File name convention for combined episodes.


First off, that you for a superbly designed app. It made me love ripping and encoding stuff again after a long time. I have TV 2 series where somehow the episodes were combined. An example would be Friends Season 1, Episodes 16 and 17. Another example would be The Expanse Season 1, Episodes 9 and 10. Also, another example is Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 1, Episode 1 and 2.

As an example for our discussion, let us use Star Trek TNG episode 1 & 2. I use TinyMediaManager for file naming convention. After scraping, it nicely rename the file as “Star Trek The Next Generation - S01E01 S01E02 - Encounter at Farpoint (1) - Encounter at Farpoint (2) (1080p.HEVC.AAC)”. As you can see here, it includes both episode numbers in the file name.

TinyMediaManager correctly identify the episodes and both listing of the episodes points to the same MKV file on the HDD.

Unfortunately, for all the examples above, Infuse can’t detect they are for which TV Shows and which seasons, much less which episodes. All of them are in ‘Other’ category.

If I rename the file to either just episode 1 or episode 2 only, Infuse will see the episode and place it correctly in the TV show season however it will seem like I’m missing one episode.

Appreciate if you guys here will more experience on Infuse can help. Thanking you in advance.

Welcome to the forum!

Infuse currently doesn’t have this feature but there is a thread in the suggestions forum that you can add your support to here Multi-Episode File Naming?

Thank you for the fast reply. I’ll add in the suggestion thread.

So I reckon I’ll need to change the filename to just one episode for now yeah?

Infuse may just pick up the first listed episode and ignore the second so you could try it like you have it. Otherwise if you want individual episodes and metadata you’d need to split the file into individual episodes.