Plex tv series naming and {} braces -- how do I do it?

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Jorm
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Plex tv series naming and {} braces -- how do I do it?

Post by Jorm »

Hi,

Plex states "If you are using the “Plex TV Series” agent, you can optionally include the TMDB or TVDB show ID in the folder name to improve matching. If you choose to do that, it mustbe inside curly braces: ShowName (2020) {tvdb-123456} or ShowName (2020) {tmdb-123456} where 123456 is the show ID. An example can be found at the end of the article."

I've tried to escape the {} with the normal unix \ and with ' but to no avail filebot doesn't like it and I can't get it to name it {} and no don't think [] works even if prettier as plex expects {}.. tips to make it working highly appriciated..

Jorm
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You can copy and paste this from the {plex} format examples:

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{plex.derive{" {tmdb-$id}"}}

You don't need to escape anything as far as I can tell:

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$ filebot -script fn:sysenv '{plex.derive{" {tmdb-$id}"}}'
...
# Arguments #
args[0] = -script
args[1] = fn:sysenv
args[2] = {plex.derive{" {tmdb-$id}"}}
:idea: Please read Cmdline and Argument Passing for details.


:idea: Note that {id} refers to the Series ID or Movie ID of your selected database, not necessarily TheMovieDB.



EDIT:

If Plex doesn't accept {tvdb-78874} patterns as part of the episode file name, then you can inject it into the series folder name like so:

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{plex[0..1]} {"{tvdb-$id}"}/{plex[2..3]}
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Jorm
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Your right funny I could not get it to work yesterday, been ill the last week so guess I was just tired, thanks for the excellent support even to people how don't think lol.
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{plex.derive{" {tmdb-$id}"}}
I (believe) understand this. However, how do I use this in a --format expression in the cli? E.g. currently I use

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-- format "{ny.colon('-').ascii()}/{ny.colon('-').ascii()} ({imdbid}) ({resolution} {vc} {ac})" 
but (for Plex) I would love to have the brackets around the imdbid to be curly....
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"..." has is interpreted by the shell, so you'll need to \" escape " or avoid " altogether.


:idea: Please read Cmdline and Argument Passing for details.


:idea: Use the @file syntax for reading command-line arguments from external text files.
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Hi,

thanks.... but I seem to be too stupid. Sorry.


I tried putting things in a text file and use @file however this seems to conflict with the filebot.sh wrapper on FreeBSD.

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/usr/local/filebot/filebot.sh --format "{ny.colon('-').ascii()} ({imdbid}) ({resolution} {vc} {ac})" -non-strict --lang de --db TheMovieDB -rename *.mkv
works but puts the imdb in () brackets. What should the command line look like to put it in curly {} brackets? I would be very grateful to get a specific hint.
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e.g.

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--format '{ny.colon("-").ascii()} {"{$imdbid}"} ({resolution} {vc} {ac})'
:idea: We use '...' to quote the argument, so that we can use "..." in the argument value.
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Thanks rednoah, been wanting to know how to do this for a while:

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{"{imdb-$imdbid}"}
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(requires FileBot 4.9.4 ​or higher) The {plex} format now has built-in support for {id-123} tags:

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{ plex.id }
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Hello, I am also having a similar issue with the {} brackets not being able to output them to the filename.
I tried several things but unable to get it to output how I want it.

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'{'imdb-{'tt'+omdb.imdbId.pad(7)}'}'
"{"imdb-{'tt'+omdb.imdbId.pad(7)}"}"
'{imdb-{'tt'+omdb.imdbId.pad(7)}}'
"{imdb-{'tt'+omdb.imdbId.pad(7)}}"
\{imdb-{'tt'+omdb.imdbId.pad(7)}\}

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/TV Shows/{n} ({y}) imdb-{'tt'+omdb.imdbId.pad(7)}/{episode.special ? 'Special' : 'Season '+s.pad(2)}/{n} ({y}) - {episode.special ? 'S00E'+special.pad(2) : S00E00} - {t.replaceAll(/[`´‘’ʻ]/, /'/).replaceAll(/[!?.]+$/).replacePart(', Part $1')}{'.'+lang}
Works almost perfectly but I want to add the {} to the imdb-tt1234567 part so it looks like {imdb-tt1234567}

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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e.g.

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{"{imdb-tt${omdb.imdbId.pad(7)}}"}
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Post by nyxtyr »

rednoah wrote: 31 Oct 2021, 10:46 e.g.

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{"{imdb-tt${omdb.imdbId.pad(7)}}"}
Thank you this worked perfect for me. Updated code snippet below.

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/TV Shows/{ny} {"{imdb-tt${omdb.imdbId.pad(7)}}"}/{episode.special ? 'Special' : 'Season '+s.pad(2)}/{ny} - {episode.special ? 'S00E'+special.pad(2) : S00E00} - {t.replaceAll(/[`´‘’ʻ]/, /'/).replaceAll(/[!?.]+$/).replacePart(', Part $1')}{'.'+lang}
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