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automatically search for subtitles not working as expected


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Hi,

 

I have configured automatic downloading for my media, but I don't understand why this doesn't work as expected. I DO have the 'Only download subtitles that are a perfect match for my video files" checked since I don't want out-of-sync subtitles.

 

In this case (see below) I would expect that when the filename is identical as the subtitle name found on opensubtitles, it should qualify as being 'a perfect match' right ? But it doesn't download automatically, als not when I run the scheduled task to search for missing subtitles. When I download the file manually however, this works without any issues ...

 

Thanks for any help, appreciated !

 

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Hi, the exact match filter requires that your video file be byte-identical to the user's file who uploaded the subtitles to Open Subtitles. If you're not getting any subtitles you could try removing that.

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Thanks, bit if I remove this setting, Will emby try to select the best subtitle ? Because I need it to select the one that matches the file name. Or will it randomly choose a found subtitle OR the first one ?

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yes we have logic to try and choose the best one. you can also try the manual subtitle download feature.

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The main criteria is byte size of your video file vs the files of the uploaders. The file name is something we could look at incorporating in a future release.

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psybertech

I'd like to see this.

 

It seems it searches for the hash value of the file, not the file name or other criteria.

GET http://api.thesubdb.com/?action=search&hash=A857020DD4161212343BFD56780420E2
I have un-selected the option for exact match in my settings.

 

So if I have the same file name but have a different hash value, then there are no subtitles found.

 

Why would this happen?

My hash is different, I know...

echo 0101 >> fileName
Don't ask why this may occur... but the file is the same and the name should provide a regex match or if I cleaned the file name, return the best possible match would be nice.

 

Its not a big thing for me at all. Just something I noticed and then disabled in the Scheduled Tasks since it just wasted CPU time.

 

 

Anyway............

 

 

j

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That's all subdb supports is using the hash value.

 

OpenSubtitles on the other hand is more flexible.

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psybertech

That's all subdb supports is using the hash value.

 

OpenSubtitles on the other hand is more flexible.

Good to know...

I guess I assumed that OpenSubtitles was being used since I entered my username/password in the settings. I just thought the URL was a different domain for the API.

What is my username/password being used for then?

 

Thanks

 

j

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