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Support / Re: Box Sets, Movies Series, etc how to group?
« on: May 09, 2014, 08:40:46 am »
Thanks Ivek!

Support / Re: Box Sets, Movies Series, etc how to group?
« on: May 05, 2014, 09:31:54 am »
Hi Rick,

I can't find the 1.0.x version of the language file. The link (this message) is a dead end (for me). Could you help me out please?

Support / Re: manual screenshot maker crashes
« on: January 07, 2014, 10:34:14 pm »
Thanks for the prompt reply. I'll check it out and get back with the results.

Support / manual screenshot maker crashes
« on: January 07, 2014, 09:01:47 pm »
The screenshots of my matroska files are odd. The random shots don't seem to be random (from the very beginning of the file) and the equal spaced ones are anything but equal spaced. So I tried the manual screenshot maker. But that was not a great success. It crashed with the attached bug report.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks, JoopvB

Support / Re: The TVDb plugin
« on: August 23, 2012, 12:01:11 am »
Hi Rick,

Yes sorry that I didn't quite understand the status of the TVDB plugin from your first reply. It seemed so illogical that nostra who wrote such a beautiful piece of software as the Personal Video Database would not finish it off for TV series with an equaly good plugin for the (from my point of view) best open and well documented database for TV shows (The TVDB). Hence my questions and offer to help.

Again sorry to bother you with it, I think I should enter it as a request to nostra.

As to the enormous donation... I opened a special savings account, but economy is slow so...  :)

Support / Re: TDVDB
« on: August 22, 2012, 08:05:25 am »
Hi Rick,

Thanks for your reply and sorry for the typo. It is indeed The TVDB I mean (and the TVDB plugin) and I have been going through all the posts on this topic that I could find (all rather old ones), but to no avail.

I understand from your reply that nostra made the plugin. Can I (we) help to enhance the plugin to support the complete API? Or, if it already does... how to best use it and with what workflow (in conjuction with the IMDB plugin)?

Support / The TVDb plugin
« on: August 21, 2012, 04:05:35 pm »
I think I have the latest version of the TVDb plugin but I don't understand what it's current status is. What can and can't it do? And what is the best workflow for series?

When I read the API description on the WIKI of TVDb it (the API) is fairly complete and able to get all the information that is in the database either in a large XML and by specific retrieval calls. What of all this is used in the plugin and is it expected to support the complete API in the near future?

Who is the maker of the TVDb plugin, maybe we can join forces?

Support / Re: seen date problems
« on: August 16, 2012, 08:19:47 am »
Hi Rick,

Thanks, works like a charm.

Support / seen date problems
« on: August 15, 2012, 08:39:06 pm »
I am doing something stupid or don't understand how it works.

How can I set the seen date? When I set it in the seen date field (format dd-mm-yy) it is completely ignored. When I set the switch, it takes the day of today and the seen date is automatically entered in the seen date field (in the format dd-mm-yy). When I change this date to another date, changes are ignored. When I remove the the date, the switch stays on and the date is reentered. My system is in The Netherlands. The operating system is X64 and is in English as is PVD.

Please help.

Support / Re: Box Sets, Movies Series, etc how to group?
« on: August 09, 2012, 10:43:05 am »
Thanks Rick, great tip. BTW is there a general tips and tricks Topic. Would be great.

Support / Re: Box Sets, Movies Series, etc how to group?
« on: August 08, 2012, 10:41:06 pm »
Hi Rick,

I like your suggestion to use the rease field to group movies and I agree that renaming it is the way to go, but... I can't find the UI language file. I am using the English version of the program. Please help me find it. Thanks.

Support / Re: File Scanner and Regular Expressions
« on: August 06, 2012, 09:28:09 pm »
I see, so multiple URL's are saved in one field; OK. Must be the plugin. Thanks.

Support / Re: File Scanner and Regular Expressions
« on: August 06, 2012, 08:24:29 am »
Yes, I agree. It would be great if multiple URL's were possible giving each "lookup" plugin it's own field to do it's job. And we could even have the possibilty to find out what information came from where (by storing a reference to that field). Maybe something for nostra's next release?

Support / Re: File Scanner and Regular Expressions
« on: August 05, 2012, 02:17:11 pm »
Hi Rick,

Get your point. So it's up to the TVDb plugin to become more powerful. One remark... it would be nice to be able to enter the TVDB series number (as it does for IMDB) to help the plugin do it's job and, if PVD would have some unused field in the database, to store it for future references (like it does for IMDB).

Thanks for your help.

Support / Re: File Scanner and Regular Expressions
« on: August 04, 2012, 12:31:57 am »
Hi Rick,

Thanks for your prompt reply.
Let me check if I understand what you're saying (and what I am thinking / wondering):

1) The TDV plugin does a search by Title (as does TV rename). This would return the TVDB seriesid (and if we could store that somewhere like the IMDB number that would set us off, I guess?).
2) TDV allowes you to get an overall overview of all episodes of a show (something like: So if that is used by the plugin (is it?) I would end up with a complete overview of all episodes of the show.
3) TV rename also pulls out the artwork if available per season and per episode. Hence it must be possible. But if I understand it correct the plugin doesn't (as yet) support this?

So, with the plugin as is, the procedure is: run TVDB plugin on the show (I did, but the title matching came up with nothing); then run IMDB per season to get the details (I do, but I run IMDB as step 1 also). The net effect of what I do is the large number (from my point unnecessary) entries in the dialog. By this I mean that when the dialog list is build, checking it with the known Title of the season would eliminate nearly always all other options in the dialog list, resulting in one (the correct one) that could be chosen automatically.

I understand your point about the filename and the database record. The question there was how do I get a correct record in the database given that I use my filename (see format in the previous post) as the input. From the little I know of regex my guess was that the expression would correctly result in a valid title/season/episode and hence a valid record in the database. Would you agree?

To wrap it up: TV rename seems to do a nice job naming files based on TVDB (the source code is available). A great program like PVD could benefit from an approach like TV rename is using to get the series handling done easier(i.e. getting large numbers of records in the database without much handwork). TV rename just scans all folders, looks up show name, season, episode from TVDB and downloads all TVDB information. With that it can update the filenames and stores images and other episode data in XML.

Maybe I have it completely wrong or am I lacking the knowledge, so excuse me but I really like to understand. Thanks.

Support / Re: File Scanner and Regular Expressions
« on: August 03, 2012, 08:23:14 pm »

I am new to PVD and the forum.

I have a lot of TV series, all neatly named (I use TV rename for that, great prog.). The format of the file name is: series-name - SxxRyy - episode-name (all info from the, that's where TV rename gets it from). From what I have read on this forum (and by trial and error), the TVDB plugin is not really giving good results (or maybe I am not using it correctly; please advise). So I use the IMDB plugin, which 1) gives me all the seasons and 2) per season the detail info per episode.

The regexp I use is: (?i)^.*\\(?P<title>.*) - (s|\b)(?P<season>[0-9]{1,2})e(?P<episode>[0-9]{2,3}) - (?P<eptitle>.*)\..{3,4}.
The switch "Smart episodes detection" is set.

What happens is that for nearly all episodes the dialog comes up with a selection of movies with a comparable name - one of which is the "title" "episode" I am looking for. My question is, why is this? Since the title (show name) is known I expect it would be possible to shorten the dialog list (and in 90% of the cases eliminate it, since only one choise is left).

Am I doing something wrong (or inefficient)? Or is it on a todo list? Or (very possible) is it just a stupid question of some guy of PVD newbie.

Thanks for a great program; by far the best I have seen in this field!

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