XBMC and iTunes Naming Conventions

macmac13

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Jun 8, 2013
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So I recently got an Apple TV3, and I was very happy to set it up. I bought a copy of iFlicks and I put all of the files that I have been using on my other media center into iTunes. Now, for me it does not make sense to have two copies of every file, and I cannot seem to figure this out. I would like to have XBMC run off of the iTunes Media folder, but when I point the scraper for TV shows there, none of the episodes show up. However, all of the TV show names pop up.

Can anyone help me with this, as I would really not like to have two duplicates of all my media.

Thanks,
Macmac13
 

macmac13

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Jun 8, 2013
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I'm guessing this is a pretty common problem, so does anybody know how to do it?
 

macmac13

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Jun 8, 2013
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Solved!

I finally found a method of doing this! So, here is the procedure basically.

1. Go to Finder then Go > Go To Folder and type ~/Library/Application Support/XBMC/userdata
2. Open TextEdit and type this
Code:
<advancedsettings>
    <tvshowmatching>
        <regexp>(?i)[/\\]season[^\w]?(\d{1,2})[^\d]*[/\\](\d\d?)[^\w]([^/\\]*)</regexp>
    </tvshowmatching>
</advancedsettings>
3. Hit Cmd + Shift + T
4. Save it as advancedsettings.xml to your desktop and UNCHECK "If no extension provided, use .txt".
5. Move the file to the userdata folder.
6. In XBMC go to Videos > Files > Add Videos > Browse > Home Folder > Music > iTunes > iTunes Media > TV Shows left arrow and click enter
7. Let XBMC update and enjoy XBMC working!
 

rowdya22

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Sep 11, 2014
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So I am using XBMC 13.2 on a Windows 8.1 computer and was hopeing that you had a solution...

I have been looking everywhere to get this working and tried your fix above but it did not work for me.
 
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