Changing match preferences alters plex output format

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dynamicClanking
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Changing match preferences alters plex output format

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I recently discovered that I can alter the match preferences in filebot to use the episode titles, which really helps for certain tv shows where the year of release is in the title, rather than season and episode number.

Changing the match preferences from the default "Airdate" to "Date and Title" instantly finds the correct episode. However I currently use the {plex} format mode and when I change this match preference it also affects the formatting of the output file. It no longer nests it inside a "Season" folder and also labels the file with the airdate rather than season and episode.

"Airdate" match preference and resulting (incorrect) match but with the desired plex naming format:
https://i.imgur.com/FZ43wkl.png
https://i.imgur.com/1StueK2.png
https://i.imgur.com/JxkqL0M.png

"Date and Title" match preference and resulting (correct) match but with the incorrect naming format:
https://i.imgur.com/Ri1I1ec.png
https://i.imgur.com/0Q74XvJ.png
https://i.imgur.com/hG8ae1L.png

What I would like is to match this series based on "Date and Title" but format the output based on the format used when I select the "Airdate" match preference.

Is it expected behaviour for the match preference to affect the output format? I can't understand why these two options aren't independent from one another?

Any advice or explanation on how to achieve the above is appreciated. Thanks
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rednoah
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Re: Changing match preferences alters plex output format

Post by rednoah »

1. Select Date and Title in the preferences, so that FileBot doesn't have any viable SxE numbers to work with, so that other factors decide the match
2. Use {order.airdate.plex} to translate the information at hand to the information you want

Code: Select all

{order.airdate.plex}
* viewtopic.php?t=5065
* viewtopic.php?t=2769


:arrow: If you have this use case regularly, then you can make a custom Preset for that for easy access:
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dynamicClanking
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Re: Changing match preferences alters plex output format

Post by dynamicClanking »

That's great, thank you for the quick reply. I have it set up now with a preset as you described and it's working as expected.
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