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Call for naming conventions

November 28, 2009

What naming conventions do you adhere to? I need to know what to support in iDentify 2!
I need as much feedback as possible. Post the naming conventions you use in the comments on this post!
I need to know about your conventions for both Movie files and TV shows. please be sure to specify which is which!
I will strive to support as many as I can!

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  1. November 28, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    for TV shows I always due:

    TV Show Name – S01E01.mkv

    For Movies I always due:

    Movie Title name.mkv

    • identifyapp
      November 28, 2009 at 9:13 pm

      I don’t know that mkv will be supported, but both of those already are! Thanks!

    • Khaine
      December 13, 2009 at 12:11 am

      I use the following:

      TV Shows

      /TV Show Name/Season X/01 – Episode Name

      eg /The Simpsons/Season 2/02 – Simpson and Delilah.mp4


      /Movie Name


      /Movies/Casino Royale.mp4

      • identifyapp
        December 13, 2009 at 10:09 am

        I’ve been having trouble getting that tv show format working, but ill keep trying

  2. Pete
    November 28, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    For TV Shows, I use:
    Show Name.S01E01.m4v

    For Movies, I use:
    Movie Name.m4v

    Both of which I know you support fantastically πŸ™‚

  3. November 29, 2009 at 6:08 am

    yeah yeah, mp4, m4v, I was using the input pre-conversion names… my bad.

  4. November 29, 2009 at 6:09 am

    Ok, here’s one, how about supporting both “.” and “_” in place of spaces.

    So if the movie name is “The Hangover”, support both “the.hangover” or “the_hangover”

    • identifyapp
      November 29, 2009 at 9:10 am

      Considering the amount of trouble we’ve had in the current version with using periods instead of spaces, I don’t know if I’ll be supporting using periods instead of spaces. I mean, what if the title actually -needs- that space to perform a successful look up (pretty frequent when searching the tvdb). For example try searching the tvdb for Mr Bean. then try Mr. Bean. The first won’t work the second will. This is why we are currently using a ^ to force using a period.

      However, one will be able to update information in the application then re-search based on that updated information… so its not a complete “no” yet.

      I just really don’t get why people can’t use their space bar. I mean, its the biggest key on your keyboard. Though, I’m sure you are asking so you don’t have to rename your torrents…. aren’t you ;D

      • Pete
        December 5, 2009 at 8:06 pm

        The way I manage that at the moment is that I have an Applescript that cleans up the names first, but it references a list of things I know it has to replace to work. For example the torrent i download is CSI.NY.SXX.EXX.Name, but for it to lookup correctly then it needs to be CSI** New York.SXX.EXX, so it just does a substitution to replace the name. I don’t know really know of a better way to do it at the moment either.

      • identifyapp
        December 13, 2009 at 10:16 am

        That will probably remain the best way. I still don’t understand why people cant use their space bar when creating torrents….

      • Chris Lee
        February 10, 2010 at 7:38 am

        Well I am a big fan of newzbin and sabnzbd+ and you can have it create a naming convention when you bookmark it, but really, I think people are afraid of the %20 monster.

  5. December 3, 2009 at 6:35 am

    I use “Name of Movie” for all of my movies and I use “Name of TV Episode SE#_EP#” for all of my TV shows.

  6. Jeremy Webb
    December 5, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Movie Conventions:
    * Name_of_Movie.m4v
    * Name of Movie.m4v

    TV Convention:
    * Name_of_Show_SxEx_Episode_Name.m4v
    * Name of Show SxEx Episode Name.m4v

    • identifyapp
      December 13, 2009 at 10:14 am

      These should all be working

  7. December 7, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Instead of ** for a colon when looking up on The TV DB could you allow ” – “? For example “Penn & Teller – Bullshit!”. This is the format that all of my shows are in because that’s what Plex supports for titles with a colon. Thanks πŸ™‚

    • identifyapp
      December 13, 2009 at 10:13 am

      If you are using plex, then there really isnt any need for you to be using identify….
      Anyways, I don’t know how plex/xbmc goes about getting info from the tvdb, but if you access the tvdb directly, or with the api, and you omit the colon, you do not get any results.. I wonder if I perform multiple searches, one word at a time, omitting any special characters, loading the results of each one into an array and get a cross section of the array to get matches present in each search if I can find the show that way… Ill have to look into that when I get to that part of coding.

  8. Eakster
    December 26, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    House 5×17 The Social Contract

  9. trolley
    January 2, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Hi, I use iDentify because I have the same files accessed through both Plex and iTunes (for my iPod touch) so I need them tagged for iTunes.

    One more request…could you add an option to use the DVD ordering from The TV DB? Thanks πŸ™‚

    • arrmihardies
      January 2, 2010 at 9:47 am

      Its already in there. Use DxxExx instead of SxxExx (D)isk instead of (S)season

  10. Chris
    January 8, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    TV Shows: Showname – SXXEXX
    Example: Family Guy – S02E08.m4v

    Movies: Movie Name
    Example: 2001.m4v

    Big fan of your application – keep up the good work!

    • identifyapp
      January 9, 2010 at 10:07 pm

      Since this is the format I recommend for the current version of iDentify, and the one I use personally, you can be certain this was the first format that I got working πŸ™‚

  11. IsSidha
    January 17, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    for the TV Shows i am using the standard “SeriesName – SxxExx” method, which works perfectly, however, for the movies it is a bit different.

    as we al know, for certain movies there are about 50 or so using the same title, and so (by xbmc method) i am using “Movie Title (2009)” where 2009 is the year. sometimes it works with Identify, sometimes not but it always leaves the ” (” in the title field. movies is just tricky when there are more movies with the same title. a sort of dropdown list would be neat πŸ™‚

    as for not using the space bar.. previous versions of VLC could not open movies with a space in it ..

    • arrmihardies
      January 17, 2010 at 10:08 pm

      For your movie issue try this: include the imdb code in the filename. This will force identify to use that specific record and give you exactly the movie data you want.

  12. skydvr78
    January 31, 2010 at 7:47 am

    I use a modified form of Eakster’s example above. Instead of House 5Γ—17 The Social Contract, I would name it House – 5Γ—17 – The Social Contract. As for movies, I just put the name. However I can see how having the year in the filename would be helpful if there are remakes. In almost every case, I prefer the newest version, however in a case where I had an original or older version, I would do it like this: Name Of Movie (Year).

  13. Chris Lee
    February 8, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    I am used to using Show/Season #/104.ext

    I am not worries, since I can append the show name on the front and iDentify tags it BEAutifully!

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