[mythtv-users] mythtools

Ryszard ryszard99 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 16 12:25:51 UTC 2007

quite a long time ago i wrote a set of tools that went to the (now defunct)
tvtome.com site and put the data for TV shows into mythconverg.

given now that tvtome has gone, i've gone and finally re-written the parser
to work with tv.com.  i've done a bit of testing and it seems to work pretty
well (at least for my limited selection of tv shows).

there are basically two tools involved here:
1) sync.pl - a tool that will have a look on your harddisk and in the
database, and perform a syncronisation.  it will remove stuff in your
database that is not on the harddisk, and put stuff in the database that is
on disk and doesnt already exist.
2) vidupdate.pl - a tool that will look in the myth database for a
particular category (from the videocategory table) of video that has no
plot.  it compiles a list of all these and will then go to tv.com to get the
details for you, much like the IMDB tool does for movies.  on the down side,
this is not integrated into either mythweb or mythfrontend, but is instead
run from a command line.

now since there are masses of tv shows available and people are recording
and storing, i was wondering if anyone was interested in beta testing it.

given that its beta the regualr caveats apply, ie back up your database and
any important data before playing around with it.

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