MythVideo Metadata Grabber

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MythVideo Metadata Grabber

Post by clueo8 » Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:04 pm

When I add a new movie to Myth Videos and then run mythutil --scanvideos, a lot of times there are multiple results found for my movie and it just gives up. I'm forced to use the frontend and do a retrieve details, and 9-times-out-of-10, the first result found in the frontend is the correct one. It would be nice if:

1) mythutil --scanvideos would just pick the first one found instead of just giving up and doing nothing.


2) Have an additional parameter to force mythutil to just pick the first result if more then 1 is found...

Note: I also include the (YYYY) in my folders/filenames, but that does not appear to help the CLT on making a decision.


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Re: MythVideo Metadata Grabber

Post by bryandamage » Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:27 pm

I have this problem as well. I rip all my movies with the names exactly what themoviedb [Name (Year).ext] has them listed as but it fails when there is a movie of the same name but different year. Are there any tricks we can use the make it get the correct one?

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