TheTVDB Multiple Part Episodes Question

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pingorcho Offline
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How is one supposed to name these kind of episodes?

I've enabled DVD order and rename the file as Animaniacs.S01e1.3-e1.4-e1.5-e1.6.avi but decimals are not getting recognized at all. Only the first part is scraped (in this case, 1.3). Any ideas?
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Try removing the hyphen so that it's Animaniacs.s01e1.3e1.4e1.5e1.6 or Animaniacs.s01e1.3-e1.6 and see if that works.

I believe the hyphen tells XBMC to get episodes from e1.3 to e1.4 but there aren't any. Hyphens should be used when the file contains more than two episodes in order.

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Same problem here.

Sranshaft Wrote:Try removing the hyphen so that it's Animaniacs.s01e1.3e1.4e1.5e1.6 or Animaniacs.s01e1.3-e1.6 and see if that works.

I believe the hyphen tells XBMC to get episodes from e1.3 to e1.4 but there aren't any. Hyphens should be used when the file contains more than two episodes in order.

Hmmm, same result.

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(This post was last modified: 2011-01-17 07:09 by paendorz.)
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Nothing?

Seriously?
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sho Wrote:http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=TV_...t_Episodes

Thanks but no.

I've already checked the wiki and there's nothing in there about using decimals in naming conventions. I know how to name regular episodes. My question is related to those eps in TheTVDB using decimals and the reason they're not being recognized in XBMC.

Read the topic next time.
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paendorz Wrote:Thanks but no.

I've already checked the wiki and there's nothing in there about using decimals in naming conventions. I know how to name regular episodes. My question is related to those eps in TheTVDB using decimals and the reason they're not being recognized in XBMC.

Read the topic next time.

If there's nothing in there about using decimals why are you?

Quote:foo_s01e01e02e03_s02e01e02
foo104-05-06-201-02
foo1x07x08x09

Also, there's no decimals on the TVDB.

Animaniacs.S01e1.3-e1.4-e1.5-e1.6.avi

should be -

Animaniacs.S01e03e04e05e06.avi

or

Animaniacs.S01x03x04x05x06.avi
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Hitcher Wrote:Also, there's no decimals on the TVDB.

Link 1
Link 2

Hitcher Wrote:Animaniacs.S01e1.3-e1.4-e1.5-e1.6.avi

should be -

Animaniacs.S01e03e04e05e06.avi

or

Animaniacs.S01x03x04x05x06.avi

Doing that just scrapes the first part of the episode.
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Didn't for me using a dummy file.
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Hitcher Wrote:Didn't for me using a dummy file.

That doesn't make any sense.

Name used, XBMC build, scraper version, what series did you use?

Did you enable DVD order?
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No I didn't use DVD order as the naming convention above was not for that.
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Hitcher Wrote:No I didn't use DVD order as the naming convention above was not for that.

Then read everything again.

This question's always been related to DVD order. It was stated from the start.

And the link I provided earlier was clearly for DVD order.
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I don't believe we support decimals in episode IDs. Grab the zipped XML download from tvdb (use the link in your debug log to grab it) and pastebin the XML.

Are there many other shows on tvdb using a similar scheme?

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paendorz Offline
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See? That's the answer I was looking for.

Finally someone who actually bother to read this thing. Thanks jmarshall.

jmarshall Wrote:Grab the zipped XML download from tvdb (use the link in your debug log to grab it) and pastebin the XML.

Will do. Prolly tomorrow.

jmarshall Wrote:Are there many other shows on tvdb using a similar scheme?

As far as I know, they enforced the decimal on almost every DVD order on the site. There's some info on the wiki but it's just a basic explanation.

Most common use cases are cartoons (#1, #2, #3), but I've seen some other tv series using this scheme as well (#1, #2, #3).
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paendorz Wrote:See? That's the answer I was looking for.

Finally someone who actually bother to read this thing. Thanks jmarshall.

I did read it and the first link you provided didn't contain any decimals -

pingorcho Wrote:these kind of episodes
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