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Olpol
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Re: Tool to scrape TV Show Information for the WDTV Live Hub

Thanks very much Tony. I was a bit confused by the tooltip for the "file naming template" because it says it's how the fetcher will name files. I misinterpreted that to mean that's how it'd rename my files for me.

 

I'll give that change a go.

 

A few more questions if you don't mind:

 

1. Can you determine why I got the same picture for both seasons, rather than a season specific thumb for each season folder?


2. To use the "hidden folder" function, how do I create a hidden folder in the file structure called ".XMLFetcherBackdrops"? I got an errors saying "you must type a file name". I think starting the name with a dot confuses it into thinking I'm typing the extension.

3. Using the newest WD TV Live Streaming Media Player, do I need to tick "hide thumbnail jpeg files (live/live+ compatability)?

 

4. Is there a way to slow down the rotation of backdrop pictures? They seem to change every second or two. Maybe they could change every 5 seconds or so?

 

Thanks again for your time in answering my questions, and for all the effort you put into making this app.

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JoeySmyth
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Re: Tool to scrape TV Show Information for the WDTV Live Hub

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2. To use the "hidden folder" function, how do I create a hidden folder in the file structure called ".XMLFetcherBackdrops"? I got an errors saying "you must type a file name". I think starting the name with a dot confuses it into thinking I'm typing the extension.

 

Windows does not allow "." in a folder name.  You need to use Dos Command Prompt. eg.

 

C:\>mkdir .XMLFetcherBackdrops

 

Another way.. Open Notepad and type   mkdir .XMLFetcherBackdrops   then save it as foldermaker.bat

 

Now, double click on the foldermaker.bat file  and it will create your folder.

 

 

4. Is there a way to slow down the rotation of backdrop pictures? They seem to change every second or two. Maybe they could change every 5 seconds or so?

 

The Timing and Transitions for Backdrop Pictures in Video Gallery View is controlled by the 'Photo' Settings.

 

Setup > Photo Settings > Sildeshow Interval Time

Setup > Photo Settings > Sildeshow Transition

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Olpol
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Re: Tool to scrape TV Show Information for the WDTV Live Hub

Thanks Joey

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TonyPh12345
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Re: Tool to scrape TV Show Information for the WDTV Live Hub

1)  The XML Fetcher doesn't do anything with FOLDER thumbnails, only EPISODE thumbnails.

 

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Olpol
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Re: Tool to scrape TV Show Information for the WDTV Live Hub

Okay so it's obviously using the image in each season folder called "<tvdbseriescode>-1" as the season folder image in lieu of a specific image.
Is there a way I can get the DVD season art to become the folder image for each season?


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Olpol
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Re: Tool to scrape TV Show Information for the WDTV Live Hub

So I went and renamed my TV show files into the format that I prefer: Series Name 101 - Episode Name.ext

Then in the scraper tool, I changed the File Naming Template and the Title Format (do these always have to be the same format?) to " ^T ^e^S - ^t " and redid all of the scraping for the entire season.

However the result was that only the following episodes scraped properly: 101, 202, 303 etc. The rest remained unchanged.

This is what ended up in the folders for seasons 2 and 4. Note that instead of creating xml files called 201, 202 203 etc, it created files called 102, 202, 302 etc. So the only coincidental cross match in each season was the episode number that matched the series number:

season 2:   http://www.freeimagehosting.net/eidkd

season 4:   http://www.freeimagehosting.net/kxlyt

 

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TonyPh12345
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Re: Tool to scrape TV Show Information for the WDTV Live Hub

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I'm guessing you meant ^s^E instead of ^e^S? An, no, the title format doesn't need to match the file name.
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Olpol
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Re: Tool to scrape TV Show Information for the WDTV Live Hub

Whoops thanks Tony!

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Olpol
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Re: Tool to scrape TV Show Information for the WDTV Live Hub

How do I get the "season art (click to change)" image to be the folder thumb for the each season folder within the series folder?
And similarly, how do I assign a thumb for the series folder?

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TonyPh12345
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Re: Tool to scrape TV Show Information for the WDTV Live Hub

You can use any of the JPGs as a folder by copying it to a file named "folder.jpg" and putting it inside the folder.

 

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