[mythtv-users] Mythvideo - tvtomb

Dave Packham Dave.Packham at utah.edu
Thu Dec 9 16:01:50 UTC 2004

Would be really cool if MythTV just saved shows in this format instead
of the number format it does not....  Save a step

Dave P 

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Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Mythvideo - tvtomb

On Thu, 09 Dec 2004 14:58:54 +0000, Stephen Tait <tait at digitallaw.co.uk>
> 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
> 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

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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