[mythtv-users] mythtools

Ryszard ryszard99 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 17 13:59:22 UTC 2007

hey there,

the synchronisation script works quite well, and is such a handy thing to
have... :-) and the updater seems to be working quite well as well (i did a
bunch more testing yesterday), altho the interface is a little clumsy.

anyway mythtools has a few dependencies, namely:
DBI (and the mysql driver)

which are all perl libraries.  I re-wrote the parser yesterday and it was
working fine, however today it seems the synopsis grabbing is broken.

when using this, please take all care, and do a backup of your mythtv
database before you make changes)

if anyone has any ideas or suggestions, please let me know.


On 17/01/07, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> On Jan 16, 2007, at 5:25 AM, Ryszard wrote:
> 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.
> Sounds interesting, where would I get these scripts?
> I'm building a Myth test system as I am reluctant to "play around" with a
> working box. I might try those out on the test machine, but it will be a
> week or so before I could get around to it.
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