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Hi,

I'm using a program of my own creation to automatically generate NFO files from MP4 metadata. This worked fine for movies, but the metadata for TV Shows is not appearing to import correctly (e.g. Files don't have 'pretty names', just the file names and there is no fanart). I suspect my NFO files may be invalid, but they seem similar to the examples on the Wiki.

My directory structure:
  • TVShows (Root folder)
    • Breaking Bad (TV Show)
      • Breaking Bad Season 1 Episode 1.mp4
And here is my tvshow.nfo in the Breaking Bad folder:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<tvshow>
<title>
Breaking Bad
</title>
<genre>
Drama
</genre>
<tvdbid>
81189
</tvdbid>
</tvshow>
https://www.thetvdb.com/?tab=series&id=81189

And the Breaking Bad Season 1 Episode 1.nfo file:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<episodedetails>
<season>
1
</season>
<episode>
1
</episode>
<plot>
Unassuming high school chemistry teacher Walter White (Bryan Cranston) discovers he has lung cancer. Desperate to secure his family's financial future and finally free from the fear that had always inhibited him, Walt teams up with a former student to turn a used RV into a mobile drug lab. Guest stars: Max Arciniega, John Koyama, Steven Michael Quezada Written by: Vince Gilligan Directed by: Vince Gilligan
</plot>
</episodedetails>

Anyone have any ideas? Any help would be appreciated.
(2017-12-12, 07:10)RedactedRetracted Wrote: [ -> ]Breaking Bad Season 1 Episode 1.mp4

Your episodes are incorrectly named.
For correct name format see... Naming_video_files/TV_shows (wiki)
For correct show name see... http://thetvdb.com/

Even if you are using NFO Files, you still need to correctly name your media. Links to NFO Files in My Signature below if you haven't already found them.
(2017-12-12, 08:22)Karellen Wrote: [ -> ]
(2017-12-12, 07:10)RedactedRetracted Wrote: [ -> ]Breaking Bad Season 1 Episode 1.mp4

Your episodes are incorrectly named.
For correct name format see... Naming_video_files/TV_shows (wiki)
For correct show name see... http://thetvdb.com/

Even if you are using NFO Files, you still need to correctly name your media. Links to NFO Files in My Signature below if you haven't already found them. 
Sure enough, that was the problem - luckily I don't have many TV shows! Thanks a heap.
No problems Smile
Thread marked solved.