Hi Guys, I’ve seen these threads covering requests and interest in switching to DVD order:
But nothing on ETA. Obviously if it’s just an issue of order, then files can be renamed. But for LOTS of kids shows it’s more complicated than that. Many kids shows have multiple shorter stories in each episode. TheTVDB’s main episode lists often have these as individual entries. But regardless of where your files are from, there’s almost no chance you’ve got each of them in individual files.
However, the DVD order on these shows lists them as 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3,…etc. So the titles for each of those parts could be added together with a separator and that would give you an appropriate name for episode.
It would be REALLY nice for Infuse to support this option.
Giving this the old bumpity bump. I wouldn’t recommend changing it as a default, keep as is, but perhaps when modifying metadata for a show, present another option to choose DVD or Air order. Have a few shows like this with screwed up orders because networks don’t know how to broadcast in sequence!
Bumping this as this would be a great feature to add. I have a number of series in my library (mostly animated) where the aired order isn’t necessarily the best viewing order. An option to use TVDB’s DVD order instead would be fantastic.
Giving another bump. Would really love to see the option to use DVD metadata instead of airdate. I can change the episode number on the files but then the episodes would be out of proper viewing order.
Guess editing the episode numbers and then making a playlist is the only option for now.
I’m configuring lots of tv show content on my server now and dvd order IMO is really the right way to do it. It affects all the file naming I do right now. Especially for older shows that aired in bad order vs. the rightful story lines.
The v2 update hasn’t happened yet and is still a few rev levels away at lease according to the “Upcoming Features” thread that Firecore keeps updated in the first post of that thread. It’s tacked at the top of the “Suggestions” forum. Just the first post is the current info so you don’t have to read the entire thread.
So, I have this series (La Casa De Papel) and it’s been a huge discussion throughout the interwebz on how the season numbering goes. Both the metadata suppliers for Infuse sticks to their gun that the first time it is aired is the one that will be listed, but with this show there is some problems forthcoming.
Antenna 3 broadcasted it first, so the Spanish channel got the data. After broadcasting they sold it to Netflix and Netfilx edited it so the single season became two seasons of more episodes with shorter durations per episode. Now there is season 3… Oops, is it season 2 in original order? Or is it season 3? And if so, what happened to season 2?
TVDB overcame this by adding a “choice of airing dates”: Antenna 3 or Netflix? Obviously the latter is my choice, but how do I tell Infusse to go for Netflix and leave the Antenna 3 airing dates alone?
With shows having the same name you add the year as in “Battlestar Galactica (1978)”, can I rename this show to “La Casa de Papel (Netflix)”?
Apparently the API is taken offline again, so that renders the point sort of mute. Still, it’ll be put live eventually, … so the question stands: how am I to name a folder so it goes to the correct alternative?