Stop Sort Title field populating

Added by jmccl069 about 1 year ago

Can anyone help with stopping the Sort Title field populating when fetching TV Episode data?

It populates with the Episode Name which in turn alters the sorting when viewed in Emby WMC so that the episodes do not appear in order.

I have just installed Windows 10 & reinstalled Metabrowser. The previous install (Windows 7) did not populate Sort Title. Is it a recent change with the data or am I missing a setting in Metabrowser?

Thanks.


Replies (30)

RE: Stop Sort Title field populating - Added by Castle1212 11 months ago

Did you ever get a response to this, or come up with a solution? I am having the same problem. i recently reinstalled and now it populates the sort title field on TV eps. I didn't used to do thias.

Please help.

Thanks.

RE: Stop Sort Title field populating - Added by jmccl069 11 months ago

Hello,

I haven't found a solution for this yet. I have gone through every option I can find in the settings but can't find one to turn the sort title field fetching off.

Anyone else have any ideas?

RE: Stop Sort Title field populating - Added by mrtwopoints 11 months ago

I second this. The sort title populating field only recently began for me in the last two weeks and it makes sorting and next up items in Emby impossible to use.

RE: Stop Sort Title field populating - Added by jordy1955 11 months ago

Yeah, I'm the same. Something happened over the last two weeks. I can only think that a Windows 10 update has caused it because there have not been any updates to MetaBrowser for months. Hope Fatal can find time to fix it...

RE: Stop Sort Title field populating - Added by mrtwopoints 11 months ago

I'm using Windows Server 2012 R2. Same issue.

RE: Stop Sort Title field populating - Added by mrtwopoints 11 months ago

Anyone know of a fix for this yet? It's making using this software incredibly time consuming. Fatal? Are you out there?

RE: Stop Sort Title field populating - Added by fatal 11 months ago

Hey,

Can you explain to me what the issue is exactly? Doesn't Emby allow sorting by Episode Name or Episode Number instead of the Sort Title for tv series? The sort title of episodes is not something new, it was added when Emby supported the Sort Title for the episode metadata.

Looking at the code, if you are using only "TVDb" as your episode fetcher (and not default) then the issue can be fixed by adding a mapping in metabrowser to turn "Episode Title, The" back to "The Episode Title"...if not, then currently there is no easy option (other than maybe adding post process through the post processing plugin)...the code change is easy and I see where I missed applying the mapping but will require a code change.

Let me know.

Take Care

RE: Stop Sort Title field populating - Added by mrtwopoints 11 months ago

For TV episodes, the Sort Title Field used to not populate. However approximately a month ago, simply refreshing an item in the TV category copies the Episode Name field into the Sort Title field.

Emby is designed to sort by Episode number, unless it detects that there is information in the Sort Title field, in which case it will then sort by that metadata.

At this point my process has been to add the new episode in metabrowser, process it, lock the items, and then access the xml file in notepad and delete the information out of the Sort Title field. This is inconvenient for adding new titles, but would make adding a new entire series incredibly time consuming. I'm hoping theres a way to revert back to keeping the Sort Title field empty. I'm not sure what has caused this change though.

RE: Stop Sort Title field populating - Added by jmccl069 11 months ago

Emby will not allow sorting by episode number. There are a number of sorting options including name/air date/rating etc but episode number is not one of them.

I have tried clearing the Sort Title Field and then saving the metadata but it still writes the Sort Title Field to the xml file. At this point I too am manually editing the xml file to remove the sort title field which is very inconvenient & as mrtwopoints said above would make adding entire series very time consuming indeed.

RE: Stop Sort Title field populating - Added by jmccl069 11 months ago

When fetching episodes you can choose to exclude certain fields... SortTitle is not one of them... <fatal/> can you add that to an exclusion? ... I just added an entire series and had to manually edit every xml for each episode to make it appear properly... Pain in the ass indeed!!!

RE: Stop Sort Title field populating - Added by fatal 10 months ago

Hey,

I have this fixed, I will send an update to metabrowser next week...I think I rushed the way the SortTitle needed to populate and it wasn't available as an option to not fetch it (like all other fields are).

To add though, looking at the history, this is not a new change and has been this way for a very long time, so something must have changed with MediaBrowser recently that has caused you guys to notice this issue?

Take Care

RE: Stop Sort Title field populating - Added by jmccl069 10 months ago

<fatal/>

Thanks for sorting this out for us... Look forward to testing it out... Will let you know how it goes...

RE: Stop Sort Title field populating - Added by KnowEyeDear 10 months ago

Gidday,

What's the timeframe on this fix, it has certainly been annoying.

Cheers

RE: Stop Sort Title field populating - Added by KnowEyeDear 10 months ago

fatal wrote:

Hey,

I have this fixed, I will send an update to metabrowser next week...I think I rushed the way the SortTitle needed to populate and it wasn't available as an option to not fetch it (like all other fields are).

To add though, looking at the history, this is not a new change and has been this way for a very long time, so something must have changed with MediaBrowser recently that has caused you guys to notice this issue?

Take Care

Hi Fatal,

When should we expect to see this 'fix' released to us?? I realize it's not a major problem in the grand schemes, but for those of us that it affects, it is certainly quite annoying.

Thank you for your work
Cheers

RE: Stop Sort Title field populating - Added by jmccl069 9 months ago

<fatal/>

Any update on the release of the fix? I have a number of series I am waiting to add and don't want to have to edit every episode manually.

RE: Stop Sort Title field populating - Added by KnowEyeDear 8 months ago

Having grown tired of waiting for this 'fix' to be implemented, I have located another means of accomplishing the desired result in a not too difficult fashion.

You will need to have Notepad++ installed and configure the 'Find In Files' configured as per the attached image.

!!

All you need do is to browse for your own particular root folder for your TV series.

Cheers

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RE: Stop Sort Title field populating - Added by Aussiedroid@gmail.com 19 days ago

Hi All,

I have hit the same issue as described above. After finding the following thread on Emby:

https://emby.media/community/index.php?/topic/44838-next-up-randomly-showing-wrong-episode/

There was mention of a fix some 10 months ago, but for me it seems to be occurring still. I'm running Metabrowser 2.3.63.

I looked through all the settings, but I cannot find where to exclude it saving the sort title. I'm saving to nfo files if it makes any difference.

Was the fix implemented? and if so can anyone tell me where I need to go to stop this from populating?

If I delete the sort title manually, it automatically adds it again when I press save. :(

Many Thanks!!
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RE: Stop Sort Title field populating - Added by ulrick65 18 days ago

I have 2.3.63 and my sort titles do not populate. I don't have any idea why they don't...I only assume it was fixed in a update of the SAVER plugin. I use the Mediabrowser plugin (xml files, I have not made the pluge to nfo yet as it would take me a long time to try and convert all my stuff over). The version I have is 1.1.28

Maybe check your version and see what you have?

Sorry I couldn't help more.

Thanks.

RE: Stop Sort Title field populating - Added by Aussiedroid@gmail.com 18 days ago

Thanks for letting me know its working for you. That gives me hope its something in the settings. Wouldn't think being a nfo file is any different to xml. There are not a lot of settings in the saver plugins so will check my version and perhaps delete and re-download and try again.

I thought from the earlier responses there was going to be somewhere to exclude the sort title though, but I can't find it :(

Cheers,
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RE: Stop Sort Title field populating - Added by dansblackcat 18 days ago

Definitely must be a setting somewhere. I can also confirm that my Metabrowser does not populate "sort title" field.

Sorry I can't be of more help, but hopefully you've got some light at the end of the tunnel.

RE: Stop Sort Title field populating - Added by dansblackcat 18 days ago

Right Click.

Even though mine is check it still doesn't populate. Have you tried unchecking this?

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RE: Stop Sort Title field populating - Added by Aussiedroid@gmail.com 18 days ago

Thanks for chiming in! :)

I did try unselecting the sort title field but I think that only hides it from the interface.

Can I ask, are you saving to xml or nfo? I'm wondering if it might have been fixed in the xml saver but not the nfo saver. Took another hunt today, but cannot see any way to tell Metabrowser to not save the field :(

Cheers,
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RE: Stop Sort Title field populating - Added by dansblackcat 18 days ago

I've always saved as .xml but just added the plugin for .nfo and I still don't get the "sort title" field populated.

I've looked too but can't see what could be causing it.

RE: Stop Sort Title field populating - Added by Aussiedroid@gmail.com 18 days ago

Thank you. Ok, I just tried the reverse of this. I swapped the plugins back to xml ones. To start with it populated the sort title, but I could delete it and save without it auto-populating again! I switched back to nfo and once again it forces the field to populate without option to delete :(

I uninstalled the nfo fetcher/savers & redownloaded fresh copy, but alas the same issue returns. Was the same version number of 1.1.29 (Frodo & above version). The fact that it doesn't do it on yours when testing but does on mine has me scratching my head.

Fatal, if you are around, do you have any suggestions on what might be the cause here? or how I might fix?

Thank you,
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RE: Stop Sort Title field populating - Added by dansblackcat 17 days ago

Ok so I had a bit of a play around last night and found that if I add an episode to a series Metabrowser automatically does it's thing and fills all the fields but NOT the "sort title".
However if I manually click the "fetch" button on the toolbar the sort title will be populated.

So it does sound like it's something that fatal will need to fix.

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