About TV shows scraping, please provide your directory tree[29 July updated]

Discussion in 'HDD Media player(RTD 1619DR)' started by mirror, Jun 22, 2021.

  1. DIKKE

    DIKKE Member

    ah, the series metadata URL i did not use. Trying that option, thxs.
     
  2. I assume those NFO files are create through TMM rather than radarr/sonarr but could you still post an example?
     
  3. Sonarr/Radarr actually creates them first and TMM fills in missing info.

    Here's an example tvshow.nfo for "The Dropout"
    Code:
    <tvshow>
      <title>The Dropout</title>
      <plot>The story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos, an unbelievable tale of ambition and fame gone terribly wrong. How did the worldΓÇÖs youngest self-made female billionaire lose it all in the blink of an eye?</plot>
      <mpaa />
      <id>363024</id>
      <uniqueid type="tvdb" default="true">363024</uniqueid>
      <uniqueid type="imdb">tt10166622</uniqueid>
      <genre>Drama</genre>
      <genre>Mini-Series</genre>
      <premiered>2022-03-03</premiered>
      <studio>Hulu</studio>
      <actor>
        <name>Amanda Seyfried</name>
        <role>Elizabeth Holmes</role>
      </actor>
      <actor>
        <name>Naveen Andrews</name>
        <role>Sunny Balwani</role>
      </actor>
      <actor>
        <name>William H. Macy</name>
        <role>Richard Fuisz</role>
      </actor>
      <actor>
        <name>Elizabeth Marvel</name>
        <role>Noel</role>
      </actor>
      <actor>
        <name>Laurie Metcalf</name>
        <role>Phyllis Gardner</role>
      </actor>
      <actor>
        <name>Utkarsh Ambudkar</name>
        <role>Rakesh Madhava</role>
      </actor>
      <actor>
        <name>Kate Burton</name>
        <role>Rochelle Gibbons</role>
      </actor>
      <actor>
        <name>Stephen Fry</name>
        <role>Ian Gibbons</role>
      </actor>
      <actor>
        <name>Michel Gill</name>
        <role>Chris Holmes</role>
      </actor>
      <actor>
        <name>Dylan Minnette</name>
        <role>Tyler Shultz</role>
      </actor>
      <actor>
        <name>Sam Waterston</name>
        <role>George Shultz</role>
      </actor>
      <actor>
        <name>Anne Archer</name>
        <role>Charlotte Shultz</role>
      </actor>
      <actor>
        <name>Michaela Watkins</name>
        <role>Linda Tanner</role>
      </actor>
      <actor>
        <name>Kurtwood Smith</name>
        <role>David Boies</role>
      </actor>
      <actor>
        <name>Alan Ruck</name>
        <role>Jay Rosan</role>
      </actor>
    </tvshow>
    https://www.thetvdb.com/?tab=series&id=363024
     
  4. Thank you. I have activated the NFO generation and re-scanned my tv library with nfo parsing enabled but it's not working correctly. I do get the right series matched to the right metadata and the individual episodes as well but for some reason not all seasons get put in the same HT entry for some shows.

    For example, for the show The Fall (https://thetvdb.com/series/the-fall) the files on my storage look like this:

    Code:
    "Z:\media\tv\Fall, The (2013) {tvdb-258107}\tvshow.nfo"
    
    "Z:\media\tv\Fall, The (2013) {tvdb-258107}\Fall, The (2013) {tvdb-258107} Season 1\The Fall.S01E01.[Bluray-1080p][8bit][x264][AC3 2.0][-HDWinG].mkv"
    "Z:\media\tv\Fall, The (2013) {tvdb-258107}\Fall, The (2013) {tvdb-258107} Season 1\The Fall.S01E01.[Bluray-1080p][8bit][x264][AC3 2.0][-HDWinG].nfo"
    "Z:\media\tv\Fall, The (2013) {tvdb-258107}\Fall, The (2013) {tvdb-258107} Season 1\The Fall.S01E02.[Bluray-1080p][8bit][x264][AC3 2.0][-HDWinG].mkv"
    "Z:\media\tv\Fall, The (2013) {tvdb-258107}\Fall, The (2013) {tvdb-258107} Season 1\The Fall.S01E02.[Bluray-1080p][8bit][x264][AC3 2.0][-HDWinG].nfo"
    
    "Z:\media\tv\Fall, The (2013) {tvdb-258107}\Fall, The (2013) {tvdb-258107} Season 2\The Fall.S02E02.[Bluray-1080p][8bit][x264][AC3 2.0][-shortbrehd].mkv"
    "Z:\media\tv\Fall, The (2013) {tvdb-258107}\Fall, The (2013) {tvdb-258107} Season 2\The Fall.S02E02.[Bluray-1080p][8bit][x264][AC3 2.0][-shortbrehd].nfo"
    "Z:\media\tv\Fall, The (2013) {tvdb-258107}\Fall, The (2013) {tvdb-258107} Season 2\The Fall.S02E01.[Bluray-1080p][8bit][x264][AC3 2.0][-shortbrehd].en.srt"
    "Z:\media\tv\Fall, The (2013) {tvdb-258107}\Fall, The (2013) {tvdb-258107} Season 2\The Fall.S02E01.[Bluray-1080p][8bit][x264][AC3 2.0][-shortbrehd].mkv"
    "Z:\media\tv\Fall, The (2013) {tvdb-258107}\Fall, The (2013) {tvdb-258107} Season 2\The Fall.S02E01.[Bluray-1080p][8bit][x264][AC3 2.0][-shortbrehd].nfo"
    "Z:\media\tv\Fall, The (2013) {tvdb-258107}\Fall, The (2013) {tvdb-258107} Season 2\The Fall.S02E02.[Bluray-1080p][8bit][x264][AC3 2.0][-shortbrehd].en.srt"
    
    "Z:\media\tv\Fall, The (2013) {tvdb-258107}\Fall, The (2013) {tvdb-258107} Season 3\The Fall.S03E01.[Bluray-1080p][8bit][x264][AC3 2.0][-SHORTBREHD].en.srt"
    "Z:\media\tv\Fall, The (2013) {tvdb-258107}\Fall, The (2013) {tvdb-258107} Season 3\The Fall.S03E01.[Bluray-1080p][8bit][x264][AC3 2.0][-SHORTBREHD].mkv"
    "Z:\media\tv\Fall, The (2013) {tvdb-258107}\Fall, The (2013) {tvdb-258107} Season 3\The Fall.S03E01.[Bluray-1080p][8bit][x264][AC3 2.0][-SHORTBREHD].nfo"
    "Z:\media\tv\Fall, The (2013) {tvdb-258107}\Fall, The (2013) {tvdb-258107} Season 3\The Fall.S03E02.[Bluray-1080p][8bit][x264][AC3 2.0][-SHORTBREHD].en.srt"
    "Z:\media\tv\Fall, The (2013) {tvdb-258107}\Fall, The (2013) {tvdb-258107} Season 3\The Fall.S03E02.[Bluray-1080p][8bit][x264][AC3 2.0][-SHORTBREHD].mkv"
    "Z:\media\tv\Fall, The (2013) {tvdb-258107}\Fall, The (2013) {tvdb-258107} Season 3\The Fall.S03E02.[Bluray-1080p][8bit][x264][AC3 2.0][-SHORTBREHD].nfo"
    In my HT 4.0 app on the Z9X I have two entries for "The Fall":

    The Fall Season 1
    The Fall

    The HT entry for "The Fall Season 1" contains all the episodes for season 1, matched correctly, the entry for "The Fall" contains all the episodes of Season 2 and Season 3, also matched correctly. This happens for some shows but not others with no real rhyme or reason and is really annoying. I think this could be solved relatively simply by allowing any matched show to only have one entry in HT 4.0 so when it matches a show to a tvdb id, all it's season are displayed in that entry. Would really hope
    could shed some light on this.
     
  5. Im willing to bet it has something to do with how you name your files. Your file naming format would be supported 100% in Kodi and Plex...but it is not in HT. I know this because I used to have my files named in a similar way and after getting some very negative feedback from another user about it and getting radio silence from the admins at Zidoo, I relented and changed my file formatting just so their program could have an easier time with my stuff.

    Here is my latest attempt at bringing it to their attention: Feature requests for HT4.0

    All they need to do is add support for the Plex naming convention: https://support.plex.tv/articles/naming-and-organizing-your-tv-show-files/, more specifically the "optional information" features. Zidoo has this very rigid naming convention they want you to use, otherwise the program is going to have problems. I personally think it lame that they wouldnt just adopt a widely used standard that already works. Plex, Kodi, Emby, etc can understand the naming format you use just fine.

    That's just my two cents.
     
  6. I hear ya, it's not my first time posting about this issue either but I figured I'd give it another shot, don't expect anything to happen tho which is a shame, I'm pretty happy with my Z9X outside of this specific issue.
     
  7. blenky

    blenky Active Member

    Something I've mentioned\requested before is to add ability for HT to be able to parse multiple episode TV blurays. For example a season of a show may be over 3 disks and have say four episodes per disk. HT cannot deal with this. Other scrapers I have used would be able to parse - for example

    TV_Series_Name.S01E01S01E02S01E03S01E04.iso

    and display the details for each episode

    The best you can do with the Zidoo is to manually force HT to show info for one episode on the disk.
     
  8. I would LOVE this.
     
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  9. thivame

    thivame Active Member

    Hello,
    As the French language is not taken into account on TVDB by the ZIDOO and I like to have a clearlogo of my tv show, I would like to know if it would be possible soon to have zidoo take the clearlogo on tvdb and the summary in french on TMDB?
    Thanks for the consideration
     
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2022
  10. Sledgehamma

    Sledgehamma Active Member

    Clearlogo can be added manually. However, it needs to be present for every season if you are using season folders.
     
  11. thivame

    thivame Active Member

    hy,
    i 'm making this for the moment
     
  12. mirror

    mirror Well-Known Member SUPER Administrator Zidoo TECH Supporter

    Will add French support for TVDB.
     
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  13. Temearoo

    Temearoo Active Member

    Thanks for that. :)
     
  14. thivame

    thivame Active Member

    Thanks very much for that...:);):);)
     
  15. zakforsman

    zakforsman New Member

    So how does everyone deal with bonus content that comes with their TV shows? For example, I have the Chernobyl mini-series and to include the behind the scenes featurettes, it seems I'm forced to assign them episode numbers for them to share a listing with the actual episodes. Am I missing something that would allow me to attach the bonus content to the profile without treating them like episodes?
     
  16. Sledgehamma

    Sledgehamma Active Member

  17. thivame

    thivame Active Member

    Thank you for this answer Sledgehamma.
    I deleted my answer because I was wrong (I don't know about bonuses for series).... So I was basing my answer on the same principle as for films.
     
  18. Sledgehamma

    Sledgehamma Active Member

    No worries mate! You were just helping :)
    Haven’t you had answered (even correct English?) I wouldn’t have seen it.
     
  19. thivame

    thivame Active Member

    Hello to you,
    I discover tyniMediaManager and I find it good to use.
    However I have a small problem, when I scan my TV show, the program systematically creates the season folder, but I don't want it (I don't use the tree structure with the seasons).
    Is there a way for it not to create the season folder?
    Thank you in advance for your answers.
    Sincerely
     
  20. Nosirrahdrof

    Nosirrahdrof New Member

    Is there a way to match individual episodes? I have a few episodes that are inside of seasons and are unmatched.
     

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