Best Answer ShoutingMan , 28 March 2017 - 11:11 PM
- Setup library with all media
- Use favorite tool, like theRenamer, to embed titles into filenames.
- Scan library and force metadata updates (including images) to get all the NFO files and Thumbnails downloaded
- Backup Series, just in case
- Quit Emby Server
- Methodically rename all files to match desired Season - Episode numbering. Change filenames of NFO and Thumbnail files to match
- Edit all NFO files (in text editor of choice) to set filepath reference to Thumbnail and Season and Episode values match revised numbering
- Restart Emby Server
- Scan Library
- Confirm changes are correct in Metdata Manager
- Check in Emby Theater (or preferred client)
- Lock Series in Metadata Manager
If an NFO file gets missed or is otherwise wrong, Emby will download additional metadata according to the NFO file and populate the metadata manager with this erroneous data. If you leave Emby Server running while editing filenames, this will assuredly happen, and it's a mess. Shut down Server. Then fix the problematic NFO files. Clean database and re-scan. This should fix everything.
I had some problems with Season 5 of Futurama, specifically the Specials. It brought the other Specials. I don't know why. The four main "movies" (which are four episodes each) are correct. I deleted the extraneous specials and will try again later to see if I can get them back into Season 00 as expected.
It's a tedious, ~4 hr task, to manually edit about 8 seasons of names and metadata. But it's straight forward if you want to do it.Go to the full post