My Virtual Channels are broken up into a few categories: Show specific channels, Movie channels, Holiday channels, Franchise channels.
I won't go through all of them, but I'll highlight a select few, and the rules that drive them.
What do your Virtual Channels look like?
|Seinfeld, Friends, etc
|My show specific channels that run in order by season/episode.
|Genre Based Movie Channels
|Simple rule based channels that cycle movies based on their genres.
|Decade Based Movies Channels
|Simple rule based channels that cycle movies based on their release dates.
|Halloween and Christmas based channels showing movies and specials.
|Movie channels broken up by franchise. Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, Harry Potter, etc.
|A channel that does nothing but play back to back 80s/90s WWF events.
I'll highlight a few of my channels and how their content is included.
When building out Virtual Channels with rules, you'll find you need to tweak them a bit based on the results. You can see below I have some really specific rules. Sometimes holiday movies will sneak into your channel based on your rules, so it's nice to be able to exclude things with the rules.
|Just back to back episodes.
|I added my Seinfeld show and that's it.
|Holiday specials and movies for the kids.
|Labels: Holiday, Library Visibility: Not Library
|Holiday specials and movies for the adults.
|Labels: Holiday, Library Visibility: IS Library
|Back to back 80s/90s WWF events. I have my vidoes in a single WWF collection that is hidden. The videos are hidden as well. This allows me to not clutter my library with WWF videos I'd never watch, while being able to have a nice long running channels of nostalgia I can drop in to.
|Categories: Movie, Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Genres: NOT Comedy Visibility: NOT kids
|Movie channel for 80s comedies.
|Categories: Movie, Genres: Comedy, Year: >= 1980, Year: <= 1989, Genres: NOT Holiday Visibility: NOT kids
|Movie channel for 90s.
|Categories: Movie, Genres: Comedy, Year: >= 1990, Year: <= 1999, Labels: NOT wrestling, NOT pixar-short, NOT holiday Visibility: NOT kids
What do your Virtual Channels look like? Show us! It's nice to get some new ideas.