TV Shows, Season is a year, naming of files?
#1
Hi,

For some TV shows, thetvdb reports seasons as years, and not as numbers.
How should I name the files?

Example:
TV Show: "Tatort"
Season: 1997
Episode: 5

Can I name the file as:
S1997E07.mkv ?

Thanks, Markus
Reply
#2
yes
Reply
#3
If in doubt, go to the website front-end for the scraper source and look there.

For your example -
Show - https://thetvdb.com/series/tatort
1997 season - https://thetvdb.com/series/tatort/seasons/official/1997
Episode 5 of season 1997 - https://thetvdb.com/series/tatort/episodes/391495

You can see there lists of all the available seasons and the season/episode/title for each episode, plus any specials (usually S00Exxx).

You could name it S1997E07, but it might be better as S1997E05, as you were talking about episode 5 originally Wink
|Banned add-ons (wiki)|Forum rules (wiki)|VPN policy (wiki)|First time user (wiki)|FAQs (wiki) Troubleshooting (wiki)|Add-ons (wiki)|Free content (wiki)|Debug Log (wiki)|

Kodi Blog Posts
Reply
#4
Thank you!
Reply
#5
This means, the correct naming depends on the scraper (database) I use (?).
For another scraper (database) not using years as season name I have to name the same file as something like

S12E07.mkv

(If the other database uses number 12 for this season)?

Markus
Reply
#6
(2022-01-14, 23:05)MarkusEh Wrote: This means, the correct naming depends on the scraper (database) I use (?).
Yes. TVDB sometimes uses the Year as the season. TMDB never does this. So if you swap scrapers, you need to adjust season numbering.
thankfully it affects only a minimal number of shows.
My Signature
Links to : Official:Forum rules (wiki) | Official:Forum rules/Banned add-ons (wiki) | Debug Log (wiki)
Links to : HOW-TO:Create Music Library (wiki) | HOW-TO:Create_Video_Library (wiki) || Artwork (wiki) | Basic controls (wiki) | Import-export library (wiki) | Movie sets (wiki) | Movie universe (wiki) | NFO files (wiki) | Quick start guide (wiki)
Reply
#7
All the scraper is doing is using the file name to match it up to the database entry, which is where the metadata comes from.

So if the names don't match, then it won't locate the file and so the metadata properly.
|Banned add-ons (wiki)|Forum rules (wiki)|VPN policy (wiki)|First time user (wiki)|FAQs (wiki) Troubleshooting (wiki)|Add-ons (wiki)|Free content (wiki)|Debug Log (wiki)|

Kodi Blog Posts
Reply



Logout Mark Read Team Forum Stats Members Help
TV Shows, Season is a year, naming of files?0
This forum uses Lukasz Tkacz MyBB addons.