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Can't get Season/EP metadata from TheTVDB, etc - 2.3.15

May 19, 2014 at 12:22 AM
Hello! I'm a new contributor and using the latest dontate version 2.3.15

I have had success with a few episodes recorded by NextPVR, however a few are not able to get Season / Episode #'s. I've re-tried them and still not having any luck. NextPVR is set to provide XML files, and names the files correctly from what I've read.

I've checked manually "TheTVDB" and I can locate the episode by show name, episode title, and original air date that seems to be found by MCEBuddy.

Thanks in advance for pointing me in any direction that might resolve this issue!

Here is a snippet of the logs for one that's not working:

--> Max Concurrent Jobs -> 1
--> Commercial Skip Cut (profile + task) -> False
--> Auto DeInterlacing (profile + task) -> False
--> Pre-Conversion Commercial Remover -> True
--> Copy LOG File -> False
--> Free Space Check -> True
--> Subtitle Cut Segment Incremental Offset -> 3.2
--> Locale Language -> ENG
--> .NET Framework Version -> 4.0, Service Pack -> 0
INFORMATION> 2014-05-18T15:11:26 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> Current System language is English (United States) (eng)
INFORMATION> 2014-05-18T15:11:26 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> Converting file -> D:\DVRDATA\Marvels Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H_20140518_08300900.ts
INFORMATION> 2014-05-18T15:11:26 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> Running custom commands
2014-05-18T15:11:26 MCEBuddy.Transcode.CustomCommand --> Custom command parameters read ->
PreMetaCustomCommandPath =
PreMetaCustomCommandParameters =
PreMetaCustomCommandHangPeriod = 300
PreMetaCustomCommandCritical = False
PreMetaCustomCommandUISession = False
PreMetaCustomCommandShowWindow = True
INFORMATION> 2014-05-18T15:11:26 MCEBuddy.Transcode.CustomCommand --> No custom commands found
2014-05-18T15:11:26 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> Finished pre metadata custom command, source file size [KB] 2,949,947.00
INFORMATION> 2014-05-18T15:11:26 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> Getting show information and banner from Internet sources
2014-05-18T15:11:26 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> Extracting metadata from file -> D:\DVRDATA\Marvels Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H_20140518_08300900.ts
INFORMATION> 2014-05-18T15:11:26 MCEBuddy.MetaData.FileExtractMetadata --> Extracting XML Tags
2014-05-18T15:11:26 MCEBuddy.MetaData.FileExtractMetadata --> Extracting MediaPortal meta data
2014-05-18T15:11:26 MCEBuddy.MetaData.FileExtractMetadata --> Extracting nPVR meta data
2014-05-18T15:11:26 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> Video Tags extracted ->
Title: Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.
SubTitle: Deathlok
Description: The Hulks thwart a villain from attacking a girl in the mall.
Network: DXDHDP
Parental Rating:
Media Credits:
Genres: Children
Season: 0
Episode: 0
Banner:
Banner URL:
IMDB MovieId:
MovieDB MovieId:
TVDB SeriesId:
Is Show Movie: False
Is Show Sports: False
OriginalBroadcastDateTime: 2014-04-13T00:00:00
RecordedDateTime: 2014-05-18T08:28:01
SeriesPremiereDate: 1899-12-31T16:00:00
CopyProtected: False

2014-05-18T15:11:26 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> Checking for metadata title and series correction
INFORMATION> 2014-05-18T15:11:26 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> Downloading Series details
INFORMATION> 2014-05-18T15:11:26 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> Recording Type Show
INFORMATION> 2014-05-18T15:11:26 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> Checking TheTVDB
WARNING> 2014-05-18T15:11:26 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> TheTVDB failed
INFORMATION> 2014-05-18T15:11:26 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> Checking TV.com
WARNING> 2014-05-18T15:11:35 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> TV.com failed
INFORMATION> 2014-05-18T15:11:35 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> Checking TMDB.com
WARNING> 2014-05-18T15:11:38 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> TMDB.com failed
INFORMATION> 2014-05-18T15:11:38 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> Checking IMDB
WARNING> 2014-05-18T15:11:38 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> IMDB failed
2014-05-18T15:11:38 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> Updated Video Tags after downloading details ->
Title: Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.
SubTitle: Deathlok
Description: The Hulks thwart a villain from attacking a girl in the mall.
Network: DXDHDP
Parental Rating:
Media Credits:
Genres: Children
Season: 0
Episode: 0
Banner:
Banner URL:
IMDB MovieId:
MovieDB MovieId:
TVDB SeriesId:
Is Show Movie: False
Is Show Sports: False
OriginalBroadcastDateTime: 2014-04-13T00:00:00
RecordedDateTime: 2014-05-18T08:28:01
SeriesPremiereDate: 1899-12-31T16:00:00
CopyProtected: False

INFORMATION> 2014-05-18T15:11:38 MCEBuddy.Engine.ConversionJob --> Running custom commands
--> Custom Renaming Command -> %showname%\SEASON %season%##\%showname% - S%season%##E%episode%## - %episodename%
WARNING> --> Cannot find Season No
WARNING> --> Cannot find Season No
WARNING> --> Cannot find Episode No
May 19, 2014 at 5:55 AM
Please don't post partial cut outs, upload and post hte link to the entire conversion file.

I don't see the above show in the TVDB.

I see the following show on TVDB - Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.
Where as your next PVR is extracting - Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.

They are not the same, if they are then you need to correct the PVR metadata or use the manual metadata correction option in MCEBuddy
Marked as answer by rboy1 on 5/18/2014 at 10:40 PM
May 19, 2014 at 6:16 AM
I do see an alias in the name title that matches your show title. Let me see if that can be used for matching the names as well.
May 19, 2014 at 6:38 AM
Okay in the next BETA build you'll find support for AKA name checking again TVDB also. This should resolve your issue
Marked as answer by rboy1 on 5/18/2014 at 10:40 PM
May 19, 2014 at 11:27 PM
Sorry! Next time I'll include the entire file.

That's Great news! I had noticed the "Marvel's" portion after I had already posted and I was going to look at a work around.. Glad you are able to us the AKA name in the next beta.

I'll also make myself familiar with the "manual metadata" options for future reference.

Thanks for the quick response and update!
  • Shane
May 20, 2014 at 3:13 AM
The new BETA is up and you can download it.


May 20, 2014 at 11:07 PM
Thanks! I'll give it a try!
May 21, 2014 at 1:01 AM
Odd - Can't connect to server @ http://earlyaccess.mcebuddy2x.com/
May 21, 2014 at 1:37 AM
I couldn't either... any help on this?
May 21, 2014 at 4:13 AM
Yes the server was down, was adding more RAM to it. Seems to be a popular software :)