How to order or name?
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I have an anime series I am trying to scrape.  The watch order is a mix of episodes and OVA.  I can't figure out how to name it so that I get the metadata AND get the order I want to watch everything in.
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No link to the show, no details of what you have already done, no screenshots. All I can say is order them the same as the scraper site.
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(2019-09-22, 22:51)Karellen Wrote: No link to the show, no details of what you have already done, no screenshots. All I can say is order them the same as the scraper site.

it is girls und panzer, an anime. It has both aired episodes and OVAs.  The OVAs need to be interspersed throughout.  I am using Ember.  
So far what I have done is labeled everything as "1x01" the last 2 digits changing based on watch order.  I then went through them in Ember and did a manual edit for each episode to match it to either an aired episode or OVA depending on file name.  When I load these into Kodi everything is correct in the files area but in the TV section they are all messed up.  I have changed the scraper for it in Kodi to local information only, but the TV section is still messed up.
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The scraper site does not order them in watch order, rather as either season 1 or specials.
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Kodi cannot order episodes in an arbitrary manner. It is limited by the information provided by the scraper site, and the scraper site dictates how episodes are ordered and what episodes are included in a show. (Again, no link, no idea which site you are using. Maybe my first reply was not clear?)

If you want a user defined order, that is possible by manually editing the episode numbers in the file name.

I would first scrape the show then use the Export facility to create nfo files. See my signature for the link.

Then I would change the episode numbering to the order that suits you. All that needs to be changed is the SxxExx numbers. Do that for the video file, episode artwork and nfo files

Rescan into Kodi.

Alternatively you could use this... HOW-TO:Movie_universe (wiki)
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(2019-09-22, 23:51)Karellen Wrote: Kodi cannot order episodes in an arbitrary manner. It is limited by the information provided by the scraper site, and the scraper site dictates how episodes are ordered and what episodes are included in a show. (Again, no link, no idea which site you are using. Maybe my first reply was not clear?)

If you want a user defined order, that is possible by manually editing the episode numbers in the file name.

I would first scrape the show then use the Export facility to create nfo files. See my signature for the link.

Then I would change the episode numbering to the order that suits you. All that needs to be changed is the SxxExx numbers. Do that for the video file, episode artwork and nfo files

Rescan into Kodi.

Alternatively you could use this... HOW-TO:Movie_universe (wiki)
Ember Media Manager was used to create the nfo files and pull images.  Each episode was then individually edited by me.   I opened the nfo and changed title, episode number, and description.   
I will try changing from 1x01 to S01E01 format for everything. 
To be clear, at this point I will not be using a scraper in kodi at all for this show.
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(2019-09-23, 00:22)bc320 Wrote: Ember Media Manager was used to create the nfo files and pull images
Ok. Ignore the export step in my previous post.

(2019-09-23, 00:22)bc320 Wrote:  I opened the nfo and changed title, episode number, and description.   
Except for the description, changing those items does nothing. It is the file name numbering that is critical.

(2019-09-23, 00:22)bc320 Wrote: I will try changing from 1x01 to S01E01 format for everything. 
No need to change from 1x01 to S01E01 as they are both recognised Kodi formats. I am trying to imply that it is the filename numbering that needs changing, not the format of the numbering.

(2019-09-23, 00:22)bc320 Wrote: To be clear, at this point I will not be using a scraper in kodi at all for this show.
Understood, but makes no difference as the information is still coming from one of two places.
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(2019-09-23, 00:22)bc320 Wrote:
(2019-09-22, 23:51)Karellen Wrote: Kodi cannot order episodes in an arbitrary manner. It is limited by the information provided by the scraper site, and the scraper site dictates how episodes are ordered and what episodes are included in a show. (Again, no link, no idea which site you are using. Maybe my first reply was not clear?)

If you want a user defined order, that is possible by manually editing the episode numbers in the file name.

I would first scrape the show then use the Export facility to create nfo files. See my signature for the link.

Then I would change the episode numbering to the order that suits you. All that needs to be changed is the SxxExx numbers. Do that for the video file, episode artwork and nfo files

Rescan into Kodi.

Alternatively you could use this... HOW-TO:Movie_universe (wiki)
Ember Media Manager was used to create the nfo files and pull images.  Each episode was then individually edited by me.   I opened the nfo and changed title, episode number, and description.   
I will try changing from 1x01 to S01E01 format for everything. 
To be clear, at this point I will not be using a scraper in kodi at all for this show. 
That didn't work completely.  At least now the episode numbers show up.  but they are way out of order.
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@bc320 if you want to leave the OVAs as specials and leave the filenames and regular episode numbering alone, you can adjust the <displayseason> and <displayepisode> fields in the OVA's nfo files.  Then they will be listed in the Specials "season" but they'll also appear between the appropriate episodes in the regular season.

And if possible you can update that information on the scraper site so that other users will benefit going forward.
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