XBMC: TV shows / series DVD

XBMC uses a series of regular expressions to determine the season and episode numbers from the file name. There are 7 default patterns, plus a separate multi-episode pattern. Use of any other numbering scheme will require you to edit your advancedsettings.xml. The advancedsettings.xml file, which does not exist by default, may be created by a user in their “/userdata/” folder. The default location for Windows 7 is %appdata%\XBMC\userdata\. For example C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\userdata

The default regexps don’t allow for DVD folder structures, this can usually be remedied:

<advancedsettings>
  <tvshowmatching action="append">
    <regexp>[Ss]([0-9]+)[ ._-]*[Ee]([0-9]+)([^\\/]*)(?:(?:[\\/]video_ts)?[\\/]video_ts\.ifo)$</regexp>
  </tvshowmatching>
</advancedsettings>

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