[mythtv-users] fanart update

Doug Vaughan r.d.vaughan at rogers.com
Thu Nov 5 19:49:26 UTC 2009

    Mythbuntu 9.10 has a few Jamu cron jobs set up at installation. 
Specifically for MythVideo there is a maintenance cron job that runs 
once a week. Both MythVideo and Jamu require a video to have a TVDB/IMDB 
number. The only way you are going to get value from the maintenance 
cron job is if you update your MythVideo collection's TVDB/IMDB numbers.

    You can get the required TVDB/IMDB numbers either through MythVideo 
"w" key which triggers getting metadata including graphics on a per 
video file bases or running from a terminal a Jamu interactive session 
(e.g. ./jamu -MIV). See: http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Jamu#Mass_Updates

    The Jamu interactive session parses your video file names and either 
guesses what the video is or it will prompt you with a list of possible 
matches from which you select the correct movie or TV Series. This is a 
mass update of all your videos and is generally only done once. After 
that when you add a new video file you do a MythVideo scan and then use 
the "w" metadata download for the new video.

    The other Mythbuntu Jamu cron jobs are a weekly clean up of orphaned 
graphics and every hour a download of graphics for your Scheduled and 
Recorded programs. Only missing graphics will be downloaded. These 
graphics will show in the Watch Recordings screen with some of the new 

I hope this helps


More information about the mythtv-users mailing list