[mythtv-users] fanart update

John Finlay finlay at moeraki.com
Fri Nov 6 04:29:01 UTC 2009

Doug Vaughan wrote:
> John,
>    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 themes.
Thanks Doug.

I found the cron jobs and the log file they write to. The jamu jobs were 
failing because the config.xml file in the mythtv user's home directory 
had the wrong dbhost name.


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