When I try to edit the metadata, the correct TVDB entry does not show up in the search results. I can easily find the entry on TheTVDB.com by searching for Alice 1988, but the same query returns no search results within Infuse.
I am aware that I can set custom metadata by adding an XML file, but I prefer the integrated database. Why doesn’t the correct entry show up in Infuse metadata search and how can I find it?
Thanks, this trick easily solves my issue. Naming files with the original language definitely helps with disambiguation.
Thanks! I did try manually editing metadata, but infuse doesn’t seem to offer any search syntax for narrowing down the results (like Alice y: 1988 in your screenshot), so searching for Alice doesn’t return the entry I’m looking for. I renamed the file to its original Czech title and now it works.
This was exactly what I did before posting here for help. I named the file Alice (1988).mkv but still couldn’t find the correct entry when manually editing metadata in Infuse. Apparently there’re a lot of Alice movies, yeah
I had zero idea these two methods return different results. I have always used the Edit Metadata feature from the Infuse home screen, and when I tried doing the search on the file itself for the first time just now I finally got the same search results as your screenshot, including the entry I needed.
I find it confusing that the Edit Metadata feature works differently in the Library tab and the Files tab, so thanks for pointing it out. I would never have found out otherwise.
Your search screen doesn’t show the year after “Alice” at the very top. Are you sure you had the 1988 in the file? I just duplicated your search with a file named “Alice 1988.mkv” and it showed the same list as I got on the ATV.
I also tried toggling Settings > General > Show Filenames on and off, but this toggle doesn’t seem to affect the fact that the file name won’t be displayed at the top when editing metadata in the Library tab.
Ok, curiosity got the best of me. I just checked and the ATV version does not do it the same as ios. It correctly has the full file name in the search while in the library. That may be a clue for @james to figure out what’s going on in the iOS version.