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November 7th, 2008, 03:49 AM
After some playing around with it I came to the following conclusion:

If a tv show is not recognized try to recognize it as a movie.
A lot of series don't give any search results as a tv series but they do under movies. How to recognize a series from a movie? TV series are labelled with "" in the search results. Inputting the tv series names, season and episode never works for me :(

Have fun!

November 7th, 2008, 07:35 AM
this is because imdb.com also has listings for some tv shows...

it also accounts for the quotation-marks surrounding them.

November 7th, 2008, 12:55 PM
So is there any better ways to name shows to make it work better?

I have most shows in a folder with the show name and then the name of the episode.

I also have some that are something like Dexter.S03E01.avi

it would be nice to know the best way to get Boxee to know its a TV show and not a Movie.

November 7th, 2008, 01:11 PM
sometimes specials end up in movies instead of the tvshows as they do not have an episode in general though the way you have your format it should be generated into the tv shows..

other option could be Dexter.03x01.avi

November 7th, 2008, 02:33 PM
Ok I'll give that a shot ans see what works better. Thanks.

November 8th, 2008, 08:13 AM
It will not be recognized as a movie but you have to use the movie option ti get it recognized if it's not recognized as a tv series (still following?)

Dexter 03x01.avi should work

I always clean-up my files names to get rid of all the . and . and . and . again ;))

EDIT: my bad. it does show up under movies :( not good...