Match multi-episode out-of-order cartoon episodes by title

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Match multi-episode out-of-order cartoon episodes by title

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Cartoons are often aired out-of-order and in groups comprised of 3-4 individual episodes per airdate. Typically, this does not match the episode numbering and grouping on TheTVDB or TheMovieDB at all, making it nigh impossible to reliably match files to episode information. However, in some cases, a smart --mapper expression will do the trick.


e.g. match-by-title and format-by-mapping where each individual episode is mapped to a combined multi episode group per airdate:
NOTE: {episodelist} requires FileBot 5.1.0 or higher

Groovy: Select all

episode
.number(null)
.map(episodelist.findAll{ airdate == it.airdate }.episode)
.reverse()

e.g. ChalkZone

Console Output: Select all

$ filebot -rename *.mkv --db TheTVDB -non-strict --format "{plex.name}" --mapper "episode.number(null).map(episodelist.findAll{ airdate == it.airdate }.episode).reverse()"
[MOVE] from [ChalkZone.S01E01.Rudys.First.Adventure.Rudys.Story.Bushel.Full.of.Yum.mkv] to [ChalkZone - S01E01-E03 - Rudy's First Adventure & Rudy's Story & Bushel Full of Yum.mkv]
[MOVE] from [ChalkZone.S01E02.SnapMobile.Rudys.First.Date.Future.Zone.mkv] to [ChalkZone - S01E04-E07 - SnapMobile & Rudy's First Date & Future Zone & Mumbo Jumbo Jump.mkv]
[MOVE] from [ChalkZone.S01E03.The.Wiggies.Rapunzel.Hair.To.Stay.Coming.To.Life.mkv] to [ChalkZone - S01E19-E22 - The Wiggies & Rapunzel & Hair To Stay & Coming To Life.mkv]





:!: If the series at hand has episodes without airdate (i.e. missing or incomplete episode information) or special episodes aired on the same date as regular episodes then you may need to further refine your --mapper expression like so for the best results:

Groovy: Select all

any{
	if (regular) {
		episode.number(null)
		.map(episodelist.findAll{ airdate == it.airdate && !it.special }.episode)
		.reverse()
	}
}{
	episode.number(null)
}
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