Naming movies as per themoviedb.org when title contains characters illegal in Windows
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Hello,

I am painstakingly preparing my movie collection so it can be scraped by themoviedb scraper to give metadata in Kodi.
I am looking up the title on themoviedb.org and am using a batch script in Unix to do a mass update.
However when I view the movie files via a Samba share from Windows the names are garbled... it's because Windows doesn't like characters such as the colon (:) and the question mark (?).
If I just leave those characters out of the new movie names will they still scrape correctly or will I need to use .nfo files for all those movies?

Cheers,

Flex
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Thread moved to movie scrapers.

Generally omitting the forbidden characters should be OK, but for examples where the scraper does give issues then an NFO file will correct it.
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(2020-07-07, 12:54)flexmcmurphy Wrote: If I just leave those characters out of the new movie names will they still scrape correctly or will I need to use .nfo files for all those movies?
Omit the forbidden characters and the movies will still scrape.

When you mention NFO files, I assume you are referring to a Parsing NFO file. You wouldn't need to create a full nfo file for movies already at TheMovieDB site... https://kodi.wiki/view/NFO_files#Parsing_nfo
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