[mythtv-users] MythVideo not reading metadata

Robert McNamara robert.mcnamara at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 07:34:34 UTC 2009

On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 11:13 PM, Jarom McDonald <jarom_mcdonald at byu.edu> wrote:
> I'm currently running Mythbuntu 9.04, in which I've upgraded all the MythTV
> packages to JYA's 0.22 fixes. I'd never had MythVideo installed until a few
> weeks ago, where I added in 5 SMB folders (they're mounted by the OS on
> boot) for MythVideo to scan (without using storage groups, as some of my
> videos will require mplayer).
> The videos play just fine. Yesterday, however, I took a shot at loading
> metadata. After doing so using the tmdb automated scripts for about 200
> videos, I left MythVideo. When I re-entered it, the video list appeared
> again, but did so metadata-less. It was as if I had never run the tmdb
> script on any of the videos.
> The really strange thing, however, is that the videometadata table in the
> mythconverg DB still has the proper information, and everything looks fine
> with it. It has the right paths to the files, the proper location of the fan
> art/cover art (which is all still there, too), the full descriptions that
> had been downloaded, etc. MythVideo just doesn't associate it with the
> videos, however. If I rerun the metadata download script again, it makes a
> new entry in the videometadata table, which is then subsequently ignored
> when I leave MythVideo and come back in.
> What in the videometadata table is MythVideo looking for that it doesn't
> seem to be finding? Does it work off of the full video file path? Could the
> fact that the "folders" MythVideo is pointed at are really Samba mounts be
> an issue here? Any thoughts would be much appreciated.

Sounds a lot like you're trying to grab metadata for file entries in
file browse mode, rather than scanning properly.  Are you actually
running a scan?  Are you in file browse mode?  What happens when you
turn it off?


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