TVDB to TMDB
What's the process for switching shows from TVDB to TMDB? Do we just request it here?
Other than specials data these shows match very closely could they be converted?
We are trying to end using the forums to report support issues as things can get lost and it’s harder to transfer between agents. We prefer you to Contact Support on support.trakt.tv.
The reason shows have to match completely including the specials is to make sure the data stays accurate and consistent.
I’m attaching a screenshot of Season 1 on the transition page of Star Trek TNG (https://trakt.tv/transition/tmdb/shows?trakt_id=653). [Just in case it’s too hard to see. *I also have a third column that you don’t- the Trakt listing.]. TVDB has the first episode as two parts so 1×1 and 1×2 are “Encounter at Far Point”. TMDB only has the first episode titled that way. If we migrated it as is, the database would interpret all of the current views of 1×2 “Encounter at Far Point Part 2” are now what TMDB considers 1×2 “The Naked Now”. This means that every users’ history is now incorrect and off by one. This means the times that the episode was watched are wrong. It ends up having a trickle down effect on almost everything. In this Star Trek example, it may not seem like a big deal, but it affects more than it initially seems.
Our priority is keeping user data as complete and unaffected as possible through this transition. These listings will have to be manually matched together in the back end of the database by our developers to ensure accuracy. Unfortunately, the developers’ time is at a premium, so please be patient while they work through their queues.
Please see https://blog.trakt.tv/tmdb-transition-ef3d19a5cf24 for more details.
I have a second question when I look at my collection I have 245 shows
When I look at the TVDB to TMDB comparison page it only shows 143 shows:
Are the 102 missing shows ones that have already been converted? Where are these listed? I don't see anything under 100% match on the compare page. Also, I know Paw Patrol is in my collection, has been moved to TMDB, but it's not on the comparison page.