[mythtv-users] Mythvideo - tvtomb
ryszard99 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 9 15:14:17 UTC 2004
i'll publish it when i'm done.. :-)
On Thu, 9 Dec 2004 09:00:36 -0600, Lane Schwartz <dowobeha at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 09 Dec 2004 14:58:54 +0000, Stephen Tait <tait at digitallaw.co.uk> wrote:
> > At 12:00 09/12/2004, you wrote:
> > >Ryszard wrote:
> > >
> > >>Is there a utility out there that will grab series info from tv tomb
> > >>and stick it in the myth database?
> > >>
> > >>if not, is this a utility that many people would use? I record a lot
> > >>of series that i archive off host (but available to myth on a mounted
> > >>FS) in a filename format something like the.west.wing.s06e07.hdtv.
> > >>
> > >>i think it would bepretty simple to write a paser to get this and grab
> > >>some info from tvtomb on each EP.
> > >>
> > >>If such a util exists could someone point me to it? if it doesnt i
> > >>will certainly write it for me anyways, but will publish it if people
> > >>would use it.
> > >I'm guessing you're talking about tvtome.com and not tvtomb.com. I have
> > >no idea if anything like this exists yet, but I'd certainly be interested
> > >in having a play with it if you create something.
> > >
> > >One thing that's a consideration though, is there is quite a bit of text
> > >info about each episode. It might be too much to display all of it (at
> > >least for some episodes) on a TV screen through mythfrontend. But it
> > >"should" be fairly simple to link it into mythweb. Take a look at
> > >http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/GuidePageServlet/showid-633/epid-24890/
> > >and you'll see what I mean about the amount of text.
> > >
> > >Is there a wishlist around for the next version of MythTV? Maybe a
> > >scrollable text area for episode info could be created.
> > >
> > >Craig...
> > I'm definitely interested in a scraper for TVTome, and have even
> > contemplated learning PERL/taking the IMDB scraper to bits to figure out
> > how to do it - alas, have had very little spare time recently what with
> > moving house an' all.
> > However, I don't really envisage it as something I'd use within MythTV
> > proper (if that's what you were getting at) - my xmltv feed (radio times)
> > already gives me adequate information about what's showing, and hundreds of
> > Myth users bombarding the TVT website every day would make them wise up
> > pretty sharpish.
> > I do however have about 400 episodes of various TV shows from my DVD rips
> > sitting in my mythvideo repository (another box set of Futurama rendering
> > away as we speak), and filling in the metadata by hand was such a chore
> > that I gave up.
> > As an aside, what do you reckon would be the best approach for the "poster"
> > window? I know that MythVideo expects the image to be at a certain aspect
> > ratio; should it just grab a generic $TV_SHOW_LOGO from somewhere, or
> > render a semi-random frame from within the file itself...?
> I have been thinking about this for a while. I would love to have the
> series episode information available within Myth.
> It'd be nice to have just for browsing Myth. I have Myth set to record
> every episode of That '70s Show whenever it's on any channel. During
> any given week, That '70s Show has 3 separate seasons running in on 4
> different time slots (current season at 7 PM on Thursday, one season
> of reruns on at 6:30 PM weekdays, another season of reruns on at 10:30
> PM weekdays and 9 PM on Sunday). It would be nice to be able to browse
> those shows by season, and maybe even have the episode number listed.
> If Myth ever gets a DVD-burning module, having this season and episode
> info would be very helpful. When I burn DVDs of That '70s Show, I like
> to put only 1 season on a disc, and have the episodes in order, with
> episode numbers and titles listed in the DVD menu.
> Maybe a simple way to list the episode info would be to have an option
> to turn episode and season listings on or off. If this option is
> enabled, the recordings could be prefaced by a simple season #/episode
> #. For example:
> S4/Ep1: It's a Wonderful Life
> S4/Ep2: Eric's Depression
> Just some thoughts...
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