[vlc-devel] [Patch] Add a decrapifier module

Pierre d'Herbemont pdherbemont at free.fr
Thu Jan 7 17:40:24 CET 2010

Hey J-Peg,

This was committed as a "meta reader". We don't loose the original
filename, because it has a separate meta data associated to it.

(see latest commit)


On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 5:26 PM, Jean-Philippe André <jpeg at videolan.org> wrote:
> Thursday 07 January 2010, 16:32:33,
> Pierre d'Herbemont wrote:
>> I would like to have a feature like the one described in this patch in
>> VLC. I intend to push something like this.
>> Do you have any comment?
> Yes, I do.
>>The main idea is to extract from the naming of your file a nicer name
>>and eventually more relevant info.
> Good idea, as many filenames are crappy indeed.
>>*All* the lua modules will be run, so that you can get to apply different
> I'm afraid we'll lose too much information this way...
> I believe one single good "decrapifier" would do the job completely. In case
> that single script isn't able to clean the name, then it passes over to a
> second script, and so on, like for art fetchers.
>>For now this gets run just before the art finder module from the fetcher
> Why should the art finder module not know the original filename?
> I think we need a Lua function vlc.clean_name(filename) or
> vlc.information_from_name or whatever sounds better :-)
> Calling this function from a Lua script would trigger the load of a "movie
> name decrapifier" that would itself load another Lua script. Maybe. (Must not
> go into an infinite loop of course!)
> This way you can even search for metadata with the original filename or with a
> cleaned name at your will (exact filename works better for subtitles searches
> for instance).
>>When this is run you get the opportunity to use the extracted meta
>>information to use more precise meta data fetcher such as art finder,
>>or imdb.
>>The included filter transform "South.Park.S01E14-MYEnc.Tag[Extra].avi"
>>to "South Park S01E14" and set the appropriate meta data (Episode, show
>> name).
> Btw, the word decrapifier sucks. "Cleaner" sounds better to me. And I don't
> like "movie name <decrapifier>" either. You don't decrapify only movie
> filenames, but also music, TV shows, ... Maybe "media name cleaner" is a better
> guess?
> Best,
> --
> Jean-Philippe André (jpeg)
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