[mythtv-users] mythtv apple trailers updated to v0.4.2.2
jayf0ster at sbcglobal.net
Fri Jun 26 18:44:16 UTC 2009
> On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 3:24 PM, Tom Flair<tom at graniteskies.net>
> > On Sun, Jun 14, 2009 at 11:26 AM, <dlknight at sdf.lonestar.org>
> >> I have updated mythtv apple trailers to v0.4.2.2.
> >> In addition to 0.4.2.1 fixes this focuses on the
> download function of the
> >> script.
> >> 1. Do not delete existing downloaded trailers.
> >> 2. Only download new/missing trailers and skip
> >> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Myth_Apple_Trailers
> >> Direct link to download -
> >> http://www.mythtv.ukpc.net/mythappletrailer-0.4.2.2.tar.gz
> >> Regards
> >> Dave K.
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> > I just wanted to take time and say thanks for this.
> I finally got around to
> > adding it to the menu and showed it to my wife.
> She got a big kick out of
> > it. :)
> Well thats the ultimate test!
I installed this on Mythbuntu 8.10 0.21-fixes. One thing you might add to the installation notes is to install the cURL packages. I had to do this before the grabber script would run. I like the download option, since I only have a slow DSL connection which doesn't support streaming.
There is an Apple Movie Trailers thing in Mythbuntu under the online streams section. I gather that this Apple Trailers is not related. The one that came with Mythbuntu has more trailers, organized by categories, and displays a synopsis for each trailer. It is also streaming only and low resolution, so I really like the download option and 'HD' options. Is it possible to add a movie trailer synopsis for each one?
One thing I noticed is that while the grabber script is running and the appletrailer.xml file is being re-created, the appletrailer.xml file is not parseable. If the grabber runs to completion while no one is using Myth frontend (either in the wee hours or you have a very fast internet connection) this is transparent. Would it be better to have the grabber script re-create the xml file in a temporary file and then copy it over the appletrailer.xml file when complete?
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