Support for other video formats?

Jun 19, 2011 at 8:10 PM

I realize this was made for renaming WTV files, but I was curious if you have considered adding support for other file types.

We are looking to possibly add Media Center into our house to go alongside our TiVos so we are trying to find a way to combine in a central location recordings from both TiVo and Media Center.  KMTTG lets us transfer TiVo recordings to our PC and remove the TiVo container and also generate a metadata txt file which contains info like the showID which matches up with the zap2it ID on thetvdb when it has been entered there correctly. We have also found a tool that lets you remove the WTV container from 7MC recordings so now it is just a matter of finding a way to better organize it. Unfortunately there isn't a tool that will do for TiVo/MPG files what WTV-MetaRenamer does for WTV files.



Jul 29, 2011 at 5:59 PM

This sounds like a rather specialist request, unfortunately. If you can post a sample of the metadata txt file, I can have a think about what changes might be required but, ultimately, the script depends heavily on the operating system's understanding of the fact that video files have certain metadata stored against them and how to retrieve that information.


Jul 31, 2011 at 7:44 PM

Thanks. I had a feeling that might be the case. This is the program I use to transfer and decode the .TiVo files. It is also what generates a separate text file for the metadata which I believe it pulls from the .TiVo files.

Here is what Chaos S01E12 Mincemeat generates. 

title : CHAOSseriesTitle : CHAOSdescription : The agents must persuade a dying Middle Eastern dictator to keep his violent son from taking power. time : 2011-07-10T00:00:00ZisEpisode : trueoriginalAirDate : 2011-07-09T00:00:00ZepisodeTitle : MincemeatisEpisodic : trueshowingBits : 4099displayMajorNumber : 510callsign : WTSPDTseriesId : SH01308802vActor : Rodriguez|FreddyvActor : Close|EricvActor : Nelson|Tim BlakevActor : Murray|JamesvActor : Ejogo|CarmenvActor : Cole|ChristinavActor : Smith|KurtwoodvDirector : Underwood|RonvExecProducer : Spezialy|TomvExecProducer : Ratner|BrettvExecProducer : Haight|MarthavProgramGenre : ComedyvProgramGenre : DramavSeriesGenre : ComedyvSeriesGenre : DramavSeriesGenre : ComedyvSeriesGenre : DramavGuestStar : Harrison|MatthewvGuestStar : Overton|RickvGuestStar : Amendola|TonyvGuestStar : Down|AlisenvGuestStar : Lobo|StephenvGuestStar : Benyaer|MichaelvGuestStar : Padrad|AhrimanvGuestStar : Mina|Mina E.vGuestStar : Badalucco|MichaelvGuestStar : Alamian|AnoushavWriter : Zuckerman|Ed