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Old 04-12-2009, 02:28 PM
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Which fanart tool do I want

I would like some automated tool to go out and download fanart backgrounds, posters, and banners for all of the Favorites I have defined - these are items that are in the Sage database, along with the normal meta data you get from the EPG. I don't really care about creating .properties or .my files for these - I'm just looking for the jpegs......

Seems like EPG's tool is more aimed at getting metadata for imported videos as opposed to recorded shows. I'm not clear what BMT really does.....

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Old 04-12-2009, 03:07 PM
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bialio, what you are looking for is not yet built into the STV's plugins, but, the Phoenix APIs to do what you want, do exist. It's just a matter of time before someone does it.

phoenix_api_StartMetadataScan(Object provider, Object[] mediaFiles) : void
phoenix_api_IsMetadataScanRunning() : boolean
phoenix_api_GetMetadataScanComplete() : float
This would require that BMT is installed, since phoenix needs a metadata provider in order to perform it's lookups, etc.

Another approach would be to use the command line bmt, and use the --tv and --offline flags...

# java -jar MetadataTool.jar --offline --tv --fanartFolder=YOUR_FOLDER "/tmp/House.avi"
or if you want season specific artwork

# java -jar MetadataTool.jar --offline --tv --fanartFolder=YOUR_FOLDER "/tmp/House S01E02.avi"
When you are done, your fanart folder should contain the fanart, and then you can just delete the /tmp folder, or contents, since it will contain the offline .avi files and .properties files
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Old 04-12-2009, 03:09 PM
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If I ever get all of these bugs fixed, I plan to add support for this into SageMC.

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Old 04-12-2009, 03:25 PM
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I looked at it, but couldn't get it to work

Would always show false even when I could see the scan had just worked its magic.

I'll wait until Mike takes a look then copy his code like I always do Its easier when theirs an example
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