Paths and Filenames (Australia with TIVO)

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    Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but here goes...

    What path and filename settings do people use to get the TV series plugin to pickup the data correctly when using TIVO as the EPG souce in Australia?

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    The tv series plugin doesn't get epg source data, it get all the info about a series including banners from the THETVDB.com
     
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    Maybe I did not explain myself very clearly.
    TV Series plugin uses the filename and directory structure to work out whether the file is part of a tv series and what episode it is. How do you configure the directory/filename so that this works when using TIVO as the EPG source...

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    I am still a litle confused with the Tivo and EPG bit, but my episodes and named like SeriesName - E01S01.avi where S = season and E = episode

    hope this helps
     
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    What I mean, is does the TIVO guide data have enough info to be able to name the file recorded with TV server with the series number and episode number, or alternatively the episode name?

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    ok, i think i'm getting this
    do you mean the epg data from OzTivo
    the TV server only calls the filename of what was recorded by the channel name and the name recorded based on EPG,
    if you are on about OzTivo EPG data i dont think it provided the episode number or episode name , just the show name

    phew, hope that doesn't sound confusing
     
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    Yes, that is exactly what I mean...so therefore how do I configure the filename/directory structure

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    I Normally use the tv series plugin with downloaded shows.
    if however you record one and you wish to keep it you need to rename the recorded file showname - SxxExx
    where Sxx = the season number and Exx = episode name E.g. House-S05E12.avi would indicate to the plugin that this was House Season 5 Episode 12
    the thetvdb.com would have all the details of the episodes if they are on there

    my directory structure is
    tvshow
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    tvshow - SxxExx.avi
    i do not seperate the seasons as the plugin does all this work, i just put all episodes in the same folder


    hope this helps
     
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