[Feature Request] Selection counting for filename template syntax

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mgutt
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[Feature Request] Selection counting for filename template syntax

Post by mgutt » Wed May 08, 2019 9:14 pm

Variable N, M or T count independently of the selected titles. I like to have a counting starting at 0+X and considering the selected titles.

The reason is that tv shows with unwanted titles raise the title count so it results in this example s01e05 but should be s01e02:
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In addition the starting number should be changable as with the second DVD it should start at 05 and end with 08 (next four episodes):
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My proposal is the following syntax for the first DVD:

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{e:S2+1}
and this for the second DVD:

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{e:S2+5}
And "S" should only increment on selected titles.

fenring76
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Re: [Feature Request] Selection counting for filename template syntax

Post by fenring76 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:50 am

FWIW, this is my current workaround:

In MakeMKV, I rename the entire disk "Series Title - s##d#" where ## and # are season and disk number. In the Advanced tab->Output file name template, I change "t_" to "r", so my files end up looking like "Series Title - s20d2r09.mkv"

Importantly, that is not an episode number, but a "rip" number. Although there are often gaps, generally episodes still seem to be in the proper order. I rip all the disks of a series this way, so I end up with:

"Series Title - s01d1r00.mkv"
"Series Title - s01d1r03.mkv"
"Series Title - s01d2r00.mkv"
...
"Series Title - s09d3r13.mkv"
etc.

Then, using a quick-and-dirty python script, I sort and rename the files based on their season, disk, and rip number. The rip number gets replaced with a number from an incremental counter which resets between seasons, but not between disks:

"Series Title - s01e01.mkv"
"Series Title - s01e02.mkv"
"Series Title - s01e03.mkv"
...
"Series Title - s09e10.mkv"

The script then moves all the files to the property directory for Plex to pick up.

mgutt
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Re: [Feature Request] Selection counting for filename template syntax

Post by mgutt » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:08 pm

An additional idea to my feature request:

Most media players require that episode filenames contain the string "SxxExx". Now the idea based on this:
- I select 8 of 10 titles
- Then I add the name for the first title "S01E17 Lorem Ipsum"
- now MakeMKV automatically names all the following titles with "S01E18.mkv", "S01E19.mkv", etc.
- I only need to add the episode title (an optional step as most media player use external sources to name the episodes)

This means I only need to select the relevant titles and set the name of the first file. Everything else is done automatically. I hope you like the idea.

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