I’m having a number of reboot series (and some new ones using old names) being matched with the wrong series. I started to add to the metadata correction table, but it is becoming unwieldly. So, I am looking to the “Prioritize matching by Original Broadcast Date” setting to help.
My expectation for this setting is that it will use the original broadcast date available in the NPVR metadata to correctly find the correct series during the MCEbuddy metadata lookups. What I am finding is that MCEbuddy will first search TVDB and find the wrong match using season and ep, which in turn overwrites the original broadcast date in the metadata cache, so when it comes to TMDB to look up by original broadcast date, it is using the wrong date and finding the same wrong series that was found in TVDB.
Some of the series I encounter this with include: Happy Together, S.W.A.T., New Amsterdam, MacGyver, and others. I’ve uploaded the logs for S.W.A.T. and MacGyver.
The only reason I have the metadata lookup enabled, since NPVR metadata is already available, is that I want the premiere year available to name the file correctly for Plex to use for it’s lookups.
Can anyone confirm that perhaps the order of the lookups is the culprit?