Tmdb.pl

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Important.png Note: The correct title of this article is tmdb.pl. It appears incorrectly here due to technical restrictions.


What is tmdb.pl

This perl script is intended to perform movie data lookups based on the themoviedb.org website


Downloading tmdb.pl

If you're using MythTV 0.21-fixes, tmdb.pl does not ship with MythTV, so you will need to download the script (as a non-root user in a normal directory, such as the user's HOME directory):

install -d tmdb/MythTV &&
pushd tmdb &&
svn cat http://svn.mythtv.org/svn/trunk/mythplugins/mythvideo/mythvideo/scripts/tmdb.pl > tmdb.pl &&
svn cat http://svn.mythtv.org/svn/trunk/mythplugins/mythvideo/mythvideo/scripts/MythTV/MythVideoCommon.pm > MythTV/MythVideoCommon.pm &&
chmod 755 ./tmdb.pl ./MythTV/MythVideoCommon.pm &&
popd

Installing tmdb.pl

The MythVideo scripts are typically installed in /usr/share/mythtv/mythvideo/scripts/ or /usr/local/share/mythtv/scripts/. The following code assumes they are installed in one of those two directories. If not, adjust the SCRIPTDIR as appropriate (and skip the if conditional that tries to set it automatically).

if [ -d /usr/share/mythtv/mythvideo/scripts ]; then
  SCRIPTDIR=/usr/share/mythtv/mythvideo/scripts
elif [ -d /usr/local/share/mythtv/mythvideo/scripts ]; then
  SCRIPTDIR=/usr/local/share/mythtv/mythvideo/scripts
else
  echo "Unable to find script directory.  Please install tmdb.pl manually."
fi
sudo cp -Rv tmdb/* ${SCRIPTDIR} &&
unset SCRIPTDIR

When you're done with the temporary copy made when downloading the scripts, you may delete the tmdb directory:

rm -r tmdb

Configuring MythVideo 0.21-fixes to use tmdb.pl

Change the MythVideo settings to use the new script, replacing imdb.pl with tmdb.pl and removing tv=no;video=no from the Command to search for movie listings:.

Using the default menu theme, you can find the settings in Utilities/Setup|Setup|Media Settings|Videos Settings|General Settings on page 4/7. After making the changes, the settings should look like:

Command to search for movie listings: /usr/share/mythtv/mythvideo/scripts/tmdb.pl -M
Command to search for movie posters: /usr/share/mythtv/mythvideo/scripts/tmdb.pl -P
Command to extract data for movies: /usr/share/mythtv/mythvideo/scripts/tmdb.pl -D