Internet lookup options for movies and TV Shows? Scraping/Scrubbing Metadata/Posters? - Printable Version
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Internet lookup options for movies and TV Shows? Scraping/Scrubbing Metadata/Posters? - benderbends - 2008-03-28 13:39
is there a way that i can select a source (like my external drive called "TV Shows") and set the content to tv shows, then select TVDB.com as the host, and then run a manual scrub?
by manual scrub...i mean it will start with first folder or episode, and give me a list of options it found, and let me select the correct one, and then show me the artwork options, and let me select...and then it will finish the import for that show before moving to the next show. When it gets to the next show, it would start the same process of showing me the options.
this would be like FrontRow (Sapphire Browser) plugin's scrubbing.
- Gamester17 - 2008-03-28 17:01
Yes, kind of at least. Simple set content of the source to "TV Shows" and the TVDB scraper, but do not tick the box to Run Automated Scan, instead just select ok. Then you will need to manual press TV Show information (via the context-menu, or if you got a button mapped directly) for each of the TV Shows you have under that, ...same as for movies (with the difference that for movies you do this for individual movies instead of individual TV Shows).
PS! XBMC it is called "scraping" (not scrubbing), this bacause it 'scrapes' a website or online-database for the metadata.
- iordonez - 2008-03-28 21:53
Just note scraping Video_TS files that have been ripped from MTR can be a little confusing. 90% of the time it works great, movies is named fine. I've had some problems with some movies that have similar names such as:
http://imdb.com/title/tt0012349/ shows as http://imdb.com/title/tt0219854/
http://imdb.com/title/tt0062229/ shows as http://imdb.com/title/tt0325710/
Since the names are similar the scraper will pick the wrong one. I kind of expected a context menu to be available in library view when selecting an item to allow you to manually set the IMDB number or choose another title. Trying to manually set the movie info on a VIDEO_TS folder isn't as cut and dry as a single file. I haven't found much info on the wiki that allows me to properly fix this either.
Also in the Wiki is states "You can always do a manual lookup instead from the context menu." I have yet to find a context item called Manual Lookup. There is manually add to library which just dumps the video into the library with no information...
- C-Quel - 2008-03-28 21:59
Name your file as follows "The Kid (1921)" should solve your problem... you will probably find that imdb is assuming "The Kid" is an exact match for "The Kid (2000)" not much we can do this end afaik but i stand to be corrected.but ONLY if its not an exact match.
And there is a manual list
- iordonez - 2008-03-28 22:18
C-Quel Wrote:Name your file as follows "The Kid (1921)" should solve your problem... you will probably find that imdb is assuming "The Kid" is an exact match for "The Kid (2000)" not much we can do this end afaik but i stand to be corrected.but ONLY if its not an exact match.
Thanks a bunch, that helped! I renamed both The Kid and Samurai, Le so they had the dates in the top folder of the TS folders. Now they both show correctly. Looks like you were cut off in your post about a manual list though?
Like I said it would be nice to grab a mislabeled video from library mode and point it in the right direction.
- iordonez - 2008-03-28 22:19
We could even name the context menu to change movie info to "I want that one..."
- Gamester17 - 2008-03-28 22:29
Always add the year within parenthes for perfect IMDb lookups on every movie, the same for some TV Shows such as "Doctor Who and "Knight Rider" which has multiple entries.
For TV Shows it is only needed for those with multiple entries, see here:
\TV Shows\Californication\Season 1\Californication - S01E01.avi
\TV Shows\Doctor Who (1963)\Season 1\Doctor Who - S01E01.avi
\TV Shows\Doctor Who (2005)\Season 1\Doctor Who - S01E01.avi
\TV Shows\Knight Rider (1982)\Season 1\Knight Rider - S01E01.avi
\TV Shows\Knight Rider 2008\Season 1\Knight Rider - S01E01.avi
\Two and a Half Men\Season 1\Two and a Half Men - S01E01.avi
...but for movies it is recommended for all, like this:
\Movies\Pulp Fiction (1994).avi
\Movies\Reservoir Dogs (1992)
\Movies\The Usual Suspects (1995)
\Movies\Pulp Fiction (1994).avi\VIDEO_TS.IFO
\Movies\Reservoir Dogs (1992)\VIDEO_TS.IFO
\Movies\The Usual Suspects (1995)\VIDEO_TS.IFO
- iordonez - 2008-03-28 23:26
Thanks guys, That really did it for my library, Making some changes to a few files to get it looking perfect now!
- thelaughingman - 2008-03-29 14:55
In the same vein, how do the scrapers handle multipart movie/episodes, such as: The.Mist-cd1.avi and The.Mist-cd2.avi
- spiff - 2008-03-29 15:07
all files are stacked prior to lookups so it handles it just fine