Possible to selectively write mediainfo using mi.groovy?

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PersnicketyEcon
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Possible to selectively write mediainfo using mi.groovy?

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Seeing DevXen's use of text files here: DevXen's Enhanced TV SHOW Perfection Naming Scheme I was wondering what the best way to generate such a .csv (or .tsv) would be. (Not necessarily for name checking, but possibly.)

I know there is the "mi.groovy" script shown here: Media Index TSV, but that contains far more info than I am looking for. I also saw a way to call specific MediaInfo parameters using the bindings as shown here: MediaInfo Inspector

I'm probably blind and/or thick, but is there a way to use

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filebot -script fn:mi --output /path/to/MediaIndex.tsv /path/to/media/
but with only certain MediaInfo properties?

Primarily I'm just looking to have a glorified file list, something between a simple output of the file directory and the full "MediaIndex.TSV" above.

Among other possibilities, one use case example: my naming scheme usually includes something like

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Firefly S01E01 Serenity [Internal] [42 Min] [2002.12.20] [WEB-DL] [AVC 720p AAC 2ch]
If I have another 720p file, but maybe HDTV, FileBot wouldn't see that as a duplicate. I thought maybe if I had a text file (a la .excludes) to match against that had the attributes I don't want duplicated, say only one HDTV version or only one 720p version, that would be beneficial.

That's just one thing I might want to use it for.

Am I thinking too much/little? :?
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Re: Possible to selectively write mediainfo using mi.groovy?

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You can print -mediainfo for each file like this:

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filebot -mediainfo -r /input

You can use --format for custom format as usual:

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filebot -mediainfo -r /input --format "{f} | {vc} | {vf} | {ac} | {af}"
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Re: Possible to selectively write mediainfo using mi.groovy?

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Thanks. I probably wasn't clear though. After a cup of coffee, I decided to just try using my own edit of mi.groovy wherein I commented out the attributes I didn't want. (I'm advanced like that.) I was being lazy and was wondering if there was a switch I could use similar to what you showed me with --format, but on the mi script instead. So sort of like:

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filebot -script fn:mi --output /output/path/file.tsv  /input/path --format "{f} | {vc} | {vf} | {ac} | {af}"
I tried a few things but none of them worked. So why recreate the wheel...

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...
def model = [
	'Name': 'fn',
	'Container': 'cf',
	'Resolution': 'resolution',
	'Video Codec': 'vc',
	'Video Format': 'vf',
	'Audio Codec': 'ac',
//	'Audio Channels': 'channels',
//	'Audio Languages': 'audioLanguages',
//	'Subtitle Languages': 'textLanguages',
	'Duration': 'hours',
	'File Size': 'megabytes',
//	'Path': 'f.canonicalPath',
//	'Original Name': 'original',
//	'Extended Attributes': 'json'
...
...
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Re: Possible to selectively write mediainfo using mi.groovy?

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Not really, since half the mi script is already the definition of column headers and cell formats. Plus, anything you can do with the venerable mi script can also be done with -mediainfo commands and IO redirection > file.

Modifying the mi script is the way to go. It's kept simple and easy to modify by design, so you can modify it to fit your needs easily. ;)
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