actapon Wrote:Playing around with custom filters and running into some odd issues. Two that i don't know how to fix.
1- I have the following filter with "type" specifically set to "episodes", but when mylibrary scans, it's dumping all of the strm files into my movies dropbox.
<subfolder name="Instant Queue/Genres/Sports & Fitness" recursive="true" type="episodes" prefix="[Netflix] "></subfolder>
Logs are even pretty clear it just considers the strm files movies:
02/26/2012 12:19:06 PM NOTICE Summary:Netflix/ TV Success: 0, TV Fail: 0
02/26/2012 12:19:06 PM NOTICE Summary:Netflix/ Movie Success: 5, Movie Fail: 0
Can you explain the "type" field for the filters and how the parser is determining whether a file should be a movie or a tv episode?
This is because the custom PlayOn parser automatically determines if the files are movies or tv shows, so it ignores what you set as your type. Is it incorrectly classifying them? For me, the PlayOn parser and Netflix work very well at auto-determining if its a movie or episode.
actapon Wrote:My second problem also appears to be a parsing issue, but is much more complicated i fear. I'm trying to add a playon:tbs filter to add "conan" to my library. It appears the TVDB lookup fails in the mylibrary scan which leaves me getting folders in "TV Shows" for each date (2/14/2012), each containing one episode, but no root "conan" folder
My config is this:
<subfolder name="Full Episodes/Conan" type="episodes" prefix="[TBS] "></subfolder>
The logs indicate the lookup fails and will consider the episode special
02/26/2012 11:39:37 AM WARNING TVDB Ending lookup. No series could be found by querying TheTVDB: http://www.thetvdb.com/api/GetSeries.php?seriesname=2%2F24%2F2012. Will try to archive this video again later.
02/26/2012 11:39:37 AM INFO Archiving Archiving as a special (Season zero) episode since TVDB lookup failed....
I guess my question is, if the tvdb lookup fails, is there a way to specify a show name in the filter and dump the strm files in that folder? That way a bunch of custom parsing doesn't create an unusable directory structure?
The problem here is that the TBS listings aren't easily parsed. They don't provide any Season/Episode number information, so it has to try and look that up on TheTVDB.com. Secondly, the name of the listings follow the format of "date - title", which is uncommon. The program sees the " - " in the listing and assumes it is splitting the title of the series from the title of the episode, something like "Conan - A big celebrity is interviewed". But since it's acutally specifying a date before the -, it uses that to lookup the series and fails.
Sooo.... what you suggested, explicitly specifying the show name for a filter would work. I would need to add that in though. All of my filters lookup multiple shows so I never really thought of that as a good option.
It may be better to have the generic parser realize that there is a date in the listing and ignore it. That way it would correctly get the Series name and manually archive the listing if it didn't find a match on the TVDB.
I'll probably do the latter.