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Rename My TV Series - v2 Suggestions and Ideas


 Hans
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I have started this topic to allow users of Name My TV Series to post ideas and suggestion for the next version of this application.

I'm thinking in lines of workflow, looks, and functionality ... so go ahead and post your ideas, no matter how crazy, silly or trivial they might be ...


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(@omgzilla)
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Hi, I've been using Name My TV Series for a few months now on macOS and it's great! I have one feature request, unless it exists and I'm missing it. I have a few TV series that were aired in a different order from how they were released on DVD. Firefly and Futurama are the two most notable examples. They were aired out of the production order, and the DVD order makes much more sense. I don't see a way in the app to pull the alternate DVD order listing from TheTVDB in your app. I use a plug-in for Plex that does this for me for Plex, but I'm re-organizing my files and am putting the episode names in the file names themselves as sort of a permanent visual of which episode is what.


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 Hans
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Hi omgzilla,

Actually, the DVD sort order does exist, even though it may not be that obvious.

1) Click the tab "Find TV Series" on the left.
2) just below the search box there is a "DVD Sort" check box - check this option.
3) Search or double click the found TV shows, and the result should be in DVD sort order.

Having tested it just now; I could have placed that in a more intuitive place ... something for the next version 


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Aha, I thought I had seen the option but I was looking for it again after selecting a show, at which point it drops off the menu there. It took me a couple minutes to completely figure this out after your pointer because at first glance, it didn't look like there was a difference in the order. I finally spotted that the listing on the left was not sorted by the DVD episode number, but otherwise was correct. After adding the naming scheme to the list on the right, a simple click on the button to sort by name fixed it. Definitely not intuitive, but glad to see it's there. Thanks for the heads-up!


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 Hans
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Glad to hear it now works for you 

Yeah, I could have done the DVD sort better - again; something for the next version. 


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Hi there. I'm reviewing my installed apps to see if they are 64-bits for compatibility with the next version of macOS, and unfortunately Name My TV Series is not. I assume you are aware that the upcoming version will require 64-bit apps only, which means Name My TV Series wont run. Any plans to update it to 64-bit?


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 Hans
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Yes, I'm actually working on it to have it build for Cocoa, 64 bit, and ... sign the application as well.
Not sure if Apple's rules allows me to do this, but I may try to place it in the App Store as well (besides downloading it straight from Tweaking4All as well of course). 


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(@omgzilla)
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Hi there. First off, GREAT JOB with the app redesign! I'm finding it much easier to use. I have one question/suggestion... is there a way to sort by "Absolute" numbering when searching TV Shows on thetvdb website? You have toggles for aired and DVD order, with an option to have continuous numbering, but this isn't quite the same as "Absolute" numbering that is on some TV shows in thetvdb. If it's not available, can this be added as a feature at some point?  Thanks.


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 Hans
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Thanks for the compliments OMGZilla - it's very much appreciated 

Thanks for the suggestion as well. I did look at the data that I get from TheTVDB, here an example with episode info:

    {
      "id": 85751,
      "airedSeason": 1,
      "airedSeasonID": 4147,
      "airedEpisodeNumber": 2,

      "episodeName": "Children of the Gods (2)",
      "firstAired": "1997-07-27",
      "guestStars": [
        "Brent Stait",
        "Robert Wisden",
        "Jay Acov"
      ],
      "director": "|Mario Azzopardi|",
      "directors": [
        "Mario Azzopardi"
      ],
      "writers": [
        "Jonathan Glassner",
        "Brad Wright"
      ],
      "overview": "Colonel O'Neill, leading the new SG-1, track Apophis back to the planet Chulak to rescue Sha're and Skaara, and befriend one of Apophis' Jaffa guards.",
      "language": {
        "episodeName": "en",
        "overview": "en"
      },
      "productionCode": "",
      "showUrl": "",
      "lastUpdated": 1310860983,
      "dvdDiscid": "",
      "dvdSeason": 1,
      "dvdEpisodeNumber": 1.2,
      "dvdChapter": null,
      "absoluteNumber": null,

      "filename": "episodes/72449/85751.jpg",
      "seriesId": 72449,
      "lastUpdatedBy": 20141,
      "airsAfterSeason": null,
      "airsBeforeSeason": null,
      "airsBeforeEpisode": null,
      "thumbAuthor": 959,
      "thumbAdded": "",
      "thumbWidth": "300",
      "thumbHeight": "167",
      "imdbId": "",
      "siteRating": 7.6,
      "siteRatingCount": 38
    }

As you can see there is a field for an absolute number, but ... most shows have that field value as "null".
A null value is a problem - I would not know how to sort that if each episode has the absolute number "null".
In the future I could try adding that though and show a checkbox for absolute sorting if the show does have values here. It would take remodeling of the database and a bunch of procedures though. They all rely on either aired or dvd order.

I'll add it to my "ToDo" list for when I have time to make significant changes like that.


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 Hans
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I forgot to ask; with absolute numbers, there are no seasons right?


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(@omgzilla)
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Correct, no seasons. My understanding is that it’s mostly Japanese anime that this is used for. 


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