KODI Tip - Television shows with periods in the name

  • 23 July 2017
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When I'm hunting for new movies and television shows to add to my DVD/Bluray collection I often look for shows that are a bit more difficult to find at big box stores. Sometimes these shows turn out to be difficult for KODI to scrape information for. This was the case with one television show I picked up called "The Irish R.M." Rather than title their show "The Irish Resident Magistrate," producers decided to simplify it as The Irish R.M. This is a problem for KODI since KODI scrapes television shows by folder name and folders cannot have a period in their name.

I tried naming the folder "The Irish Resident Magistrate" and "The Irish RM," but KODI refused to scrape it.

It turns out you can replace periods with underscores. KODI successfully scraped the folder when I called it "The Irish R_M".

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