Which is the right title for "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome"? | Page 2

Discussion in 'My TVSeries' started by Megane, November 14, 2012.

  1. RoChess
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    In the future you can avoid this by using a rename system that is aware of what TheTVdB accepts, such as for example SickBeard.

    Another way is to whitelist new shows manually. TheTVdB API can be verified manually to see what titles it would accept.

    http://thetvdb.com/api/GetSeries.php?seriesname=Battlestar = Multiple responses, MP-TVSeries allows you to select on inside wizard
    http://thetvdb.com/api/GetSeries.php?seriesname=Battlestar Galactica = Multiple responses, MP-TVSeries allows you to select on inside wizard
    http://thetvdb.com/api/GetSeries.php?seriesname=Battlestar Galactica Blood = Single response, auto selected



    http://thetvdb.com/api/GetSeries.php?seriesname=Battlestar Galactica Blood and Chrome == FAIL

    The following are all correct on full title:

    http://thetvdb.com/api/GetSeries.php?seriesname=Battlestar Galactica Blood & Chrome
    http://thetvdb.com/api/GetSeries.php?seriesname=Battlestar Galactica Blood Chrome

    As you can see ommiting 'and' or '&' also gets a result, so it helps if you add string replacements to MP-TVSeries that turn " and " as well as " & " into " ". This will still get the series to auto-match, but prevents any issues when TheTVdB uses ' and ' versus your filename using ' & '.

    PS: On Windows you can use ';' otherwise if you like your files to still reflect the ':' usage.

    http://thetvdb.com/api/GetSeries.php?seriesname=Battlestar Galactica; Blood & Chrome
     
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    @RoChess why do these string replacements are not default in MP-TVSeries? :(
    Maybe "the" could be replaced too
     
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    Perhaps not enough testing has been done to verify it will not cause any conflicts.

    I've ran with the setting for a long time without any issues, but then again I whitelist all my shows manually before I add them. Perhaps @ltfearme can run some more tests or setup like a forum request were more users test a wide range of shows to make sure it does not cause new problems to add these string replacements by default.

    I actually thought they were added already (perhaps they are), but I've not had a need to reset any MP-TVSeries to new defaults as I'm leaning very much to a "do not fix it if it ain't broke" setup with MediaPortal as wife tends to throw knives in my direction when HTPC is not working :D
     
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