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Windows - Folder names - movies with colons
#1
A number of movies have colons in them, which is not a valid character for a folder name.

It seems that the only option is to "ignore" it. A hyphen will not work and seems to cause the movie not to be scanned/found.

At the end of the day it doesn't make much difference, but is there a way I can add some "separator" in the naming of the folder in place of the colon?
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#2
In the vast majority of cases, it can be ignored and the scraper will find the correct title.

In rare cases, I have created my own nfo when the scrapper could not find the title even via a manual entry. (http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Nfo)



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#3
On TMDB there are often alternate titles without the colon that would make matching easier (i think)
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#4
I use hyphens all the time with no problems...what version of xbmc are you using?
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#5
I have been unable to identify what the issue is with TVdB finding and scraping this TV show: LEGO NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu . I have tried several different ways to write it and i was thinking the colon might be the issue. any help would be appreciated https://thetvdb.com/?tab=series&id=253323&lid=7

I can see the files when I look via KODI (actually android SPMC v 16.6) but importing/refreshing doesn't grab the episodes at all.

A detail that may help; they are entered as:

LEGO NinjaGo Masters of Spinjitzu (2011)/Rise of the Snakes_s01e01
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#6
Hi fritzboyle,

I just tested your TV Show and it scraped first time for me. This is what I did

TV Show directory name: LEGO NinjaGo Masters of Spinjitzu (2011)
Episode Name: /Rise of the Snakes_s01e01.mkv
E:\TV Shows\LEGO NinjaGo Masters of Spinjitzu (2011)\Rise of the Snakes_s01e01.mkv

I followed your naming convention for the first two episoded, then switched to the easier names for the next 11 episodes...
E:\TV Shows\LEGO NinjaGo Masters of Spinjitzu (2011)\LEGO NinjaGo Masters of Spinjitzu (2011) S01E03.mkv

\TV Shows\ is my Kodi source.

Both naming conventions worked for me, and the 13 stub files I created all scraped ok. At first I thought the (2011) might be an issue, as TVDB does not list the year in the name, but it worked fine.

Can you see a difference between our two setups?
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#7
I have recently started using cifs instead of ftp on some of my kodi boxes. I noticed any movie name with a : was being displayed as an address instead of the file name. I think I just found out why. That is a lot of movies to go through and look for colons.
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#8
You might be able to use Bulk Rename Utility. I think there is a function that will search file names for specified characters. I have never used that function though.
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#9
I don't know how scrapers deal with it, but if you want the "appearance" of restricted path / filename characters, you sometimes substitute unicode "halfwidth and fullwidth forms" eg:
U+FF04 $
U+FF0A *
U+FF1A :
U+FF3C \

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#10
Just leave the colon out of the filename, it will scrape fine.

And Kodi will show the colon, as the colon is legal in a movie name but not a file name.
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