[mythtv-users] Made my own fanart but Myth's not using it

Michael mythtv at blandford.net
Tue Jul 10 03:49:10 UTC 2012

On 07/03/2012 11:59 AM, Karl Dietz wrote:
> On 03.07.2012 20:16, Michael wrote:
>> On 07/02/2012 11:05 PM, Karl Dietz wrote:
>>> * put it somewhere on the web (may be local) and add proper custom
>>> metadata (e.g. MXML) see
>>> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/MythTV_Universal_Metadata_Format
>> As a related question, what is the best way to add coverart for personal
>> files?
>> I have some family videos, scuba dives, etc that I would like to give a
>> thumbnail. In previous versions, I had a script that use mplayer to get
>> a screen capture 1 minute in, and then it would make the appropriate db
>> changes.
>> I am not sure how to do this with the 0.25 version.
> The wiki page I linked to provides the interface between your script
> and MythTV. Just put the data into a file called <theVideoName>.mxml
> and rescan.
> You can also properly credit your family members as actors so you can
> search for videos where grandma was present. (or order by date of
> production, add your notes as synopsis, etc pp)
> You might also want to try mythpreviewgen instead of mplayer, but I'm
> not sure how you can manually run it on videos.
> Regards,
> Karl
> _______________________________________________

Thanks Karl,

Are you aware of any way to read the tags including the thumbnail from 
an existing m4v ipod/ipad file? I would love to parse those and then 
generate respective mxml files as mentioned above.


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