[mythtv-users] TV show metadata

James Abernathy jfabernathy at gmail.com
Wed Sep 23 11:25:43 UTC 2020

I've been trying to follow the recent conversation on v31 metadata and it
made me wonder if my issue is related. I use the word issue because it's
not a real problem but it makes me wonder what's going on.

I have on my server a lot of .m4v videos that originally were recorded by
mythtv into .ts mpeg2 files and I removed the commercials and converted
them to h.264 and put them on a server using my version of the sendTVtoNAS
script (https://forum.mythtv.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1261)

Those files are stored on the server in a directory using the program name
and file names that include the program name - title - season and episode
i.e. The Big Bang Theory - s1e1 - Pilot.m4v

So anytime I start over with a new mythconverg database and include these
compressed recordings I get no metadata as I expected, but any new shows I
record, edit, and compress to that same program directory get metadata on
the next day's "mythutil --scanvideos"

The interesting observation is that some of the old videos eventually get
metadata and some of the newly added videos don't.

SO my question is what is supposed to happen with the metadata.  And is it
possible to somehow retrieve all the metadata for all the shows that are
NOT in the current mythDB.

Jim A
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