[mythtv] MythGame - Gathering metadata using crc's

Eiclectis eiclectis at gmail.com
Fri Sep 2 21:35:09 UTC 2005

On 9/1/05, Surye <surye80 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I noticed the beginnings of code for some kind of ROM lookup based on
> crc's. But all of the functions look like this:
> void NES_Meta(QString CRC32, QString* GameTitle, QString* Genre,
>                          int* Year, QString* Country)
> {
>     *Year = 1970;
>     *Country = QObject::tr("Unknown");
>     *Genre = QObject::tr("UnknownNES");
> }
> I realize this is simply a placeholder for the real, upcoming method,
> and that's what I'm wondering. What method are you using to determine
> the data? Are you building a database, or is there a website or
> service that holds such a database? If you're building it, I imagine
> that will take an exceedingly long time given the thousands of games.
> Just curious to the state of this so that I can see if there is any
> way I can help. I'd love to see this in action someday.
> Surye
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this concerns me too because as it stands it is greatly sressful
organizing your games just to have the data wiped when you scan for
new ones =P... i know i can do things to fix that but i am also
curious about the method is going to be put into place.

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