Directory Structure and Naming

I’m running MCEBuddy 2.5.2 and WMC on Windows 8.1 and up until a few weeks ago I was scanning 3 directories and performing a different conversion task for each directory and everything was working fine regarding the directory structure. This process required manual copy and pasting of recordings to each directory. I then implemented selection filters by recording title which eliminated the need to move files manually (this is my string “;~Paw Patrol;~Sesame Street*;~Thomas &;~Daniel Tiger;~The People’s Court*” for one task). However, the folder structure went from “No Commercials\Friends\Season 02\Friends_TBSHD_2019_12_11_23_00_00.mp4” to “No Commercials\Friends_TBSHD_2019_12_11_23_00_00.mp4”. So I then began using the Renaming and Sorting Feature and use “%showname%\Season %season%##%showname% - S%season%##E%episode%## - %episodename% - %airyear%%airmonth%%airday%” which should output Title\Season 01\Title - S01E02 - Subtitle - 2009_09_09, however each episode converted creates a new directory similar to this “No Commercials\Friends_TBSHD_2019_12_15_08_21_54\Season\Friends_TBSHD_2019_12_15_08_21_54 - SE00 - The One with the Thumb - 1994_10_06.mp4”. The original recording from WMC has the correct Title “Friends”, Subtitle “The One With the Thumb”, channel, call sign, etc, but the converted file has the title as “Friends_TBSHD_2019_12_15_08_21_54” with no subtitle. Is this a bug or could it be something in my tasks? Again the directory was fine until I began using the Selection Filters. Any help or insight is greatly appreciated.

Please attach your conversion log, it’ll show what’s going on.

Friends_TBSHD_2019_12_15_08_21_54.wtv-All Other Shows-2019-12-15T08-38-09.8238001-05-00.log (1.1 MB) mcebuddy.log (242.6 KB)

Looks like you have a NFO or an XML file along with your WTV recording which is providing incorrect title information to MCEBuddy which is why your metadata isn’t correct.

INFORMATION> 2019-12-15T08:38:17 MCEBuddy.MetaData.FileExtractMetadata --> Extracting NFO Tags
2019-12-15T08:38:17 MCEBuddy.MetaData.FileExtractMetadata --> Extracting Kodi/XMBC Episode NFO metadata
2019-12-15T08:38:17 MCEBuddy.MetaData.FileExtractMetadata --> Successfully extracted Kodi/XBMC NFO Movie metadata
2019-12-15T08:38:17 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> Video Tags extracted ->
Title: Friends_TBSHD_2019_12_15_08_21_54

Delete that extra NFO file and all should be good. I can see the correct information in your WTV file.

Ok thank you. This looks promising since I checked the media info on upcoming conversions and the title has all the extra info in it (channel, call sign, etc). I then deleted the nfo files and checked the media info again and it was correct. If this is the solution then the culprit is a hidden setting in my Jellyfin server saving nfo files (incorrectly formatted) within the directory. I will run a few conversions to check and if it’s good I will mark it solved. Again, thank you very much.