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How to Add a New TV Series

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This is the second step of a two (2) part outlined process to define: specific settings which will ensure the downloading of a minimum of one (1) up to a maximum of five (5) TV Series Episodes during the first run.

  • Choose, only, one (1) TV Series.

Additional Information
  • The main goal of this section is for the user to choose a TV Series which is popular to the viewing general public, thereby providing a good number of torrents in the availability pool for downloading during the test run.

Step 1 - Before configuring Media Center Master to add a new TV Series to the collection, it is important for the user to know the correct name and spelling of a current airing TV Series with new episodes being shown weekly. A good place to make sure of this is to visit the EZTVShow List page.

  • Begin with changing the "Filter Show List by Status:" to "Airing" with the "pull down menu" button (∨), to get the current airing TV Series.
  • Pay close attention to the "Status" of the shows, "Airing: Irregularly" or "Airing:..."
  • Pick a TV Series, making sure it is an "Airing:..." series.
  • Highlight the complete name with the left mouse button to select it for copy and pasting into Media Center Master.
  • Return to Media Center Master


Step 2 - Open the "Add a T.V. series..." window through the "Media" menu.


Step 3 - Click on the single listing, to select and highlight the "Folder to auto-scan" (TV Show Archive folder location), click "Next."


Step 4 - The name for the TV Series used in the this example, Covert Affairs, is used for demonstration purposes, only. The user should not use it for a first run testing.

  • Paste the name of the chosen TV Series selected above into the "Search by title:" blank area,
  • Click the "Search" button, after a few seconds, the chosen TV Series information should show in the "Selected T.V. series:" area,
  • If the TV Series is listed, click the "Next" button then continue to Step 5.
  • If the TV Series does not show up, go back to Step 1, pick a different show, and repeat Steps 2 and 3.


Step 5 - Assuming all of the data provided to the internet sites used for this step is up to date, there should be a "Confirm Settings:" listing showing "Status: Continuing" for the selected show.

  • The check box for "Keep this series up to date with new episodes" should have a check in it.
  • If the check is present, click the "Finish" button to close the "Add a T.V. Series..." window and continue to Step 6.
  • If the check is not present, go back to Step 1, pick a different show, and repeat Steps 2 - 4.


Step 6 - There should now be an entry added to the "Media in your collection:"

  • At the top, left, the name of the selected show with some date related to it is shown.
  • In the middle, right, the log shows the processes of what Media Center Master did, during the adding of the new TV Series.
  • At the bottom, right, there is a graphic representation of the data fetched by Media Center Master for the new TV Series.


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