Naming conventions for movies and TV shows

Mizuu comes with some built-in logic to “decrypt” filenames that are not obvious, but naturally it doesn’t do magic. If your files are not recognized, you may need to rename them or use the built-in manual identification option. You should avoid using special characters in your filenames.

Naming of movies

The following naming conventions are supported by Mizuu:

  • {movie name}.{extension}
    – Avatar.mkv
    – Casino Royale.mp4 (or Casino.Royale.mkv)

It is recommended that you also include the movie release year in the file name. This will specify any searches, but be sure to include the correct year, as it won’t return any results if the information is incorrect.

  • {movie name} (year).{extension}
    – Avatar (2009).mkv
    – Casino Royale (2006).mkv (or Casino.Royale.(2006).mkv)

Mizuu also supports movies in parts using either cd# or part#. Currently supports parts from 1-9.

  • {movie name} cd#.{extension} or {movie name} part#.{extension}
    – Avatar cd1.mkv and Avatar cd2.mkv
    – Casino Royale part1.mkv and Casino Royale part2.mkv

You can naturally also use all the parameters in conjunction.

Naming of TV show episodes

The following naming conventions are supported by Mizuu:

  • {show name} S##E## {info}.{extension}
    – The Big Bang Theory S04E13.mkv (or The.Big.Bang.Theory.S04E13.mkv)
    – Chuck S02E15.mkv (or Chuck.S02E15.mkv)
    Other supported conventions: S#E##, S#E###, S##E### 
  • {showname} #x## {info}.{extension}
    – The Big Bang Theory 4×13.mkv (or The.Big.Bang.Theory.4×13.mkv)
    – Chuck 2×15.mkv (or Chuck.2×15.mkv)
    Other supported conventions: ##x##, #x###, ##x### 
  • Extras or special episodes
    Some TV shows include extras or special episodes. These should be named according to the TV shows special listings on thetvdb.com. The season number should always be 00. Examples:
    – Chuck S00E01.mkv (according to the show specials listing)
    – House S00E01.mkv (according to the show specials listing)