mythicalLibrarian - a tool to build Movie and TV Show library from MythTV recordings - Printable Version
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- outleradam - 2010-04-25 03:27
Per chance, are you running the development version of Ubuntu?
my XBMC computer with mythtv on ubuntu 9.10 works great for auto-setup
my personal computer with ubuntu 10.04 development does not work for mythicalLibrarian's auto-setup.
My computer asks me if I want to download or continue, then when I continue, it rolls over and over with the downloading. Every once in a while, about 1 in 20 times it will work properly.
- jaygardner - 2010-04-25 06:23
no, i'm running mythbuntu 9.10 which is built on ubuntu 9.10.
I've not upgraded to 10.04 yet.
- outleradam - 2010-04-25 06:54
this is pretty odd then. For some reason XBMC-Live works with mythicalLibrarian but not 9.10 or 10.04. Must be an extra dependency somewhere.
- outleradam - 2010-04-26 06:00
Do the following
The glitch is that I run as root on my media center. It works fine when running as root, but not sudo root.
- outleradam - 2010-04-26 06:04
Upstream has pushed out recent revisions to sudo so I may have been exploiting a bug before. I'll work on this tomorrow.
- Dobyken - 2010-04-26 17:03
outleradam Wrote:SVN 310 was just committed.
I was able to get the script manually installed and after a few trial runs (Thanks much for that "Undo" command) it appears to be working properly in 10.04. I only ran it in scan mode on my MythTV .23 recording folder(var/lib/mythtv/recordings and have not setup the userjob yet. The install script, like others, went in a loop. The setup program in the previous version ran fine. Other than correcting permission errors on the folders the only issue I had was caused by the "useorigdir" defaulting to Enabled which caused all the recordings to be moved to a folders under
var/lib/mythtv/recordings..but again..you know that<grin>.
I can verify that:
1. If series parent folder (SeriesName) does not exist it creates it.
2. If series Season folder does not exist it creates it.
3. If series Season folder exists it uses it.
4. Files are moved to proper season folder.
5. File determined to be unknown(not in thetvdb) moved to /home/mythtv/Showings
6. Links to moved files created in /var/lib/mythtv/recordings and play in myth
Possible issue: I had XBMC opened in window mode when I tested and it locked up. I have no idea of the cause and whether it's related to mythicalLibrarian operation.
One question though. When Mythtv "Deletes" the recordings because they are expired will it just delete the link and not the actual file which is now in the XBMC library?
- outleradam - 2010-04-26 23:07
Thank you for reminding me about that. So far on my todo list
1. isolate permission issues with auto-install
2. create processing for Japanese database
3. auto-installer should set the follow symlinks when deleting option in mythtv (mythsetup option)
4. add pictures to categoric recordings
- iamhungry - 2010-04-27 10:57
I installed the newest SVN on a test machine, and it looks like the new myth:\\ protocol supports recording groups. Once I got the font issues resolved (no Japanese fonts) the recordings are all viewable in XBMC, and divided into recording groups.
I will keep an eye on the progress of your project here. It is very interesting.
Thank you for all your work.
Series lookup miscue - Dobyken - 2010-04-27 15:18
Not really a bug but last night I recorded Heroes twice. Once on analog cable via PVR-150 and once with my HDHomeRun. I do this because I'm in a fringe (not to be confused with Fringe on Fox) area and NBC doesn't alway receive well. The analog version was found in tvdb and moved to the series folder but the HD copy was not and was moved to /showings/Heroes S0E0. As both filenames are basically the same it seemed odd.
One good thing I found out about XBMC. If you have multiple folders for the same show on different drives it logically combines them. If you have a folders with 2 seasons mixed together and the same series in another folder with Season 3 and Season 4 folders XBMC combines them properly. This means that your new version will not impact previous installations where all seasons were placed into one folder.
Top Gear? - GregoryK - 2010-04-27 20:45
I'm back. mythicalLibrarian has been working great for me lately, with one minor exception: it can't seem to get episode information for Top Gear (recorded off of BBC America.) It looks like the lookup gets the correct TVDB and Zap2It series info, but then can't get the episode information, even tho thetvdb.org has the episode info listed.
Here's the most recent example, recorded yesterday. From my --doover output:
Here's the entry on thetvdb.org that mythicalLibrarian couldn't parse: http://thetvdb.com/?tab=episode&seriesid=74608&seasonid=122131&id=1424561&lid=7
(Note: I was running SVN 306 until today, when I --updated to the current SVN (352) and then ran the --doover which generated the output quoted above.)
Any ideas? Thanks!