Bring back the TVDB analysis
Since the only choice for TV shows was reduced to TMDB as the only source, many series are not found, episode are missing, incorrectly numbered or the language is missing - basically a nightmare.
My understanding is, that TVDB was removed because it now costs something.
Since the Zappiti players are more at the top price range of media players compared to competiters, it should be easily coverd.
The comment from another user to help build up TMDB is not valid.
If we now put our energy and time into building another DB up again, they may change the API and raise the cost as well, so that we may face the same problem again in the future
In addition: To my knowledge it is not possible to freeze entries in TMDB, so that once an entry is finalized, it can't be overwritten by someone who likes it in a different way.
I think there are many People out there including me who wants to use TheTVDB even if it costs now money. There is a way. Just let the customers decide if they want to pay for TheTVDB or not. So it should not be a big deal for the Developers of Zappiti to porgram the TheTVDB Plugin to be used with a PIN (Year Subscription). And everyone else who is not willing to pay extra money can use TMDB. Thank you!
I just added a number of series, new and additional seasons to existing ones, and only had trouble with 1 out of about 12. It didn't detect that the Animaniacs season was from the new 2020 reboot instead of the original and I had to fix that. Everything else added to existing series or created new ones fine.
Which shows specifically are having problems?
This is incredibly disappointing. I was wondering why recent TV series additions I had added weren't detecting properly. This is frustrating indeed. For what I paid for my Zappiti 4K HDR, I would hope whatever access fee is required for the TVDB would be covered. Maybe give Zappiti users the option to pay for access to TVDB and add the functionality to choose to the Zappiti?
Yes it is less precise than the TVDB, it is a nightmare. TMDB very good for movies but the ideal for series is truly TheTVDB, please bring it back or let us the choice beetween the 2
Splitting votes against two suggestions isn't going to get the idea any further along.
Yes it's a nightmare, but there is no other option. TMDB is what's being used now, it's not going to change from the discussions I've had, so register an account and start contributing to improve it.