Alternative sorting of series with tmdb scraper
#1
Hello,

I have tried it with issue on github but it seems it was misplaced there.
So I hope someone here can help me or fulfill my wish Wink

Here is my Problem:
With the scraper for The Movie Db (tmdb) it is not possible to select an alternative sorting for the default sorting.
In my specific case, I would like to switch from "Original Air Date" to "German Broadcast (TV)" for the series Case Closed. However, this is currently not possible.
Here is a link to the page:
https://www.themoviedb.org/tv/30983-case...uage=en-EN

For individual series or at least generally it should be possible to select an alternative sorting.

Can someone (maybe the developer of this scraper) can do this, or give me another solution.
But the solution should not be to have to rename everything Wink

Thanks in advance for your help.
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#2
Episode Groups are supported with version 3.1.0 of the scraper, available for Kodi v18 (Leia). 
The scraper works fine on v17 (except for the parts that don't do anything, but they don't interfere).  It just hasn't yet been backported, and it will be after Christmas at this point before I get to it.

The way to get it to work is to make a tvshow.nfo file in the folder of the show, with the contents of the file just being the URL of the episode group you want to use.
In your case that would be:

Code:
https://www.themoviedb.org/tv/30983-case-closed/episode_group/5afdcddd92514127a0001878

Note, this assumes that your files are numbered according to the episode group, i.e. "Staffel 1" is season 1, with 96 episodes (S01E01-S01E96), "Staffel 2" is season 2 (S02E01-S02E75), etc.
It DOES NOT take files numbered according to the original broadcast order and sort them into the episode group ordering.  This is not possible.
A file numbered S01E97 will be ignored, it won't be interpreted as S02E01.

If you choose to refresh the series in Kodi at any point, remember to NOT ignore local information.
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#3
(2018-12-20, 14:41)scudlee Wrote: Episode Groups are supported with version 3.1.0 of the scraper, available for Kodi v18 (Leia). 
Oh, that is great. That was a well hidden new feature Wink
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#4
This sounds good Big Grin
But I will give the nfo file a chance too.
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#5
(2018-12-20, 22:13)draester Wrote: This sounds good Big Grin
But I will give the nfo file a chance too.
The NFO file is the new feature.

EDIT: Just tried it with Firefly and it worked perfectly, thanks.
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(2018-12-20, 14:41)scudlee Wrote: Episode Groups are supported with version 3.1.0 of the scraper, available for Kodi v18 (Leia). 
The scraper works fine on v17 (except for the parts that don't do anything, but they don't interfere).  It just hasn't yet been backported, and it will be after Christmas at this point before I get to it.

The way to get it to work is to make a tvshow.nfo file in the folder of the show, with the contents of the file just being the URL of the episode group you want to use.
In your case that would be:

Code:
https://www.themoviedb.org/tv/30983-case-closed/episode_group/5afdcddd92514127a0001878

Note, this assumes that your files are numbered according to the episode group, i.e. "Staffel 1" is season 1, with 96 episodes (S01E01-S01E96), "Staffel 2" is season 2 (S02E01-S02E75), etc.
It DOES NOT take files numbered according to the original broadcast order and sort them into the episode group ordering.  This is not possible.
A file numbered S01E97 will be ignored, it won't be interpreted as S02E01.

If you choose to refresh the series in Kodi at any point, remember to NOT ignore local information.
This sounds amazing and is exactly what I want/need. The problem is I can't get it to work. For example I'm trying this on Futurama atm. I put the "Futurama (1999).nfo" file into the directory where my episodes are all. they are named and numbered according to the production order. i put the direct link to that in the .nfo file and nothing else. I tried refreshing and freshly scanning the series and pressed "no" when asked to ignore local information. what am i doing wrong? i have the right version of the scraper and the right version of kodi, i checked both. it only worked once when testing when i only put the first season plus the first episode of the 2nd season in the folder when i initially saw this post. but since i have the complete series there i cant get it to work sadly. dont know what i did different. also tried naming the .nfo file just "tvshow.nfo" but i assume naming it like the show is the right way... thanks for every help!
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#7
(Yesterday, 04:48)Vogeluff Wrote:
(2018-12-20, 14:41)scudlee Wrote: Episode Groups are supported with version 3.1.0 of the scraper, available for Kodi v18 (Leia). 
The scraper works fine on v17 (except for the parts that don't do anything, but they don't interfere).  It just hasn't yet been backported, and it will be after Christmas at this point before I get to it.

The way to get it to work is to make a tvshow.nfo file in the folder of the show, with the contents of the file just being the URL of the episode group you want to use.
In your case that would be:

Code:
https://www.themoviedb.org/tv/30983-case-closed/episode_group/5afdcddd92514127a0001878

Note, this assumes that your files are numbered according to the episode group, i.e. "Staffel 1" is season 1, with 96 episodes (S01E01-S01E96), "Staffel 2" is season 2 (S02E01-S02E75), etc.
It DOES NOT take files numbered according to the original broadcast order and sort them into the episode group ordering.  This is not possible.
A file numbered S01E97 will be ignored, it won't be interpreted as S02E01.

If you choose to refresh the series in Kodi at any point, remember to NOT ignore local information.
This sounds amazing and is exactly what I want/need. The problem is I can't get it to work. For example I'm trying this on Futurama atm. I put the "Futurama (1999).nfo" file into the directory where my episodes are all. they are named and numbered according to the production order. i put the direct link to that in the .nfo file and nothing else. I tried refreshing and freshly scanning the series and pressed "no" when asked to ignore local information. what am i doing wrong? i have the right version of the scraper and the right version of kodi, i checked both. it only worked once when testing when i only put the first season plus the first episode of the 2nd season in the folder when i initially saw this post. but since i have the complete series there i cant get it to work sadly. dont know what i did different. also tried naming the .nfo file just "tvshow.nfo" but i assume naming it like the show is the right way... thanks for every help! 

edit: now it works... changed it to "tvshow.nfo" AGAIN. dont know why it didnt work before. thanks anyway this is a great solution!
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