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

Ryan Pisani mythtv at frouse3.homelinux.com
Fri Sep 14 03:53:41 UTC 2007


There is a new version of the imdb-bulk-update.pl tool available.

In this version I included a -Fileup switch to find all new files(of
allowable & predefined default file extensions), and compare them with the
DB information. It'll remove all entries for files that no longer exist,
and add all new files that have no information in the DB.

I also added a -Manual switch to force a manual entry of IMDBID. This is
quite handy when searching for a specific stubborn title with -Title

The download URL is the same for now. Eventually it'll get moved to atrpms
with the rest of mythdora utilities.


Feedback is appreciated.


> 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 However that tool is out of date,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 is out of date the batchgrabber is instantly, and tends to stay that way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

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