[mythtv-users] How to use tmdb.pl with MythVideo/MythWeb

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Sun Apr 5 03:16:35 UTC 2009

On Sun, Apr 5, 2009 at 9:27 AM, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> For those of you using either trunk or 0.21-fixes who want to use tmdb.pl
> with MythWeb's "IMDB" lookup or for any 0.21-fixes users who want to use
> tmdb.pl with MythVideo, there are instructions at
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Tmdb.pl .
> Note that if you have already downloaded and installed tmdb.pl for use in
> 0.21-fixes, you'll need to do so again to get the MythWeb portion working
> (do the download /and/ the install again--using the current/updated
> instructions on the page).  Similarly, trunk users who haven't updated to
> r20306 (from earlier today, Apr 4, 2009) or beyond will need to download an
> updated tmdb.pl (either by updating all of Myth or just by following the
> instructions on that page).
> Having done so, myself, I can say that the quality of the posters is
> /significantly/ better than those I used to get with imdb.pl.

thanks Michael. Just one point, the option to manually put a number in
does not appear to work. I note that themoviedb has urls like
http://themoviedb.org/movie/13609, so I assumed if I put 13609 as the
"imdb" number popup box it might find the right movie, but it doesn't
appear to work. This is important to people who's filenames are even a
little mangled.

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