[mythtv-users] Frequent failures in attempting to download art from thetvdb

Paul Gardiner lists at glidos.net
Fri Apr 27 13:33:12 UTC 2018

On 25/04/2018 17:59, Greg Oliver wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 8:30 AM, Paul Gardiner <lists at glidos.net 
>     On 25/04/2018 09:22, Greg Oliver wrote:
>         On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 3:07 AM, Paul Gardiner <lists at glidos.net
>              On 23/04/2018 19:00, Paul Gardiner wrote:
>                  Hi,
>                  I'm noticing more and more often now I cannot download coverart,
>                  banners etc from thetvdb. If I try to manually, a list of
>                  possible banners is displayed with urls, but blank space where
>                  the image should be. In the logs I see "Tried to write <url>,
>                  but it appears to be an HTML redirect or corrupt file (filesize
>                  0). The urls work in a browser. There seems to be a long-ago
>                  fixed bug related to this with themoviedb.
>                  I'm using v0.28.2
>                  Is anyone else seeing this problem?
>              Can anyone using 0.28.2 report ttvdb artwork download working for
>              them? At least then I know to look somewhere outside mythtv.
>     Yeah, I know of that discussion: I was part of it. Back a few weeks,
>     a few of us didn't have ttvdb.py working at all. Now it is mostly
>     working. It's just the downloading of artwork that fails. The
>     download failure was happening a lot before I upgraded to 0.28.2, in
>     any case.
> ​Ahhh, sorry - I should have looked closer to the recipients of that 
> thread!  When you run the commands from the command line as in the other 
> thread, what does it say?​

Actually, there is a warning when I run ttvdb.py: I see

  "InsecureRequestWarning: Unverified HTTPS request is being made. 
Adding certificate verification is strongly advised. See: 

I still get what looks like correct metadata. I also notice that the 
banner urls returned within the xml, although http, redirect to https. 
I'm not sure how that would lead to Mythfrontend failing to download 
them, but I guess it could be connected.


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