Hi all. I have searched the forums for an answer, and perhaps my issue is unique. I use TV Mosaic for program recording (formerly DVBLogic), and I am having an issue with Date Based TV shows, specifically their metadata. I record every night the following date based shows, each which concludes (according to MCEBuddy) an original broadcast date of 2018-05-05.
NBC Nightly News, Rachel Maddow, 11th Hours with Brian Williams, and Watch What Happens Live.
I see in the logs on each of these shows during the metadata extraction process:
Then at the end of the MCEBuddy process, it writes in the metadata, like this:
2018-11-07T12:20:39 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.AtomicParsley --> Process arguments “C:\Program Files\MCEBuddy2x\working0\The 11th Hour With Brian Williams -20181105.mp4” --overWrite --title “The 11th Hour With Brian Williams *” --TVShowName “The 11th Hour With Brian Williams *” --stik “TV Show” --TVNetwork “MSNBC HD” --genre “News” –year "2018-05-05T04:00:00Z" --description “Brian Williams delivers an early look at the stories that will drive tomorrow’s conversation.” --longdesc “Brian Williams delivers an early look at the stories that will drive tomorrow’s conversation.” --comment “Brian Williams delivers an early look at the stories that will drive tomorrow’s conversation.” --encodingTool “MCEBuddy”
So I can see it creating a tag for year as 2018-05-05, despite the fact that the title of the original file has the correct date in it 20181105.
It is very odd to me, because I can’t find anywhere in the original metadata even where MCEBuddy is finding this 2018-05-05 date.
So where does this OriginalBroadcastDateTime information come from? If I use FFPROBE, it doesn’t show up. If I use VLC to view metadata it shows the date only as year 2018. I asked TV Mosaic and they said they are only passing the year in the metadata, and have added an enhancement request for the exact date to be added. Despite that, I am adding the date recorded into the show name for every show, so not sure how MCEBuddy gets this 2018-05-05 date or how else I can find where this date is being pulled from.
It is quite an annoying issue, as Plex, Kodi, and MRMC seem to vary as to how they will display different information for the exact same show. I suppose if they use the title, it will display correctly, but if they use Metadata, it will always show as date 05/05/2018. Occasionally, it even happens on regular TV shows, that are season and episode based. It will show that it was recorded on 2018-05-05.
I have successfully uploaded 3 log files and 2 TV Show recordings to the FTP site for your review. I can upload more if you need. Unfortunately if I attempt to split the original file to upload to the FTP site, it seems to lose all of its metadata, so I have upload the entire file.
Any ideas why this is happening and how I can fix it? Thank you!