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MCE Buddy Not Getting Correct MetaData (Season/Episode) for Daily WTV Shows

Sep 30, 2015 at 4:07 PM
I have half my daily shows not providing a Series # or Episode #

Why do these shows not work?

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert_KFMB-TV_2015_09_28_23_33_00.wtv-Remove Commercials-2015-09-29T00-43-15.7850425-07-00.log
WARNING> 2015-09-29T00:43:18 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> TheTVDB failed
WARNING> 2015-09-29T00:43:18 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> TV.com failed
WARNING> 2015-09-29T00:43:18 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> TMDB.com failed
WARNING> 2015-09-29T00:43:18 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> IMDBApi failed
WARNING> --> Cannot find Season No
WARNING> --> Cannot find Episode No
WARNING> --> Cannot find Season No
WARNING> --> Cannot find Episode No
WARNING> 2015-09-29T01:14:20 MCEBuddy.CommercialScan.Remover --> Using FFMPEG instead of AVIDemux to merge tracks. There may be artifacts/issues with the video at the merged segments, set CommercialMergeTool=avidemux in the profile if you are facing issues
WARNING> --> Cannot find Season No
WARNING> --> Cannot find Episode No
WARNING> --> Cannot find Season No
WARNING> --> Cannot find Episode No
WARNING> --> Cannot find Season No
WARNING> --> Cannot find Episode No


The Late Show With Stephen Colbert_KFMB-TV_2015_09_29_23_33_00.wtv-Remove Commercials-2015-09-30T01-11-40.1462529-07-00.log
WARNING> 2015-09-30T01:11:49 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> TheTVDB failed
WARNING> 2015-09-30T01:11:49 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> TV.com failed
WARNING> 2015-09-30T01:11:50 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> TMDB.com failed
WARNING> 2015-09-30T01:11:50 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> IMDBApi failed
WARNING> --> Cannot find Season No
WARNING> --> Cannot find Episode No
WARNING> --> Cannot find Season No
WARNING> --> Cannot find Episode No
WARNING> 2015-09-30T01:38:20 MCEBuddy.CommercialScan.Remover --> Using FFMPEG instead of AVIDemux to merge tracks. There may be artifacts/issues with the video at the merged segments, set CommercialMergeTool=avidemux in the profile if you are facing issues
WARNING> --> Cannot find Season No
WARNING> --> Cannot find Episode No
WARNING> --> Cannot find Season No
WARNING> --> Cannot find Episode No
WARNING> --> Cannot find Season No
WARNING> --> Cannot find Episode No


The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon_KNSDHD_2015_09_29_23_32_00.wtv-Remove Commercials-2015-09-30T00-41-55.5814847-07-00.log
WARNING> 2015-09-30T00:41:58 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> TheTVDB failed
WARNING> 2015-09-30T00:41:58 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> TV.com failed
WARNING> 2015-09-30T00:41:58 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> TMDB.com failed
WARNING> 2015-09-30T00:41:58 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> IMDBApi failed
WARNING> --> Cannot find Season No
WARNING> --> Cannot find Episode No
WARNING> --> Cannot find Season No
WARNING> --> Cannot find Episode No
WARNING> 2015-09-30T01:04:01 MCEBuddy.CommercialScan.Remover --> Using FFMPEG instead of AVIDemux to merge tracks. There may be artifacts/issues with the video at the merged segments, set CommercialMergeTool=avidemux in the profile if you are facing issues
WARNING> --> Cannot find Season No
WARNING> --> Cannot find Episode No
WARNING> --> Cannot find Season No
WARNING> --> Cannot find Episode No
WARNING> --> Cannot find Season No
WARNING> --> Cannot find Episode No
Sep 30, 2015 at 5:17 PM
Where' the link to the conversion log?

Probably because it can't find the information on the internet.
Oct 1, 2015 at 3:55 AM
It really only happens on daily/weekly shows (like Meet the Press). It also happens randomly (sometimes they work, sometimes they don't). The daily show "Ellen" (for the wife) used to have the same issue, now it's working.

Is there anything MCEBuddy can do to better deal with daily recorded shows?

How about instead of defaulting to "ShowName - Title - SE" when it can't be found (when it should be S01E01), it can use the date format like "ShowName - Title - 9-29-2015". Kind of a 'Custom Naming when Metadata Not Found" fallback option.

SE is just not a ideal fallback.
Oct 1, 2015 at 5:20 AM
The option for custom naming for no metadata exists. Check out the documentation.

Again without logs I can't say anything.

Oct 1, 2015 at 5:46 AM
Perhaps you can share the a link "custom naming for no metadata exists".

I read the documentation, now a third time on your request, yet it doesn't say ANYTHING about a fallback method if metdata can't be found or address my scenario in any way.

I'm quite aware custom file naming exists as I use it.

For the record, my family is watching the TV and since the logs I provided were not sufficient...I can't provide them till tomorrow.
Oct 1, 2015 at 1:36 PM
I have to record the Young and Restless for my wife and have the same problem. Maybe one show a week finds the season and episode. I just make a habit of once a day taking 10 seconds and manually adding the season and episode number.
Oct 1, 2015 at 3:45 PM
Ya, I guess I'll have to do that since the software can't handle it.

Too bad the rboy1 "coordinator" sent me on a wild goose chase on a setting that doesn't' even exist to help fix.
Oct 1, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Wild goose?
%ifseason%<RenamePatternIfTrue,RenamePatternIfFalse> - If season if greater than 0 rename using True pattern, else rename using False pattern (v2.4.2+)
Oct 1, 2015 at 7:02 PM
BTW you haven't attached any of your logs, MCEBuddy checks the internet, the EPG and internet doesn't match up, there's nothing that can be done.
Did you check your logs and do your research if the EPG information matches that on TVDB.com or TV.com or any of the other websites MCEbuddy looks up?
Oct 1, 2015 at 7:27 PM
Thank you! That was super helpful.

I've updated my custom file renaming as shown below:
%ifseason%<%showname% - S%season%##E%episode%##,%showname% - %airyear%-%airmonth%-%airday%>

This gives the following functionality:
  • If season found, use this naming format: <%showname% - S%season%##E%episode%##
  • If season not found, use this naming format: %showname% - %airyear%-%airmonth%-%airday%
This should work well for the auto organize of Emby