If I understand correctly the first problem is with the movie 10X10 and that’s a problem with the name of the movie also being a recognized “Season and Episode” format for TV shows. That’s why it doesn’t see it as a movie and there are no matches in the TV shows for no name.
If you rename the file from “10x10 2018.mkv” to “10 by 10 2018.mkv” it will find it.
The second one appears that the second season and episode numbers may be an issue.
You should probably also remove the comma, dash, and extra spaces after Buffy so as to not run the risk of having unacceptable or extra characters in the name.
Example, instead of
“Buffy, la cazampiros - S06E01 S06E02…”
“Buffy la cazampiros S06E01…”
I tried this and it worked.
Infuse currently doesn’t recognize a double episode so you will only get the metadata from the first one listed but there are currently running threads in the Suggestions forum requesting this feature.
Also I don’t think that Infuse can use a .nfo file for TV shows but I’m not sure.
Well, if you look at TVDB you’ll see there are multiple series with that name and the first one is a documentary from 2008. This is one of those cases where if you add the year to the series it will pick it up. If the file is named “Catastrophe 2015 -S03E05 - Episode #3.5.avi” it works fine.
I understand the frustration, over the last few years I’ve been doing the same thing. The good part is that once you rename the files they still almost certainly find the right info even if you rebuild the whole library. I say “almost” because while it works now, I can’t guarantee that the sources for the metadata won’t have changes to their APIs or databases and then we have to do another fix but those problems are rare.
What can I do to help? I can’t drop everything but if it would help and you’re willing to change the file names to get the right info I’d be happy to see if I could do some of the leg work for you.
Not sure if this helps, but there is a difference between how movies are searched for and tv shows. With movies, Infuse uses TMDb and searches for the movie name with the year tag “Batman y:1989”. With tv shows, it works a bit differently at TheTVDB. There is no year tag for the search. It goes by the first item in the list when it searches for a show, such as with Catastrophe. To search for a specific year, you want to match the title exactly as it shows in the search and that is part of your filename. For instance in the screenshot, you will see multiple Catastrophe and the year is actually in the title of the show. If you then search for Catastrophe 2015, that becomes the first item in the list. Name your file accordingly. Sometimes shows get added by users and they incorrectly title the show without the year. If infuse grabbed the metadata at that time it might have changed compared to today. Only the oldest show gets the default title without the year in the name.
The only time this comes into play is when there are multiple series with the same name. Then the year comes into play. If you add the year to all tv shows it will really hose up the metadata search for the ones with only one series with that name.
6.4.2 update only addressed one issue, some users were experiencing a crash when launching 6.4.1 and the 6.4.2 only addressed that. The 6.4.3 update was the one with the new features and fixes for some of the previous issues. You can see the specifics here
With 259 in others is there a couple of series that make up the majority of those? If so if you would like to post samples of how you have those files named I’ll try and find the solutions for those few that make up a chunk of your “other” section.
Again, once the file names are fixed they will rarely if ever need to be addressed again.