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#1 djhifi OFFLINE  

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 02:58 PM

OK so I have been searching for this altough it's a little harder to pinpoint a problem and search for it, so I decided to post a topic with the question, its simpler:

 

Suddenly emby server (and consequently also emby for kodi addon) are no longer displaying the year from new seasons from tv shows in the dashboard (see print screen).

 

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Is this something that has changed on purpose, some setting im missing? I am doing everything like I always did in my folder structure...and it really annoys me.

 

 



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Posted 03 October 2017 - 03:02 PM

We never did that. We display the season name text there. The season name can be anything you want. If you want it to have a year, then just edit it.



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:29 PM

We never did that. We display the season name text there. The season name can be anything you want. If you want it to have a year, then just edit it.

 

What does that answer mean? I am doing what you say lol...thats the whole problem! I think you didn't fully understand:

 

As I mentioned, I have ALWAYS mantained the same folder structure (meaning: I ALWAYS edit a season folder like that, "season / season number / (year) ) that is why I asked what is going on because on the print screen I provided, that season 1 has the year showing up and season 2 has not, but both have the same folder structure in my NAS.

 

This has started since some update of the server took place, because prior to that everything was working.

 

PS: This is only 1 example in my collection. EVERY NEW SEASON I ADD TO WHATEVER SHOW is starting to show the same "problem". See examples:

 

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Before Septemeber everything was OK. I don't know which server upgrade messed things up. But it is messed up atm.


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:31 PM

We no longer use the folder name as the season name. This allows us to better handle users with mish mash folder structures.



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:33 PM

Wasn't this a change do to season names at TMDB?



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:35 PM

No, it was to better handle mish mash folder structures.



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:38 PM

@Luke you can see why he would be frustrated, in your 1st response you told him that you display the season name and it can be what he wanted.  He said he changed nothing and some of his seasons are not showing the years.

 

Then you post later saying that you did change something and no longer use the folder name when displaying the season text.

 

Instead of being so quick always to tell the user he is wrong, it would be nice if you would look at the issue and respond in a more customer friendly way.

Clearly something changed, and its now effected his viewing experience, he was asked what changed and you told him "We never did that. We display the season name text there. The season name can be anything you want. If you want it to have a year, then just edit it."

Which is obviously not true, since he has the season names as he wants already on his NAS
 


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:39 PM

We no longer use the folder name as the season name. This allows us to better handle users with mish mash folder structures.

 

So I was right...something DID change despite your first answer... -.-

 

So I no longer need to add season year on my folder structure?

 

And why are those changes not retroactive? I mean the previous seasons are still with the year.

 

PS: Such a shame you went this route...I like seeing the season year and never had any trouble with it.

 

Can't you include an option on upcoming updates, to turn on or off this feature on the library scans? Its really useful for me being able to see season years, thats why I include it on all my 500 TV Shows...


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:40 PM

You never needed to add it before. Season 1 was always enough.



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:44 PM

@Luke when was this change made?  Was it announced as change? 

 

Seems like a big change that you are now not using the existing folder name for the season anymore that it should have been communicated?



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:48 PM

You never needed to add it before. Season 1 was always enough.

 

Sorry but with all due respect are you joking with me again? You are not taking me seriously. Check your first answer...you were wrong (i am baffled why would you as an adming mislead users) and now you are being the same again. I know that..I am asking if you cant add an option to turn this on or off. Its really annoying this way. I did not see an announcement about this and for me makes a difference. And I think to others to, people are already coming here to write down the same I am.

 

I am making print screens and having alot of respect talking to you and you answer in 1 short line and mislead....

 

I am not making a critic but I really don't like this enforcement server side and your attiude as well...


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:49 PM

@Luke I looked at https://github.com/M.../Emby/releases and went back as far as July and I see nothing in the release notes about this change in how the Season name is displayed.


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:50 PM

@Luke you can see why he would be frustrated, in your 1st response you told him that you display the season name and it can be what he wanted.  He said he changed nothing and some of his seasons are not showing the years.

 

Then you post later saying that you did change something and no longer use the folder name when displaying the season text.

 

Instead of being so quick always to tell the user he is wrong, it would be nice if you would look at the issue and respond in a more customer friendly way.

Clearly something changed, and its now effected his viewing experience, he was asked what changed and you told him "We never did that. We display the season name text there. The season name can be anything you want. If you want it to have a year, then just edit it."

Which is obviously not true, since he has the season names as he wants already on his NAS
 

 

Exactly. And now he did it again on his last answer...it simply baffles me...

 

They didnt announce this change, and he didnt even recognized it in the first answer...unexplicably. And now he continues to not answer the question and we are in a blank space. They enforced this option...


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:51 PM

It can be what you want, because you can always edit the title after it has initially been scanned in. That's what I meant there.



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:52 PM

@Luke when was this change made?  Was it announced as change? 

 

Seems like a big change that you are now not using the existing folder name for the season anymore that it should have been communicated?

 

someone that actually understands...



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:52 PM

It can be what you want, because you can always edit the title after it has initially been scanned in. That's what I meant there.

 

No you did not. Check your first answer...

 

"We never did that. We display the season name text there. The season name can be anything you want. If you want it to have a year, then just edit it."

 

vs 

 

"We no longer use the folder name as the season name. This allows us to better handle users with mish mash folder structures."

 

Not only wasn't this even announced as well as your first answer is just baffling...

 

And you contine to ignore the question: Can you re-add this feature as an option on the library scan settings please?

 

EDIT: Sorry double posting


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:53 PM

In 3.2.29

Set user friendly season name

Explanation could have been more detailed though.



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:54 PM

No you did not. Check your first answer...

 

"We never did that. We display the season name text there. The season name can be anything you want. If you want it to have a year, then just edit it."

 

vs 

 

"We no longer use the folder name as the season name. This allows us to better handle users with mish mash folder structures."

 

Not only wasn't this even announced as well as your first answer is just baffling...

 

You asked if we took the year out. We never were doing anything with the year in the season title so my response was correct.

 

The folder name wasn't indicated until post #3. If i had that information in the first post, then my response in post #2 would have been more detailed.



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:54 PM

@Luke I looked at https://github.com/M.../Emby/releases and went back as far as July and I see nothing in the release notes about this change in how the Season name is displayed.

 

Did you see this?

Set user friendly season name

https://github.com/M...ases/tag/3.2.29



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:58 PM

You asked if we took the year out. We never were doing anything with the year in the season title so my response was correct.

 

The folder name wasn't indicated until post #3. If i had that information in the first post, then my response in post #2 would have been more detailed.

 

I really don't know what information more besides the included print screen and my text explanation was needed for you to understand the problem. I actually mentioned the YEAR not showing. And the answer # is the same print screen, except more detailed text but the essential is repeated. And @dcook seems to have quickly understood the point....But ok its always users fault, one way or the other.

 

You are going via the semantics way lol...the problem is the same on either post. 

 

Can you just answer please? Can this be re-added into upcoming upgrades? At least as a "turn off/on" option?


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