[mythtv-users] Metadata is generic in v31

Paul Gardiner lists at glidos.net
Mon Sep 21 04:56:32 UTC 2020

On 21 September 2020 02:35:00 BST, jam <jam at tigger.ws> wrote:
>> On 21 Sep 2020, at 12:11 am, Peter Bennett <pb.mythtv at gmail.com>
>>>>>> 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.
>> Using V31, I have "Preform metadata update after video scan" enabled.
>After putting video files into the videos storage group on the backend,
>I run mythutil --scanvideos.  It reliably gets the descriptions of each
>episode for the series I have loaded into videos. Do you have the file
>names set up correctly? I use a directory name that is the series name
>and file names that start SnnEnn for example S01E01.  Sometimes it gets
>the same artwork for the whole series and sometimes it gets different
>artwork for each season. It rarely finds preview images.
>Paul where is the SnnEnn titleling documented? I’ve been using ‘Title
>SSxEE.whatever’ where SS and EE are numbers’ at some point this worked
>then stopped worling ‘TitleSSxEE.whatever’

The two of us may be seeing different problems.  An example file ĺ'm testing is Believe.S01E02.mp4. This isn't a newly added file. Correct metadata was obtained with my 29.1 installation.


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