Please extend variables

Dec 24, 2012 at 7:54 AM

Hello Rboy,

Can you please extend variable such as 

  • %recordmonth% Month of record date
  • %recorddate% Day of record date

to return appropriate strings instead of numbers ?

For example %recordMONTH% would return Dec/December instead of 12 and %recordDATE% would return Mon/Monday instead of 24

It would make recordings look much nicer (almost like in MCE)

Right now record date in Plex/XBMC looks like 12/24/2012 while in MCE7 it looks like Monday, Dec 24, 2012 and it'd be cool if we could replicate it with custom commands.

Thank you

Kind regards,

Dec 24, 2012 at 2:40 PM

how about 






Dec 24, 2012 at 3:52 PM


you the boss and I"m going to be grateful for anything, really.

Thank you very much , as always.

Kind regards

Dec 24, 2012 at 3:58 PM
Edited Dec 24, 2012 at 3:58 PM



Provided support with AirDate and RecordDate (Month and Day, Long and Short)

Dec 27, 2012 at 6:41 PM
Edited Dec 27, 2012 at 6:43 PM

I have to admit I havent tried ALL options but is there anyway to get timestamp like in MCE7 ? 

For example recording starts December 26, 2012 at 9:00am, and best I could export was  December 26, 2012 at 9:00

Is there an option to indicate whether timestamp is am/pm that I've yet to test ? 

 Kind regards,

Dec 29, 2012 at 2:26 PM

i've added %airhourampm% and %recordhourampm% to the 2.3.12

Dec 29, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Cool Thanks very much !!! This is going to make MCE7 recordings look the same in any other app.

By the way, since I'm using custom commands to write metadata, is there anyway to tell MCEBuddy NOT to ?
I've looked at GUI, .conf files and advanced commands and couldnt find anything.

Kind regards,

Dec 30, 2012 at 5:51 AM

Not really, MCEBuddy always writes the data, you can clean it and overwrite it using the custom commands and a batch file.

Jan 9, 2013 at 1:15 PM
Edited Jan 9, 2013 at 1:31 PM

Hello Rboy,

I've been still playing with the current release and there are some values that dont work right

This is the command i did for testing purposes:

CustomCommandParameters=%convertedfile% --overWrite --title "%recordmonthshort% %recordday%, %recorddaylong% %recordhour%"

Resulting filename was:

Jan 09, Wednesday %recordhour%

1, It seems that %recordhour% is not getting passed down to a variable.

2, Also, is there anyway to pass down all values such as hour. date, month without leading zero? As soon as AM/PM is in the next release , Jan 09, Wednesday, 09am will look weird. ( Jan 9, Wednesday, 9am ) will match MCE7 date and time format one-to-one.


EDIT here is the exerpt from the log file:

2013-01-09T15:24:41 MCEBuddy.Transcode.CustomCommand --> Read custom command parameters CommandPath = c:\atomicparsley.exe CommandParameters = %convertedfile% --overWrite --title "%recordmonthshort% %recordday%, %recorddaylong%, %recordhour%" --stik "TV Show" --TVEpisode %episodename% --genre %network% --longdesc %episodedescription%  --TVSeasonNum "" --TVEpisodeNum "" CommandHangPeriod = 0 CommandCritical = False
2013-01-09T15:24:41 MCEBuddy.Transcode.CustomCommand --> About to run custom command with parameters CommandPath = c:\atomicparsley.exe CommandParameters = "D:\MCEBuddyTEMP\working0\Walker, Texas Ranger_CBS Action_2013_01_09_15_14_34.mp4" --overWrite --title ""Jan" "09", "Wednesday", %recordhour%" --stik "TV Show" --TVEpisode "99th Ranger" 

Jan 9, 2013 at 2:38 PM

Fixed in 2.3.12

Jan 9, 2013 at 9:29 PM

cool beans... Thanks !