Two series getting scraped together

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davide84

Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:12 am

Dear all,

I am trying to scrape this series from TVDB with Kodi 17:
La Macchina Meravigliosa https://thetvdb.com/series/313486-show which has 8 episodes

The series is found, or I force the selection, and it is scraped; however for some reason this series is scraped as well:
Prezzemolo https://thetvdb.com/series/prezzemolo-serie-tv
and not just once, multiple times, for a total of 370+ episodes.

I end up having tens of episodes of Prezzemolo in the "Recently added" menu, and when I play one of them, La Macchina Meravigliosa starts.

The whole thing happens even if I remove all the problematic entries and add a video source from scratch.

I understand this is Kodi interacting with TVDB and the problem may be with Kodi, however I kindly ask here as well is anything could be checked for conflicts or something.

Thanks in advance for your help!
bluesquirrel
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Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:01 pm

davide84 wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:12 am
The series is found, or I force the selection, and it is scraped; however for some reason this series is scraped as well:
Prezzemolo https://thetvdb.com/series/prezzemolo-serie-tv
and not just once, multiple times, for a total of 370+ episodes.
Your question is better asked in the Kodi forums.

Could you provide a Debug Log which captures you scraping the show. It means you have to delete it from the library first.
https://kodi.wiki/view/Log_file/Easy

Also, any reason you are still using v17 and not v18.7?
davide84

Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:05 am

Hi,

I found the issue: PEBKAC :oops:

I removed the series, activated the debug logging, re-added the folder as per procedure... and I noticed that the item "This folder contains a single TV show" was activated on the main folder, the one which contains all the different show folders. So, it was my mistake configuring Kodi, I must have changed something recently and did not notice until I added a new series.
I played a little, it turns out that for every regular file Kodi was adding an entry for the right series plus an entry for this Prezzemolo thing (I have no idea why this one), that's why I was ending up with hundreds of duplicate episodes.

I recreated the library from scratch, with the right folder settings, and everything works fine, including obviously the new series. No more Prezzemolo!
bluesquirrel wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:01 pm
Also, any reason you are still using v17 and not v18.7?
I'm using the version shipped with Ubuntu, which for 18.04 LTS is 17. Next time I'll have an issue I'll try move to a more recent version.

Anyway, you helped me fixing my error... thanks :-)
bluesquirrel
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Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:55 am

Great, glad it is solved.
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