Adding a series should be as easy as uploading the files - right? Well not quite. I have about 45,000 files in my collection. As you might imagine some shows are duplicated. I have to make a determination as to which file is the one I want in the collection. Sometimes the choice is obvious, sometimes it takes some listening.
Then there is the problem of mis-named or mis-dated files. I find this problem arises as I am trying to eliminate duplicates. Two files with the same date are two completely separate programs. Here again it takes some digging.
Bottom line is that I use the a program called otter from the Old Time Radio Researcher's Group (OTRR). It helps me to organize my files, eliminate duplicates, and find mis-labeled files. But this whole process takes time.
My objective is at least one new series a week. Is that slow - maybe. However I am trying to sort out 15 years of collecting. My guess is that when I am done, my collection will drop by several thousand files.
When all of this work is completed I hope I leave give something to OTR hobbyists and new hobbyists. Do I need your help? The answer is yes. If you find something wrong or have something to contribute - please let me know. Your participation will be welcome.