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Hey guys,


So I'm having a problem with my metadata fetch. A lot of tv shows 'double' up 2 episodes into 1, and so I have those 2 episodes as a single file. This creates an issue with the metadata fetch, where it will only recognize the file as 1 of the 2 episodes. It's not such a big deal when it's the last 2 ep's of the season, but sometimes this happens mid-season, and it throws off the rest of the episodes' metadata. I thought about splitting the file into 2, but I think the shows actually released them as a "single" episode because the theme song only occurs once. How do you guys handle these 'double' episodes?


Thanks in advance.


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Found my answer by browsing the Media Center Master forums (the scraper I'm using). It is very sensitive to the naming convention - using "S04E12-E13" type convention did the trick.
 

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Originally Posted by 123  /t/1468769/how-to-handle-tv-episodes-that-are-2-in-1#post_23216446


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Found my answer by browsing the Media Center Master forums (the scraper I'm using). It is very sensitive to the naming convention - using "S04E12-E13" type convention did the trick.

Good to know. I've got a couple MKVs of Downton Abbey where PBS decided to run 2 episodes together so I was trying to figure out the same thing. I'll try this naming convention with my media scraper and see if it does the trick.
 

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Well maybe I need a different scraper because I tried this with TVDB and it doesn't work for me. What I want in my case is for a single episode to show up in the list but with the title "Episode 7-8", etc. What I'm getting is 2 lines in the list view -- "Episode 7" and "Episode 8" -- with both pointing to the same file. I know I can just edit the title through guide / content settings but how do I keep it the scraper from re-titling it every time I update the library? Bit of a newb question I know but any help would be appreciated.
 

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Hm. I was under the impression it would show up one time. I recently rebuilt my HTPC and formatted it as well and I've been cleaning up my files and metadata. Haven't actually loaded it into my front-end (XBMC) - I will report back when I do.
 
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