Using filters

If you go in the add-on’s Advanced settings, you will notice an option named Additional keyword filters (comma separated). Enabling this option will bring up three sub-settings: Accept, Block and Require. They all expect the same kind of parameters, which is a comma-separated list of keywords to respectively either accept, block or require. Although it’s mostly self-explanatory, let’s go over each of them to fully understand how they behave, and what kind of results you mind expect when using those settings.


A comma-separated list is a standard way of defining multiple values. You can include spaces between keywords for readability, and Burst will work just the same. For example, those two settings will be equivalent: HEVC,H265 vs HEVC, H265. They will both be understood as a list with the values ["HEVC", "H265"]. Also note that uppercase or lowercase makes no difference, so both hevc and HeVc in a result name would also be considered a match.

The only special trick about the format of keywords is done by using underscores (_), which tell Burst to make sure there is a space, dot, dash, also an underscore, or other separator between your keyword and the other parts of the result’s name. For example, if you want to match ITA, but not italian, you would use _ITA_ as your keyword, which would match names like A.Movie.2017.ITA.720p but not A.Movie.2017.Italian.720p. A trailing underscore would also return a match, ie. A.Movie.720p.ITA. Note that the `Require` keyword treats underscores literally, so using _ITA_ in Require would only match names like A.Movie_ITA_720p.

Keyword types


The Accept setting will return results that include any of the keywords you specify. For example, Italian, French will return results that either include italian or french.


The Block setting will block results that include any of the keywords you specify, and can be the most dangerous filter to use. For example, ITA would block every result that has ita anywhere in its name, regardless of delimiters like dots and dashes, so if you’re looking for a movie named My Inheritance, you would get absolutely no result. For that reason, you should usually always add underscores around Block keywords to make sure there are delimiters around those keywords.


The Require setting is also a dangerous filter to use, and will require all the keywords you specify to be included in the result names. For example, if you specify ITA, _FR_, you would only get results that include both ITA and FR (with delimiters), which will be very few if any. It can however be a very useful setting to get only results that include your preferred language.