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 Post subject: scanning files
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 2:26 am 
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I am trying to add tv episode mp4 files that I have stored on an external drive. I use iTunes, which stores the files in a folder with the series name and subfolders for each season. My question is how can I use the series named folder instead of the season folders to search when scanning my files?


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 Post subject: Re: scanning files
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 8:40 am 
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When a file isn't correctly associated, you've probably noticed that there's a button to ask the app to use the folder name instead of the file name. If you want the app to always use the folder name, you can use the menu "Tools->Settings", then click the "advanced" tab and finally check "File scanning->Recognize folder name instead of file name".


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 Post subject: Re: scanning files
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 3:34 pm 
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I've done that, but then it only uses the season number folder, not the show folder.
For clarification, my folder/file structure is: Show name (folder)/Season number (folder)/Episode name (file). iTunes automatically creates the file structure based on the file metadata, so is there a way to bypass the season folder when scanning in Coollector?


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 Post subject: Re: scanning files
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 5:01 pm 
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I could improve the algorithm this way: when the name of the folder is "season xx" (or "saison xx", or "staffel xx", or "temporada xx", or "stagione xx"), the algorithm uses the name of the parent folder. Would that solve your problem?


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 Post subject: Re: scanning files
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 6:16 pm 
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If that's something that can be done it would be awesome!

Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: scanning files
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 6:19 pm 
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tefftmeister wrote:
If that's something that can be done it would be awesome!

It's just a few lines of code to add ;)


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 Post subject: Re: scanning files
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 6:25 pm 
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Later today or maybe tomorrow, I'll give you a version so you can test. Do you have a Mac or a PC?


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 Post subject: Re: scanning files
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 7:06 pm 
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I'm on a Mac.


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 Post subject: Re: scanning files
PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 3:17 pm 
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Here's the app for Mac:
http://www.coollector.com/Coollector_Movie_Database.zip

Here's the exe for Windows:
https://www.coollector.com/Coollector.exe

It was a little more work than I expected, but it was worth it. In the process I've discovered and fixed a couple of issues. :V:

Please tell me if you still notice anything that could be improved.


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 Post subject: Re: scanning files
PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 4:44 pm 
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I appreciate all your hard work on this. I installed the new app, but when I scan my file location, the program returns no results. Any suggestions?


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 Post subject: Re: scanning files
PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 4:54 pm 
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No result? Are the files already associated or are they not recognized? Do you mean that the files are not detected at all?


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 Post subject: Re: scanning files
PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 4:58 pm 
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The files aren't recognized at all, when the dialogue box pops up to confirm matches, there's nothing listed.
I even tried reinstalling the previous version and got the same result.


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 Post subject: Re: scanning files
PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 5:18 pm 
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I'm very sorry, I've made a typo in my code, I know what's wrong. I'm creating a new app. Thank you very much for your patience.


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 Post subject: Re: scanning files
PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 5:40 pm 
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The new Mac version is available:
http://www.coollector.com/Coollector_Movie_Database.zip

I apologize once again, it was a case of "extreme bad luck". :doh:


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 Post subject: Re: scanning files
PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 7:13 pm 
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It works! I did a test scan of a single tv show (I have a lot) and the program recognized the parent folder, matched the correct show and I now have the play icon in the episode list.

Thanks! You're awesome!


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