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NFO for TVDB in Kodi

Posted: 27 Sep 2020, 06:24
by coolnfo
Heya :)

I want to know before I make a filebot yearly purchase, can filebot create a working nfo file thats compatible with tvdb ( contains artwork links) so TVDB can parse all the relevant details from my files residing on mounted Google drive in my seedbox.

I actually don't need to rename my files because Sonarr already has it workings quite nicely for me. It's the metadata part that I haven't figured out how to.

Re: NFO for TVDB in Kodi

Posted: 27 Sep 2020, 06:42
by rednoah
FileBot can generate Plex / Kodi style XML / NFO files. These NFO files may or may not be compatible with your specific version of Kodi / TheTVDB plugin. FileBot provides support on a best effort basis, and it's likely going to work, but it's not guaranteed to work.

:idea: The general recommendation is to just organize and name files correctly, without generating NFO files, and then let Plex / Kodi / software of your choice / etc generate their own application-specific metadata files.

Re: NFO for TVDB in Kodi

Posted: 27 Sep 2020, 14:13
by coolnfo
Heya, some update...
So I tried Filebot on windows and run the first preconfigured script I found :) filebot -script fn:artwork.tvdb "F:\Lucifer"
Andd the results are... not bad, it got the banner, clearart, fanart, folder, landscape, logo, and poster.jpg
Unfortunately, when I export the nfo file to Kodi, it was not sufficient to get the poster.jpg from the provided nfo only.
As my current setup depends heavily on google drive add on for Kodi, I must wait for another chance when tvdb doesn't mess up anything or when filebot and tvdb become friends.
For now, I simply afraid I cannot purchase filebot yet, as much as I want to support it :)
I have to compliment on your efforts though because I feel filebot is a very useful application and will be very famous in not so distant future :)

Re: NFO for TVDB in Kodi

Posted: 27 Sep 2020, 15:41
by kim
it's "compatible with KODI"... "compatible with tvdb" is just wrong

the official scripts is basic stuff only (no artwork links in nfo), but the "episodeguide" should make it so KODI does the rest ... roovy#L130 ... eguide_URL

you may need to change to/from local info only?

maybe look here: