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#1  November 4, 2019 - 11:03pm
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As I understand it (correct me if I'm wrong), a TV show must appear in Thetvdb.com in order for Infuse to recognize it as a TV show? What happens if Thetvdb.com doesn't have a listing for a particular TV show?

For example, there's a Japanese anime called "Ping Pong The Animation". See: https://myanimelist.net/anime/22135/Ping_Pong_...

The folder/files for this show are placed in the TV Shows folder on disk, but Infuse doesn't recognize it as a TV show. That's probably because it's not listed in Thetvdb.com. As a result, the show episodes always appear in the "Other" folder in Infuse. That's really inconvenient because nothing in Other is grouped by folder.

Questions:
1. Is there any way to force Infuse to place a show in the TV Shows folder (even if it doesn't recognize the metadata)?
2. If not, is there any way to have the Other folder use a folder hierarchy rather than displaying ALL of the files at the same level?

Update: when I changed the file name to the Japanese version of the title (ピンポン), Infuse correctly recognized it as a TV show. So that's good Smile

  November 5, 2019 - 9:24am
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Welcome to the forum!

It appears that the series you're looking for "is" in thetvdb.. https://www.thetvdb.com/series/ping-pong

So if you label your files "Ping Pong S01E01.ext" Infuse should find it. I just did a test file with that name and it pulled it up right away.

Also, if you ever do run across a show that isn't in thetvdb you can join the site and add it yourself since it's a user supported site.

EDIT TO ADD: Just saw your edit where you changed the name to Japanese and it was found. So now you have two ways to make it work! Wink

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  November 5, 2019 - 10:00am
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  NC Bullseye wrote:

Welcome to the forum!

It appears that the series you're looking for "is" in thetvdb.. https://www.thetvdb.com/series/ping-pong

So if you label your files "Ping Pong S01E01.ext" Infuse should find it. I just did a test file with that name and it pulled it up right away.

Also, if you ever do run across a show that isn't in thetvdb you can join the site and add it yourself since it's a user supported site.

EDIT TO ADD: Just saw your edit where you changed the name to Japanese and it was found. So now you have two ways to make it work! Wink

You're right! I originally named my files "Ping.Pong.The.Animation", but that didn't work. And I couldn't immediately find a match when I tried to edit the metadata -- I should have checked more carefully.

Still, I wish the Other folder was a little easier to use because there are still shows that TheTVDB doesn't recognize. For example, there's a series of films called "Kizumonogatari": https://myanimelist.net/anime/9260/Kizumonogat...

I've tried searching for "Kizumonogatari" and the Japanese name (傷物語), but TheTVDB doesn't find it. I guess I should add it to the database myself.

Thanks for your help!

  November 5, 2019 - 10:07am
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  robchronos wrote:

You're right! I originally named my files "Ping.Pong.The.Animation", but that didn't work. And I couldn't immediately find a match when I tried to edit the metadata -- I should have checked more carefully.

Still, I wish the Other folder was a little easier to use because there are still shows that TheTVDB doesn't recognize. For example, there's a series of films called "Kizumonogatari": https://myanimelist.net/anime/9260/Kizumonogat...

I've tried searching for "Kizumonogatari" and the Japanese name (傷物語), but TheTVDB doesn't find it. I guess I should add it to the database myself.

Thanks for your help!

It looks like that one is classified as a movie, and includes 3 parts.
https://www.themoviedb.org/collection/374202?l...

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  November 5, 2019 - 10:17am
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  james wrote:

It looks like that one is classified as a movie, and includes 3 parts.
https://www.themoviedb.org/collection/374202?l...

My original file name for the first film was "Kizumonogatari I - Tekketsu-hen v2 (1080)", which wasn't recognized. But when I changed it to "Kizumonogatari.1", it WAS recognized. So it looks like I just have to spend more time tweaking the file names. Thanks again!

  November 5, 2019 - 1:06pm
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  robchronos wrote:

Questions:
1. Is there any way to force Infuse to place a show in the TV Shows folder (even if it doesn't recognize the metadata)?

Hi,
I'm also interested in that topic. Even if in this case the problem was solved. It would still be great if it would be possible to force a folder as a TV Show! Because there are TV shows that have been broadcast in different cuts. For example: The German show "Patrik Pacard" (https://www.thetvdb.com/series/patrick-pacard) is available in 6 episodes of 45 minutes or 12 episodes of 23 minutes or even a version of 3 movies of 90 minutes. That was a common case of a lot of German TV shows of the 80s and 90s. Also for shows of other countries.

There are also a few series in my collection of which I only have recorded my favorite episodes. I often do not even know to which season they belong. So it would be really great if we could force a folder to recognize it as a "TV-Show" (or other categories).

  November 5, 2019 - 1:10pm
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  Cinemascope wrote:

Hi,
I'm also interested in that topic. Even if in this case the problem was solved. It would still be great if it would be possible to force a folder as a TV Show! Because there are TV shows that have been broadcast in different cuts. For example: The German show "Patrik Pacard" (https://www.thetvdb.com/series/patrick-pacard) is available in 6 episodes of 45 minutes or 12 episodes of 23 minutes or even a version of 3 movies of 90 minutes. That was a common case of a lot of German TV shows of the 80s and 90s. Also for shows of other countries.

There are also a few series in my collection of which I only have recorded my favorite episodes. I often do not even know to which season they belong. So it would be really great if we could force a folder to recognize it as a "TV-Show" (or other categories).

You may want to start a thread in the Suggestions forum so others could add their support. Smile

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