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by UKenGB
21 Jan 2017, 17:52
Forum: macOS
Topic: Very odd behaviour
Replies: 8
Views: 2785

Re: Very odd behaviour

I've sent some files to Jerome for him to look at. He says he's found a couple of issues. But it leads on to another couple of questions:- First of all, I was already using MediaInfo, both GUI and CLI before I ever installed FileBot. Do either of those use the same lib as you or is yours completely ...
by UKenGB
21 Jan 2017, 11:08
Forum: macOS
Topic: Very odd behaviour
Replies: 8
Views: 2785

Re: Very odd behaviour

Yet more bizarre MediaInfo behaviour and I'm not sure how to get around this. Here's the MI CLI output for a particular file:- Format : MPEG Audio File size : 3.95 MiB Duration : 3 min 11 s Overall bit rate mode : Variable Overall bit rate : 173 kb/s Album : Jools Holland Introduces… Album/Sorted by...
by UKenGB
21 Jan 2017, 08:53
Forum: macOS
Topic: Very odd behaviour
Replies: 8
Views: 2785

Re: Very odd behaviour

It's a shame there isn't greater standardisation, but the mess exists only because it was all originally set up by those who didn't really understand how music data needs to be organised and it's had to be bodged ever since then. Seems to me that any app that uses tags just needs to identify by the ...
by UKenGB
20 Jan 2017, 20:14
Forum: macOS
Topic: Very odd behaviour
Replies: 8
Views: 2785

It gets worse

I added something to [Sort Album Artist]. This fixed the problem above and Mediainfo now reports [Album Artist] as Album/Performer and not confusing itself with Accompaniment. But... TALB=A Christmas Gift For You TBPM=2 TCMP=1 TCON=Christmas TDRC=1963 TIT2=White Christmas TPE1=Darlene LOVE TPE2=VARI...
by UKenGB
20 Jan 2017, 19:59
Forum: macOS
Topic: Very odd behaviour
Replies: 8
Views: 2785

Re: Very odd behaviour

Mediainfo obviously has some problems. Only one of the files above shows it, but both those tracks are set as Compilations in iTunes, so the TCMP tags is set and this shows for both files in the first tagger output above and also in GUI apps that provide the same function - including the GUI version...
by UKenGB
20 Jan 2017, 19:36
Forum: macOS
Topic: Very odd behaviour
Replies: 8
Views: 2785

Very odd behaviour

Constructing a suitable format for some audio files and came across this aberration:- TALB=72 Jazz Classics TBPM=2 TCMP=1 TCON=Jazz TIT2=Marching Through Georgia TLEN=198200 TPE1=Acker BILK TPE2=VARIOUS ARTISTS TPOS=1/4 TRCK=1 TSOP=BILK•Acker Mediainfo says: Complete name : /Volumes/JukeBox/Media/Mu...
by UKenGB
20 Jan 2017, 16:35
Forum: Feature Requests and Bug Reports
Topic: MediaInfo can't read certain ID3 tags
Replies: 5
Views: 1714

Re: MediaInfo Inspector

I've posted on their forums, we'll see what they say. This is what drives me nuts about developers. They make these unilateral decisions which are often not correct from the users point of view. That's why I love the Sort tags as it puts the control totally in the hands of the user and the developer...
by UKenGB
20 Jan 2017, 14:36
Forum: Feature Requests and Bug Reports
Topic: MediaInfo can't read certain ID3 tags
Replies: 5
Views: 1714

Re: MediaInfo Inspector

With video files it is listed in Mediainfo as 'Category' and also (read only) in iTunes. However for audio formats, it is the same in iTunes, but NOT shown in Mediainfo. As far as I can tell it is just Mediainfo making its own decision to NOT take any notice of this tag for audio files - even though...
by UKenGB
20 Jan 2017, 11:35
Forum: Feature Requests and Bug Reports
Topic: MediaInfo can't read certain ID3 tags
Replies: 5
Views: 1714

MediaInfo can't read certain ID3 tags

I have a problem with accessing a tag in media info. I'm using the Category tag (catg in MP4 movies, but TCAT in MP3 audio). This cannot be set in iTunes, but can be read and I set it with other CLI tools. It's a way to pass special info to filebot for renaming. Works perfectly in movie/video files,...
by UKenGB
20 Jan 2017, 09:43
Forum: Episode / Movie Naming Scheme
Topic: mediainfo sort tag access
Replies: 2
Views: 1187

Re: mediainfo sort tag access

See, I always find the answer within seconds of posting :-)

media."Performer/Sort" is the answer. Who'd have thought.
by UKenGB
20 Jan 2017, 09:39
Forum: Episode / Movie Naming Scheme
Topic: mediainfo sort tag access
Replies: 2
Views: 1187

mediainfo sort tag access

I want to use 'Performer/Sort' in my format, but FileBot complains that "the binding Sort is not defined". As indeed it is not, but 'Performer/Sort' is and that is how it is shown in FileBot's mediainfo display. If I actually check in Mediainfo, it shows that tag as 'Performer/Sorted by' which if us...
by UKenGB
20 Jan 2017, 09:16
Forum: Episode / Movie Naming Scheme
Topic: folder failure
Replies: 3
Views: 1357

Re: folder failure

Ok, understood. Thanks.

Any way to easily get the folder of the folder? IOW the parent of the parent?

Also, am I right that replaceAll() can only take a string as the replacement? Is there any way to replace some text with a calculated value, like from a ternary conditional?
by UKenGB
19 Jan 2017, 21:27
Forum: Episode / Movie Naming Scheme
Topic: folder failure
Replies: 3
Views: 1357

folder failure

I want to cut up the path to the file. {folder} gives me the string, but trying to do something like folder.before... or folder.replaceAll just gives an error, something about "No signature of method..." If I instead try the same replacement on e.g. fn, it works fine. So what is it about the 'folder...
by UKenGB
17 Jan 2017, 11:26
Forum: Scripting and Automation
Topic: Command line FileBot and tagging
Replies: 14
Views: 2551

Re: Command line FileBot and tagging

I hadn't seen anywhere that indicated filebot could accept multiple file arguments so that kinda changes things. Most unix utilities can be passed input using '|', but this is what I'm understanding is not possible with filebot. My file selection is not just a simple find command, so using {} + is n...
by UKenGB
14 Jan 2017, 21:09
Forum: Scripting and Automation
Topic: Command line FileBot and tagging
Replies: 14
Views: 2551

Re: Command line FileBot and tagging

Specifically, I need to establish which files in a large folder do not have renamed symlinks in any one of up to half a dozen other folders. I can easily do this with a script, but how can I then pass that list of files to filebot? That's why I asked if it makes use of unix stdin as that makes passi...
by UKenGB
14 Jan 2017, 10:37
Forum: Scripting and Automation
Topic: Help with file filters
Replies: 5
Views: 2031

Help with file filters

So is everything between the quotes Groovy code?
by UKenGB
14 Jan 2017, 10:33
Forum: Scripting and Automation
Topic: Command line FileBot and tagging
Replies: 14
Views: 2551

Re: Command line FileBot and tagging

Running stuff like this can take a long time with hundreds of files to process, most of which will be unchanged from the last time. But FileBot has to do its renaming process on every file to decide whether or not it already exists, so updating 2 files out of hundreds takes many minutes instead of a...
by UKenGB
13 Jan 2017, 10:28
Forum: Episode / Movie Naming Scheme
Topic: What is {n}?
Replies: 14
Views: 2626

Re: What is {n}?

Apologies, in current tests with Movies it is picking them up, but yesterday with the small videos, it was playing up. I've done the videos with the CLI though and that was perfect and Movies will go to CLI once I get the format string correct. Trying to get the contents of brackets, without the bra...
by UKenGB
13 Jan 2017, 10:20
Forum: Episode / Movie Naming Scheme
Topic: What is {n}?
Replies: 14
Views: 2626

Re: What is {n}?

No question that the CLI version seems to always catch the Category and Keywords tags that exist in the file (as shown by MediaInfo, however I view it), but in the GUI it sometimes misses them. It rather looked to me like it was on files that had previously NOT had those tags (I've been messing arou...
by UKenGB
12 Jan 2017, 16:29
Forum: Scripting and Automation
Topic: Command line FileBot and tagging
Replies: 14
Views: 2551

Re: Command line FileBot and tagging

xattrs are irrelevant in my context. I am working on files that have already been FULLY tagged In iTunes. All I need to do is create suitably named symlinks that Plex can use. All the info possibly required for the filenames and folders are already in the file tags. So all I need FileBot to do is re...
by UKenGB
12 Jan 2017, 15:49
Forum: Episode / Movie Naming Scheme
Topic: What is {n}?
Replies: 14
Views: 2626

Re: What is {n}?

Just that one file in the GUI yields:-

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Robbie Maddison - New Years Eve 2009 No Limits WORLD RECORD | No Keyword | No Category
Just to be clear, that's the same file and same format used in the CLI and the GUI.
by UKenGB
12 Jan 2017, 15:46
Forum: Episode / Movie Naming Scheme
Topic: What is {n}?
Replies: 14
Views: 2626

Re: What is {n}?

Works for me too:- filebot -mediainfo *.mp4 --format "{fn} | {media.Keyword ?: 'No Keyword'} | {media.Category ?: 'No Category'}" /Volumes/JukeBox/Media/Home\ Videos/Robbie\ Maddison\ -\ New\ Years\ Eve\ 2009\ No\ Limits\ WORLD\ RECORD.mp4 Robbie Maddison - New Years Eve 2009 No Limits WORLD RECORD ...
by UKenGB
12 Jan 2017, 15:11
Forum: Episode / Movie Naming Scheme
Topic: What is {n}?
Replies: 14
Views: 2626

Re: What is {n}?

It's not just the name that's playing up. Take a look at this file:- https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/46048134/Robbie%20Maddison%20-%20New%20Years%20Eve%202009%20No%20Limits%20WORLD%20RECORD.mp4 Here's the MediaInfo output:- Complete name : /Volumes/JukeBox/Media/Home Videos/Robbie Maddison - New...
by UKenGB
12 Jan 2017, 14:47
Forum: Episode / Movie Naming Scheme
Topic: What is {n}?
Replies: 14
Views: 2626

Re: What is {n}?

I've not started with CLI yet. I want to use the GUI to perfect the format strings to use and then I'll look at transferring to CLI use. But before I do, I want to be sure it's reliable and repeatable.
by UKenGB
12 Jan 2017, 14:46
Forum: Episode / Movie Naming Scheme
Topic: What is {n}?
Replies: 14
Views: 2626

Re: What is {n}?

Matches with what, that's the question. Let's say using a preset with source set as Plain file, on a video file that cannot possibly match with anything on-line (e.g. silly video of my cat). As far as I understand it, this cannot be getting any information from any on-line source. So where is {n} co...