Option to use alternate episode order

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.

Examples of this type of show are below:

Powerpuff Girls - Regular List - http://thetvdb.com/?tab=seasonall&id=76200&lid=7
Powerpuff Girls - DVD Order - http://thetvdb.com/index.php?id=76200&lid=7&tab=seasonall&order=dvd

Dexter’s Laboratory - Regular List - http://thetvdb.com/?tab=seasonall&id=77992&lid=7
Dexter’s Laboratory - DVD Order - http://thetvdb.com/index.php?id=77992&lid=7&tab=seasonall&order=dvd

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I’m bumping this as no one has replied and I’m curious about this feature as well. James?

Any update on this as I’d also really like this feature?

If you have Infuse connecting to a Plex share, the Plex server allows sorting by DVD order. Otherwise, not sure what you can do.

I’ve had occasional annoyances trying to rename DVD episodes to the broadcast order, but if Infuse suddenly changed from one to the other I’d tear my hair out having to fix it all again.

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!

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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.

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@james is there any progress on this feature?

Me too! I don’t care if there is no GUI settings for this, as long as we can set the option in the XML file, I would be happy. :slight_smile:

Some TV series, such as Futurama, had their episodes originally aired in a different order than they appear on the DVDs.

TVDB.com (where infuse scrapes it’s information from) contains both options, it would be great if Infuse had an option to select which episode order to choose from.

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This has been posted about before and we’ve heard that the feature is planned, but no updates in a long time. James, any news on this one? Very annoying issue, especially for kid’s shows.

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This is something we hope to look into after we transition to the new v2 version of TheTVDb later this fall.

Would really like to see this. DVD order is the true order vs air date for watching tv series IMO.

Any update on this? Did the v2 transition happen?

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.

The dvd order is a quite handy feature, for instance anger management is 5 seasons with dvd ordering, but its only 2 seasons with normal aired ordering, so it would be awesome to have this option.

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https://www.thetvdb.com/series/la-casa-de-papel

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)”?

Update: Trakt calls it “Money Heist (Netflix)”. https://trakt.tv/shows/money-heist-netflix

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https://forums.thetvdb.com/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=57711

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?