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    So here's the "issue". I know it's not really a bug in the program, which is why I put issue in quotes. I have some folders that have multiple movies in them that are a part of a "series". I will use the Harry Potter series. It has all of the movies in it. In order to keep them in order, because Mezzmo doesn't have a built-in way to do that (which I get), I pre-number them. Like 01 -, 02 -, 03 -, etc... Where the "issue" comes in, about 85% of the time the metadata retrieval fails to identify the movie. I then have to go back and do a manual metadata retrieval for the file. As you can imagine, this can get quite cumbersome ass my library grows.

    Here's the question. Is there a setting, or a way, to get Mezzmo to ignore the prepended 01 -, 02 -, 03-, et al WITHOUT ignoring items that actually start with digits, like 3:10 to Yuma, 9, 12 Monkeys, etc?

    If there isn't, could we add a feature that's basically, "Ignore the following patterns at the beginning/end of a filename when looking for metadata" in the configuration some place?

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ftanner View Post
    So here's the "issue". I know it's not really a bug in the program, which is why I put issue in quotes. I have some folders that have multiple movies in them that are a part of a "series". I will use the Harry Potter series. It has all of the movies in it. In order to keep them in order, because Mezzmo doesn't have a built-in way to do that (which I get), I pre-number them. Like 01 -, 02 -, 03 -, etc... Where the "issue" comes in, about 85% of the time the metadata retrieval fails to identify the movie. I then have to go back and do a manual metadata retrieval for the file. As you can imagine, this can get quite cumbersome ass my library grows.

    Here's the question. Is there a setting, or a way, to get Mezzmo to ignore the prepended 01 -, 02 -, 03-, et al WITHOUT ignoring items that actually start with digits, like 3:10 to Yuma, 9, 12 Monkeys, etc?

    If there isn't, could we add a feature that's basically, "Ignore the following patterns at the beginning/end of a filename when looking for metadata" in the configuration some place?

    Thank you.
    I leverage the sort title feature to handle this. You an make the sort title anything you want but leave the movie title unchanged. Clients and the Mezzmo GUI will honor this (as long as you set the playlist / folder for sort title sorting). The other option is to leverage the Display Titles feature and add %FILECOUNTER% feature in front of the title. Something like this: %FILECOUNTER% - %TITLE% I use this for a last 100 played playlist so that clients which sort on the title by default will display them in the proper order. I don't think this will work as well for generic movie lists because you still need to keep them in the right order otherwise the %FILENUMBER% will change based upon the sequence.


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    You could also select to sort the files by Release Date and this would put them in the correct order without the need to put 01, 02, etc in the file name.

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    Neither one of those options work when the metadata scanner picks the wrong movie info for your movies. For instance, there are two Planet of the Apes movies. It's a crap shoot if it's going to get this info correct. Which is why I go by file name and add the prefix.

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    I'll just deal with it. I thought it might be an interesting idea to add if it doesn't exist already. I'm sure that I'm not the only one that does things like this.

    I also put things like (4k hdr) at the end to identify my 4k movies, but the metadata lookup seems to ignore that fairly decently.

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    If you put the year in the filename then Mezzmo will find the correct metadata in the case of two movies with the same name then the Release date will be populated correctly. Also Mezzmo will remove the year from the title when parsing the metadata so that the title will be for example 'Planet of the Apes' instead of 'Planet of the Apes 2001'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    If you put the year in the filename then Mezzmo will find the correct metadata in the case of two movies with the same name then the Release date will be populated correctly. Also Mezzmo will remove the year from the title when parsing the metadata so that the title will be for example 'Planet of the Apes' instead of 'Planet of the Apes 2001'
    Pre-supposing that one knows the year when a movie was made...

    It's ok. Nevermind. I was just thinking that another piece of added flexibility and all that. Don't worry about it. I will continue to update those manually.

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