[mythtv-users] ttvdb.py question

Karl Newman newmank1 at asme.org
Fri Jul 27 23:40:53 UTC 2012

On Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 4:10 PM, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com> wrote:
> On 7/27/2012 18:30, Chris Gentle wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 4:48 PM, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com
>> <mailto:raymond at wagnerrp.com>> wrote:
>>> 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
>> OK, thanks for your quick answer.
>> I've got this set up now in the account of the user that will be doing
>> metadata lookups.  Does ttvdb.py run periodically or just when you
>> browse into a MythVideo folder?  What's the best way to force it to
>> run?  I went into a couple of the folders that are missing metadata
>> lookup and nothing seems to be happening.  I was under the impression
>> that in .25 it would do lookups when you enter the folder.
> MythTV 0.24 and later will optionally perform metadata lookup on all new
> content added to the database during a file scan.  This option is disabled
> by default.  You can also call this bulk lookup independent of the content
> scan, but it will only operate on a given video once, after which it is
> marked as processed, and skipped on subsequent passes.  The only other time
> MythTV performs a metadata lookup is when you call it interactively for one
> specific video.

By the way, that individual lookup does not appear to be working when
selected through the menus by remote. If I bring up the menu and then
click Ok (lircrc "config=Return") on Retrieve All Details the menu
goes away but nothing happens. If I log in by VNC and press the w key,
I get the circular progress bar and the details are retrieved (or a
disambiguation dialog box is shown). This occurs in any view (browse,
list, manage, gallery). Is there something wrong with my config?

Also, where in the frontend can I manually enter the inetref number for a video?



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