[mythtv] Category vs Genre

Damian O'Sullivan shabba at skynet.ie
Sun Feb 8 11:22:20 UTC 2009

On Sat, 7 Feb 2009, Robert McNamara wrote:

> Indeed, with the removal of IMDB from trunk, and the addition of TMDB,
> development should focus on that.  If you are handy with python or
> perl, I suggest looking into the tmdb.pl script and seeing the ways
> that could be improved.  I also really want to see a parallel grabber
> for TheTVDB.com.  I am hoping to see #6159 (addition of
> screenshot/banner/fanart) as image types to mythvideo soon, and
> TheTVDB has an open API for accessing/downloading all this information
> for television.  Add to that Anduin's work towards generalizing
> metadata download, and you have a recipe for having multiple grabbers
> and lots of rich, user-friendly metadata.  IMO the TheTVDB grabber
> should use all the identical command line switches for TMDB and add
> appropriate switches for banner and screenshot (although ultimately
> the screenshot may/probably will be automatically generated, but it's
> nice to have options)

There is a perl module for using the thetvdb.org. Its in CPAN called 
TVDB::API. I use it in a script at the moment to add banner art to all my 
TV Series. I am ok at perl so if I know what was wanted out of a script I 
would glady bang one together.

Damian O'Sullivan  Tel: 087 2241456    damian at linux.ie

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