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

Ryan Pisani mythtv at frouse3.homelinux.com
Fri Aug 31 03:09:26 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 However that tool is out of date,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 is out of date the batchgrabber is instantly, and tends to stay that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.
> Anthony

Let me put some thought into that. It shouldn't be too hard to implement.
Then you could run this out cron, and only manually run it to fix the ones
that do not auto-populate.

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