I recently switched from wmc with wtv files to tvheadend. I have tvheadend recording natively to .ts format… There appears to be no metadata embedded in a .ts?
I have spent some time trying to get mcebuddy to find the metadata online successfully (and can as long as it is simply showname - s01e01) however if there is any additional information the lookup fails. My tvheadend output is something like… showname - s01e01 - channel name - record date.ts
What happens is that any additional information gets added to either the showname or the subtitle field causing mcebuddy to fail to look up the proper information online.
I used a mass renamer to remove all additional information from the file names… and end up with just showname s01e01 however I end up having duplicate file names as I typically have multiple recordings of the same episodes (that i later review and ensure they are properly recorded) so i would need to be able to name my pool of yet to be processed shows as showname - s01e01 -2 or (2) or [2) just to delineate a duplicate however it seems any additional characters get processed into either showname or subtitle.
i wonder if a checkbox could be added to “only use s01e01” and showname as identifier… ignore any information after s01e01 is found… i could have showname - s01e01 - anythingiwantbutitisignoredbymcebuddy.
Perhaps when mcebuddy finds special characters it could remove them AND what is inside. for example i tried doing as follows  showname s01e01 and mcebuddy removed the [ ] and the showname became 02 showname