Which year / code (or better the date?) do I have to use for the series folder names (e.g. "Stranger Things")?

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Which year / code (or better the date?) do I have to use for the series folder names (e.g. "Stranger Things")?

Post by Biff » 22 Jul 2019, 12:26

Which year / code (or better the date?) do I have to use for the series folder names (e.g. "Stranger Things")? The airdate, startdate or whatever? Is it the production year or the airdate year or anything else?

"Stranger Things (2016)" or "Stranger Things (2016-6-20)". What is correct so that Kodi or other scrapers can scrape the information correctly?
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Post by rednoah » 22 Jul 2019, 15:14

The {kodi} binding will give you the file path Kodi wants. ;)
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Post by kim » 22 Jul 2019, 15:59

btw:
https://kodi.wiki/view/Naming_video_files/TV_shows
The TV Show folder name is used to match the show at the scraper site..
The title and (year) displayed at the scraper site is how you should name your show.

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Post by Biff » 22 Jul 2019, 16:30

Many thanks for the links.
1. what TV scraper does your KODI use ?
The Universal Scraper.
2. then lookup on that website
Sorry, lookup? What?
The {kodi} binding will give you the file path Kodi wants. ;)
Sorry, what? What does that do, what do I have to do with it?
https://kodi.wiki/view/Naming_video_files/TV_shows

The TV Show folder name is used to match the show at the scraper site..

The title and (year) displayed at the scraper site is how you should name your show.
OK, I am not quite sure what that means here?
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Post by kim » 22 Jul 2019, 16:53

The Universal Scraper
?

do you mean
Universal MOVIE Scraper
?

anyway in short don't use year OR date in name if not a part of the shows name

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Post by Biff » 22 Jul 2019, 17:00

do you mean

Universal MOVIE Scraper

?
Yes, exactly, sorry.
anyway in short don't use year OR date in name if not a part of the shows name
So the series name only? E.g. "Stranger Things"? That's all? Why not the year / date?
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Re: Which year / code (or better the date?) do I have to use for the series folder names (e.g. "Stranger Things")?

Post by rednoah » 22 Jul 2019, 17:34

If Kodi expects the folder name to exactly match the series name in the database, then adding random bit of information will make the folder name not exactly match the series name, and that will make things work less well.
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Post by Biff » 22 Jul 2019, 17:47

then adding random bit of information will make the folder name not exactly match the series name
Yes, I understand, but what ramdom bit information? Where should it come from?

And what would I have to do with it: {kodi}?
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Re: Which year / code (or better the date?) do I have to use for the series folder names (e.g. "Stranger Things")?

Post by rednoah » 22 Jul 2019, 19:26

In this case, adding year or date would be random bits of information that makes the folder name not match the database entry.

The kodi binding is part of the naming scheme. Please familiarize yourself with custom naming schemes, and then it’ll make sense.
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Post by Biff » 22 Jul 2019, 19:34

Yes yes, I guess, it really does make sense already now, even if I do not understand it.

So the series folder should consist of the series name only? Of nothing else?

And what would I have to do with it: {kodi}?
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Post by rednoah » 23 Jul 2019, 03:50

Use it as format. It'll give you the kodi path for each movie or episode.

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Post by Biff » 23 Jul 2019, 06:27

Alright, sorry, I cannot understand what it means whait it is good for, what to do with it, how to use it.
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Re: Which year / code (or better the date?) do I have to use for the series folder names (e.g. "Stranger Things")?

Post by devster » 23 Jul 2019, 09:05

rednoah wrote:
22 Jul 2019, 19:26
In this case, adding year or date would be random bits of information that makes the folder name not match the database entry.
This is obviously true, however I find that a simple

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allOf{n.replaceTrailingBrackets("")}{"($y)"}.join(" ")
works for Kodi without too many issues.
I don't have many esotheric shows, but I haven't had a mismatch yet.
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Post by Biff » 23 Jul 2019, 09:24

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allOf{n.replaceTrailingBrackets("")}{"($y)"}.join(" ")

works for Kodi without too many issues.
I don't have many esotheric shows, but I haven't had a mismatch yet.
What do I have to do with the line? Add it to my existing pattern? Or create a new renaming pattern?
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Re: Which year / code (or better the date?) do I have to use for the series folder names (e.g. "Stranger Things")?

Post by devster » 24 Jul 2019, 09:14

That's just a small bit of the rename pattern which takes the series name, removes trailing brackets (e.g. Castle (2009) becomes just Castle) and adds parenthesis with year inside. It's not intended to be used standalone.
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Re: Which year / code (or better the date?) do I have to use for the series folder names (e.g. "Stranger Things")?

Post by Biff » 24 Jul 2019, 10:10

But why is it necessary at all because FileBot gets the series and espisode names from the Internet so there would not be anything to remove I would think?
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Post by devster » 24 Jul 2019, 11:49

I use the above because shows like Castle are coded as Castle (2009) verbatim on TheTVDB.
When I made my format the binding {ny} used to give me Castle (2009) (2009) as output ({n} = Castle (2009) + {y} = 2009), hence my workaround.
Maybe now it's changed.
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Re: Which year / code (or better the date?) do I have to use for the series folder names (e.g. "Stranger Things")?

Post by Biff » 24 Jul 2019, 12:06

I see, so there obviously are incorrect data in that database.
Castle (2009) + {y} = 2009), hence my workaround.
But why not just leave out {y} or the other "y" (after the "n") for such series instead of that workaround? Seems to be easier.
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Post by rednoah » 24 Jul 2019, 12:16

I recommend using {ny} which always gives you Name (Year) values, and correctly account for corner-cases such as the year already being part of the name.

:idea: TheTVDB requires a unique series name {n}. The TheTVDB series name can include a year such as (2000) or hints such as (UK) if multiple shows have the same colloquial name, to make the series name unique.
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Re: Which year / code (or better the date?) do I have to use for the series folder names (e.g. "Stranger Things")?

Post by devster » 25 Jul 2019, 08:40

rednoah wrote:
24 Jul 2019, 12:16
I recommend using {ny} which always gives you Name (Year) values, and correctly account for corner-cases such as the year already being part of the name.
Definitely simpler, didn't realize this was possible.
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