[mythtv-users] Metadata is generic in v31

Paul Gardiner lists at glidos.net
Sun Sep 20 15:54:42 UTC 2020

On 20/09/2020 10:05, Paul Gardiner wrote:
> On 20/09/2020 00:28, jam at tigger.ws wrote:>> On 20 Sep 2020, at 1:57 am, 
> Paul Gardiner <lists at glidos.net> wrote:
>>> I've recently updated to 31 from 29.1 and so far run into just one 
>>> problem. Metadata looked up from within the video player is now 
>>> generic to the series rather than specific to the episode, so I don't 
>>> see the episode title or the description of what happens in the 
>>> episode. There also seems to be a problem with downloading artwork.
>>> Anyone else seen similar?
>> Paul great confusion here. It seems the movie grabber gets different 
>> data at different times.
>> Also I find (and this must be myth)
>> I->Change Video->Retrieve
>> gets generic metadata
>> Whereas menu->scan
>> retrivies specific data
>> but the scan way leaves out some movies and the I way is needed. Also 
>> the I way does not log what it is doing. I'll play with the logging to 
>> see if I can make sense here.
>> What we need is the developer[s] who crafted this feature to spend a 
>> little time polishing the debugging so we can unravel what is 
>> happening. The code is complicated and python is alien as it 
>> contavenes my personal ethos.
> This may be wrong, but the package dependency changes suggest that there 
> may have been a rework of the xml parsing, using a different API. When I 
> get a chance, I'll see if I can find a corresponding commit and try to 
> find anything that looks dodgy.

Looks like the API change was 3 years ago, so I doubt that's what caused 
the problem: I can't see it staying broken for 3 years.

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