This is intended as a mini-guide for file naming in order to get the best results for scrapes. Feel free to add to this. (And please let me know if I got anything wrong!)
Supported File Extentions
(I took a chance with a few of these - fact is, I'm not really sure of the images!)
Space between MovieName, year, part, etc. could be replaced with period (.), underscore (_) or hyphen (-) throughout this naming standard - I am not going to include these characters in every example - assume that they can replace the spacing between words.
While including the year in the filename is not a necessity, the inclusion of the year in the file or folder name will return a greater accuracy when scaping than without.
MovieName (year)\MovieName (year).ext
Straight DVD rips would be best placed in a folder containing the movie title and year. Avoid using the \VIDEO_TS\ folder in your storage path:
Certain movies may be split for whatever reason and stacked for the purpose of display in the XBMC GUI. There are several examples in the wild:
There are several options available, with the standard being: SeriesName\SeriesName-Season-Episode. While some follow this with an episode title, this is not a requirement for scraping.
In the event of a 'Special' episode, use season '00' with the episode number being as per TVDb.
The folder names are very important in raising your chances of success - the series title is not a necessity in the filename. In certain cases it may be prudent to include the year in the folder name - refer to TheTVDb for the name used (e.g. Knight Rider (2008)).
Or, without the series title in the filename: