Episode numbers missing

Alan Milewczyk alan at soulman1949.com
Mon Mar 9 14:53:40 PDT 2015

It's not on all of the programmes. It only seems to be the case where 
the episode has a number and a title.

An example of where there is a problem is "Great British Railway 
Journeys". The title field used to be in the format:
19: Place A to place B
Now it's just:
Place A to place B

So where you have a multi-part series it becomes a job putting the 
episodes into order. There are quite a few programmes like this. I 
notice that when gip seeks the programme it has the full details but 
that seems to get lost when the file is downloaded!

But there are other programmes where the episode doesn't have name that 
the title field merely shows:
Episode 3.

I'm nearing the end of a two month stay in the Philippines - I've been 
accessing my PC back home using TeamViewer to set up recordings on my 
home PC for programmes I want to download. It's too onerous trying to 
amend the file names manually when I'm working on a painfully slow 
internet connection here in the Philippines. So it will mean going back 
over the archives to try to put episodes into order when I get home!

I'll try your suggestions when I get home, many thanks.


On 08/03/2015 17:29, Dave Liquorice wrote:
> On Sun, 08 Mar 2015 16:13:20 +0800, Alan Milewczyk wrote:
>> Running v2.91 on Win 7 x64. Not sure if it's something I've done but
>> I've noticed that in the last few weeks where a TV episode used to have
>> an episode number and name in the title field, now just the name
>> appears.
> All TV series or just some? Filename on disc or that presented by a front
> end?
> I use "fileprefix <senum>.<episodeshort>.<pid>" in my options file and most
> of the time it works but the BBC is inconsistent in where it places
> series/episode numbers.
> Of the series I routinely collect Horizon is the worst. What series/season
> info there is is in GIP's name field, episode info might be totally abscent.
> And what info is provided doesn't match that used by thetvdb.com, the latter
> is fairly consistent in it's specials/series/episode numbering.

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