Skip Channel on processing - is this the right syntax?

I’m trying to skip processing PBS channels, since they don’t have commercials. I’m using this… ;~KCTS … where KCTS is the channel name from Comcast. Using this string, it does not find anything to process no matter what channel the recordings are recorded from. I figure,…

  • = anything
    ~ = not
    but I don’t know what the semicolon does.

Is there support for this syntax somewhere?
Is this the correct syntax? If it’s incorrect, why does it default to ‘don’t process anything’ rather than ‘skip this requirement’.

The format looks okay but did you confirm that the channel name matches the metadata in the file?

You can go through the conversion log to see what’s being extracted.

Didn’t confirm. I need to figure out how to do that.

I went through the logs and don’t see the channel name being extracted for any of these SageTV recording files (*.ts).

You can attach the conversion log.

SageTv has it own metadata file that should be provided to MCEBuddy along with the TS file.

I’ve attached the conversion log and properties file for a sample PBS program. I don’t see the channel name in the properties file.

PoldarkonMasterpiece-24080030-0.ts-Convert to Sage CS-2017-10-12T15-05-46.1024387-07-00.log (300 KB)

Here’s your issue, there’s no channel metadata present in your SageTV metadata file.

INFORMATION> 2017-10-12T15:05:50 MCEBuddy.MetaData.FileExtractMetadata --> Extracting Alt SageTV PROPERTIES Tags
2017-10-12T15:05:50 MCEBuddy.MetaData.FileExtractMetadata --> Extracting SageTV metadata
WARNING> 2017-10-12T15:05:50 MCEBuddy.MetaData.FileExtractMetadata --> Skipping invalid properties entry -> #Generator: CMT Metadata, written on Sunday, October 1, 2017 11:14 PM
WARNING> 2017-10-12T15:05:50 MCEBuddy.MetaData.FileExtractMetadata --> Skipping invalid properties entry -> Contestant=
WARNING> 2017-10-12T15:05:50 MCEBuddy.MetaData.FileExtractMetadata --> Skipping invalid properties entry -> Guest=
WARNING> 2017-10-12T15:05:50 MCEBuddy.MetaData.FileExtractMetadata --> Skipping invalid properties entry -> Choreographer=
WARNING> 2017-10-12T15:05:50 MCEBuddy.MetaData.FileExtractMetadata --> Skipping invalid properties entry -> ExtendedRatings=
WARNING> 2017-10-12T15:05:50 MCEBuddy.MetaData.FileExtractMetadata --> Skipping invalid properties entry -> Composer=
WARNING> 2017-10-12T15:05:50 MCEBuddy.MetaData.FileExtractMetadata --> Skipping invalid properties entry -> AltEpisodeNumber=
WARNING> 2017-10-12T15:05:50 MCEBuddy.MetaData.FileExtractMetadata --> Skipping invalid properties entry -> Voice=
WARNING> 2017-10-12T15:05:50 MCEBuddy.MetaData.FileExtractMetadata --> Skipping invalid properties entry -> Judge=
WARNING> 2017-10-12T15:05:50 MCEBuddy.MetaData.FileExtractMetadata --> Skipping invalid properties entry -> EpisodeName=
WARNING> 2017-10-12T15:05:50 MCEBuddy.MetaData.FileExtractMetadata --> Skipping invalid properties entry -> Director=
WARNING> 2017-10-12T15:05:50 MCEBuddy.MetaData.FileExtractMetadata --> Skipping invalid properties entry -> Anchor=
WARNING> 2017-10-12T15:05:50 MCEBuddy.MetaData.FileExtractMetadata --> Skipping invalid properties entry -> Guest Voice=
WARNING> 2017-10-12T15:05:50 MCEBuddy.MetaData.FileExtractMetadata --> Skipping invalid properties entry -> Executive Producer=
WARNING> 2017-10-12T15:05:50 MCEBuddy.MetaData.FileExtractMetadata --> Skipping invalid properties entry -> Guest Star=
WARNING> 2017-10-12T15:05:50 MCEBuddy.MetaData.FileExtractMetadata --> Skipping invalid properties entry -> AiringTime=
WARNING> 2017-10-12T15:05:50 MCEBuddy.MetaData.FileExtractMetadata --> Skipping invalid properties entry -> Musical Guest=
WARNING> 2017-10-12T15:05:50 MCEBuddy.MetaData.FileExtractMetadata --> Skipping invalid properties entry -> Producer=
WARNING> 2017-10-12T15:05:50 MCEBuddy.MetaData.FileExtractMetadata --> Skipping invalid properties entry -> Misc=
WARNING> 2017-10-12T15:05:50 MCEBuddy.MetaData.FileExtractMetadata --> Skipping invalid properties entry -> Language=
WARNING> 2017-10-12T15:05:50 MCEBuddy.MetaData.FileExtractMetadata --> Skipping invalid properties entry -> Narrator=
WARNING> 2017-10-12T15:05:50 MCEBuddy.MetaData.FileExtractMetadata --> Skipping invalid properties entry -> Rated=
WARNING> 2017-10-12T15:05:50 MCEBuddy.MetaData.FileExtractMetadata --> Skipping invalid properties entry -> Correspondent=
WARNING> 2017-10-12T15:05:50 MCEBuddy.MetaData.FileExtractMetadata --> Skipping invalid properties entry -> Host=
WARNING> 2017-10-12T15:05:50 MCEBuddy.MetaData.FileExtractMetadata --> Skipping invalid properties entry -> Team=
WARNING> 2017-10-12T15:05:50 MCEBuddy.MetaData.FileExtractMetadata --> Skipping invalid properties entry -> Year=
WARNING> 2017-10-12T15:05:50 MCEBuddy.MetaData.FileExtractMetadata --> Skipping invalid properties entry -> AiringDuration=
2017-10-12T15:05:50 MCEBuddy.MetaData.FileExtractMetadata --> Successfully extracted SageTV Tags metadata
2017-10-12T15:05:50 MCEBuddy.MetaData.VideoMetaData --> Video Tags extracted from file/name metadata ->
Title: Poldark on Masterpiece
SubTitle:
Description: George has everything going for him; Demelza’s brothers take up preaching; Dwight vanishes after Caroline and Dwight elope.
Network:
Network Affiliate:
Parental Rating: TVPG
Media Credits: Aidan Turner;Eleanor Tomlinson;Caroline Blakiston;Ellise Chappell;Beatie Edney;Jack Farthing;Heida Reed
Genres: Historical drama,Romance,Adventure
Season: 3
Episode: 1
Banner:
Banner URL:
IMDB Id:
MovieDB Id:
TVDB Id:
Is Show Movie: False
Is Show Sports: False
OriginalBroadcastDateTime: 2017-06-11T13:00:00
RecordedDateTime: 1899-12-31T16:00:00
SeriesPremiereDate: 1899-12-31T16:00:00
CopyProtected: False
SageTV FileID:
SageTV MediaFileID:

I didn’t either. I will ask in the SageTV forum how/if this info can be accessed. No need to try and strip commercials from channels that don’t have them.

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