Kodi 17 - Minimum TV show data required for Kodi to add to library?

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Using the The Movie DB TV meta data with TV shows on Kodi 17. I've got a number of TV shows but noticed one of the them wasn't showing up in Kodi. I've learnt previously that if it's not in the TMDB, Kodi won't add it to the library. However in this particular instance it is in TMDB.

Searched for 'FYI Daily' returned https://www.themoviedb.org/tv/43914-fyi-daily

Using debug logs in Kodi returns

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19:23:29.990 T:1279259632   DEBUG: FindMovie: Searching for 'FYI Daily' using The Movie Database scraper (path: '/home/osmc/.kodi/addons/metadata.tvshows.themoviedb.org', content: 'tvshows', version: '1.3.1')
19:23:29.998 T:1279259632   DEBUG: scraper: CreateSearchUrl returned <url>http://api.themoviedb.org/3/search/tv?api_key=f7f51775877e0bb6703520952b3c7840&amp;query=FYI%20Daily&amp;language=en&amp;append_to_response=credits,external_ids,images&amp;include_image_language=en,en,null</url>
19:23:29.999 T:1279259632   DEBUG: CurlFile::Open(0x5038c020) http://api.themoviedb.org/3/search/tv?api_key=f7f51775877e0bb6703520952b3c7840&query=FYI%20Daily&language=en&append_to_response=credits,external_ids,images&include_image_language=en,en,null
19:23:30.192 T:1279259632   DEBUG: Get: Using "UTF-8" charset for "http://api.themoviedb.org/3/search/tv?api_key=f7f51775877e0bb6703520952b3c7840&query=FYI%20Daily&language=en&append_to_response=credits,external_ids,images&include_image_language=en,en,null"
19:23:30.194 T:1279259632   DEBUG: FindMovie: Searching for 'FYI Daily' using The Movie Database scraper (path: '/home/osmc/.kodi/addons/metadata.tvshows.themoviedb.org', content: 'tvshows', version: '1.3.1')
19:23:30.194 T:1279259632   DEBUG: scraper: CreateSearchUrl returned <url>http://api.themoviedb.org/3/search/tv?api_key=f7f51775877e0bb6703520952b3c7840&amp;query=FYI%20Daily&amp;language=en&amp;append_to_response=credits,external_ids,images&amp;include_image_language=en,en,null</url>
19:23:30.195 T:1279259632   DEBUG: CurlFile::Open(0x5038c020) http://api.themoviedb.org/3/search/tv?api_key=f7f51775877e0bb6703520952b3c7840&query=FYI%20Daily&language=en&append_to_response=credits,external_ids,images&include_image_language=en,en,null
19:23:30.293 T:1279259632   DEBUG: Get: Using "UTF-8" charset for "http://api.themoviedb.org/3/search/tv?api_key=f7f51775877e0bb6703520952b3c7840&query=FYI%20Daily&language=en&append_to_response=credits,external_ids,images&include_image_language=en,en,null"
19:23:30.295 T:1279259632 WARNING: No information found for item 'http://192.168.1.8:80/kodi_test_files/TV/FYI%20Daily/', it won't be added to the library.

Trying the API url directly http://api.themoviedb.org/3/search/tv?ap...en,en,null returns a result Huh

However on comparing with another TV show that does work - Big Bang Theory http://api.themoviedb.org/3/search/tv?ap...en,en,null I note this has a lot more attributes/fields.

Does Kodi expect a minimum amount of information from meta data before it will add to library? If so, what are the mandatory attributes/fields?

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I have a similar problem, using thetvdb.com, some TV Shows do not show up in Kodi.

One example is I, Claudius. It does exist in thetvdb, but it does not show up in Kodi.

Anyone care to shed some light?

Thanks,

Bart

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Quote:Searched for 'FYI Daily' returned https://www.themoviedb.org/tv/43914-fyi-daily

Although there is a listing there, it is an empty entry. There are no seasons, no episodes, no cast, no images. Just a synopsis. So, really, there is nothing to scrape.

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Quote:I have a similar problem, using thetvdb.com, some TV Shows do not show up in Kodi.

One example is I, Claudius. It does exist in thetvdb, but it does not show up in Kodi.

Anyone care to shed some light?

Thanks,

Bart


I would like to help, but you haven't provided any info.

You can start by giving details on how you named the show. Cut and paste the TV show directory name and Episode names.

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(2017-03-23 12:08)blossom24 Wrote:  
Quote:I have a similar problem, using thetvdb.com, some TV Shows do not show up in Kodi.

One example is I, Claudius. It does exist in thetvdb, but it does not show up in Kodi.

Anyone care to shed some light?

Thanks,

Bart


I would like to help, but you haven't provided any info.

You can start by giving details on how you named the show. Cut and paste the TV show directory name and Episode names.

Well, that was it! The filenames of the episode did not contain the series title, only the episode number and title. I renamed the files and now they are visible.

Thank you very much!

Regards,

Bart

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(2017-03-23 12:02)blossom24 Wrote:  
Quote:Searched for 'FYI Daily' returned https://www.themoviedb.org/tv/43914-fyi-daily

Although there is a listing there, it is an empty entry. There are no seasons, no episodes, no cast, no images. Just a synopsis. So, really, there is nothing to scrape.

There is overview information which is useful. This can been seen in the calls to The Movie Database API rather than the web page.

Doing some more testing I think I might have stumbled upon the issue. I'm using the TV show scraper from The Movie Database from http://mirrors.kodi.tv/addons/krypton/me...-1.3.1.zip

For the search function GetSearchResults it is doing a RegExp on the first_air_date of either ([0-9]+) or null. Looking at the JSON API response The Movie Database is returning "" (blank) instead.

When searching for Lorraine returns 5 results. The first entry is "Lorraine" but the first_air_date is set to "". The kodi debug logs for GetSearchResults returned "Audience with Lorriane". Note this is the wrong show but has valid first_air_date. My debug logs then shows kodi returns the GetVideoDetails for the id of the original "Lorraine" show. This tv show is in the kodi video library.

When searching for Unreported World returns 1 result. This result has the first_air_date is set to "". Since this is the only result, the search function GetSearchResults returns empty. The next line in the logs is the warning "No information found for item xxx, it won't be added to the library."

I've seen this behavior on multiple entries now. See FYI Daily and Location, Location, Location

How do I pass this information to the maintainer?
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Quote:How do I pass this information to the maintainer?

You just have. Leave the post as is, and when they get out of bed or get home from work or get back from the pub, they'll scroll through the forums and make note.

Give them a day or two.

A quick fix would be to login to TMDB and enter the missing info yourself, which will fix the issue for that particular show.

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(This post was last modified: 2017-03-29 00:52 by blossom24.)
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