Equinox wrote:Question: Is there another way to edit the episode order / episode numbers other than the new dragging feature in the Edit Season page? I'm asking because for cartoon series, you'll sometimes want several episodes to have the same episode number in the DVD Order. But I can't seem to figure out how to do it in V3.
This is because of the split/joined episodes that are prevalent in cartoons. The new approach is to actually structure them accurately, which means for the official order you create each joined episode and add them to the seasons. Then in the DVD order you create the split episodes and add those to the seasons.
Official Order, Season 1
Episode 1 - "Title A / Title B" (this is a single episode)
Episode 2 - "Title C / Title D" (this is a single episode)
DVD Order, Season 1
Episode 1 - "Title A" (completely separate single episode)
Episode 2 - "Title B" (completely separate single episode)
Episode 3 - "Title C" (completely separate single episode)
Episode 4 - "Title D" (completely separate single episode)
The episode "Title A / Title B" doesn't need to be used when assembling DVD Season 1... it would just be in the "Unassigned" season.
This approach seems more complicated, but solves a TON of structural issues. Money Heist, and how Netflix recut the entire series, is a perfect example. The old approach would have required that we store two completely separate series that share artwork, translations, etc but are separate because the episodes differ. The new approach allows us to share the series-level info but have a completely different structure for the seasons and episodes.
Cartoons are actually another perfect example, as you mention. The new method will allow us to have translated titles for the joined episodes and accurate translations for the split episodes. The screenshot for each episode can reflect the actual content.
If we need to add any tools to make setting up these structures easier, I'm open to suggestions (make another thread).