Metagenerator 3 -- Support & Downloads

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  1. dlfl

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    Wow you lost me here! Please give a detailed step-by-step example of this.
     
  2. buffalova

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    lol....sorry... this is what i do.. i pick a series that are in perpetual reruns so that i can send movies or shows etc and they group in that folder...

    i was attempting to add a new folder using the seriesid of the show "mom"..but i needed the seriesid...so using metagen3 i clicked i believe rpc search.. sorry at work so not sure the exact terms.. but it never found the show... or i didnt think so... i kept clearing etc and it appeared to never take so i just thought this is way too much trouble for a few shows and dropped it..

    recently i was trying to transfer to my "friends" folder that i use for a variety of shows..... usually i use meta3 and search for "friends".. then i set the seriesid.. click the first epi and rename to the new show to add to the friends folder by changing the description etc.. after that i click save and find the show and a meta file is created..the transfer and voila it is in the "friends" folder and neat and tidy...

    but now for some unknown reason when i click save it changes the name of the video file and meta text file to "mom"..it is like a default somewhere on my pc and its driving me batty.. i have deleted the meta3 folder and ran cleaners etc but each time i try i get the same results...

    hope this helps and thanks in advance trying to help.. i do have a work around it is just tedious...
     
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    @buffalova When you get home please compile an exact step-by-step action list that will illustrate your problem. (So far I'm still confused.)
     
  4. dlfl

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    Meanwhile, in the process of trying to understand @buffalova 's issue I'm seeing most RPC programId searches failing to match most episodes for most series shows. RPC SeriesID searches are succeeding but not the programId matching. I'm hoping it's just a temporary problem with the TiVo servers but let me know what you experience.
     
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    @dlfl i was able to track down where it was coming from.. first i did a search in the registry which led me to users>{my name}>app data>roaming and there is a folder called Metagenerator3... i looked in the folder and found several txt files such as knownseriesID etc... one was called "rename something" and inside was the word "mom"... i deleted that txt file but it did not help so I deleted the entire folder...

    so i restart MG3 and immediately get an error warning "programid searchs require a python installation or place rpcsearch128.exe in the mg3 folder etc" and I just closed the error warning... i proceed as i normally would but the options for rpc search and set seriesID next to "select show" are not there but once i search and find the program and select the first episode i can add the seriesid there and it asks if i would like to set this for the whole series or just this epi and i selected the whole series and it worked as it has in the past once i enter the text i want in the episode field and save..... whew....no more renaming everything "mom"..lol..

    at some point in the future i may try and add the rpcsearch back to the MG3 folder but i never found it worked all that well with mostly returning "not found" or something like that and i have a large list of known seriesid anyway...so looks like i am good to go.. thx very much for trying..
     
  6. Apr 1, 2021 #706 of 727
    dlfl

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    @buffalova The file you found was "renameTemplates.txt" and it is created when you define a "TV Show Template" in the "Metadata-based File Renaming/Moving Templates" section of the Settings tab. Apparently at some time you had done this. Why deleting this file didn't fix the "mom" problem is a mystery.
     
  7. Apr 1, 2021 #707 of 727
    dlfl

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    Well today things seem back to normal .....
     
  8. Apr 3, 2021 #708 of 727
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    Try test distro Ver. 3.95T3 in the attached zip.
    EDIT: Attachment removed -- superseded by later test versions

    Ver. 3.95T3 (3 April 2021)
    Enhanced: Right-clicking on TV Show search result list item pops up overview of series
    Fixed: Left click in TV Show search list box beneath listed items caused crash.
     
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    Getting this error.

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  10. Apr 3, 2021 #710 of 727
    dlfl

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    @HerronScott RPC searches failing sometimes for me too, similar to last Tuesday. Nothing has changed in MG3 so I suspect flakey behavior of the TiVo servers.
     
  11. Apr 4, 2021 #711 of 727
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    Try test distro 3.95T4 in attached zip.
    EDIT: Attachment removed — superseded by later test version.
    Ver. 3.95T4 (4 April 2021)
    Enhanced: Right clicking on show name in search result list also opens Series page in search source.
    Enhanced: Right click menu option for Seasons and Episodes in tree can open corresponding web page in search source.
    Ver. 3.95T3 (3 April 2021)
    Enhanced: Right-clicking on TV Show search result list item pops up overview of series
    Fixed: Left click in TV Show search list box beneatch listed items caused crash.
     
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  12. Apr 8, 2021 #712 of 727
    elprice7345

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    Testing Ver. 3.95T4
    Awesome work @dlfl! Quick turnaround! As always, you code faster than I test! ;)

    The season and episode links work great!

    Can you make this feature optional, so a right-click doesn’t automatically open the web page? Maybe a right-click brings up a menu like at the season and episode level?

    One more enhancement request: Can you add a similar link feature in the movie tab?

    Once we get the enhancements settled, I'll do some regression testing, you can publish this version and we'll tackle the TVDB API changes later.
     
  13. Apr 9, 2021 #713 of 727
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    Try test distro Ver. 3.95T6 in attached zip.
    Ver. 3.95T6 (9 April 2021)
    Changed: Right click on series name in search return list shows overview then asks if want to open source web page.
    Enhanced: Right click on movie name in search return list shows overview then asks if want to open source web page.
    Ver. 3.95T4 (4 April 2021)
    Enhanced: Right clicking on show name in search result list also opens Series page in search source.
    Enhanced: Right click menu option for Seasons and Episodes can open corresponding web page in search source.
    Ver. 3.95T3 (3 April 2021)
    Enhanced: Right-clicking on TV Show search result list item pops up overview of series
    Fixed: Left click in TV Show search list box beneatch listed items caused crash.
     

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  14. Apr 9, 2021 #714 of 727
    dlfl

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    I'm still seeing random bad results searching programId's. Bad results then a few seconds later good results for the very same search.
     
  15. elprice7345

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    Testing Ver. 3.95T6

    All the requested changes are working great! :up:

    Questions:

    Does it make more sense to open the Series level web page by right-clicking the Series title in the right-side window than by right-clicking the Series title in the left window? The season and episode links are already in the right-side window.

    If you move the Series web page from the left window to the right window you’d probably have to leave the movie web page right-click as is?

    Now I'm getting greedy: Can you add similar series/season/episode web page links to the IMDB? And also for movies? :)

    Do you know if the TVDB is going to allow access to movies through the API v4? I don't think movies are available in API v3. Something else to add to the v4 changes?
     
  16. dlfl

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    The advantage of having the Series right click on the left side is it allows you to get the overview and web page without having to select the series and do the full episode search. This is helpful when two or more series with the same or very similar names are found and you need to decide which one you want. Note this right click is still available on the left side even after you generate the episode tree. However the right-click at the series level of the tree can also be provided if you think it desirable. In that case a question is: Do you want that right-click to also pop up the overview?

    For movies, it seems the left side is the only logical place for the right-click feature, or am I missing another likely candidate?

    To provide IMDB web pages, I need the IMDB ID number for the series or movie. This is available from the TVDB API but I don't see it anywhere in TMDb API results. Thus this feature could only be done for TVDB searches (and currently only for series). Is that of interest?

    The TVDB V4 API does include movies. How good is their movie database? This could be done if desired. I'm still stuck on doing the V4 series mods. They are taking days to respond to any question about it.
     
  17. elprice7345

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    You make a good point! I would leave it as it is.
    Agreed
    I can't speak to the TMDB API, but the IMDB field is available on the TMDB web page for user input. I'd be surprised if it isn't in the API. See screenshots.
    Not sure how good TVDB movie DB is, just wondering if movies are in the v4 API. Maybe we can evaluate adding it later after the API stabilizes?
     

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    Thanks, I looked for the IMDB ID in the TMDb web pages but missed it. It should be provided by the API. Assuming I can get the ID, the right-click menus on right (tree) side can be expanded to add the IMDB option. I’m thinking the left (search result) side right-click response should be changed to a 3-item menu like this:
    1. Overview
    2. Web page for selected database (TVDB or TMDb)
    3. IMDB web page.

    EDIT: The reason I didn’t notice the IMDB ID was it’s on an edit page and I didn’t even try to go there since I don’t edit info. However, the IMDB ID is accessible via the API.
     
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  19. elprice7345

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    That works!

    Yeah, I'm not sure why the external IDs (TVDB, IMDB, etc.) aren't visible on the main page.
     
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    Try test ver 3.95T10 contained in attached zip.

    Ver. 3.95T10 (14 April 2021)
    Enhanced: Right-click menus for Series and Movies in search result lists give Overview, Database Web Page and IMDB web page.
    Enhanced: In TV Series season/episode tree, right-click menus at season and episode items give Database Web page and IMDB web page, for either database selection.
    Fixed: Left click in TV Show search list box beneatch listed items caused crash.
     

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