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  1. yhoogi
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    Hi Iwerndly,

    When you open an episode with several files you see normally a pop up window with the different short infos on the file (Group, resolution, etc); except for manually added files which are not referenced. For these you see the full path with filename
    Is it possible to have displayed only the filename w/o the path (as it can get very lengthly) or better get access to the db properties to manipulate the corresponing entries. This would be handy in case the file is not recognised by the plugin (e.g. as it was shortened, etc)


    Is there a planning on the MovieDB access - which is low priority? As the backdrops for series are quite nicely retrieved, all movies are currently lacking such a capability, although the related info is available there. Its getting quite a pain to retrieve these manually.




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    Ok i understand that, but the "tvrenamer.exe" used anidb.info to get the file renames, so it recognize them before i don't know how, maybe the name of them.

    But this plugin only recognizes the when it hashes the file?

    Can make it work with the names?

    Maybe that could be a update, Maybe with anime parsing rules like in mptvseries.

    But mptvseries doesn't get the absolute numbers so, maybe you can add this function if it not already in it.

    But resuming. Now If my files weren't recognized by anidb, the where not be recognize at all?

    Or i can do something to make them match ?(besides the way of one by one file).

    Thanks for help.
     
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    I have changed this now along the lines you suggested first.
    The path will be removed, but it will still show the video resolution and codec

    I am currently working on the missing episode indicator and the character/info display.
    After that is done I'll see how much work is required for the MovieDB integration
     
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    But getting there fast ;)

    Hey, I wanted to ask you what does the Run Import do exactly, and if it's relevant to do it from inside a series to force download and update of its stuff.

    Also, does the Cleanup Database option ask for a confirmation? I fear I might select it accidentally :s In my opinion it shouldn't even be there, it should be just in the configuration screen of the plugin...

    The new options look good, I'll play more with them on the next time I sit to tweak...I had a long session today and I'm tired of it :) Great job though, I love this plugin, and it's getting better with each build.

    Oh, I've noticed some kind of bug that might be related to the skin (MP Streamed), but sometimes in the banner selection screen everything goes crazy. I lose the black part on the bottom with the text info and the rest stretches to cover all screen, the banners are taller and the background takes the whole screen. And it jumbles everything and makes it unuseable so you have to restart...
     
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    Thanks,

    Looking forward to the upcoming releases.

    Cheers,
     
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    I'm not sure, I would have to look at the tool to be sure, but I assume it does the same as the plugin: It hashes the file, and renames the file with the information AniDB provides for that file.

    Anime is a little different than tv series, every episode has a series name, and episode number, a group, and sometimes fansubbers even have multiple releases for the same episode ... so parsing would be a lot harder. Also, you wouldn't have any benefit: parsing is a lot more work, it wouldn't work as well, and it doesn't provide extra features. It would only be a bit faster, and that only matters when you have to process a lot of files, which shouldn't happen a lot. Note that when you enable the use of the web service (enabled by default), that files will be matched by their filename if you didn't change the original filename.
     
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    Well i found some scripts or programs that renames the file (The links are at the bottom of this post)
    THe "TVrenamer.exe" Is amazing it detects i.e. One piece 185.mp4 and converts to One Piece 185 - The Two Have Awoken! The Frontline of Burning Love!! [Oyami-Kun].mp4

    Im pretty sure it uses AniDB.info to do this, because it says it at the beginning of the program.
    So my question was just if that program works with Anidb maybe can make the plugin work in the same way aswell.

    I leave all the links a founded of Renamers here:

    1- TV RENAMER (This is the best one)
    2.-ANIME TVDB RENAME SCRIPT (I don't know how to use it)
    3.-XBMC working plugin (They kind of make it work, maybe can use it for make a MP plugin better :D)
    4.-ANOTHER TV RENAMER (MP TV SERIES) (I didn't like it, didn't work correctly i.e changes Ragnarok 19 - We'll Always Be Together.mp4 to Ragnarok 19 - We'll Always Be Together.S01E09.mp4)

    I hope if you can check this programs maybe can upgrade the Anime2 plugin in the next versions :D. Cheers

    :D
     
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    Like we mentioned before: The plugin uses AniDB already:
    (1) plugin hases the file
    (2) it connects to AniDB and requests the file info
    (3) AniDB returns all relevant info
    (4) the plugin shows that info as needed ... it could rename the file as in your example

    I've taken a quick look at the tvrenamer source code, and it doesn't use the AniDB API as we do, it does a standard search, parses the returned html page and finds the anime and episode to rename the file.
    We couldn't do the same because we want to detect exactly which file it is so the MyList info can be used, and that isn't possible with a regular search ... and there is no real benefit of doing it that way anyway: almost all of the files are currently recognized correctly.
    And also, the folks at AniDB don't like us scraping the HTML pages, one of them went to the trouble to sign up to tell us that:
     
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    Actually, i've been working in this theese days and check other plugins and scripts.

    Well the final and the best solution is if the plugin doesn't recognize your episodes, just add them to anidb.

    And that works, and everybody wins, you and all the hundreds of people that may have the same problem.

    In two simple steps, first use "tvrenamer.exe" To rename all your anime with almost the perfect name and avoid all the _)(/*$ symbols that a lots of fansub upload their files.

    Then add them to anidb so all of us can make use of this new files :D

    How to add them to anidb? Well here are the links with the explanation of everything.

    Content:Files - AniDB

    Mass add:Files - AniDB

    Tutorial:How to Add Files for Dummies - AniDB!

    Good Luck!!

    PD: Maybe i didn't found all my anime because i see spanish fansubed anime and anidb doesn't have lots of spanish fansub.

    I will upload all my anime to anidb and hope this still works for me and all other people.

    PD2 : If you need a faq for this or a guide, send me a PM, i will work in one guide with images and everything in my vacations (two more weeks)

    One more question,

    I don't know that if this just happens to me, but whenever i want to add new anime to my database.

    I have to erase My anime database and put the folders again.

    I don't know why.

    Because when i go to my anime and run import nothing happens.

    Is this a bug? Or theres another way to import the new folders of anime.

    Or if it is automatic, why in utilities doesn't show like if the plugin was working or importing new anime?
     
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    It is fine to add the files to AniDB if the spanish subbing group is not.
    However renaming the files is probably not needed. AniDB doesn't store the actual file names anyway.

    When you say add a new anime to your database, what do you mean?
    Are you adding a new folder in the config screen?
    Personally I have about 5 folders there (network and local shares).

    If nothing is happening there may be an error in the log file. But you shouldn't need to delete your database.
    The "Watch for new files" will work as long as MediaPortal is running. If you copy files into one of your shares it will pick them up straight away. If MP is not running you will need to do an import.
     
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