Hi guys !
Long time I didn’t use my Infuse player, and now I see that the metadata fetching is bind to TMDB instead of TVDB. Maybe great, but most of my animes are now messed up.
One thing I’m not sure to understand, is for ex with One Piece on TMDB, there is many sorting displayable. Two of them are Absolute order ( with only one season ) and Seasons order. But, there is not the same amount of episodes in both…
The difference between the two numbers of episodes is not the specials, that was my first thought. But if you look closely, you won’t find the episode nb.1000 ( titled " Overwhelming Strength! The Straw Hat Pirates Gather! " ) in the Absolute Order list.
The last episode available tag is 21x988, instead of 21x1000 ( available in the last Season Order list ).
As of today, my episodes for this show are still named by seasons ( One_Piece.SxxExx ), that was the naming working on TVDB. But all the episodes titles and descriptions are gone, there is only one generic description for all of them. That’s how I knew something changed
First, have you tried doing an Edit Metadata on an episode and see if it grabs the correct metadata?
If not then just as a test, could you add the year in one season, say season 1 to see if that gives you the episode data?
Also, what language are you using? Does TMDB show episode details in your selected language?
Yes I tried to edit the metadatas, changed it and put it back again, but same result. The thing is, the serie seems to be correctly fetched because I have the artworks of the Serie and Seasons ( regarding the ones of TMDB ).
The language is French and yes I checked TMDB, all the infos are translated and available.
Here are some screenshots:
One thing is, I see that the tag on TMDB indicates 21x892, instead of 21x01. Even if it’s the Episode 01 of Season 21, the tag uses the absolute order. Do you think it could be this that mess everything up ?
It could very well be the reason. I looked at the edit history on this show at TMDB and at one time it was using the conventional season/episode numbers I’ve seen for the majority of other shows but along the way it was changed to use as you said what appears to be the absolute order number for the “episode” but keeping the “season” number as listed.
I’d suggest that you pick a short season with a lesser number of episodes and change them to reflect the same numbers as TMDB. For example,
“One Piece S20E878.mkv” and that should come back with the full metadata including the episode title for the first episode of season 20 titled “The World in Shock! The Fifth Emperor of the Sea Arrives!”
Just follow the numbers on the TMDB for the rest of that season and see what happens.
To see what season strategy that Infuse is looking at go to the main show page and scroll down to the “View All Seasons”
When you click there, for example you’ll get this for “Bleach”
Note that it’s only one season and one “specials” category so all episodes based on current metadata fetching would be season “01” with episodes rangeing from S01E01 to S01E366.
As James mentioned above,
so you can track the status of where that new feature is at and just hold out till it’s available or you can change now to what works and be good. If your current file naming set up matches one of the current orders on TMDB other than the one Infuse uses now you can either hold off till it gets added or change now.
Sorry but animes are alien to me, now if it was The Andy Griffith Show then I’d have a better idea how to help.
As you can see on the pic, now the episode number is S21 - E908 and I have the correct episode title + description.
I talked with the TMDB support, and here is something to chew on:
superboy97 : " Anime is a work in progress. Once finished, all long running anime will comply with this rule "Long-running series with continuous episode numbers (e.g. 867, 868, 869) are added as a single season. ", but I can't give you a date."
Also, about the " missing episodes " in one list and not the other, they told me to add it myself using this page. So I suppose the community have to do it everytime, but seeing there is 12 missing eps, obviously it’s not done regularly…
Thanks for the extra effort and digging, I’m sure @james will follow this and make sure that when Infuse does get to the alternate episode order option they’ll be sure to include this format. Again Thanks!