File needs " to be scraped and music video display
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#1 I'm running into an issue with my music videos, I have 50+ videos by "weird al" Yankovic and the music video scraper will not add them because the file name don't allow quotation marks in windows. What is the best way to get these into my library?

#2 Is there a way to make my music video library group by artist like it does with just music? I go into my music videos and it's all items sorted by artist but I'd prefer going by artist clicking into that then having just their songs displayed.
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#2
I tried this:

Code:
%22Weird Al%22 Yankovic
which Kodi liked and TADB MV scraper created a search query:

Code:
http://www.theaudiodb.com/api/v1/json/18626d636d76696473706d/searchtrack.php?s=%22Weird%20Al%22%20Yankovic&t=Perform%20This%20Way

But when fed to the site, it came back with no results.  Not sure what's going on there.  I create my own .nfo files so don't use the scraper function at all.

There is a music video artist library node, and you can get to it either from the main video window or the music window.  If you are in music video track node you need to back out of that.

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#3
What about if you leave the " out and just name them Weird Al Yankovic ...
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#4
Sorry to drag up an old thread, but I have the very same issue scraping in "Weird Al" videos.
I'd tried all the hex ascii tricks and have searched for hours, then found this very specific thread, so, after trying removing the quotes completely (as stated above) and still being unsuccessful, thought perhaps that something has changed in subsequent versions that has maybe broken this again.
Example file name is:
Weird Al Yankovic - Handy.mp4
https://www.theaudiodb.com/album/2213172
All my other MV's work and scrape fine, except the Weird Al ones, which is...umm...weird..(sorry).

Any ideas would be appreciated!  Thankyou.
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@cods69

I can confirm the problem scraping Weird Al Yankovic.

I was able to scrape it by using a Parsing NFO file (wiki) and using the address to the track... https://www.theaudiodb.com/track/33987530

I don't know why the search results are coming back empty. Even after fiddling with the searchURL, I could not get it to work. I think @docwra or @olympia might be able to figure out why.
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Thanks for the confirmation.

So I started creating NFO's to overcome this for the time being and the song "Handy" worked fine, showing the correct scrape in Kodi.
Then I tried a few others with NFO's and weird stuff happens, where after the scrape, the artist is showing as a backslash (\), but the song and album image appear ok.
This happened for quite a few other "Weird Al" titles, such as:
Bedrock Anthem, Gump, Smells Like Nirvana, Fat, Eat It, and quite a few more.
Other songs such as Word Crimes and Foil scraped perfectly for the "Mandatory Fun" Album stuff.

Very strange, but thought it worth mentioning as it may be an associated issue.
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(2019-05-24, 06:03)cods69 Wrote: Bedrock Anthem, Gump, Smells Like Nirvana, Fat, Eat It, and quite a few more.
Looking at Gump, there is no info there, so the entry needs to be completed... https://www.theaudiodb.com/track/32835476

Same for Bedrock Anthem... https://www.theaudiodb.com/track/32835460

But that does not explain why the Artist is shown as a \. Hopefully @docwra might know.
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#8
Yeh Wierd Al is always a strange one that's for sure, the double quotes don't work well with Kodi's scrapers for some reason.

Best thing to do is use an .NFO file. I will write up on the wiki at some point how to do it properly.
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