Bumping this thread...
Has anyone possibly considered simply crowdsourcing the appropriate data into a spreadsheet or database? I know on this very same forum in a similar vein there's a crowdsourced spreadsheet of forced subtitle data for movies that goes into detail like the MPLS filename, track number by MakeMKV or Handbrake, and a bunch of other stuff. That thread is located here
. This could easily be done for this as well. Granted this would require a little more data to be stored/documented. Not to mention users to jumpstart it with their own data. But definitely could be doable. Couple thoughts I had on the matter if anyone is interested in this:
Based on 'Automatic Ripping Machine' and it's handling of discs, for DVDs it may be best to ID by CRC hash in case of multiple releases of the same series/season/set/etc. There's already python libraries and other tools that will do this. This is also how Windows Media Player and Media Center did metadata lookups so it seems pretty reliable. Getting the CRC will be permanently available just Microsoft's metadata service may not be. However that isn't 100% necessary here.
Blurays I'm not sure of an equivalent reliable identification. ARM simply reads the meta xml file on the BD which just has the disc title. I'm not sure if this has the potential to be duplicated on different releases but it doesn't seem to be out of the realm of reality. Maybe UPC codes and further sub-ID by disc/volume/season? Just spitballing that one. If anyone has any better suggestions, shoot.
From there probably the obvious:
- MakeMKV title/track #
- Handbrake Title #
- MPLS filename for BD's
- Season/Episode numbers - eg S01E01, S01E01E02, etc.
- Forced subtitle track # if any, could probably break this down to MakeMKV and Handbrake numbers similar to the movie forced subtitle spreadsheet - Also I feel this would be an optional field for sure. Priority is getting the episode/track correlation
- Extra notes field
I'm potentially going to be embarking on a project of ripping a bunch of my friend's anime collection as well as some of my own western cartoon sets so this has been on my research radar and I'm surprised there hasn't really been any progress on this front. I've utilized the aforementioned movie forced subtitle spreadsheet numerous times which has often been invaluable for ripping those even if it is a manual process. I imagine this would be just as useful not only for myself but many others.
Thoughts? I'd love to jumpstart this with my own stuff as I go through them, the biggest issue is getting a good database/spreadsheet layout together.