreds seeding. I'd have to manually change location for hundreds of files in my torrent client.

I'm really excited about this program but am unable to use it until this is fixed. Hopefully it's one of the first to get resolved. Like someone already said, I'd imagine this affectsite the large majority of Plex users. I don't even really think it needs to an option. Can't it just be changed to scan all sub folders from root instead of going one level from root?

galli-leo commented 18 days ago Admin

As fryfrog mentioned: It will take a lot of rework to get this feature to work. We definitely want the support for that in before the first release. But idk how long this is gonna take.

galli-leo commented 18 days ago Admin

Sadly it's not as simple as a checkbox in the UI or else we would have done it a long time ago. I wouldn't expect the feature to be in until at least April. In the meantime we have a wiki article how to convert your existing collection.

| sgtfrankieboy commented 11 days ago

Stuck with Couch Potato till April then. I'm wondering what the technical limitations are though?

rkmfl commented 6 days ago

Like many others, this is the single feature I'm awaiting to run Radarr.

I share my media collection with several low-tech friends/family that have players which simply browse the file library for files with video extensions. For this reason, and many others, I prefer a single, flat directory structure.

I have Radarr all configured and running, just waiting for the day I can switch-over from CP. Radarr is everything I wanted in a CP replacement, with the single exception of requiring a separate directory for each movie.

Of course I'll donate in the event this is implemented and I can begin using Radarr as my movie fetcher.

Thanks for the excellent work!

| mzaur commented about 14 hours ago

Same here. Switching back to CP until this is resolved. I donated to Radarr anyway but cannot use it because of this. And a few other reasons (it's still a bit buggy with automatic downloading)

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