TV Show Specials in Regular Season

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shanndogg Offline
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For some reason my TV show specials are showing up in the regular season list. Sometimes there is even a "Season -1" folder as well. Anyone know why this is or how to fix it?

Here is how I have my folder organized:

\TV Shows\TV Show Name\Season 1\TV Show Name.S01EXX
\TV Shows\TV Show Name\Season 2\TV Show Name.S02EXX
\TV Shows\TV Show Name\Specials\TV Show Name.S00EXX.Special Name

I am also using Media Center Master (MCM) to scrap and put local metadata in all the folders. I have previously been using Boxee Box and this method has worked perfectly. I do have all the appropriate settings checked in MCM to properly import XBMC metadata.
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jmarshall Offline
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Post: #2
This is by design. The specials show up in the season with which they are associated, just like they do on thetvdb.com.

Season -1 suggests that you've got nfo's with data in them that is incorrect.

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eleventeen86 Offline
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mines also doing the same since I updated to v11 , but tv specials are showing up under each season number. ( have tried specials putting specials in a folder called specials, season 0 and season 00 )

Eg I go into Topgear Season 01,02,03 or any number and the TV specials will show up first then the season eps are always after the specials.

Heres the txt from one of the topgear NFO specials

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes" ?>
<xbmc_compatible_nfo xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">
<episodedetails>
<title>Best of Season 17 and 18 (4)</title>
<rating>7</rating>
<season>0</season>
<episode>42</episode>
<plot>A compilation of amazing challenges, spectacular stunts and a small amount of bickering.</plot>
<credits>Jeremy Clarkson</credits>
<credits>Richard Hammond</credits>
<credits>James May</credits>
<credits>The Stig</credits>
<credits>Jason Dawe</credits>
<aired>2012-04-15</aired>
<studio>BBC Two</studio>
<mpaa>TV-PG</mpaa>
<epbookmark></epbookmark>
<displayseason>0</displayseason>
<displayepisode></displayepisode>
<actor>
<name>Jeremy Clarkson</name>
<role></role>
</actor>
<actor>
<name>Richard Hammond</name>
<role></role>
</actor>
<actor>
<name>James May</name>
<role></role>
</actor>
<actor>
<name>The Stig</name>
<role></role>
</actor>
<actor>
<name>Jason Dawe</name>
<role></role>
</actor>
</episodedetails>
</xbmc_compatible_nfo>
(This post was last modified: 2012-05-18 11:24 by eleventeen86.)
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jmarshall Offline
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<displayseason> of 0 is likely incorrect, and you also don't have a valid <displayepisode> tag.

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