[mythtv-users] MythmetadataLookup again

Stefan D raptorjr08 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 17 07:42:59 UTC 2011

On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 11:24 PM, Karl Dietz
<dekarl at spaetfruehstuecken.org>wrote:

> > But i noticed in the program table there is a field called
> > syndicateepisodenumber. It contains season and episode number. For
> > example E1S1, episode 1, season 1, or E1S2011, episode 1, season 2011.
> >
> > Couldn't that information be used to fill out the season and episode
> > fields in the recorded table for recordings? And then be used to find
> > the correct episode/season in thetvdb.org <http://thetvdb.org>?
> That's two completely separate concepts. Sometimes they'll share
> similar or even the same content. But sometimes they are completely
> different. Think of one as "what comes down from the guide" and the
> other as "what refers to the correct episode on tvdb".
> Some guides/stations/series refer to the seasons by a number starting
> at 1, some use the year that the season started in, yet other refer to
> them by a name as if it was totally different series.
> At TheTVDB you'll only find seasons starting at 1 (and some that have
> been entered wrong)
> Regards,
> Karl
> PS: To make matters worse the episode numbering differs by country for
> many series.
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Mm, i'm just annoyed that almost every recording have episode and season
information but i cant use it in any way to get the metadatalookup to be
more automatic. And to download fanart for different seasons without a lot
of manual work.

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