Parsing episode numbers based on dates

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Parsing episode numbers based on dates

Post  hotchoc on Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:36 am

I think this has been mentioned before, but it'd be great if VideoDrive could recognise and format episodes that have a date instead of a season/episode number.

Common examples are The Daily Show, and The Colbert Report.

The.Daily.Show.2009.01.12.PDTV.XviD-aAF.[VTV].avi
The.Daily.Show.01.29.2009.DSR.XviD-SYS.[VTV].avi
The Daily Show_021009_PDTV_XviD~Ekolb.avi

The difficulty comes in that there seems to be at least three different formats for labelling of these series currently. EG The "reverse date" model, which is Year.Month.Day. The "mixed up American model" which is Month.Day.Year. And there is also the "all run together" model which is MonthDayShortYear. This makes it harder to identify automatically how to rename it. See the three examples above.

The year could become the Season number, and the Day & Month together could become the episode number.

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Re: Parsing episode numbers based on dates

Post  zaxxon on Sat May 02, 2009 4:51 pm

+1!

At the moment, things like Tonight Show or Daily Show are clogging up the Movies List on my AppleTV in a very unsightly manner.

I understand that it's very hard to identify these shows and their dates. Maybe there could be another tab in VideoDrive where we can list reg-exes that match to certain names, and then tell videodrive what to do if it matched on a filename. Be it 'make it a TV Show' or 'interpret date as Season/Episode' or whatever else we could come up with. This would make VideoDrive extremely flexible and a very good companion for headless Mac Minis.

Thanks for considering!

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Re: Parsing episode numbers based on dates

Post  Aroona on Tue May 05, 2009 12:09 am

VideoDrive now supports TV Shows based on dates xx.xx.xxxx in TV Shows (there is an option for it available in VideoDrive Metadata Preferences). Note that no individual episode info is downloaded for these TV Shows.

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