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infernix
October 27th, 2008, 09:32 AM
Hi,

In trying to debug some issues but the log just fills way too rapidly with indexing my content. I've added my entire collection of video and audio and it's going nuts. There's so much of it that I can't properly parse the actual info I want to see.

For example, I'm trying to recognise X-Files s01e01 which fails, but due to the autoindexing its impossible to find that exact request.

So, how do I disable automatic/background indexing and metadata pulling from the web? Setting <musiclibrary> and <videolibrary> to false doesn't seem to help.

Thanks!

iBog
October 27th, 2008, 10:13 AM
If you go into settings for the media source you should be able to set it as "private". This will prevent it from being scanned and indexed.

infernix
October 27th, 2008, 12:47 PM
The problem with that is that I'm trying to debug why recognizing X-files season 1 does not work.

If I set them to private, I can't index them at all, and thus recognise doesn't work either.

Is there another way apart from hacking the code?

agentlame
October 27th, 2008, 12:56 PM
you could just put x-files season one in it's own folder, and just not set that to private. then set everything else to private.

also, what does you folder structure, and file naming scheme look like?

marcel
October 27th, 2008, 01:23 PM
to get xfiles to be indexed try something like this:

X-Files.S01E01.Pilot.avi
X-Files.01x01.Pilot.avi

you can set everything to private and just try and manually recognize xfiles..

infernix
October 27th, 2008, 06:18 PM
to get xfiles to be indexed try something like this:

X-Files.S01E01.Pilot.avi
X-Files.01x01.Pilot.avi

they are named the.x-files.s01e01.avi.

the problem is, i cannot even *manually* recognize them. I enter "The X-Files,1,1" but it won't pull any candidate from thetvdb.com.

you can set everything to private and just try and manually recognize xfiles..

No you can't; if you set the folder to private you can't recognize any files because the library is disabled for that folder.

I will try and add only x-files for testing, but it's rather counter-intuitive since it will clear all the currently discovered data from the sqlite DB. That's quite a hassle just for debugging the non-recognition of the.x-files.s01e01.avi :)

agentlame
October 27th, 2008, 10:55 PM
I will try and add only x-files for testing, but it's rather counter-intuitive since it will clear all the currently discovered data from the sqlite DB. That's quite a hassle just for debugging the non-recognition of the.x-files.s01e01.avi

i have found that debugging is never simple. :)

lladnaar
November 5th, 2008, 08:19 AM
Has anyone managed to get a TV Show with a hyphenated name recognised?

I have had no luck with The X-Files (as poster mentions above), a friend of mine has not been able to get Stargate SG-1 working. Also I can't find the post, but remember someone else referring to issues getting a TV show recognised, which also contained a hyphen.

I'm talking about the name as stored on thetvdb, not the file name, or manually entered show name. Am trying to decipher if this is a bug, or my pattern spotting mind gone rampant.

xain09
November 6th, 2008, 10:02 AM
Characters like - () : "" and capitals and "The" can give issues. Try it again and change the spelling until it's found.. work 99% of the time even for obscure series...

lladnaar
November 6th, 2008, 01:09 PM
Characters like - () : "" and capitals and "The" can give issues. Try it again and change the spelling until it's found.. work 99% of the time even for obscure series...

I was wondering if it was the thetvdb.com name which was causing the issue. And I'm not going to go corrupt that, even if it might help boxee find the show better.

So far for The X-Files I have tried:
the x-files
the x files
x-files
x files
files
x
the
the files
the x

The closest result so far has been The Sex Files, which is not what I have. :)

marcel
November 6th, 2008, 04:04 PM
The X-Files in tvdb works and you are saying the "manual " recognize is not working with "The X-Files,1,1" ..if this is the case then it is a bug which i have added to the reports..

just to confirm you have your file like this ..

the.x-files.s01e01.avi.

i know yoiu probably tried it but please confirm this does not work ..

the x-files.s01e01.avi.
the x-files.01x01.avi.

i know it can get fustrating ...:)

lladnaar
November 6th, 2008, 04:38 PM
Yes the list of X-Files variations I listed are the manual recognise attempts I have made.

The file names I have tried are:
/The X-Files/Season 7/S07E01 - The Sixth Extinction.mp4
/The X-Files/Season 7/The.X-Files.S07E01.mp4
/The X-Files/Season 7/The.X-Files.07x01.mp4

No joy so far with any of these. Odd thing is that almost everything else works automaticly, and nothing else I've tried has issues like this with manual recognise. If you have any more suggestions, I'll keep trying.

berror
January 15th, 2009, 11:25 PM
I'm sorry for this topic kick..

But is this bug fixed already or am I the only one still having this problem?
Boxee still can't index my x-files videos.
I've tried to manual add it in boxee, I've also renamed the files in a lot of different ways but it's still not working.

I'm using version 0.9.7.4825 btw.

Thanks in advance.

obryantr
January 16th, 2009, 12:42 AM
You might want to check out this thread.

http://forum.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=4501