Both Kodi and Plex will scan for the IMDb ID (i.e. tt0000001) in the movie.nfo file if it exists within the same folder as the movie file, which is then used to properly identify the movie with TMDb. This is extremely useful for large movie collections to guarantee accuracy of the library scanner and is the one feature missing before I can consider Infuse as a viable option for my needs.
Is it possible to put an nfo file or an xml file into the folder of each TV show and/or movie with the corresponding TheTVDB / TheMovieDB URL - so that Infuse simply looks at that URL instead of executing its own search on these websites? If so, how?
Is it possible to point certain TV shows / movies to grab a different language from TheTVDB / TheMovieDB - other than the one set in Settings? If so, how?
Thank you for your help and huge thanks to the Infuse team! One of the best subscriptions I ever have.
This isn’t officially supported, but one way to get the desired result would be to set the language in Settings to the language that you want to have for most of your content, and let Infuse fetch info for everything. Once this is done, you can go back and adjust this setting to a different language, and use the Edit option on the titles you wish to have metadata for in this new language. This can be repeated for languages 3, 4, etc…
While I am not “too” concerned about #2, I think implementing #1 would certainly solve many scraping related concerns here. Or, alternatively, enabling a feature so that entering the TMDb / TVDb ID of the item in the search box would show the exact film / series I am looking for. There has been some occasions that despite using the exact name based on what’s on TMDb, Infuse fails to find the correct item.
Hi. Even this thread is bit older, I have a question in addition to brightonguy‘s #1:
Is it possible to append the unique(?) TMDB‘s movie id to a movie‘s filename?
So Infuse could fetch metadata directly out of TMDB - manual corrections wouldn‘t be neccessary anymore and you don‘t have to worry about.
First, Infuse doesn’t use tmdb for TV shows, it uses thetvdb and it doesn’t appear that thetvdb has an entry for this particular show. The good thing is that you can join thetvdb and help add the show to their database and support their site. Then you’ll have it available for your library and others will too.
Maybe somewhere down the line Infuse will have the ability to user either service for either type of file (TV or Movie) but for now it’s an easy thing to do. Join the sites and add your own data.
for mkv it would be great (ie not “polluting” the filename) to have it as a “url nfo” (Video file tagging - Official Kodi Wiki) IOW embedded (attached) xml file that just contains a link to the tvdb url, or contains the correct tvdb ID for the file. far superior to navigating the slow UI and having to re-do it all over again later.
I understand that Infuse can’t guess which one is the good one, but just naming my file as the TVDB ID would be so perfect for me.
I can manually correct with the Edit function but I have to have a perfect match as my server is used by many many clients, and can’t “edit manually” on all the clients.
Today, when it occurs, I have to manually put a JPG & XML.
Hope this feature will be implemented to this amazing app, that I use since the beginning, and I promote this app to many many friends