[mythtv-users] Mythvideo Title Matching?

Richard Lainchbury freexe at gmail.com
Thu Mar 24 15:04:04 UTC 2011

On my 0.24 mythtv

I have lots of video in a series that I have labelled :


And myth video just seems to give the same incorrect title to all the

On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 2:36 PM, Robert McNamara
<robert.mcnamara at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 7:20 AM, Ken Mandelberg <km at mathcs.emory.edu>
> wrote:
> > Mythvideo nicely picks up descriptions and cover art for some movies I
> > have and not others of similar vintage. The ones it misses seem to have
> > short title or titles I know to be movie remakes. My guess is that it
> > just fails if the filename has multiple matches.
> >
> > If thats the case is there a way for me to see what its choices are, and
> > if so how I can disambiguate the title?
> .24 added automatic metadata fetching upon video scan for newly-added
> files.  If the title has multiple identical or near-identical matches
> (anything within a levenstein distance of 5), MythVideo will note in
> the log that there were multiple acceptable matches for title x and
> leave it alone, preferring that the user provide that input.  For
> those titles, you use the traditional "highlight item, press W" (or
> highlight item, open context menu, Item Details->Retrieve Details).
> If there are multiple matches, you will be presented with a menu to
> select from them.  If there are no matches because the item is
> misspelled or has junk in the title, then you will get no results.
> Robert
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