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Episodes not sorting

PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:18 am
by bdb484
Hi, gang.

I've got one set of episodes that refuses to sort properly. Although all of the file properties are identical -- other than Title and Episode # -- sorting by Series keeps bringing up Episode 2 before Episode 1. If I sort by Series and then by Episode #, they sort correctly. If I sort by Series and then by Title ("Episode 1" and "Episode 2"), they sort correctly.

This happens when I'm in the TV node. If I just make an autoplaylist for the series, programmed to sort on Series, it doesn't happen, but if I then manually click to sort on series, it again puts Episode 2 up top.

This is only happening with one of the maybe two dozen series in my library.

Any ideas?

Re: Episodes not sorting

PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:45 pm
by Lowlander
Check Producer or Director, one of those fields causes Series to be seen as separate.

Re: Episodes not sorting

PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:03 am
by Peke
Do you have season # entered correctly? Empty season # would put it on top.

Maybe a screenshot would help.

Re: Episodes not sorting

PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:38 am
by bdb484
Director and producer are both empty. All episodes are tagged as season 2.

Re: Episodes not sorting

PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:46 am
by Peke
Can you please post a screenshot?

See http://www.mediamonkey.com/support/inde ... orum-posts

Re: Episodes not sorting

PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:38 am
by bdb484
Here you go.

This is what it looks like sorted by Series:
Image

And then sorted by Series/Episode:
Image

Here's the File Properties for Episodes 1 and 2. Identical as far as I can tell:
Image Image

EDIT: Not sure why the links aren't working, but the pics can be found here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/cq05cuosmk89rii/1.png?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6fnujke26d5qe90/2.png?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/hstzgvgj5cdpayg/3.png?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/xb7lnc64me93yv6/4.png?dl=0

Re: Episodes not sorting

PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:28 pm
by bdb484
Anyone?

Re: Episodes not sorting

PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:01 pm
by Peke
Sorry for not replying you here also.

I see what you mean.

I wonder if you can try MM5 and let me know if and how it detects your TV series and use Right click -> Auto Tag to search for Series Info?

I also wonder if you have tried https://www.tinymediamanager.org/ to fetch metadata for TV Series and is MM5 import them?

Re: Episodes not sorting

PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:19 am
by Ludek
I've seen your images 1.png, 2png, 3png, 4.png and for me it looks that it works as expected?
If you sort just by Series then it is sorted by series (as on the 1.png) and if you sort by Series, Season, Episode then it is sorted by Series, Season, Episode as on the image 4.png?

Re: Episodes not sorting

PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:32 pm
by bdb484
Ludek: My expectations was that when I sorted by Series, it should sort by Series; and within each series, sort by season; and within each season, sort by episode. That's what it does with every other series, at least.

Peke: I never would have expected it, but the problem persists with MM5:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/sw6q92a8y7j5qaw/5.png

Notice, though, that episodes 1, 3, and 4 all have numerals in front of them. When I look at shows that sort properly, that usually doesn't happen:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2hrwv0irf3qo49o/6.png

TMM doesn't seem to be doing anything for me, either.

Re: Episodes not sorting

PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:03 pm
by Peke
Hi,
As Ludek pointed All is working as it should. Your 5.PNG confirms it as Episode 2 do not have Episode Number in properties. Same goes for Videos in 6.png where none of tracks have Episode # entered which make Numbering correctly.

See my
Image


Regarding TMM it fetches correct metadata for series and can be used to correct Filenames so that MMW can pick them up.

Re: Episodes not sorting

PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:49 pm
by bdb484
Hi, Peke. I do have episode numbers in the properties. Unless there's somewhere else to put them, I think I've got all the properties as they should be to sort logically.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/p62zvh7l46391f9/7.png?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/usboc8kop0b88jn/8.png?dl=0

Re: Episodes not sorting

PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:08 pm
by bdb484
Finally fixed it, should anyone else come across this problem.

Although each file was already tagged with episode numbers, I was able to get the whole thing sorting properly again just by stripping them all out and retagging them. Everything now sorts as expected.

Thanks to all for their help.