I'd suggest one of those TV renamer programs. I've never done it personally, but I know there are a few out there that will actually take your WTV files and organize them. I'd have it copy the files if possible and put it into a new directory with the proper TV organization intact. Then point MB to that folder instead of the default recorded tv folder. Like I said never done this personally, so not sure if it would work, but I think it would.
WTV Metarenamer and MCE Buddy are the two most widely used of these apps. But neither of them is usable for me.
Metarenamer seems to be better at reading the WTV metadata but it will not work with movies, only TV shows.
MCE Buddy recognizes movies but is not as good at finding matches. It cannot be told to ignore incomplete matches and it cannot move files to a different drive, so if you set it to monitor your recorded tv folder all it will do is rename/move to a subfolder structure.
It is really aimed at converting to more space efficient formats, not organization.
If we could get a feature or plugin that does this properly:
- parse metadata, look for titles and episode data
- if title matches a known movie at themoviedb and the metadata contains "film" or "movie", process as movie according to user preferred naming/location scheme
- if title matches a known show at thetvdb and the metadata contains season/episode info, process as tv episode according to user preferred naming/location scheme
- if no match, ignore or move to user specified "catchall" folder.
Depending on the sources of EPG data, WTV metadata can look different, so it would be good to be able to specify matching criteria. E.g. because WTV metadata does not have a season/episode tag, I have my XMLTV grabber insert "Season X, Episode Y" into the EPG subtitle field, so the WTV metadata will read e.g. "Seinfeld" as title, "Season 4, Episode 12 - The Airport" as subtitle.
This can't be too hard, can it? Unfortunately I am not a dev so hopefully someone who is could look at this?
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Edited by politby, 02 February 2014 - 04:25 AM.