[mythtv-users] Bulk Updater for Videometa(imdb) data

Anthony Giggins seven at seven.dorksville.net
Fri Aug 31 03:00:51 UTC 2007

>> List --
>> I've taken the liberty of creating an imdb.pl wrapper to use with
>> mythvideo. This is a commandline tool similar to the imdbbatchgrabber.pl
>> tool that is included with knoppmyth. However that tool is out of date,
>> and it heavily relies on the production copy of imdb.pl. So when imdb.pl
>> is out of date the batchgrabber is instantly, and tends to stay that way
>> for a long time.
>> Anyhow, long story short. I've created a simple, but reliable bulk
>> wrapper
>> for imdb.pl to do batch updates of multiple types against your
>> videometadata table.
>> The script still has a dependency on imdb.pl, but in the past this seems
>> to be maintained regularly and my tool only depends on a working copy.
>> Anyhow, I have it out on a freebie file share site for now (takes a
>> second
>> to load download link). But have at it for those that are interested.
>> http://www.4shared.com/file/23145905/548ed5c2/imdbupdatertar.html
>> The usage is pretty self explanatory. Please send me feedback as
>> necessary.
>> Ryan
> I've been wanting something like this for a long time but I wasn't aware
> of the knoppmyth version. Have you considered adding this to the mythtv
> wiki?

Very nice now we just need a script to insert the videos from your
mythvideo directory into the database (Rather then having to manually go
to Setup|Video Manager in the frontend) and then run this script to get
the imdb data.


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