[mythtv] Category vs Genre

Jean-Yves Avenard jyavenard at gmail.com
Sun Feb 8 02:47:21 UTC 2009


2009/2/8 Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com>:
> Since the IMDb TOS prohibits functionality provided by imdb.pl and all
> direct use of IMDb will be gone for 0.22 (
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/dev/356963#356963 ), and
> (AFAIUI) the only use of IMDb data will be through imdbpy with a copies of
> their database (
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/317352#317352 ) so it
> won't hit IMDb's site, you might get more responses if you were working on
> the TMDb script.  ;)
> http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/5917
> http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/changeset/19251
> http://cvs.mythtv.org/trac/changeset/19300
> Plus tons of discussion you can find by searching the archives for "tmdb",
> including, how tomake it work with 0.21-fixes:
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/364800#364800
> (where "copy the Mythtv directory" means you need both
> mythplugins/mythvideo/mythvideo/scripts/tmdb.pl and
> mythplugins/mythvideo/mythvideo/scripts/MythTV/ and its contents).
> Python or Perl makes no difference to me--if you feel there's a reason to
> make a new Python implementation of the TMDb grabber, fine--but I won't ever
> use "all your contribution are belong to us" IMDb, even with the hard-to-use
> approach that doesn't break their TOS.  Personally, I'd be much more excited
> to help*** if you were working on a script "with a future."
> Just a point to consider before digging too deep into the IMDb stuff.

Thank you heaps for your post (like most of your posts they are very

Will have a look at TMDb then...

Before I look at those existing scripts, my guess is that just like
with the IMDb perl or python script, they only inform only one
category in the metadata and do not use any of the genres (and you can
assign more than one genre per video)

That was one of the purpose of my original mail.
1-Find out exactly what would need to be done (e.g behaviour of
category vs genres)
2-If there was any use for that work...

You've answered 2) ... I haven't had any definitive answer for 1)

Thanks once again

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