Invalid Episode Errors

Feb 24, 2009 at 1:33 AM
Hey guys, thank you for your work on this great piece of software.  It is working really well for me, except I am getting the occasional "Invalid Episode" errors when fetching data.  The program recognizes the episode number (10) or (13) for instance, but then flags the episode as invalid.

Is there a log file that I can check to see why it is rejecting these particular files?  Or do you have somethings that I might check?

Thank you very much!
Coordinator
Mar 4, 2009 at 12:37 PM
If it's saying that the episode is "invalid", that means the episode number does not exist in the assumed season for that series.  For example, let's say you're trying to process the series "30 Rock" and you have an episode that's identified as Season 2, Episode 18.  That file would be reported as Invalid because according the TheTVDb, there are only 15 episodes in Season 2.

I hope that helps some.
Mar 26, 2009 at 2:31 PM
I am having similar problems. I have the latest episode of How I Met Your Mother (S04E18) and it won't recognize it, despite the fact that it is (a) in the TVDB database on their site and (b) named correctly. I experience the same problem with the entire season 12 of South Park as well, despite the fact that it is on the site too. Anyone know of a solution to this problem?
Mar 26, 2009 at 8:37 PM
Sorry I meant Season 13 of South Park, only 3 episodes so far (it is the most current season). All the info is on the TVDB site but it keeps giving me the invalid episode error. I have changed the file names so they are in the correct folder and named simply S04E18.mkv for example. Please let me know how I can resolve this if you have an idea! Thanks!
Coordinator
Mar 26, 2009 at 10:17 PM
Can you list the full path to your file, as well as a snippet of the TVScout message log?  Start where it begins to process the series (South Park or HIMYM) and through where it says the episode is invald.
Mar 26, 2009 at 11:00 PM
Okay my south park files are in:
N:\TV2\South Park\Season 13\ and I just noticed it actually caught the first episode the last time I ran it but it actually named it "01 - TBA.mkv", which is what the TVDB site currently has listed for episode 4 (http://thetvdb.com/?tab=season&seriesid=75897&seasonid=41063&lid=7).
Here is the log from the South Park files:

Scanning South Park Loading from cache Metadata retrieved. Processing... Caching MetadataFound Season 1 (Season 1)Found Season 10 (Season 10)Found Season 11 (Season 11)Found Season 12 (Season 12)Found Season 13 (Season 13)Found Season 2 (Season 2)Found Season 3 (Season 3)Found Season 4 (Season 4)Found Season 5 (Season 5)Found Season 6 (Season 6)Found Season 7 (Season 7)Found Season 8 (Season 8)Found Season 9 (Season 9)Sorting loose episodes Processing Season 1 Processing episode '1 - Cartman Gets an Anal Probe' (01 - Cartman Gets an Anal Probe.avi) Processing episode '2 - Volcano' (02 - Volcano.avi) Processing episode '3 - Weight Gain 4000' (03 - Weight Gain 4000.avi) Processing episode '4 - Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride' (04 - Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride.avi) Processing episode '5 - An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig' (05 - An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig.avi) Processing episode '6 - Death' (06 - Death.avi) Processing episode '7 - Pink Eye' (07 - Pink Eye.avi) Processing episode '8 - Starvin' Marvin' (08 - Starvin' Marvin.avi) Processing episode '9 - Mr Hankey the Christmas Poo' (09 - Mr Hankey the Christmas Poo.avi) Processing episode '10 - Damien' (10 - Damien.avi) Processing episode '11 - Tom's Rhinoplasty' (11 - Tom's Rhinoplasty.avi) Processing episode '12 - Mecha-Streisand' (12 - Mecha-Streisand.avi) Processing episode '13 - Cartman's Mom is a Dirty Slut 1' (13 - Cartman's Mom is a Dirty Slut 1.avi) Processing Season 10 Processing episode '1 - The Return of Chef!' (01 - The Return of Chef!.mpg) Processing episode '2 - Smug Alert!' (02 - Smug Alert!.mpg) Processing episode '3 - Cartoon Wars 1' (03 - Cartoon Wars 1.mpg) Processing episode '4 - Cartoon Wars 2' (04 - Cartoon Wars 2.mpg) Processing episode '5 - A Million Little Fibers' (05 - A Million Little Fibers.mpg) Processing episode '6 - ManBearPig' (06 - ManBearPig.mpg) Processing episode '7 - Tsst' (07 - Tsst.mpg) Processing episode '8 - Make Love, Not Warcraft' (08 - Make Love, Not Warcraft.mpg) Processing episode '9 - Mystery of the Urinal Deuce' (09 - Mystery of the Urinal Deuce.mpg) Processing episode '10 - Miss Teacher Bangs a Boy' (10 - Miss Teacher Bangs a Boy.mpg) Processing episode '11 - Hell on Earth 2006' (11 - Hell on Earth 2006.mpg) Processing episode '12 - Go God Go 1' (12 - Go God Go 1.mpg) Processing episode '13 - Go God Go XII 2' (13 - Go God Go XII 2.mpg) Processing episode '14 - Stanley's Cup' (14 - Stanley's Cup.mpg) Processing Season 11 Processing episode '1 - With Apologies to Jesse Jackson' (01 - With Apologies to Jesse Jackson.mpg) Processing episode '2 - Cartman Sucks' (02 - Cartman Sucks.mpg) Processing episode '3 - Lice Capades' (03 - Lice Capades.mpg) Processing episode '4 - The Snuke' (04 - The Snuke.mpg) Processing episode '5 - Fantastic Easter Special' (05 - Fantastic Easter Special.mpg) Processing episode '7 - Night of the Living Homeless' (07 - Night of the Living Homeless.mpg) Processing episode '8 - Le Petit Tourette' (08 - Le Petit Tourette.mpg) Processing episode '9 - More Crap' (09 - More Crap.mpg) Processing episode '10 - Imaginationland Episode I' (10 - Imaginationland Episode I.mpg) Processing episode '11 - Imaginationland Episode II' (11 - Imaginationland Episode II.mpg) Processing episode '12 - Imaginationland Episode III' (12 - Imaginationland Episode III.mpg) Processing episode '13 - Guitar Queer-O' (13 - Guitar Queer-O.mpg) Processing episode '14 - The List' (14 - The List.mpg)Invalid Episode (15): 's11e15.DVDRip.mpg' Processing Season 12 Processing episode '1 - Tonsil Trouble' (01 - Tonsil Trouble.avi) Fetching Episode Poster Processing episode '2 - Britney's New Look' (02 - Britney's New Look.avi) Fetching Episode Poster Processing episode '3 - Major Boobage' (03 - Major Boobage.avi) Fetching Episode Poster Processing episode '4 - Canada On Strike' (04 - Canada On Strike.avi) Fetching Episode Poster Processing episode '5 - Eek, A Penis!' (05 - Eek, A Penis!.avi) Fetching Episode Poster Processing episode '6 - Over Logging' (06 - Over Logging.avi) Fetching Episode Poster Processing episode '7 - Super Fun Time' (07 - Super Fun Time.avi) Fetching Episode Poster Processing episode '8 - The China Probrem' (08 - The China Probrem.avi) Fetching Episode Poster Processing episode '9 - Breast Cancer Show Ever' (09 - Breast Cancer Show Ever.avi) Fetching Episode Poster Processing episode '10 - Pandemic 1' (10 - Pandemic 1.avi) Fetching Episode Poster Processing episode '11 - Pandemic 2: The Startling 2' (11 - Pandemic 2 The Startling 2.avi) Fetching Episode Poster Processing episode '12 - About Last Night' (12 - About Last Night.avi) Fetching Episode Poster Processing episode '13 - Elementary School Musical' (13 - Elementary School Musical.avi) Fetching Episode Poster Processing episode '14 - The Ungroundable' (14 - The Ungroundable.avi) Fetching Episode Poster Processing Season 13 Processing episode '1 - TBA' (01 - TBA.mkv) No Poster Found: extracting thumbnail from videoInvalid Episode (2): 'S13E02.mkv'Invalid Episode (3): 'S13E03.avi' Processing Season 2 Processing episode '1 - Terrance & Phillip in Not Without My Anus' (01 - Terrance & Phillip in Not Without My Anus.avi) Processing episode '2 - Cartman's Mom is Still a Dirty Slut 2' (02 - Cartman's Mom is Still a Dirty Slut 2.avi) Processing episode '3 - Chickenlover' (03 - Chickenlover.avi) Processing episode '4 - Ike's Wee Wee' (04 - Ike's Wee Wee.avi) Processing episode '5 - Conjoined Fetus Lady' (05 - Conjoined Fetus Lady.avi) Processing episode '6 - The Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka' (06 - The Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka.avi) Processing episode '7 - City on the Edge of Forever Flashbacks' (07 - City on the Edge of Forever Flashbacks.avi) Processing episode '8 - Summer Sucks' (08 - Summer Sucks.avi) Processing episode '9 - Chef's Salty Chocolate Balls' (09 - Chef's Salty Chocolate Balls.avi) Processing episode '10 - Chickenpox' (10 - Chickenpox.avi) Processing episode '11 - Roger Ebert Should Lay Off the Fatty Foods' (11 - Roger Ebert Should Lay Off the Fatty Foods.avi) Processing episode '12 - Clubhouses' (12 - Clubhouses.avi) Processing episode '13 - Cow Days' (13 - Cow Days.avi) Processing episode '14 - Chef Aid' (14 - Chef Aid.avi) Processing episode '15 - Spooky Fish' (15 - Spooky Fish.avi) Processing episode '16 - Merry Christmas Charlie Manson!' (16 - Merry Christmas Charlie Manson!.avi) Processing episode '17 - Gnomes' (17 - Gnomes.avi) Processing episode '18 - Prehistoric Ice Man' (18 - Prehistoric Ice Man.avi) Processing Season 3 Processing episode '1 - Rainforest Schmainforest' (01 - Rainforest Schmainforest.avi) Processing episode '2 - Spontaneous Combustion' (02 - Spontaneous Combustion.avi) Processing episode '3 - The Succubus' (03 - The Succubus.avi) Processing episode '4 - Jakovasaurs' (04 - Jakovasaurs.avi) Processing episode '5 - Tweek vs Craig' (05 - Tweek vs Craig.avi) Processing episode '6 - Sexual Harassment Panda' (06 - Sexual Harassment Panda.avi) Processing episode '7 - Cat Orgy 1' (07 - Cat Orgy 1.avi) Processing episode '8 - Two Guys Naked in a Hot Tub 2' (08 - Two Guys Naked in a Hot Tub 2.avi) Processing episode '9 - Jewbilee 3' (09 - Jewbilee 3.avi) Processing episode '10 - Korn's Groovy Pirate Ghost Mystery' (10 - Korn's Groovy Pirate Ghost Mystery.avi) Processing episode '11 - Chinpokomon' (11 - Chinpokomon.avi) Processing episode '12 - Hooked on Monkey Phonics' (12 - Hooked on Monkey Phonics.avi) Processing episode '13 - Starvin' Marvin in Space!' (13 - Starvin' Marvin in Space!.avi) Processing episode '14 - The Red Badge of Gayness' (14 - The Red Badge of Gayness.avi) Processing episode '15 - Mr Hankey's Christmas Classics' (15 - Mr Hankey's Christmas Classics.avi) Processing episode '16 - Are You There God It's Me, Jesus' (16 - Are You There God It's Me, Jesus.avi) Processing episode '17 - The Brown Noise' (17 - The Brown Noise.avi) Processing Season 4 Processing episode '1 - The Tooth Fairy Tats 2000' (01 - The Tooth Fairy Tats 2000.avi) Processing episode '2 - Cartman's Silly Hate Crime 2000' (02 - Cartman's Silly Hate Crime 2000.avi) Processing episode '3 - Timmy 2000' (03 - Timmy 2000.avi) Processing episode '4 - Quintuplets 2000' (04 - Quintuplets 2000.avi) Processing episode '5 - Cartman Joins NAMBLA' (05 - Cartman Joins NAMBLA.avi) Processing episode '6 - Cherokee Hair Tampons' (06 - Cherokee Hair Tampons.avi) Processing episode '7 - Chef Goes Nanners' (07 - Chef Goes Nanners.avi) Processing episode '8 - Something You Can Do With Your Finger' (08 - Something You Can Do With Your Finger.avi) Processing episode '9 - Do the Handicapped Go to Hell 1' (09 - Do the Handicapped Go to Hell 1.avi) Processing episode '10 - Probably 2' (10 - Probably 2.avi) Processing episode '11 - Fourth Grade' (11 - Fourth Grade.avi) Processing episode '12 - Trapper Keeper' (12 - Trapper Keeper.avi) Processing episode '13 - Helen Keller! The Musical' (13 - Helen Keller! The Musical.avi) Processing episode '14 - Pip' (14 - Pip.avi) Processing episode '15 - Fat Camp' (15 - Fat Camp.avi) Processing episode '16 - The Wacky Molestation Adventure' (16 - The Wacky Molestation Adventure.avi) Processing episode '17 - A Very Crappy Christmas' (17 - A Very Crappy Christmas.avi) Processing Season 5 Processing episode '1 - It Hits the Fan' (01 - It Hits the Fan.avi) Processing episode '2 - Cripple Fight' (02 - Cripple Fight.avi) Processing episode '3 - The Super Best Friends' (03 - The Super Best Friends.avi) Processing episode '4 - Scott Tenorman Must Die' (04 - Scott Tenorman Must Die.avi) Processing episode '5 - Terrance and Phillip: Behind the Blow' (05 - Terrance and Phillip Behind the Blow.avi) Processing episode '6 - Cartmanland' (06 - Cartmanland.avi) Processing episode '7 - Proper Condom Use' (07 - Proper Condom Use.avi) Processing episode '8 - Towelie' (08 - Towelie.avi) Processing episode '9 - Osama Bin Laden Has Farty Pants' (09 - Osama Bin Laden Has Farty Pants.avi) Processing episode '10 - How to Eat With Your Butt' (10 - How to Eat With Your Butt.avi) Processing episode '11 - The Entity' (11 - The Entity.avi) Processing episode '12 - Here Comes the Neighborhood' (12 - Here Comes the Neighborhood.avi) Processing episode '13 - Kenny Dies' (13 - Kenny Dies.avi) Processing episode '14 - Butters' Very Own Episode' (14 - Butters' Very Own Episode.avi) Processing Season 6 Processing episode '1 - Jared Has Aides' (01 - Jared Has Aides.avi) Processing episode '2 - Asspen' (02 - Asspen.avi) Processing episode '3 - Freak Strike' (03 - Freak Strike.avi) Processing episode '4 - Fun With Veal' (04 - Fun With Veal.avi) Processing episode '5 - The Terrance & Phillip Movie Trailer' (05 - The Terrance & Phillip Movie Trailer.avi) Processing episode '6 - Professor Chaos' (06 - Professor Chaos.avi) Processing episode '7 - Simpsons Already Did It' (07 - Simpsons Already Did It.avi) Processing episode '8 - Red Hot Catholic Love' (08 - Red Hot Catholic Love.avi) Processing episode '9 - Free Hat' (09 - Free Hat.avi) Processing episode '10 - Bebe's Boobs Destroy Society' (10 - Bebe's Boobs Destroy Society.avi) Processing episode '11 - Child Abduction is Not Funny' (11 - Child Abduction is Not Funny.avi) Processing episode '12 - A Ladder to Heaven' (12 - A Ladder to Heaven.avi) Processing episode '13 - The Return of the Fellowship of the Ring to the Two Towers' (13 - The Return of the Fellowship of the Ring to the Two Towers.avi) Processing episode '14 - The Death Camp of Tolerance' (14 - The Death Camp of Tolerance.avi) Processing episode '15 - The Biggest Douche in the Universe' (15 - The Biggest Douche in the Universe.avi) Processing episode '16 - My Future Self n' Me' (16 - My Future Self n' Me.avi) Processing episode '17 - Red Sleigh Down' (17 - Red Sleigh Down.avi) Processing Season 7 Processing episode '1 - Cancelled' (01 - Cancelled.avi) Processing episode '2 - Krazy Kripples' (02 - Krazy Kripples.avi) Processing episode '3 - Toilet Paper' (03 - Toilet Paper.avi) Processing episode '4 - I'm A Little Bit Country' (04 - I'm A Little Bit Country.avi) Processing episode '5 - Fat Butt and Pancake Head' (05 - Fat Butt and Pancake Head.avi) Processing episode '6 - Lil' Crime Stoppers' (06 - Lil' Crime Stoppers.avi) Processing episode '7 - Red Man's Greed' (07 - Red Man's Greed.avi) Processing episode '8 - South Park is Gay!' (08 - South Park is Gay!.avi) Processing episode '9 - Christian Rock Hard' (09 - Christian Rock Hard.avi) Processing episode '10 - Grey Dawn' (10 - Grey Dawn.avi) Processing episode '11 - Casa Bonita' (11 - Casa Bonita.avi) Processing episode '12 - All About the Mormons' (12 - All About the Mormons.avi) Processing episode '13 - Butt Out' (13 - Butt Out.avi) Processing episode '14 - Raisins' (14 - Raisins.avi) Processing episode '15 - It's Christmas in Canada' (15 - It's Christmas in Canada.avi) Processing Season 8 Processing episode '1 - Good Times With Weapons' (01 - Good Times With Weapons.mpg) Processing episode '2 - Up the Down Steroid' (02 - Up the Down Steroid.mpg) Processing episode '3 - The Passion of the Jew' (03 - The Passion of the Jew.mpg) Processing episode '4 - You Got F'd in the A' (04 - You Got F'd in the A.mpg) Processing episode '5 - AWESOM-O' (05 - AWESOM-O.mpg) Processing episode '6 - The Jeffersons' (06 - The Jeffersons.mpg) Processing episode '7 - Goobacks' (07 - Goobacks.mpg) Processing episode '8 - Douche and Turd' (08 - Douche and Turd.mpg) Processing episode '9 - Something Wall-Mart This Way Comes' (09 - Something Wall-Mart This Way Comes.mpg) Processing episode '10 - Pre-School' (10 - Pre-School.mpg) Processing episode '11 - Quest for Ratings' (11 - Quest for Ratings.mpg) Processing episode '12 - Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset' (12 - Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset.mpg) Processing episode '13 - Cartman's Incredible Gift' (13 - Cartman's Incredible Gift.mpg) Processing episode '14 - Woodland Critter Christmas' (14 - Woodland Critter Christmas.mpg) Processing Season 9 Processing episode '1 - Mr Garrison's Fancy New Vagina' (01 - Mr Garrison's Fancy New Vagina.mpg) Processing episode '2 - Die Hippie, Die' (02 - Die Hippie, Die.mpg) Processing episode '3 - Wing' (03 - Wing.mpg) Processing episode '4 - Best Friends Forever' (04 - Best Friends Forever.mpg) Processing episode '5 - The Losing Edge' (05 - The Losing Edge.mpg) Processing episode '6 - The Death of Eric Cartman' (06 - The Death of Eric Cartman.mpg) Processing episode '7 - Erection Day' (07 - Erection Day.mpg) Processing episode '8 - Two Days Before the Day After Tomorrow' (08 - Two Days Before the Day After Tomorrow.mpg) Processing episode '9 - Marjorine' (09 - Marjorine.mpg) Processing episode '10 - Follow That Egg' (10 - Follow That Egg.mpg) Processing episode '11 - Ginger Kids' (11 - Ginger Kids.mpg) Processing episode '12 - Trapped in the Closet' (12 - Trapped in the Closet.mpg) Processing episode '13 - Free Willzyx' (13 - Free Willzyx.mpg) Processing episode '14 - Bloody Mary' (14 - Bloody Mary.mpg)Done.

 

Mar 26, 2009 at 11:02 PM

HIMYM is located at I:\TV\How I Met Your Mother\Season 4\ and here is the log for that one:

Scanning How I Met Your Mother Loading from cache Metadata retrieved. Processing... Caching MetadataFound Season 1 (Season 1)Found Season 2 (Season 2)Found Season 3 (Season 3)Found Season 4 (Season 4)Sorting loose episodes Processing Season 1 Processing episode '1 - How I Met Your Mother Pilot' (01 - How I Met Your Mother Pilot.mpg) Processing episode '2 - Purple Giraffe' (02 - Purple Giraffe.mpg) Processing episode '3 - Sweet Taste of Liberty' (03 - Sweet Taste of Liberty.mpg) Processing episode '4 - Return of the Shirt' (04 - Return of the Shirt.mpg) Processing episode '5 - Okay Awesome' (05 - Okay Awesome.mpg) Processing episode '6 - Slutty Pumpkin' (06 - Slutty Pumpkin.mpg) Processing episode '7 - Matchmaker' (07 - Matchmaker.mpg) Processing episode '8 - The Duel' (08 - The Duel.mpg) Processing episode '9 - Belly Full of Turkey' (09 - Belly Full of Turkey.mpg) Processing episode '10 - The Pineapple Incident' (10 - The Pineapple Incident.mpg) Processing episode '11 - The Limo' (11 - The Limo.mpg) Processing episode '12 - The Wedding' (12 - The Wedding.mpg) Processing episode '13 - Drumroll, Please' (13 - Drumroll, Please.mpg) Processing episode '14 - Zip, Zip, Zip' (14 - Zip, Zip, Zip.mpg) Processing episode '15 - Game Night' (15 - Game Night.mpg) Processing episode '16 - Cupcake' (16 - Cupcake.mpg) Processing episode '17 - Life Among the Gorillas' (17 - Life Among the Gorillas.mpg) Processing episode '18 - Nothing Good Happens After 2 AM' (18 - Nothing Good Happens After 2 AM.mpg) Processing episode '19 - Mary the Paralegal' (19 - Mary the Paralegal.mpg) Processing episode '20 - Best Prom Ever' (20 - Best Prom Ever.mpg) Processing episode '21 - Milk' (21 - Milk.mpg) Processing episode '22 - Come On' (22 - Come On.mpg) Processing Season 2 Processing episode '1 - Where Were We' (01 - Where Were We.mpg) Processing episode '2 - The Scorpion and the Toad' (02 - The Scorpion and the Toad.mpg) Processing episode '3 - Brunch' (03 - Brunch.mpg) Processing episode '4 - Ted Mosby: Architect' (04 - Ted Mosby Architect.mpg) Processing episode '5 - World's Greatest Couple' (05 - World's Greatest Couple.mpg) Processing episode '6 - Aldrin Justice' (06 - Aldrin Justice.mpg) Processing episode '7 - Swarley' (07 - Swarley.mpg) Processing episode '8 - Atlantic City' (08 - Atlantic City.mpg) Processing episode '9 - Slap Bet' (09 - Slap Bet.mpg) Processing episode '10 - Single Stamina' (10 - Single Stamina.mpg) Processing episode '11 - How Lily Stole Christmas' (11 - How Lily Stole Christmas.mpg) Processing episode '12 - First Time In New York' (12 - First Time In New York.mpg) Processing episode '13 - Columns' (13 - Columns.mpg) Processing episode '14 - Monday Night Football' (14 - Monday Night Football.mpg) Processing episode '15 - Lucky Penny' (15 - Lucky Penny.mpg) Processing episode '16 - Stuff' (16 - Stuff.mpg) Processing episode '17 - Arrivederci, Fiero' (17 - Arrivederci, Fiero.mpg) Processing episode '18 - Moving Day' (18 - Moving Day.mpg) Processing episode '19 - Bachelor Party' (19 - Bachelor Party.mpg) Processing episode '20 - Showdown' (20 - Showdown.mpg) Processing episode '21 - Something Borrowed' (21 - Something Borrowed.mpg) Processing episode '22 - Something Blue' (22 - Something Blue.mpg) Processing Season 3 Processing episode '1 - Wait For It' (01 - Wait For It.mpg) Processing episode '2 - We're Not From Here' (02 - We're Not From Here.mpg) Processing episode '3 - Third Wheel' (03 - Third Wheel.mpg) Processing episode '4 - Little Boys' (04 - Little Boys.mpg) Processing episode '5 - How I Met Everyone Else' (05 - How I Met Everyone Else.mpg) Processing episode '6 - I'm Not That Guy' (06 - I'm Not That Guy.mpg) Processing episode '7 - Dowisetrepla' (07 - Dowisetrepla.mpg) Processing episode '8 - Spoiler Alert' (08 - Spoiler Alert.mpg) Processing episode '9 - Slapsgiving' (09 - Slapsgiving.mpg) Processing episode '10 - The Yips' (10 - The Yips.mpg) Processing episode '11 - The Platinum Rule' (11 - The Platinum Rule.mpg) Processing episode '12 - No Tomorrow' (12 - No Tomorrow.mpg) Processing episode '13 - Ten Sessions' (13 - Ten Sessions.mpg) Processing episode '14 - The Bracket' (14 - The Bracket.mpg) Processing episode '15 - The Chain Of Screaming' (15 - The Chain Of Screaming.mpg) Processing episode '16 - Sandcastles in the Sand' (16 - Sandcastles in the Sand.mpg) Processing episode '17 - The Goat' (17 - The Goat.mpg) Processing episode '18 - Rebound Bro' (18 - Rebound Bro.mpg) Processing episode '19 - Everything Must Go' (19 - Everything Must Go.mpg) Processing episode '20 - Miracles' (20 - Miracles.mpg) Processing Season 4 Processing episode '1 - Do I Know You' (01 - Do I Know You.avi) Processing episode '2 - The Best Burger in New York' (02 - The Best Burger in New York.avi) Processing episode '3 - I Heart NJ' (03 - I Heart NJ.mkv) Processing episode '4 - Intervention' (04 - Intervention.mkv) Processing episode '5 - Shelter Island' (05 - Shelter Island.mkv) Processing episode '6 - Happily Ever After' (06 - Happily Ever After.mkv) Processing episode '7 - Not a Father's Day' (07 - Not a Father's Day.mkv) Processing episode '8 - Woooo!' (08 - Woooo!.mkv) Processing episode '9 - The Naked Man' (09 - The Naked Man.mkv) Processing episode '10 - The Fight' (10 - The Fight.mkv) Processing episode '11 - Little Minnesota' (11 - Little Minnesota.mkv) Processing episode '12 - Benefits' (12 - Benefits.mkv) Processing episode '13 - Three Days Of Snow' (13 - Three Days Of Snow.mkv) Processing episode '14 - The Possimpible' (14 - The Possimpible.mkv) Processing episode '15 - The Stinsons' (15 - The Stinsons.mkv) Processing episode '16 - Sorry, Bro' (16 - Sorry, Bro.mkv) Processing episode '17 - The Front Porch' (17 - The Front Porch.mkv) No Poster Found: extracting thumbnail from videoInvalid Episode (18): 's04e18.mkv'Done.

 

Coordinator
Mar 27, 2009 at 4:39 AM
This is probobly because instad of fetching the newest metadata from TheTVDb, it's "Loading from cache Metadata retrieved."  In the directory where you run MediaScout from, there should be a "Cache" folder, and in there should be another "TVCache" folder.  You could try renaming that to something like "TVCache-old" (or deleting it) and then try fetching the metadata again.  This time it should download everything fresh.  By default, the cache should only be used for 14 days after it's originally fetched and then it'll get new data on the 15th day.

It looks like currently there is no custom caching options right now.  You can't adjust the age, clear it or disable it all together.  It's really aeoth's baby, so maybe he can make some tweaks or offer some more insight in a future release.

Please let me know if renaming that folder "fixes" it for you though.
Mar 27, 2009 at 3:24 PM
Freqi - you are the man! I just renamed the folder and ran the batch again for South Park and so far so good. I assume this will resolve the issue for HIMYM as well but I will be sure to reply again if that is not the case. In any event, thanks so much for your quick help!
Nov 5, 2009 at 3:01 PM

the fix freqi describes used to work for me. But now i get this error for every show i scan.

Error caching metadata: Could not find a part of the path 'F:\Portable Apps\MediaScout0.9Beta2a\Cache\TVCache\73244.xml'.


That error will pop up for every show.

any thoughts?

Nov 13, 2009 at 11:43 PM

Anybody help!?!

Coordinator
Nov 14, 2009 at 3:21 AM

I get that all the time too.  It really just means that MediaScout cannot find the locally copies version of the metadata, so it has to fetch it every time you do a scan.  If I remember right, the "fix" is to cerate the cache folder (in your case, 'F:\Portable Apps\MediaScout0.9Beta2a\Cache') and MediaScout should create the rest.

Note: thetvdb.com appears to be down right now so I cannot really test it out for you.  You'll have to try another time when the web site is back up.

I am not real sure why it doesn't make the "cache" folder for you, but that was one of aeoth's pet projects and I never really looked into that part of the code.

Coordinator
Nov 14, 2009 at 3:27 AM

By the way, I never really liked how that message was shown as an error.  It does not mean something is broken, it just means there is no cache to pull from.  MediaScout will still work, it just has to fetch the metadata instead of using the cache (which it does automatically).  Personally I never tried fixing it because I didn't want to use the cache anyway, and since there is really no option in MediaScout to disable the use of cache, the fact that it could not use it anyway was always a sort of mixed blessing/curse for me.

Nov 14, 2009 at 1:49 PM

Thanks for the reply. I knew mediascout was still collecting the data, and still "working", it just takes much longer without a working cache folder is all.

 

But there's also that kind of annoying thing of having to basically delete and reinstall mediascout every couple of weeks because of 'invalid episode' errors.

 

Again, thanks. Not a huge deal i know, and all the meta scrapers i've tried so far all have their little kinks, i've not found the perfect one yet. But Mediascout still does a great job.

 

Coordinator
Nov 14, 2009 at 9:09 PM

Yeah it would make sense if mediascout would try fetching a new copy of the metadata if the episode is unknown and it's running from a cache copy.  Maybe I can look into that once I finish up with some new features I am trying to get added for a new release.

Jun 23, 2010 at 1:57 PM

I know this is an old thread but its actually the reason I got the source. I'm just having a quick look now but at the very least I've already added a "Don't use cache" option to get around this problem for now at least. I've never joined a group project before so I'm not sure what I should do with my changes. I can describe what I did to someone else if thats best.

I'm a full-time .Net developer with a large media collection and I'm just trying to get this running smoothly. Let me know what you guys need?

Maz

Coordinator
Aug 5, 2010 at 8:32 AM

Mediascout 2.0 checks for the new metadata, if it finds and invalid episode, instead of loading from cache.