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 Post subject: Naming of movie series for scanning files
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:50 pm 
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Hello Hector.

I have just finished an intense renaming process of my movie files, so Coollector can scan all of them without problem.

All works great except for the movie series. I have chosen the naming convention of adding an order number to the beginning of the name, so it is easy to see the progress of the saga at a glance in the file explorer.

Following I list the Indiana Jones movie series as an example:
01 - Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - En busca del arca perdida
02 - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) - Indiana Jones y el templo maldito
03 - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) - Indiana Jones y la última cruzada
04 - Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) - Indiana Jones y el reino de la calavera de cristal

If I don't use the preceding order numbers the list in the file explorer wouldn't be chronological ordered.

But adding these order numbers results in Coollector not recognising the movie names while scanning files.

I know I can live with the files without order numbers and not ordered in the file explorer but I think it is a nice feature. Above all with large sagas as in Star Trek.

So, could you consider adding to the scanning engine the ability to ignore the preceding order numbers in a file so it can recognise the movie?

I know you can't to that directly as doing that Coollector could not recognise any film beginning with a number in the name.

But perhaps it could easy works adding some scape character before or surrounding the order number so the program can recognise when it is an order number or it is part of the name. Some possibilities:
(01) - ...
#01 - ...
_01 - ...
etc

What do you think?


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 Post subject: Re: Naming of movie series for scanning files
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:39 pm 
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Uwalk wrote:
adding these order numbers results in Coollector not recognising the movie names while scanning files.

Yes, the scanning algorithm tries to find the longest matching string starting from the first word. A bunch of movie titles do start with a number.


Uwalk wrote:
I know I can live with the files without order numbers and not ordered in the file explorer but I think it is a nice feature. Above all with large sagas as in Star Trek.

When it's a movie series, the titles in the database are carefully chosen to make sure that the movies will be listed in the right order.

For example:

Indiana Jones 1: the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones 2: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Indiana Jones 3: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones 4: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls

Star Trek 1: The Motion Picture
Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan
Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock
Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home
etc...

Star Wars, Mad Max, Matrix, Harry Potter, Transformers, Planet of the Apes, Saw, Final Destination, etc...

Use the same titles as in the database and you'll be fine. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Naming of movie series for scanning files
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:15 pm 
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Fantastic, that's a perfect solution. I will follow the same name convention! Thank you very much!


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 Post subject: Re: Naming of movie series for scanning files
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:27 pm 
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I have just starting the renaming of the movie series when I have realised of a problem with some movie series not recognised as such by Coollector (doesn't have a common starting string)

For example:

Romancing the Stone series
01 - Romancing the Stone (1984) - Tras el corazón verde
02 - The Jewel of the Nile (1985) - La Joya Del Nilo

The Zorro series
01 - The Mask of Zorro (1998) - La Máscara del Zorro
02 - The Legend of Zorro (2005) - La leyenda del zorro

Predators series
01 - Predator (1987) - Depredador
02 - Predator 2 (1990) - Depredador 2
03 - Predators (2010)
04 - The Predator (2018) - Predator

Some of the series are ordered by the titles themselves (Romancing and Predators), but I think it is a matter of luck. If a new movie is done (not very possible in Romancing, I know ;) it could break that order, couldn't it?

Any solution for The Zorro series?

I will continue renaming and I tell you the problems I find


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 Post subject: Re: Naming of movie series for scanning files
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:45 pm 
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Uwalk wrote:
Some of the series are ordered by the titles themselves (Romancing and Predators), but I think it is a matter of luck.

It's not really a matter of luck, it's just that I do something to the title only when it's necessary.


Uwalk wrote:
Any solution for The Zorro series?

With the next update, I will rename the sequel "The Mask of Zorro 2: the Legend of Zorro".

You can tell me if you find other cases like that.


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 Post subject: Re: Naming of movie series for scanning files
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:27 pm 
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I have just finished the renaming of all of my movie series and there are only very few of them bad ordered:

The Zorro (I include this again so you have all of them in the same place)
The Mask of Zorro (1998) - La Máscara del Zorro
The Legend of Zorro (2005) - La leyenda del zorro

Planet of the Apes (old ones)
Planet of the Apes (1968) - El planeta de los simios
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970) - Regreso al planeta de los simios
Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) - Huida del planeta de los simios
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972) - La rebelión de los simios
Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973) - Batalla por el planeta de los simios

Riddick
Pitch Black (2000)
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) - Las crónicas de Riddick
Riddick (2013)

Wolverine
X-Men 4 - X-Men Origins, Wolverine (2009) - X-Men orígenes, Lobezno
Wolverine 2 - The Wolverine (2013) - Lobezno inmortal
Wolverine 3 - Logan (2017)

I suppose last one is a personal preference, including the "X-Men Origins, Wolverine" as the first of the Wolverine series being "Wolverine 1" instead of "X-Men 4". I will accept your decision ;)

Thank you very much again for all of your work!


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 Post subject: Re: Naming of movie series for scanning files
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:22 pm 
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All the changes will be visible with the next update.

For X-Men 4, I've added the aka "Wolverine 1".


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 Post subject: Re: Naming of movie series for scanning files
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:59 am 
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I checked with the new update and all worked perfect! Thank you again!


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 Post subject: Re: Naming of movie series for scanning files
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:40 pm 
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You're welcome :D


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