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Movie identification for non-english titles


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Secundo°

Hello,

 

I've named all my files and folders according to the movie naming guide for emby. But some titles do not get recognized, especially (but not exclusively) non-english titles. And non of them seem to be quite unusual or hard to detect. For example:

  • Movies/Es (2017)/Es (2017) - 1080p.mkv [OT: It (2017)] -> identified as: Körper und Seele (2017)
  • Movies/Oben (2009)/Oben (2009) - 1080p.mkv [OT: Up (2009)] -> identified as: Das Allgäu von oben (2009)
  • Movies/Die Fliege (1986)/Die Fliege (1986) - 720p.mkv [OT: The Fly (1986)] -> identified as: Millowitsch Theater - Die spanische Fliege (1986) 
  • Movies/James Bond 007 (03) - Goldfinger (1964)/James Bond 007 - Goldfinger (1964) - 1080p.mp4 [OT: Goldfinger (1964)] -> identified as: James Bond 007 - Feuerball (1965)
  • Berserk - Das goldene Zeitalter (2012), Berserk - Das goldene Zeitalter II (2012), Berserk - Das goldene Zeitalter III (2013) -> all three identified as: Berserk - Das goldene Zeitalter III (2013)

english titles identified wrong are e.g.:

  • Movies/The Raid (2011)/The Raid (2011) - 1080p.mkv -> identified as: Code Name: Geronimo(2012)
  • Movies/Train to Busan (2016)/Train to Busan (2016) - 1080p.mkv -> identified as: Untitled Train To Busan Remake

Also it was unable to detect 'Star Gate (1994)' because of that whitespace in the middle (like in 'Star Trek' ^_^ ). After renaming to 'Stargate (1994)' it was fine.

These are only examples.

I know that identification is not trivial, therefore my question is: Can I name them better for emby, so that the auto detection has better results (without rename every movie to its english title)?

 

I want to add something off topic: A while ago I identified every wrongly assigned movie by hand and added a sort title to almost every movie. Then I change the folder structure from '[mountpoint]/Movies/[all Movies]' to '[mountpoint]/Media/Movies/[all Movies]' and changed the path in the movie library (by removing the old and adding the new, because there is no edit/change functionality). Therefore all identifications were repeated, all identifications by hand and all sort titles were gone. I thought that emby would detect that it is still the exactly same folder with same content, only one layer deeper. I suggest that emby save some kind of folder hashes to be able to recognize that nothing changed in such cases.

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Hi, did you try entering the folder titles into the movie db search engine?

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Secundo°

Yes. And the results are mixed. Some time I get not results at all, some times I get the wrong titles first and the correct further down, and for 'The Raid' I get the correct one. (https://www.themoviedb.org/search?query=the%20raid%202011)
But if I enter these titles in imdb, the correct one is always one of the first 3 suggestions. So at least it seems to be possible.
For now I think identifying them by hand is the best option (wrong detected movies are only about ~5-10% estimated). But the identification process can be tweaked in the future.

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We use moviedb so that would be to improve their search engine. IMDb is not a free and open data service so we cannot use that.

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