[mythtv-users] Bulk execution of imdb.pl for mythvideo

jedi at mishnet.org jedi at mishnet.org
Fri Jul 6 19:22:56 UTC 2007

This reminded me...

A lot of what I watch has already been paid for a long time ago
and is commonly available for consumer purchase. A significant
portion of it I have already acquired for my MythVideo setup.
Some things just aren't broadcast these days but are still
available for purchase.

Anyways... I have been converting a lot of old TV to divx. That
seems to work best for TV (as opposed to movies). It's kind of
demented actually since this is the same compression format I
use for my Recordings. It's amazing what you can get out of clean
signal (from a DVD) compared to that crap that cable companies
(like DTV) like to push.

    Is there a button or script that will do a bulk metadata
fetch for all new MythVideos? I will probably make one if one
doesn't already exist.
    The idea here would be to just automatically apply the imdb
info for anything that retrieves a single match. It would be good
for something like this to report failures too.

    I really don't want to have to babysit the GUI for hundreds
of videos.

>> On Jul 1, 2007, at 12:24 PM, Kevin Hulse wrote:
>>> 	Madison avenue seems to think they have a right to our time or
>>> something
>>> and it simply isn't so. They need this fact beaten into them so
>>> they change their
>>> practices.
>> It sort of cuts both ways.  They don't have a right to our time, but
>> by the same token we don't have a right to free TV programming.  It
>> gets paid for one way or another.
>     Ever watched TV land? Ever seen the retro-mercials?
>     Those are commercials "as content". Compared to their modern
> counterparts
> they downright pleasant. It really puts things into perspective just how
> much
> contempt the advertisers have for us.
>     Like anything else digital, you've got to make it worth the consumer's
> time. You can't force payment or attention.
>     There's no reason madison avenue can't produce stuff that's not going
> to send America fleeing for the bathroom.
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