[mythtv-users] ttvdb.py question

Thomas Mashos thomas at mashos.com
Fri Jul 27 22:43:45 UTC 2012

On Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 2:48 PM, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com> wrote:
> On 7/27/2012 17:29, Chris Gentle wrote:
>> The ttvdb.py grabber seems to be working fairly well on my MythVideo
>> files but it fails if a series name is ambiguous.  I can't seem to
>> figure out how to associate a particular series id from thetvdb.com
>> <http://thetvdb.com> with a series.  I know that ttvdb.py has a
>> configuration file option -c and according to the wiki you can place a
>> series override in there.  However, since ttvdb.py runs in the
>> background, how do you tell it where the configuration file is?  Is this
>> even the correct way to do this?
> The simple solution is to just make the series name not ambiguous. Instead
> of using "Castle" or "Office", use "Castle (2009)" or "The Office (US)".  If
> you don't like that option, the script will read overrides from
> ~/.mythtv/ttvdb.conf by default, if such a file exists. Add lines to it such
> as...
> [series_name_override]
> Castle:83462
> Office:73244
> Note that this file must exist in the home directories of all users on all
> hosts that may attempt to pull metadata for your video library.  The third
> option, ttvdb.py is run through the terminal, but it is not run in the
> background.  When you manually grab data for a show, and the show is
> ambiguous, MythTV will pop up a window and ask you which series the show
> belongs to.
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Doesn't it ignore anything inside of ()?


Thomas Mashos

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