Have all movies in a single folder.

Foebik asked for this feature 7 months ago — 51 comments

Foebik commented 7 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 7 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 7 months ago

+1 It's so much cleaner this way

| JourneyOver commented 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 months ago

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

| bradmurray commented 7 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.

| SlothCroissant commented 7 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 7 months ago

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

HitsvilleUK commented 7 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 !! :-)

| SlothCroissant commented 7 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 7 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 6 months ago

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

| nzlittleman commented 6 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 6 months 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 6 months ago

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

| talisto commented 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months ago

+1 to this.

bfeist commented 6 months ago

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

| Drewster727 commented 6 months ago

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

| darknessgp commented 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months ago

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

| ghallford commented 6 months ago

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

| fryfrog commented 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 5 months ago

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

| rkmfl commented 5 months 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 5 months 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)

| JamzTheMan commented 5 months ago

+1 Plex user, However, I'm OK with Radarr saving files in folders for now (Plex doesn't care!)

BUT, if you could get bulk import/import existing to work with single file, that would be great...

jt70471 commented 5 months ago

+1 for optional movie folder, just like couchpotato does... Specify a template for the folder if you want folders or blank for all movies in a single folder, etc.

| epheterson commented 5 months ago

Have the developers given any timeframe on when we can expect this feature?

| epheterson commented 5 months ago

It's actually here : https://github.com/Radarr/Radarr/issues/153

Apparently functional on a development branch and will be merged in after testing. (As of Mar. 10)

Stibbons commented 4 months ago

I was using a plain folder before and now I feel the confort of having one folder for each movie.

| rkmfl commented 4 months ago

@epheterson - thank you for the github link.

It's unfortunate that thread is the source for the feature request because it's convoluted wording.

Either way, it appears that Sonarr has not implemented this and no one has begun work on this feature.

It's a bummer for those of us who have donated yet still running CP, eagerly hoping to see this feature!

dellipse commented 4 months ago

Personally, I would like it to have it do something like {Movie TitleTheFirstLetter}{Movie TitleThe} ({Release Year}) which would look like A/Awesome Movie, The (2000)

mythrandir52 commented 4 months ago

I have all my movies organized like below. I group the movies by year and then all the movies for a year go into the same folder. I cant even set the folder to just use the year it requires the movie title in the folder name. Movie \ 2013 2014 2015

| Drewster727 commented 4 months ago

any updates on this? Appreciate all the hard work!

| iVirus commented 3 months ago

Recently found Radarr - very promising alternative to CP! Thank you for the effort.

I have not looked through the code. Would it be possible to allow an empty "Movie Folder Format"? Thusly disabling subfolers?

| MrDevanWright commented 3 months ago

Found radarr a few weeks ago and appreciate it so much more than CP. Thank you radarr team! It is very frustrating having a folder for every movie, so if anyone finds a work around before the devs, let me know.

| Miloune commented 3 months ago

Same as @MrDevanWright Hope we can get this feature as soon as possible.

| deadlyknapsack commented 3 months ago

I discovered Radarr just today. Absolutely brilliant. The one option I am missing is this. Reason I would like to have movies in a single folder? I use OSMC/Kodi and have the ability to delete files with a single button on my TV remote. If a file is within a folder, the folder is not deleted. This causes cluttering. Looking forward to seeing this option!

damonnk commented 2 months ago

Would love this as well. It's currently "unuable" for me. Sticking with CP untill this is added.

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| LanMan04 commented 23 days ago

+1 Please!

| Lipsyte commented 23 days ago

+1. Just finished setting up Radarr, and found out the hard way that there was no option for a flat folder. I know it takes time, but this would be a major feature to have. Plex does the job of sorting everything. Thanks !

| shamo316 commented 21 days ago

+1 need this so I can movie everything over to

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