April 25th, 2012, 08:50 PM
NFO file/naming conventions for multi-chapter movie serials?
I collect old movie serials from the 1940s like "The Adventures of Captain Marvel" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0033317/). They are made up of a number of interconnected but individual short films that ran every week, one per week, in movie theatres. Boxee Box can identify some of what I have from the IMDB information, but when it does it doesn't recognize that there are, say, 12 individual episodes, each with its own name, opening and closing credits, etc.. I can only seem to add the individual chapters together as parts and run the result as a single movie. I'd like to be able to choose any individual episode as you would with a TV show.
I'm pretty new at creating .nfo files by hand but I've had pretty good luck so far (I only use Macs so the automatic file generators seem unavailable to me). Does anyone know how I can structure an nfo file/naming convention that might help sort this out? Serials fall somewhere between movies and TV shows in the way they're made up and I can't find any information or posting that answers this question. Thanks.
April 27th, 2012, 02:59 PM
The series is built on theTVDB.com -- which is the ONLY place that boxee looks for TVshows. IMDB is for movies ONLY.
Make sure the videos are in a folder named "Adventures of Captain Marvel" -- it appears there is no THE in the title.
Name the files "Adventures of Captain Marvel S1E01" etc. There are 12 episodes and a Special--a theatrical trailer. If you have the theatrical trailer (listed on thetvdb under Specials) it would be S0E1 - specials are season 0.
Boxee should find them automatically then.
April 27th, 2012, 03:37 PM
Wow, thanks. I've never thought of these as TV shows so it never occurred to me to try to link them to the TVDB rather than a move database. I'd been trying to cobble together an nfo file based on the ID from IMDB. I'll give that a try. Thanks again.
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