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geneatv3
October 25th, 2008, 02:17 PM
I can't get Boxee to recognize my Daily Show and Colbert Report episodes as TV shows. This is after going through the whole process of manually recognizing episodes and then asking Boxee to apply that setting to the entire folder. The only difference that I can see between those two shows and my other TV shows (besides them being the only fake news TV shows) is that the episode numbers have 3 digits (e.g. 4x108) while all the other shows have 2 digit episode numbers.

agentlame
October 25th, 2008, 05:49 PM
looks like they are on tvdb, and up-to-date:
http://www.thetvdb.com/?tab=season&seriesid=71256&seasonid=30126&lid=7

what happens when you try to manually recognize them?
also, what type of naming/folder structure are you using?

geneatv3
October 25th, 2008, 06:41 PM
Nothing happens after I manually recognize them. Boxee displays "The Daily Show" after I type it in, and I click that to confirm, but then it never shows up as a category in my TV list.

The folders are named Daily_Show and Colbert_Report with the files named, for example, "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart-13x105.avi" and "The Colbert Report-4x107.avi". This is the same structure and formatting that works for all the other shows.

marcel
October 26th, 2008, 07:17 AM
i agree very weird ..can you try these format just to check if it works ..

The Colbert Report.4x107.avi
The Colbert Report.04x107.avi

geneatv3
October 26th, 2008, 10:03 PM
That renaming didn't help, but I have confirmed my suspicions, changing the episode number to a 2 digit number (e.g. "The Colbert Report.4x107.avi" to "The Colbert Report.4x17.avi") worked. I renamed 4 out of like 20 files. After manually recognizing one of them, all 4 renamed ones showed up but none of the others did.

agentlame
October 26th, 2008, 10:23 PM
That renaming didn't help, but I have confirmed my suspicions, changing the episode number to a 2 digit number (e.g. "The Colbert Report.4x107.avi" to "The Colbert Report.4x17.avi") worked. I renamed 4 out of like 20 files. After manually recognizing one of them, all 4 renamed ones showed up but none of the others did.

thanks for testing... not many shows have three digit episode numbers... sound like some hard-coded logic to me.

maybe a bug report, marcel?

marcel
October 27th, 2008, 06:23 AM
looks like one to me...added to the bug report..:)

IOIIOOO
October 29th, 2008, 05:55 PM
Would it be possible to have Boxee recognize date-based naming for shows like these? They get set in my system as The.Daily.Show.10.27.2008.avi for example.

r0tt3n
January 20th, 2010, 12:19 AM
A year and a half later, nothing has changed. Daily show, colbert report, leno, conan, fallon, fergusson, none getting recognized by boxee. What a shame.

pr0crast
February 1st, 2010, 01:05 AM
A year and a half later, nothing has changed. Daily show, colbert report, leno, conan, fallon, fergusson, none getting recognized by boxee. What a shame.I was just about to bump this to say the same.

marcel
February 1st, 2010, 02:27 AM
i have no problem with these shows they are being recognized ..what version are you using?

jaceface
February 11th, 2010, 01:15 PM
I'm having the same trouble with The Daily Show and Colbert.

Running the newest Boxee Beta for OS X 0.9.20.10634.

An example of an episodes file name is:
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart 10-2-10 Willie Mays 720p HDTV x264"
"The Colbert Report 9-2-10 George Stephanopoulos 720p HDTV x264"

Thanks!

drchazewaz
May 15th, 2010, 04:56 AM
Hi Marcel,

Can you please describe the folder/file structure you are using to get Daily Show and Colbert to work? I'm banging my head against the walls here. I have the latest Boxee running on OS X Leopard.

Thanks

judgeschambers
May 15th, 2010, 05:48 AM
Hi Marcel,

Can you please describe the folder/file structure you are using to get Daily Show and Colbert to work? I'm banging my head against the walls here. I have the latest Boxee running on OS X Leopard.

Thanks

Marcel suggested this in the earlier post:
i agree very weird ..can you try these format just to check if it works ..

The Colbert Report.4x107.avi
The Colbert Report.04x107.avi

You could also try-
The.Colbert.Report.S06E10.avi
The Colbert Report S06E10.avi

S06 = Season #6 and E10 = Episode #10

Any mixture of spaces or . or _ between words will work.

Now, this thread was started during Boxee Alpha when it used TVDB.com. Now it uses IMDB.com database. I see info on both shows.

Notice how they list The Colbert Report season #5 starting mid way through & #6.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0458254/episodes#season-6
It's listed as: Season 5, Episode 6: Episode #5.6
So would you name it: The Colbert Report 5.6.AVI
Not sure....

drchazewaz
May 15th, 2010, 04:38 PM
OK I was leaving the air date in the filename. When I strip the filenames down to just title and season/episode, they are recognized. Thanks!