[mythtv-users] New Version: 1.4 Bulk Updater for Videometa(imdb) data

Ryan Pisani mythtv at frouse3.homelinux.com
Sat Sep 22 05:58:52 UTC 2007

List -

There is another New version of the imdb-bulk-update.pl tool available.

A few new behaviors / changes added in this release.

-If duplicates are found in IMDB results, and -Dupskip is not set, the first
entry in the list is assumed correct. So basically [0] is the default.

-Exclude flag has been added. This will give the user the option of ignoring
those entries that find no results from all future -N searches.

Notice: This is best with the -N flag, as the data set it is searching for
are those that currently have no entry. If you -Exclude with -A, you could
wipe all those entries you may have manually entered IMDB numbers for.

-help was added for extended examples

-The coverart directory will be pulled from the DB if not specified in the

Download link is the same:



> List-
> 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
> switch.
> The download URL is the same for now. Eventually it'll get moved to atrpms
> with the rest of mythdora utilities.
> http://www.4shared.com/file/23145905/548ed5c2/imdbupdatertar.html
> Feedback is appreciated.
> Ryan
>> 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 However that tool is out of date,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 is out of date the batchgrabber is instantly, and tends to stay that way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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