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Metagenerator 3 -- Support & Downloads

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by dlfl, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. Sparky1234

    Sparky1234 Totally

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    FYI: This program is the very best thing that ever happened for TiVo users!

    I use TS and eight random number for seriesID to group into folders, same number will group together into a folder, e.g., TS12345678 will group into the same folder. TiVo will not assign a picture when using TS as seriesId. And for extra credit I use SxxExx, e.g., S01E01, S01E02, etc., in series title to more easily find what I'm looking for in the folder TS folder. Using the correct SH number will place the video in with that show's folder if it already exists on the TiVo. You can have multiple copies of the same video in that SH seriesID folder but not the TS folder.

    I have also found that once you transfer a video to TiVo in the same folder you have to delete the video from that folder AND from recently deleted to remove the file. Additionally, if you do not do this AND you try to re-download the fine again it will fail.

    Tell me about how you use the "movies" folder???
     
  2. PSU_Sudzi

    PSU_Sudzi Well-Known Member

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    Well I have the folders turned on in my TiVo's show lists, so any movie I record ends up in that folder and any TV show ends up in the TV show folder. If you have a movie or TV show without a programID, when you transfer it to the TiVo it does not go in either folder and ends up lumped in with the list of "all" shows. Some people like to browse all TV shows and movies together when deciding what to watch but I prefer to view them separately. This is the same thing that happens when you record a "special", it gets lumped into all shows. I wish TiVo had a folder for "specials" as well.
     
  3. Sparky1234

    Sparky1234 Totally

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    I have folders selected in my shows but movies and TV shows that don't have the same seriesID or programID are listed individually not in folders. Do you use the same seriesID or programID to get them all into the same folder?
     
  4. PSU_Sudzi

    PSU_Sudzi Well-Known Member

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    This the first time I’ve had a movie where I couldn’t find the program ID so I don’t know of anyway to force it into the movies folder that is on the TiVo itself. I’ve not tried to create my own folders as you described as I don’t know how.
     
  5. elprice7345

    elprice7345 Member TCF Club

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    I'm guessing TiVo recognizes a movie because the "seriesId" starts with "MV" vs. "SH" for TV shows.

    Try a made up seriesId like MV9999999999.
     
  6. PSU_Sudzi

    PSU_Sudzi Well-Known Member

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    Tried “MV...” with 10 digits and it didn’t work, it still places the movie in general shows list and not in the movies folder. No biggie.
     
  7. Sparky1234

    Sparky1234 Totally

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    This works for same folder for movies AND TV shows:

    title : Movies
    seriesTitle : Movies
    episodeTitle : "Movie Name" (without quotes: this is what shows up in the movie folder so you can add year or other descriptor)
    episodeNumber : 0001104 (your unique sequence of number)
    originalAirDate : 2018-10-23T23:30:00Z (movie year - in this format)
    description : (Movie description here)
    isEpisode : true
    isEpisodic : true
    seriesId : TSxxxxxxxx (your same unique 8 digit number)
    vSeriesGenre : Movies
    tvRating : (does not show up)
    vSeriesGenre : (does not show up)
    vActor : (does not show up)
    image : (Movie name but does not show up)

    Others may have more tweaks that work better.
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2018 at 6:34 AM
  8. PSU_Sudzi

    PSU_Sudzi Well-Known Member

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    So this did put Fantasia into the TV shows folder on the TiVo but not the Movies folder.
     
  9. Sparky1234

    Sparky1234 Totally

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    Interesting, I can only show them in a folder named Movies no matter the name in these areas:

    title : AnyName
    seriesTitle : AnyName
     
  10. Sparky1234

    Sparky1234 Totally

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    Are you using Hydra?
     
  11. PSU_Sudzi

    PSU_Sudzi Well-Known Member

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    No I’m on the old UI gen3.
     
  12. Sparky1234

    Sparky1234 Totally

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    Tweaked:

    title : Movies (shows on TiVo in folder named Movies - no matter the name you use but displays on the generic movie picture cover)
    seriesTitle : Movie Name (2015)
    episodeTitle : Movie Name (2015)
    episodeNumber : 00000xx (create your own sequence of numbers)
    description : Movie description from MG3 or pytivo
    isEpisode : true
    isEpisodic : true
    seriesId : TSxxxxxxxx (TS with SAME 8 digit number)
     

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