[mythtv-users] Cover images not showing up [SOLVED]

Alan Murrell lists at murrell.ca
Wed Dec 29 00:57:00 UTC 2010

Sorry, I was unable to find the original thread I did for this, but a 
while back I posted about how I have archived some TV shows and have a 
directory structure like the following:


I was able to download the metadata for the individual episodes just 
fine, and the cover file would show up on the the individual season 
directories, but only in some cases would the "root" show directory 
("SHOW_NAME" in the above example) would a cover picture show up.  I 
finally figured out why:

I tend to not use spaces in my directory and file names, using the 
underscore character instead.  MythTV does not seem to like this (or 
rather, I suppose the metadata grabber does not like this).  When I 
renamed the root show folders without the underscores, I was able to get 
the cover images to show up.  Oh, and the directory name has to match 
whatever the tv database site has for the show name.

Anyway, just thought I would post this in case anyone else has the same 


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