[mythtv-users] Metadata is generic in v31

Paul Gardiner lists at glidos.net
Mon Sep 21 19:28:29 UTC 2020

On 21 September 2020 18:58:39 BST, Roland Ernst <rcrernst at gmail.com> wrote:
>On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 6:58 AM Paul Gardiner <lists at glidos.net> wrote:
>> 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>
>> >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
>> >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?
>> .....
>> An example file ĺ'm testing is Believe.S01E02.mp4.
>This isn't a newly added file. Correct metadata was obtained with my
>> installation.
>the file name convention for videos is on the wiki under
>and linked from the main page
>I did a short test in the video library by creating files
>under the video storage group folder:
>1) Believe/S01E01.mpg
>2) Believe/S01E02 Beginner's Luck.mpg
>3) Believe/S01E03.mpg
>Then I did for each video
>M -> Scan for changes
>I -> Change Video Details -> Edit Details
>Season and episode have been identified correctly from the filename
>Subtitle is identified as well in case of (2)
>Then I did on the first video (1)
>I -> Change Video Details -> Retrieve Video Details
>which gave me a list of available videos.
>I selected item "Believe (0)"
>No picture and only generic video information test about the series
>On the second episode (2),
>I -> Change Video Details -> Retrieve Video Details
>Detailed detailed textual information about this episode as well as
>Coverart : Believe Season1_coverart.jpg
>Screenshot : Believe Season 1x2_screenshot.jpg
>Fanart : Believe Season 1_fanart.jpg
>In short, everything is done well.
>A second run on the first episode (1)
>gave me the new details as well (surprisingly).
>For series, a subtitle must be passed in the filename as well (see
>The logs of the mythtv-frontend show details of what is going on.
>Evaluating these logs gives you an overview of what the metadata
>is doing.
>In the above case, MythTV thinks that the file (1) is a movie instead a
>part of a TV-series.

That all makes sense and fits with what I'm seeing, but it's a change in behaviour since 29.1 and seems like a regression to me. 

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