[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] mythtv commit: r24980 by robertm

Jeremy Palenchar jeremy at palenchar.net
Mon Jun 7 19:20:48 UTC 2010

The metadata source could publish an update number every time you pull. This
number gets incremented every time the metadata changes in the DB.

The grabber could say "give me updates since this update number."


-----Original Message-----
From: mythtv-dev-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-dev-bounces at mythtv.org]
On Behalf Of Scott Russell
Sent: Monday, June 07, 2010 11:22 AM
To: Development of mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv] [mythtv-commits] mythtv commit: r24980 by robertm

On Jun 7, 2010, at 1:04 PM, ryan patterson wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 12:13 PM, Robert McNamara 
> <robert.mcnamara at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I am unlikely to ever support an option to go back trough and 
>> re-re-re-grab metadata from our sources.  It's disrespectful and 
>> unfair to constantly be pulling the same metadata over and over.  I 
>> personally feel like it's selfish and unfair to the unpaid, free data 
>> sources we use. . .
>> Robert
> I don't entirely disagree with your position.
> In my case I was usually grabbing new metadata that I had added to 
> themoviedb.org.  So I wasn't just hammering their servers over and 
> over.  But that would be the result of an automated "check for new 
> metadata" job.

And it should support partial metadata. Often all the data isn't needed,
just the missing art, description, etc. Having to clear the entry and then
grab new data just to check if partial data is now present isn't exactly
friendly to the end user or the services.

-- Scott 

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