NFO files/TV episodes
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1 Video .nfo Files containing XML data
1. The *.nfo file is an XML file containing the data for inclusion in the library.
1.1 TV Episodes
The *.nfo must be named exactly as the episode filename (i.e. episodename.avi and episodename.nfo) and in the same folder, allowing multiple episode and *.nfo files within the same folder. Episode names must still follow the naming convention even though you are using a custom NFO file.
For multi-part episodes, simply add multiple
<episodedetails> XML blocks in succession.
<episodedetails> <title>My TV Episode</title> <rating>10.00</rating> <season>2</season> <episode>1</episode> <plot>he best episode in the world</plot> <thumb>http://thetvdb.com/banners/episodes/164981/2528821.jpg</thumb> <playcount>0</playcount> <lastplayed></lastplayed> <credits>Writer</credits> <director>Mr. Vision</director> <aired>2000-12-31</aired> <premiered>2010-09-24</premiered> <studio>Production studio or channel</studio> <mpaa>MPAA certification</mpaa> <epbookmark>200</epbookmark> <!-- For media files containing multiple episodes, where value is the time where the next episode begins in seconds --> <displayseason>3</displayseason> <!-- For TV show specials, determines how the episode is sorted in the series --> <displayepisode>4096</displayepisode> <actor> <name>Little Suzie</name> <role>Pole Jumper/Dancer</role> </actor> <fileinfo> <streamdetails> <audio> <channels>6</channels> <codec>ac3</codec> </audio> <video> <aspect>1.778</aspect> <codec>h264</codec> <durationinseconds>587</durationinseconds> <height>720</height> <language>eng</language> <longlanguage>English</longlanguage> <scantype>Progressive</scantype> <width>1280</width> </video> </streamdetails> </fileinfo> </episodedetails>
2 Video .nfo files containing a URL
2. The *.nfo file contains a URL of the information page to scrape. The file can include other information (i.e. scene info), XBMC will scan through it and use a relevant URL if a match is found.
The scraper tries to match URL's to all scrapers of the content type a directory is set to. e.g. if you set the content type to movies, all movie scrapers check .nfo files for a matching URL. This means that .nfo files override the scraper setting. I.e. a directory is set to use the IMDB scraper but you have a German movie in it. Simply create an .nfo for that movie with the OFDB link in it and you are sorted!