How are we supposed to handle DVD-extras? | Page 2

Discussion in 'My TVSeries' started by zicoz, June 8, 2011.

  1. Lyfesaver74
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    What would this accomplish? I mean what do u expect to happen if you named your episodes SeriesName_S01Ex01 (which u can already do if u want, btw)? What are u hoping to have happen?


     
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    Just add them as SeriesName_S01E9901 then or some, some high number that will never become an actual episode number and then either accept them as-is without info, or use the MP-TVSeries config to add your own data. TheTVdB rules only accept actual `aired` material as published in some TV Guide.

    Also be sure to 'star' the following issues that relate to a better workaround for this issue:

    NFO support = http://code.google.com/p/mptvseries/issues/detail?id=272
    Metadata support for artwork+details = http://code.google.com/p/mptvseries/issues/detail?id=280
    TheTVdB ZIP support = http://code.google.com/p/mptvseries/issues/detail?id=548

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    True should have clarified, that it would be nice if the plugin supported extra's, and would put it in the list with the episodes (at the bottom?), but understand it's an additional video and not to look for infomation on it.
     
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    Ya, thats easy... just name them with a real high number... like RoChess said
     
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    maybe tvseries could be set to allow for SXXE#XX , where # denotates an episode that has no online data

    eg.

    Seinfeld_-_S00E#01_-_DVD_Outtakes.avi ; Would be displayed under Season 0 , after any existing special episodes and wouldn't attempt any online match

    Seinfeld_-_S01E#01_-_Bloopers_From_Season_1 ; Would be displayed under Season 1 , after any existing parsed episodes
     
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    I suppose that works. It just feels like kind of a hack. It would be nice if xtra's were properly supported, but sounds like I might be in the minority on them. Plus I suppose to really support them a new database would be needed as thetvdb does not allow them.
     
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    Don't know if this will help, but I put all the extras not in the tvdb database into a series folder in my video directory and just use the video section of mp for them.
     
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    I formatted my titles like that and the title did not get picked up. It just lists it as the episode number i wrote, So they all say Episode 606, Episode 607 etc
     
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    @the1, it only works on non-defined seasons/episodes at TheTVdB, otherwise the temporary placeholder is just "Episode ###". Without you providing actual examples of what you are having trouble with, or log files showing everything in detail, nobody will be able to reproduce, and therefore can not provide any more assistance.
     
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    Personally, from a user and programmer point of view the most simple implementation would be to have the program default to reading an NFO file if the episode isn't present. Course that's just my opinion.
     
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