SortTV: Sort TV episodes, movies, and music into directories for xbmc (Linux/Win/Mac) - Printable Version
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- newphreak - 2011-03-10 21:27
Having trouble with cpan, I'm not too familiar with either linux or perl.
I'm trying to install this script on a debian squeeze box. What am i doing wrong? hehe
Edit: sorted this by updating cpan.
Now however, where can i find this missing file?
could not find ParserDetails.ini in /usr/local/share/perl/5.10.1/XML/SAX
- Gfei - 2011-03-11 01:45
I've searched this thread but haven't found anything that solves my problem. SortTV has been working great but just recently I've started getting the following:
Any thoughts on what is causing this to happen? I appreciate the advice.
- cliffe - 2011-03-13 07:35
Gfei Wrote:I've searched this thread but haven't found anything that solves my problem. SortTV has been working great but just recently I've started getting the following:
The TVDB module is the likely culprit. Try deleting the .cache directory and see if that fixes it.
- cliffe - 2011-03-13 07:37
Glad you got it working. I notice that you were trying to install modules that SortTV doesn’t use any more (capitalize). Check the README file for an up-to-date list.
- cliffe - 2011-03-13 07:46
chortya Wrote:I'm actually running the script every hour with cron after ftp mirroring using lftp. Is there any better way to run this task as daemon?
For keeping your config across updates:
- Capt.Insano - 2011-03-13 14:28
First of All, excuse me for thinking out loud here;
I am a user of this Script since the beginning and I have some thoughts
Would it be possible to package this script as an xbmc add-on?
I think it would have many benefits: Easier distribution of updates + Large increase in users (more donations + developments!!), by making it available in the official xbmc repo.
Here were my thoughts:
People have been asking for a GUI for settings, well an XBMC GUI would be cross-compatible, would allow easy set up of SortTV and would allow easy access to Scheduling of Script + Instant execution of the script through XBMC itself.
Example: Trak.tv Addon Setting: (Start On Boot)
Example: XBMC Auto-Updater: (Scheduled Execution)
Example: Cinema Experience Script: (Easy Script Set-Up)
I know that the script is written in perl and that XBMC addons are python, but there are two options that could make it work:
1. Calling the Perl Script from Python
some articles are around explaining methods for this (Google)
2. Changing Script language
a massive rewrite I know but it would leave possibly more options for developing the script to really tie in to XBMC.
Anyway I think it would be a great progression for an already great script.
- cliffe - 2011-03-13 15:02
Capt.Insano Wrote:First of All, excuse me for thinking out loud here;
Development on an xbmc front-end has started, developed thus far by foe83. The Python front-end calls the Perl script (1). Once the core features are working, the two scripts will be bundled together in SortTV releases. Perhaps some Python developers would like to get involved?
- carmenm - 2011-03-14 09:38
What a great idea to do an XBMC plugin!
Cant wait to see that.
But if i may add my stone. The XBMC plugin should be able to connect to an already running SortTV addon.
For example for me the computer running sortTV(file/download server) is not the same as the one running XBMC. And i dont want sorttv to run my XBMC machine as it would use CPU and mostly because moving files would be so much longer (over network)
That s only my point of view anyway
- cliffe - 2011-03-14 10:40
carmenm Wrote:What a great idea to do an XBMC plugin!
Thanks to foe83 for taking the initiative to start working on the front-end.
I imagine the first version will be straightforward: it will act as a place to start the script using a graphical interface, and configuration will still be manual editing of the config, although hopefully via a text-edit box on the front-end.
Later versions will hopefully have nicer configuration via widgets (dropdown boxes etc). At that stage it might make sense to configure files for SortTV stored remotely, as you suggest, but I don't think that will be a high priority.
If anyone has any experience with Python at all, please speak up and contribute some lines of code I expect foe83 will post the code that is in development soon.
- foe83 - 2011-03-15 13:37
I am indeed working on plugin for xbmc! Unfortunately, being new to python, the progress is quite slow.
That said, the plugin has already almost all the basic features implemented (run the script locally, importing old script and configure script using virtual keyboard) but some bugs prevent them from functioning correctly.
I am looking for people (preferably python developers, but also people whom might have dev experience and want to have a look at python) willing to help with the code, test, debug etc. If you are one, please pm me and I'll send you the code!