What does “DIRFIX” mean?

Posted on June 17, 2012. Filed under: Definitions | Tags: |

A dirfix is released when a typo or inaccuracy is detected in the original release name. E.g. the year of a movie is wrong or there was a typo in the movie name. A release does not have to be nuked to have a dirfix. A dirfix can prevent a nuke or it can get the nuked release unnuked. A dirfix does not need to have an NFO file, but usually there is one. It also depends on the ruleset: TV-x264, SDTV-x264 and FLAC enforce NFO for dirfix.

TV-x264: “DirFix requires NFO and NFO must state which release is being fixed”
SDTV-x264: “DIRFIX requires NFO and NFO must state which release is being fixed”
FLAC: “If an ADDITIONAL tag is used, the nfo MUST mention the release name that it is replacing or updating.”

Examples

The original date was wrong:

WWE.Friday.Night.Smackdown.2011.11.30.HDTV.XviD-KYR
WWE.Friday.Night.Smackdown.2011.11.29.DiRFiX.HDTV.XviD-KYR

A wrong tag was used:

Le_Trouble-Reality_Strikes-EP-WEB-2012-UTP
Le_Trouble-Reality_Strikes-DIRFIX-WEB-2012-UTP

The movie year was wrong:

The.Vow.2011.MULTiSUBS.PAL.DVDR-DVDMANiA
The.Vow.2012.DIRFIX.MULTiSUBS.PAL.DVDR-DVDMANiA

The movie name was missing a character:

Legendary.Amazon.2011.LIMITED.BLURAY.COMPLETE-BRDC.UNNUKE:get.dirfix
Legendary.Amazons.2011.LIMITED.DIRFIX.BLURAY.COMPLETE-BRDC

Sometimes the dirfix directory contains an NFO explaining the problem while fixing multiple releases at once.

Lip.Service.S02.DIRFiX.DVDRip.XviD-HAGGiS

Sorry about that, it looks like the DVD order
wasn’t the same as the air order.

Here’s how the releases should have been tagged

Original Revised

Lip.Service.S02E01.DVDRip.XviD-HAGGiS => Lip.Service.S02E02.DVDRip.XviD-HAGGiS
Lip.Service.S02E02.DVDRip.XviD-HAGGiS => Lip.Service.S02E01.DVDRip.XviD-HAGGiS
Lip.Service.S02E03.DVDRip.XviD-HAGGiS
Lip.Service.S02E04.DVDRip.XviD-HAGGiS => Lip.Service.S02E05.DVDRip.XviD-HAGGiS
Lip.Service.S02E05.DVDRip.XviD-HAGGiS => Lip.Service.S02E04.DVDRip.XviD-HAGGiS
Lip.Service.S02E06.DVDRip.XviD-HAGGiS

So the correct order to watch is

Lip.Service.S02E02.DVDRip.XviD-HAGGiS
Lip.Service.S02E01.DVDRip.XviD-HAGGiS
Lip.Service.S02E03.DVDRip.XviD-HAGGiS
Lip.Service.S02E05.DVDRip.XviD-HAGGiS
Lip.Service.S02E04.DVDRip.XviD-HAGGiS
Lip.Service.S02E06.DVDRip.XviD-HAGGiS

Again, sorry about that.

Sometimes even a dirfix is requested in the nuke:

Criminal.Minds.S03E05.Seven.Seconds.PROPER.DVDRip.XviD-SAiNTS
nuked/dupeNET/7h 5m 34s after pre: proper.tag.not.needed_no.previous.nuked.release_dirfix.needed

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