Easiest way to get filebot to rename these correctly

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Easiest way to get filebot to rename these correctly

Post by Phatty » 01 May 2019, 15:43

Hi!

I usually have much success with Filebot and I am about to go in an manually rename all these files because Filebot does not seem able to pick them up (and with good reason).

These are each year of the Eurovision. I thought it might pick up the Folder name and then the year in the file name but that seems too vague to get on TVDB. It will pick up the correct file name if I manually rename the file with something similar to the listing on TVDB. But then I may as well do it all manually. I can bulk rename the files to contain Eurovision in them as well but that does not seem to help.

Just wanted to get your thoughts before I do it all manually.
Files:
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TVDB episode list:
https://www.thetvdb.com/series/eurovisi ... easons/all
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If anyone has any good ideas please let me know, otherwise I may need a few cups of coffee on a sunday morning.
Thanks!

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Re: Easiest way to get filebot to rename these correctly

Post by rednoah » 01 May 2019, 16:05

Looks like the file order already matches TheTVDB episode order.

So you can just do the "manual matching" approach. See Getting Started, Video Tutorial #2 for that one.

* Since files and episodes will align right away, there won't actually be any need to match anything manually. :lol:
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Re: Easiest way to get filebot to rename these correctly

Post by Phatty » 02 May 2019, 08:19

Great! Thanks!

I did do the matching, it took a little while because some years are missing and some are two parts so I had to go through and remove the years that I don't have from the list.

I also removed all part 2 files as it would modify the list order, I will have to go back and rename part one to have CD1 and enter the full name for part 2 but its still much better then manual.

I also added ({airdate.format('yyyy')}) into the episode titles (TV DB does not sett the year in the name of the episode) which I am a little proud of :D

It would be great to somehow be able to let filebot know that there is a CD1 and CD2 of the same episode on the right hand side of the list.

Anyway, thanks for that, I am getting there now :D

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Re: Easiest way to get filebot to rename these correctly

Post by rednoah » 02 May 2019, 09:40

Phatty wrote:
02 May 2019, 08:19
It would be great to somehow be able to let filebot know that there is a CD1 and CD2 of the same episode on the right hand side of the list.
Unfortunately, manual multi-episode matching is not supported. The multi-episode per file logic only works if the files using known multi-episode numbers like S01E01-E02 and so on.
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Re: Easiest way to get filebot to rename these correctly

Post by Phatty » 02 May 2019, 09:55

thats fair, tbh it would be impressive if it did. I can not think how that would work (on the UI or config) it would start getting confusing unless it were a table system with columns etc. anyway great stuff saved me a few hours :D

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Re: Easiest way to get filebot to rename these correctly

Post by rednoah » 02 May 2019, 10:02

Yeah, merging episodes is just 1 line of code since it's already supported internally, but I haven't been able to come up with a UI for that, especially one that less complicated and more intuitive then just manually renaming the file a bit before hand. :D
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