Something has broken, TV files not scanning in (TVDB issues?)

  • My system the TVDB scanning plugin / media source seemed to just disappear, I don't know why!?

    I fixed it 2 days ago by re-grabbing the plugin in "get more" information providers.


    This has worked fine at the time, scanning in my library of TV shows again (movies, not impacted)


    I just found 2 episodes of One Punch man, not updating, I don't know why?

    The file permissions are correct, Kodi can even play them under the 'files' menu.

    I've re-scanned the folder, it won't import them.

    I even checked that TVDB does recognise the files exist.


    What could it be ?

  • I just pulled this from a debug log, bear in mind, 7 of these files ARE scanned in fine and the show is on the TVDB database?!



    2019-06-12 20:45:02.655 T:1937223696 DEBUG: Previous line repeats 1 times.

    2019-06-12 20:45:02.655 T:1937223696 DEBUG: ------ Window Deinit (DialogContextMenu.xml) ------

    2019-06-12 20:45:02.697 T:1937223696 DEBUG: CAddonSettings[metadata.tvdb.com]: loading setting definitions

    2019-06-12 20:45:02.697 T:1937223696 DEBUG: CAddonSettings[metadata.tvdb.com]: trying to load setting definitions from old format...

    2019-06-12 20:45:02.699 T:1937223696 DEBUG: CAddonSettings[metadata.tvdb.com]: loading setting values

    2019-06-12 20:45:02.826 T:1937223696 DEBUG: ------ Window Init (DialogExtendedProgressBar.xml) ------

    2019-06-12 20:45:02.845 T:1401336688 NOTICE: VideoInfoScanner: Starting scan ..

    2019-06-12 20:45:02.845 T:1937220464 DEBUG: CAnnouncementManager - Announcement: OnScanStarted from xbmc

    2019-06-12 20:45:02.846 T:1937220464 DEBUG: GOT ANNOUNCEMENT, type: 16, from xbmc, message OnScanStarted

    2019-06-12 20:45:02.849 T:1401336688 DEBUG: CAddonSettings[metadata.tvdb.com]: loading setting definitions

    2019-06-12 20:45:02.850 T:1401336688 DEBUG: CAddonSettings[metadata.tvdb.com]: trying to load setting definitions from old format...

    2019-06-12 20:45:02.850 T:1401336688 DEBUG: CAddonSettings[metadata.tvdb.com]: loading setting values

    2019-06-12 20:45:02.857 T:1401336688 DEBUG: CAddonSettings[metadata.tvdb.com]: loading setting definitions

    2019-06-12 20:45:02.857 T:1401336688 DEBUG: CAddonSettings[metadata.tvdb.com]: trying to load setting definitions from old format...

    2019-06-12 20:45:02.858 T:1401336688 DEBUG: CAddonSettings[metadata.tvdb.com]: loading setting values

    2019-06-12 20:45:02.915 T:1401336688 DEBUG: VideoInfoScanner: Scanning dir 'smb://freenas/media/tv/One-Punch Man/' as not in the database

    2019-06-12 20:45:02.917 T:1401336688 DEBUG: VideoInfoScanner: Found episode match smb://freenas/media/tv/One-Punch Man/Season 02/One-Punch Man - S02E01 - Return of the Hero.mkv (s2e1) [s([0-9]+)[ ._x-]*e([0-9]+(?:(?:[a-i]|\.[1-9])(?![0-9]))?)([^\\/]*)$]

    2019-06-12 20:45:02.918 T:1401336688 DEBUG: VideoInfoScanner: Found episode match smb://freenas/media/tv/One-Punch Man/Season 02/One-Punch Man - S02E02 - XXXX Monster.mkv (s2e2) [s([0-9]+)[ ._x-]*e([0-9]+(?:(?:[a-i]|\.[1-9])(?![0-9]))?)([^\\/]*)$]

    2019-06-12 20:45:02.918 T:1401336688 DEBUG: VideoInfoScanner: Found episode match smb://freenas/media/tv/One-Punch Man/Season 02/One-Punch Man - S02E03 - The Hunt Begins.mkv (s2e3) [s([0-9]+)[ ._x-]*e([0-9]+(?:(?:[a-i]|\.[1-9])(?![0-9]))?)([^\\/]*)$]

    2019-06-12 20:45:02.919 T:1401336688 DEBUG: VideoInfoScanner: Found episode match smb://freenas/media/tv/One-Punch Man/Season 02/One-Punch Man - S02E04 - The Metal Bat.mkv (s2e4) [s([0-9]+)[ ._x-]*e([0-9]+(?:(?:[a-i]|\.[1-9])(?![0-9]))?)([^\\/]*)$]

    2019-06-12 20:45:02.919 T:1401336688 DEBUG: VideoInfoScanner: Found episode match smb://freenas/media/tv/One-Punch Man/Season 02/One-Punch Man - S02E05 - The Martial Arts Tournament.mkv (s2e5) [s([0-9]+)[ ._x-]*e([0-9]+(?:(?:[a-i]|\.[1-9])(?![0-9]))?)([^\\/]*)$]

    2019-06-12 20:45:02.920 T:1401336688 DEBUG: VideoInfoScanner: Found episode match smb://freenas/media/tv/One-Punch Man/Season 02/One-Punch Man - S02E06 - The Uprising of the Monsters.mkv (s2e6) [s([0-9]+)[ ._x-]*e([0-9]+(?:(?:[a-i]|\.[1-9])(?![0-9]))?)([^\\/]*)$]

    2019-06-12 20:45:02.921 T:1401336688 DEBUG: VideoInfoScanner: Found episode match smb://freenas/media/tv/One-Punch Man/Season 02/One-Punch Man - S02E07 - The Class S Heroes.mkv (s2e7) [s([0-9]+)[ ._x-]*e([0-9]+(?:(?:[a-i]|\.[1-9])(?![0-9]))?)([^\\/]*)$]

    2019-06-12 20:45:02.921 T:1401336688 DEBUG: VideoInfoScanner: Found episode match smb://freenas/media/tv/One-Punch Man/Season 02/One-Punch Man - S02E08 - The Resistance of the Strong.mkv (s2e8) [s([0-9]+)[ ._x-]*e([0-9]+(?:(?:[a-i]|\.[1-9])(?![0-9]))?)([^\\/]*)$]

    2019-06-12 20:45:02.922 T:1401336688 DEBUG: VideoInfoScanner: Found episode match smb://freenas/media/tv/One-Punch Man/Season 02/One-Punch Man - S02E09 - The Ultimate Dilemma.mkv (s2e9) [s([0-9]+)[ ._x-]*e([0-9]+(?:(?:[a-i]|\.[1-9])(?![0-9]))?)([^\\/]*)$]

    2019-06-12 20:45:02.936 T:1710179184 DEBUG: Skin Helper Widgets --> Kodi_Monitor: sender xbmc - method: VideoLibrary.OnScanStarted - data: null

    2019-06-12 20:45:02.961 T:1401336688 DEBUG: GetEpisodeList: Searching 'http://api.themoviedb.org/3/tv/63926?api_key=6a5be4999abf74eba1f9a8311294c267&language=en' using The TVDB scraper (file: '/storage/.kodi/addons/metadata.tvdb.com', content: 'tvshows', version: '3.0.15')

    2019-06-12 20:45:03.003 T:1401336688 DEBUG: scraper: GetEpisodeList returned <episodeguide></episodeguide>

    2019-06-12 20:45:03.003 T:1401336688 WARNING: No information found for item 'smb://freenas/media/tv/One-Punch Man/', it won't be added to the library.

    2019-06-12 20:45:03.006 T:1401336688 DEBUG: VideoInfoScanner: No (new) information was found in dir smb://freenas/media/tv/One-Punch Man/

    2019-06-12 20:45:03.011 T:1401336688 DEBUG: CAddonSettings[metadata.tvdb.com]: loading setting definitions

    2019-06-12 20:45:03.012 T:1401336688 DEBUG: CAddonSettings[metadata.tvdb.com]: trying to load setting definitions from old format...

    2019-06-12 20:45:03.013 T:1401336688 DEBUG: CAddonSettings[metadata.tvdb.com]: loading setting values

    2019-06-12 20:45:03.016 T:1401336688 DEBUG: CAddonSettings[metadata.tvdb.com]: loading setting definitions

    2019-06-12 20:45:03.016 T:1401336688 DEBUG: CAddonSettings[metadata.tvdb.com]: trying to load setting definitions from old format...

    2019-06-12 20:45:03.017 T:1401336688 DEBUG: CAddonSettings[metadata.tvdb.com]: loading setting values

    2019-06-12 20:45:03.052 T:1401336688 DEBUG: VideoInfoScanner: Scanning dir 'smb://freenas/media/tv/One-Punch Man/Season 02/' as not in the database

    2019-06-12 20:45:03.054 T:1401336688 DEBUG: VideoInfoScanner: Found episode match smb://freenas/media/tv/One-Punch Man/Season 02/One-Punch Man - S02E01 - Return of the Hero.mkv (s2e1) [s([0-9]+)[ ._x-]*e([0-9]+(?:(?:[a-i]|\.[1-9])(?![0-9]))?)([^\\/]*)$]

    2019-06-12 20:45:03.054 T:1401336688 DEBUG: VideoInfoScanner: Found episode match smb://freenas/media/tv/One-Punch Man/Season 02/One-Punch Man - S02E02 - XXXX Monster.mkv (s2e2) [s([0-9]+)[ ._x-]*e([0-9]+(?:(?:[a-i]|\.[1-9])(?![0-9]))?)([^\\/]*)$]

    2019-06-12 20:45:03.055 T:1401336688 DEBUG: VideoInfoScanner: Found episode match smb://freenas/media/tv/One-Punch Man/Season 02/One-Punch Man - S02E03 - The Hunt Begins.mkv (s2e3) [s([0-9]+)[ ._x-]*e([0-9]+(?:(?:[a-i]|\.[1-9])(?![0-9]))?)([^\\/]*)$]

    2019-06-12 20:45:03.055 T:1401336688 DEBUG: VideoInfoScanner: Found episode match smb://freenas/media/tv/One-Punch Man/Season 02/One-Punch Man - S02E04 - The Metal Bat.mkv (s2e4) [s([0-9]+)[ ._x-]*e([0-9]+(?:(?:[a-i]|\.[1-9])(?![0-9]))?)([^\\/]*)$]

    2019-06-12 20:45:03.056 T:1401336688 DEBUG: VideoInfoScanner: Found episode match smb://freenas/media/tv/One-Punch Man/Season 02/One-Punch Man - S02E05 - The Martial Arts Tournament.mkv (s2e5) [s([0-9]+)[ ._x-]*e([0-9]+(?:(?:[a-i]|\.[1-9])(?![0-9]))?)([^\\/]*)$]

    2019-06-12 20:45:03.056 T:1401336688 DEBUG: VideoInfoScanner: Found episode match smb://freenas/media/tv/One-Punch Man/Season 02/One-Punch Man - S02E06 - The Uprising of the Monsters.mkv (s2e6) [s([0-9]+)[ ._x-]*e([0-9]+(?:(?:[a-i]|\.[1-9])(?![0-9]))?)([^\\/]*)$]

    2019-06-12 20:45:03.057 T:1401336688 DEBUG: VideoInfoScanner: Found episode match smb://freenas/media/tv/One-Punch Man/Season 02/One-Punch Man - S02E07 - The Class S Heroes.mkv (s2e7) [s([0-9]+)[ ._x-]*e([0-9]+(?:(?:[a-i]|\.[1-9])(?![0-9]))?)([^\\/]*)$]

    2019-06-12 20:45:03.057 T:1401336688 DEBUG: VideoInfoScanner: Found episode match smb://freenas/media/tv/One-Punch Man/Season 02/One-Punch Man - S02E08 - The Resistance of the Strong.mkv (s2e8) [s([0-9]+)[ ._x-]*e([0-9]+(?:(?:[a-i]|\.[1-9])(?![0-9]))?)([^\\/]*)$]

    2019-06-12 20:45:03.058 T:1401336688 DEBUG: VideoInfoScanner: Found episode match smb://freenas/media/tv/One-Punch Man/Season 02/One-Punch Man - S02E09 - The Ultimate Dilemma.mkv (s2e9) [s([0-9]+)[ ._x-]*e([0-9]+(?:(?:[a-i]|\.[1-9])(?![0-9]))?)([^\\/]*)$]

    2019-06-12 20:45:03.085 T:1401336688 DEBUG: GetEpisodeList: Searching 'http://api.themoviedb.org/3/tv/63926?api_key=6a5be4999abf74eba1f9a8311294c267&language=en' using The TVDB scraper (file: '/storage/.kodi/addons/metadata.tvdb.com', content: 'tvshows', version: '3.0.15')

    2019-06-12 20:45:03.111 T:1401336688 DEBUG: scraper: GetEpisodeList returned <episodeguide></episodeguide>

    2019-06-12 20:45:03.112 T:1401336688 WARNING: No information found for item 'smb://freenas/media/tv/One-Punch Man/Season 02/', it won't be added to the library.

    2019-06-12 20:45:03.114 T:1401336688 DEBUG: VideoInfoScanner: No (new) information was found in dir smb://freenas/media/tv/One-Punch Man/Season 02/

    2019-06-12 20:45:03.135 T:1401336688 NOTICE: VideoInfoScanner: Finished scan. Scanning for video info took 00:00

    2019-06-12 20:45:03.136 T:1937220464 DEBUG: CAnnouncementManager - Announcement: OnScanFinished from xbmc

    2019-06-12 20:45:03.136 T:1937220464 DEBUG: GOT ANNOUNCEMENT, type: 16, from xbmc, message OnScanFinished

    2019-06-12 20:45:03.177 T:1937223696 DEBUG: CGUIMediaWindow::GetDirectory (smb://freenas/media/tv/)

    2019-06-12 20:45:03.177 T:1937223696 DEBUG: ParentPath = [smb://freenas/media/tv/]





    Episode 8 and 9 - won't scan in. Perhaps ALL of them won't scan in (???) however 1-7 were already there? Shrug.

  • I think the problem is with filename.

    Your episode 09 has this name "The Ultimate Dilemma", but in TVDB the name is "The Troubles of the Stronges".

    I think if you rename your episode like is in TVDB will solve this.

    I personally use XEM scraper for animes, because with it I can use AniDB informations, that I think is more good for animes.

    TVDB and AniDb has different names for some episodes. Check here TVDB and AniDB.

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    My hardware is a Raspberry Pi 3b

  • I thought that Kodi tends to only worry about the filename numbers

    "Show Name (Season) (Episode)"

    So you could name a file:

    Dexter S01E01 THE QUICK BROWN FOX LOL.AVI

    and it would still detect it, correctly?


    None the less, I'm forcing a refresh in sickchill and a rename. So I'll see in a moment (thank you for reply!)

  • You guys are correct. I didn't know that. I tested here rename a file with One Punch Man S02E09 Edjalmo and Kodi found info. Sorry!

    FeFiFoFum forcing refresh work?

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    My hardware is a Raspberry Pi 3b

  • I am having the same problems.

    Name your files properly as per Kodi requirements (preferably without any 'scene' info) as outlined in the Kodi wiki pages, and a 99.9% success rate will come to you.