New Anime Page Patterns and Usage

Implemented, official page at: PAGE_PREFERENCES_ED2K.

Custom filters for files

The new anime page supports custom filters for files. Currently there are 4 types of filters:

Deprecated
this filter marks files as deprecated
Unfiltered
this one checks which files don't get filtered
Visible
checks to see which files even if marked as to be hidden should be displayed
Hidden
hides files based on user preferences

The default rules for each filter follow the Deprecated files rules currently implemented in AniDB except for the Hidden filter that also hides files based on user profile language preferences.


Syntax and some rules

Filter Syntax:
Except for element "0", that states how many rules there are, elements follow this format:
"RULE NUMBER":{"RULE SUBJECT #1":"OPERATION,TEST";"RULE SUBJECT #2":"OPERATION,TEST"; etc};

Where RULE SUBJECT can be one of the following:

fdate
File add date
eusers
Total number of users for this episode
fusers
Total number of users for this file
fcrc
File CRC status (valid, invalid, unknown)
fqual
File quality
fgroup
File Group Id
fversion
File version
finmylist
File is in MyList
efvisible
Total number of files
falang
Any of the file audio languages is one of the preferred langs (if using obj.filterAudLang) or given lang
fslang
Any of the file audio languages is one of the preferred langs (if using obj.filterSubLang) or given lang
ftype
File type (generic)
fsource
File source (HDTV, DTV, etc)
fextension
File extension (mkv, avi, mov, etc)
fdeprecated
Is file deprecated
fraw
Is file RAW
fgroupfiltered
Is group filtered


Notes:

  • When RULE SUBJECT is prefixed with "c_sf_", there will be test of comparison for all files of the episode and the results of this comparison will be stored in processing Files
  • When RULE SUBJECT is prefixed with "c_rf_", there will be test of comparison for all files stored in processing Files, and the list will be updated with the results
  • No RULE SUBJECT prefixed with "c_" imply that you are testing an attribute, think of it as a SQL select where


OPERATION can be one of the following:

>
greater than
<
lesser than
>=
greater or equal than
<=
lesser or equal than
==
Equal to
!=
Not equal to


Where TEST is the value to test, there are special cases:

this
will test against the same RULE SUBJECT (only used in "c" prefixed RULE SUBJECTS)


Notes:

  • For each RULE NUMBER the RULE SUBJECTS are tested using AND
  • Will only test RULES until end or a failed test

Default Unfiltered

filterObj.defaultUnfiltered = {0:2,
                               1:{"fdate":"<,172800"},
                               2:{"ftype":"==,generic"}};

Default Deprecated

filterObj.defaultDeprecated = {0:5,
                            1:{"eusers":">=,50","fusers":"<=,3","fcrc":"!=,valid"},
                            2:{"fcrc":"==,invalid"},
                            3:{"fqual":">,1","fqual":"<=,5"},
                            4:{"c_sf_fgroup":"==,this","c_rf_fsource":"==,this","c_rf_fversion":"==,this","c_rf_fextension":"==,this","c_rf_fcrc":"==,valid","fcrc":"!=,valid","fgroup":"!=,0"},
                            5:{"c_sf_fgroup":"==,this","c_rf_fsource":"==,this","c_rf_fversion":">,this","c_rf_fextension":"==,this","c_rf_fcrc":"==,valid","fgroup":"!=,0"}}

Default Visible

filterObj.defaultVisible = {0:5,
                            1:{"fdeprecated":"==,true"},
                            2:{"finmylist":"==,true"},
                            3:{"fusers":">=,50"},
                            4:{"fdate":"<,604800"},
                            5:{"efvisible":"<,1"}};

Default Hidden

filterObj.defaultHidden = {0:2,
                           1:{"falang":"==,obj.filterAudLang"},
                           2:{"fslang":"==,obj.filterSubLang"}};

Example of usage

Imagine you had a fcen that would return true if a file is marked as censored, funcen that would return true if a file is marked as uncensored and a acen that would return true if the current anime has been marked as +18. Having this if you wanted to hide all censored files for a +18 anime and only leave uncensored or not marked files you would add this to the hidden filter.

filterObj.hidden = {0:1,
                    1:{"acen":"==,true","fcen":"==,true"}};

This filter would mark as hidden all censored files for a +18 anime.

Notes: obviously this isn't a very practical way to input file filters, I need to write some interface for it before this can be used.


Pseudo-Files

As part of the anime3 scripts I've developed a kind super file implementation, a bit like of Shadow Files, i call them Pseudo-Files. What they are is simple, whenever there are File Relations involved i create a new file from all the data the relations give me. IE:

File A is a video file with the following attributes: ja audio, en subtitles. File B is a subtitle file which adds de subtitles to File A.

Currently i gave users the option to expand files which have file<->file relations, so the file table for the Episode that holds File A and File B would look like this with all files expanded:

File A .......
\- File B ....
File B .......
\- File A

With pseudo-files i create a new super-file that would have the following attributes ja audio, en and de subtitles, and it's representation is something like this, where File P is the Pseudo-File:

File P .......
|- File A ....
\- File B ....

Pseudo-files are also victim of file filters, so imagine some file would get hidden because it didn't have all the languages you wanted but a pseudo-file which was parent of that file had all the languages, the pseudo-file would not get hidden. In case it did fail the test it would get hidden.

This is the magic of pseudo-files. Another unused feature of show=anime3

Notes

As you have noticed, any of the features referred here is ready to be used by normal users, it's like the ground work for future features. So if someone really wants this, bug me until I write an interface for them :P

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