[mythtv-users] metadata

kalimputhawala at gmail.com kalimputhawala at gmail.com
Sun Dec 9 06:57:37 UTC 2018


Can you please specify the mythtv version you are using? Is your movie metadata lookup working properly? 

Secondly, go to your myth backend and configure the storage directories for artwork and banners.

There is some clean up that mythtv does when using the tvdb api and searches for result using the filename. 

So let’s say you have a series called big bang theory, python ttvdb.py -M “Big bang theory”

This will give results in XML format, so to check if it’s working, go to /usr/share/mythtv/metadata/Television/ and then run the above command, check if its working, if not then check , /usr/share/mythtv/metadata/Movies/ and run python tmdb3.py “ Intern”, if that works then fine, then there might be some problem with the name of the recordings that are being saved.

Lastly I had some issues regarding cache, which was not working properly, so what I did was went to /home/mythtv and created a folder called cache.

I also gave 777 permission to /usr/local/share/mythtv/ and /home/kalim/.mythtv as well.

(Be careful with the permissions, sudo chmod -R 777 /usr/local/share/mythtv) 

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Browsing the forum I found

Some videos have meta data and artwork but some do not

This exactly describes what I am trying to figure.

1) does metadata lookup and populate work properly for anyone

2) does metadata lookup and populate NOT work properly for anyone

On my main backend the movie grabber does work but the TV grabber does not:

[sandypit] /home/jam [603]% /usr/local/share/mythtv/metadata/Television/ttvdb.py -t

The modules tvdb_api.py (v2.0 or greater).
They should have been installed along with the MythTV python bindings.
Error:(No module named requests_cache)

(Which rather highlights the disadvantages of using say python it’s easy and works well if your machine is the same as the dev machine else you are on your own like here (SuSE Leap 42.1))

Because of above error mythmetadatalookup Aborts yet this machine has SOME artwork (!?) 

I setup another front/backend test machine using ubuntu 18.04 and installing mythbuntu.
Every command works, I even get a sensible reply when running the grabber by hand.
But there is no artwork even after mythmetadatalookup —refresh-all-artwork

I carefully followed https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Enhancing_Recordings_with_Metadata_Lookup

3) Am I doing something wrong, or is this whole area rather iffy

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