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TheTVDB.com Scraper absolute_number for Anime?
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Hi everyone ...


As I posted somewhere else in here, I tryied to code a scraper for anidb.net, but I couldn't find an easy way to do it ....

But I found that TheTVDB had nearly anything I needed for my Animes ... except that, for example, Naruto was tagged with around 10 Season, whereas my files are tagged as a single season of 220 episodes ....

I found (and read here) that TVDB was providing "absolute_number" which could fit nicely my needs ...

So I modified thetvdb.xml to add an parameter "Force Single Season (use absolute_number)" which returns to XBMC that all episodes gathered from TVdb are in Season 1 and uses absolute_number ...

And it works fine Wink

Shall I post it here or give it to someone to commit the changes after tests ?

Or anything else ? Wink

PS : I just need some final changes to allow Single Season Animes to responds normally when The "Force Single Season switch" is active, but that's just for lazy people like me :p



NB : Sorry for the ceretificate warning if it happens for the picture Wink
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#2
Of course this means that your anime episodes should be named "S01Exx" Wink

But that is really easy ! Or at least easier than going to rename as every seasons in tvdb.
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#3
trac please. and this is awesome Smile

the option should be named 'Use Absolute Ordering' though.

also it should be fairly simple to hack episode-only expressions in there (to avoid the renaming)
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#4
Please pardon my ignorance ... the url of xbmc trac ? Wink
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#5
cleverly hidden as

xbmc.org/trac

;P
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#6
ok found the url :p so dumb on friday evening Wink
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#7
Wow ... err ... i'll search how to add asap ... because I have to go to a concert right now ... but normally before tomorrow it should be available (as soon as I'll know how to use trac ... I use subversion a lot, but never really used trac :p )
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#8
basically CVideoInfoScanner::EnumerateSeriesFolder

you need a new set of expressions that is to be run if all others fail
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#9
Ok ... Patch submitted to TRAC :
http://trac.xbmc.org/ticket/5804

I merged the changes from revision I had missed
I changed the option name to "Use Absolute Numbering"
And Commented the code within the xml.

Wink
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#10
r17482
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#11
Quick question, how does this effect "Specials" Episodes that are named S0Exx, because those do not have absolute numbers, but are within the same folder?
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#12
afaik nothing change wrt to specials...
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#13
I just checked, Special episodes are ignored, so when adding by absolute number, Season 0 episodes are not added to the library. Is there any way to add them?
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#14
Well ... This is my next part of "the plan" :p

I want that when in absolute_number mode, the episodes without absolute_number should be returned with thier usual season numbers. Instead of being ignored.

Which should mean S0Exx and S01xxx should be available ...

I'll keep up asap !
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#15
acaranta Wrote:Well ... This is my next part of "the plan" :p

I want that when in absolute_number mode, the episodes without absolute_number should be returned with thier usual season numbers. Instead of being ignored.

Which should mean S0Exx and S01xxx should be available ...

I'll keep up asap !

Sweet. I dont know if you read my comment before you posted that, but if you did then... alright I contributed a little to xbmc Smile

If not then Sad

But thanks for the Great work absolute numbering was a much needed addition to the scraper (i'm surprised it wasn't in there before)
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