Greetings - New User. Tried to match an existing topic. Failed to find one recent enough.
Migrated from HDHR-DVR to Channels DVR a few minutes ago. Setup was easy. Working fine - almost.
I am using Custom File Renaming as such:
%ismovie%<MCEB-Movies\%showname% (%airyear%),MCEB-TV\%showname%\Season %season%##\%showname% - S%season%##E%episode%## - %episodename%>
This worked flawlessly in the HDHR-DVR environment for separating Movies (TCM) from TV Shows (any). I have 2 destination libraries in Plex to receive the files, one for Movies and one for TV Shows. Channels DVR failed to work with MCEBuddy and a test recording of:
"Midnight Lace (1960) 2018-12-16-0402"
wasn't recognized as a Movie and was put into a TV Show library and structure, which of course failed miserably.
A bit about the environment:
I have 3 separate task profiles in MCEBuddy:
H264 TV Shows ("Shows" content selector in MCEBuddy) with Comskip for the bulk of all recording. Files are processed, commercials removed and remuxed (with smart encoding only) into an MKV file, properly named and structured TV Show for Plex - very occasional failure when a match just can't be made. Expected. No Problem.
MPEG-2 TV Shows (MCEBuddy "Format" selector) without Comskip (100% PBS - nothing to cut). Files converted to H264, named and structured in a TV Show Library for Plex with a nearly perfect match rate. A quick manual trim (VideoReDo) of the head and tail for permanent additions. No Problem.
H264 Moves without Comskip (MCEBuddy "Movies" selector) for the TCM movies (all I care about), named as 'Movies (YEAR)', remuxed to MKV and put in their entirety into the Movie Library acting as the landing pad for everything from DVR. A quick manual edit of the head and tail and manual placement of permanent additions in the appropriate genre library. No Problem.
I could possibly overhaul the tasks above to get what I need done, but it was all working fine - until a few minutes ago. That custom renaming string has never let me down.
Identification to separate TV Shows and Movies with the string above has been working fine for years. I'm at a loss as to what made it fail. The file name shouldn't have thrown it and I can't detect anything in the metadata (that I can read with MediaInfo) that would cause a problem.
Being a new user and only having run this test through quickly I may not have enough info. I am scheduling recordings furiously, so we'll see what happens with full recordings - and with a little more experience under my belt.
At this point just looking to see of another user has a similar issue - or if Support has something to add I have (probably) missed.