[FEATURE] Add selection filter 'Seasons' to Movies/Sports

Request Type: NEW FEATURE

MCEBuddy Version and Type (32bit or 64bit): 2.4.8 2018-01-24

Operating System and Type (32bit or 64bit): Win10 x64

Summary of the problem or suggestion: Add filter class ‘Seasons’ to filter/process only shows with seasons, like movies and sports.

Currently, you have to use the %ifseason%<Shows-with-seasons,Specials-that-do-not> and filter on “All” or “Shows/Other”.

I like to send specials (e.g. award shows like the Oscars) to a separate folder than shows with seasons and episodes. They’re not movies, and they’re not sports, and they don’t have seasons. That would let me setup 4 tasks, one for each type, and not clutter up the custom renaming with complicated conditional tags. When you use the conditional tags, it doesn’t display the example for the second/false option, which is a problem since you’re using the conditional tag in the first place to have two separate naming conventions, and it just goes downhill from there trying to “decode” what the filenames will be for the different options.


For test purposes, why not just reverse the naming conditions (put if in else and vice versa), test it out and then put them back in the correct order.

An update, we looked into this and issue here is that the season/episode information may not be available until after the metadata is downloaded (which happens after the conversion starts otherwise adding thousands of files in a queue will take forever). For example of a file only has a title and broadcast date/time there’s no way to tell if it’s a series or a just a show without looking up additional information from the internet.