I think I've done sufficient queries on the forum, but I'm still quite lost.
I recently purchased a lovely 3rd gen wdtv live smp, and have begun adding my sizeable ISO collection to it. I'm pretty sure this is the right place to ask, considering this is one of the default content providers shipped with the device.
All of the ISO file names are auto-generated by SlySoft's Any DVD. Some of the files are distinct movies (Green Lantern), while others are series (Californication). I'm finding some images do a straight match against (tv|m)db, while others just show as their file name. I realize this is the TV db, so I'll focus on that (but, if you have insight on making magic with TM, too, that'd be wonderful).
Californication is present in this DB. The ISO file name generated is "CALIFORNICATION_S2_D1", for season 2, disc 1. I would assume that when it sends that to tvdb for a query, that the backend would do some parsing for string patterns and try to determine season and disc numbers. Just in case it was due to lacking information, I updated some of the episodes on that particular disc to reflect their seasons and disc assignment. Still no dice. Even when I do a query on here against the IMDB ID (tt1282604), which I added, it's coming up as not found. I didn't happen to see a field for "ISO name" when I was doing my edits.
For some (movies), I've been able to edit the search string against the content provider, and then narrow in on which movie it is. So, manual association does somewhat work (for movies, at least). In the particular example case of Californication, a search against tvdb (using the wdtv) using just "californication" shows lots of items with "California" in it, but nothing with the series.
Sooooo... tl,dr: What pattern(s) do I need to try and refit the file names against to ensure a match? Will these patterns also help with TMDB? Is there a "quick fix", rather than having to mass rename my files? Am I missing something extremely obvious?
Thanks for any help you can provide!