Been playing around with metadata for Movies and Tv Shows. I have issues with TV Shows I can’t seem to understand how it is supposed to work,
I had a huge collection of already downloaded posters, fanart and xml files for movies, so I decided to switch off Metadata fetching in the settings and also off Embedded Metadata.
This worked like a charm, no issue with movies, looks great with my good old posters (well, except for the transparency issue I posted about earlier).
Now, I decided to do the same for TVShows, i.e preparing all files local (series postes, season posters, episodes thumbnails, xml files etc). Unfortunately, I cannot get this to work.
I fully respected the naming and structure guidelines, but no way. If I switch off “fetch metadata”, all my TV Shows end up in “Other” in Library instead of “TV Shows”.
As soon as I enable Fetch Metadata, all TVshows appear correctly in the library.
Even weirder : when TV Shows are in the “Other” category, page template is different and posters are sized like for Movies, instead of the nice horizontal thumbnail template available in the TV SHows section of the Library.
Sorry for a long introduction, my question is :
How should local information for a TV Show be organized so that metadata fetching can be switched off and TV Shows appear correctly in library/TV Shows ?
AS an example, here is my current structure for a given show. If anybody here can help me understand this a bit better, thank you !
Main folder : TV Shows
→ subfolder : Alias
folder.jpg (the poster for the Alias show)
→ Subfolder : Season 01
→ folder.jpg (the poster for season 1)
→ Alias -.S01E01.mkv
→ Alias -.S01E01.xml
→ Alias -.S01E01.jpg (poster for the episode)
→ Alias -.S01E01-fanart.jpg (fanart for the episode)
→ Alias -.S01E02.mkv
→ Alias -.S01E02.xml
→ Alias -.S01E02.jpg
→ Alias -.S01E02-fanart.jpg (fanart for the episode)
→ Subfolder : Season 02
I also tried to put files in the “Alias” root directory named “Season 01-poster.jpg”, “Season 02-poster.jpg” etc, but no difference.
Thanks for your advices !