[mythtv-users] Jamu and wath recordings

Jan Schneider jan at horde.org
Sun Nov 22 17:46:39 UTC 2009

Zitat von Robert McNamara <robert.mcnamara at gmail.com>:

> On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 9:25 AM, Jan Schneider <jan at horde.org> wrote:
>> - Why is there no interactive mode? There are ambiguous results from TVDB
>> too, and jamu already picked fanart from wrong movies/series.
> Jamu is a tool to make your life more convenient.  It is a best-effort
> tool.  It is *not* meant to be perfect, and the user uses its
> automatic modes (and this is one of them) knowing that no program can
> read the user's (or the broadcaster's) mind.  Doug wrote Jamu after I
> implemented the basic Fanart/Banner/Coverart support for Watch
> Recordings to make people's lives easier, so that they wouldn't have
> to learn the naming schemes used by the image hunt.
>> - Why doesn't jamu try IMDB or TMDB if searching for a movie that it can't
>> find on TVDB?
> Jamu *does* check TMDB for movies already.  Jamu attempts to determine
> (based on the accuracy of your guide data) whether an item is a film.
> Again, best-effort and nothing is perfect.  Even when I get around to
> writing the code to have the backend do the work, it still won't be
> perfect.
>> - Not exactly related to recordings mode of jamu, and probably hasn't been
>> implemented yet: why is there no W shortcut for loading art in the
>> recordings view?
> Because it's a metric crapload of work.  Currently, metadata handling
> is only included in MythVideo.  There is a ton of code related to the
> metadata download, and twice that much code determining how to deal
> with the data once we've got it.  To make metadata handling available
> in Watch Recordings, I/someone needs to write a generic metadata
> handling class/classes that can be used anywhere.  In this case the
> handling of image download would probably happen similarly to preview
> generation.  There's also cleanup to contend with, and all sort of
> other complexities, as well as my having a fairly specific idea of how
> I want to do it.  It's a lot of work, and I have a mortgage to pay.
> Additionally, we have discussed some fairly sweeping database changes
> regarding MythVideo and recordings, and until we sort out how we're
> going to proceed on those, it doesn't make a lot of sense for me to go
> adding (potentially soon-to-be-redundant) image fields into
> programinfo.

Thanks, this made things much clearer.


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