[mythtv-users] Optional subscription to thetvdb? (was Important: Changes to Metadata lookup in March 2021)

Ian Evans dheianevans at gmail.com
Mon Mar 1 21:26:23 UTC 2021

On Mon, Mar 1, 2021, 2:10 PM Gary Buhrmaster, <gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com>

> On Sun, Feb 28, 2021 at 8:06 AM Ian Evans <dheianevans at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Just curious though if there's any consideration of allowing Mythtv
> users to use the paid API in the future, much in the way that we can use
> Schedules Direct or EIT.
> As I recall, the existing code uses an API
> key that I think was created (at TheTVDB)
> for MythTV and is hardcoded in the
> existing script.
> So, if someone was so motivated, it
> should be possible to utilize a subscriber
> specific login (either using the brute force
> approach of replacing the key with your
> own in the appropriate file(s)), or ideally
> adding in some code to optionally check
> for and use the appropriate authentication
> from a file in CONFDIR (just like certain
> other api keys/tokens are looked for there).
> If this is an itch someone wishes to scratch
> they would hopefully contribute back to
> the project after they completed it.  I have
> not looked at the code myself for eons,
> but suspect this would be easy enough to
> be tagged with a "good first issue" for a
> new contributor (of course, I admit that
> sometimes what seems like it would be
> easy turns into a quagmire due to other
> issues).

That's good to know. I wish I could code. Should have learned at the start
of the pandemic!

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