I transfer OTA recordings from my TiVO to my MCEBuddy server using KMTTG to decrypt and transcode to MP4 (e.g. “slow transfer”). I found the .TS (“fast transfer”) that saves .tivo files to have dropouts and not give a “clean” transfer, at least for me.
I have KMTTG extract the show’s metadata into a text file (same name as the .mp4 file, but with a .txt extension, e.g. .mp4.txt.
My question is that I would like MCEBuddy to use that text extract of the Tivo recording metadata and merge that into the final output metadata. I’m using .mkv containers, so it should be straightforward.
This is most valuable in processing PBS and PBS Create shows because they often don’t add their show or episode information into TheTVDB or IMDB.
Does MCEBuddy do this (doesn’t seem to)? Can it do this (What flags/settings)? Can it be added to look for that and merge a text metadata file into the media container? I think they would be either “.txt” extensions and possibly “.nfo” extensions (or “.xml”?).
The same for merging in .SRT subtitle files would be nice too.