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FunkyMan
January 24th, 2009, 08:55 AM
I'm not sure why Boxee doesn't seem to distinguish movies from TV shows properly using the new Windows Alpha.

I set the video folder as my default for videos in Settings.

Then, when I go to TV Shows, the only ones that seem to show up are the ones that are Xvid or Divx, not the ones that are m4a or m4v (iTunes format). They show up as movies. So, I click on them, click on 'Read More', click on 'Wrong Video', click on 'TV Show', type in the TV show (e.g. Dora the Explorer, 2, 13), click on the correct title, and click on 'Change all the videos in this folder to that format'. But, it still keeps the videos under 'Movies' and not TV shows.


Any help?
Thanks!

pratik5705
January 24th, 2009, 05:16 PM
I am having the same issue. I went ahead and renamed the underlying video files, but the videos do not show up in the correct place. How do I get Boxee to see the new file names? Is there a way to refresh?

aki
January 25th, 2009, 02:55 PM
i'm having the same issue in Mac OSX version. Boxee asks me if i want to change the entire directory to that title, but doens't actually do it.

whiteowl
January 25th, 2009, 04:44 PM
If you had read back through the older post, you might have come across the answer to this problem.

The problem is in the file naming. In order for the files to be recognized by Boxee they need to contain season and episode information. I.E.

InuYasha.s01e10.avi
InuYasha.01x10.avi
InuYasha-s01e10.avi
InuYasha-01x10.avi

InuYasha - 010 - Phantom Showdown: The Thunder Brothers vs. Tetsusaiga.01x10.avi
InuYasha - s01e10 - Phantom Showdown: The Thunder Brothers vs. Tetsusaiga.avi
Those are all valid file names for Boxee. The reason the extra data is needed is so that the proper information can be looked up at www.thetvdb.com I know it can be a pain to rename 170+ files just for boxee but in the end it is worth it. After your done Boxee will read the new files from its regular scans and resolve them or you can do it manually.

When dealing with movie sequals and trilogies where the movies share a folder and the same name to an extent I found adding a leading number helps.

Cruel Intentions.avi --> 01 - Cruel Intentions.avi
Cruel Intentions 2.avi --> 02 - Cruel Intentions 2.avi
Cruel Intentions 3.avi --> 03 - Cruel Intentions 3.avi

Don't know why that works but it does.

The only problem I haven't figured out is remakes.

Hope this helps.

gdeyoung
January 26th, 2009, 12:29 AM
Try out the batch renaming program called "ReNamer". You can find it at:

http://www.den4b.com/downloads.php?project=ReNamer

It has really helped me clean up my names.

whiteowl
January 26th, 2009, 08:38 AM
Thank you.

I have been looking for a good renaming program for windows since they stopped development on Renameit. This looks like it can do the job.

Rusdude
February 6th, 2009, 12:42 PM
IMHO, the best renamer for TV shows is Natbur's TVRenamer -- http://renamer.natbur.com. It has a ton of settings and can be customized a lot. I won't go into all the options - download & try for yourself :)

whiteowl
February 6th, 2009, 04:02 PM
IMHO, the best renamer for TV shows is Natbur's TVRenamer -- http://renamer.natbur.com. It has a ton of settings and can be customized a lot. I won't go into all the options - download & try for yourself :)

I tried to pick that one up, but the d/l link on the website seem to be broke.

Netizen
February 6th, 2009, 07:25 PM
It's not exactly intuitive though is it? I know it's an alpha, but it's totally mystifying when boxee is based on an application that has had this feature working nearly 100% for some years now. At the moment, filename recognition is simply broken and personally I don't think people should have to rename their files to work around it.