View Full Version : Adding poster art to the PyTiVo mobile web app!
02-02-2012, 07:30 PM
I have been playing around a little bit with the PyTiVo UI html... Not long ago the look was refreshed for mobile devices by one of the contributers.
I liked the look on my iPad, but decided I needed to add something a little bit extra for the DVD archive on my server. Poster Art!
I pull the art from an online movie database api and use the metadata title and year. I can extend this to the TiVo repositories too - but since they are mostly television programs, I need to see if I can find a source for that art... Anyway - I have been sitting in an office so long, it was nice to actually play with the code again.
Tell me what you think.
02-02-2012, 09:07 PM
You might want to talk to dlfl since he grabs poster art for TV shows in MetaGenerator 3 (http://pytivo.sourceforge.net/forum/metagenerator-version-3-t1786.html). Looks like he's using TVDB and TVRage.
I'll have to try out the new mobile UI for pyTivo as well, looks nice.
02-02-2012, 10:13 PM
I am using the mmetagenerator 3, and that is what originally got me thinking about this... But as I got into the project - getting the script to find the right directory and get the proper reference just turned into a pain.
So, I figured it would be easier to make the web call myself. Also, if I want to grab the poster art from the TiVo collections - this approach will allow me to do that.
I just need to work on getting the call for television art to work a little better before I commit to that.
02-03-2012, 10:10 AM
I actually thought there would be more interest in this! :rolleyes: I think this is a pretty cool hack - I love being able to see the poster art when I am browsing my movie library...
02-03-2012, 10:19 AM
You're pulling those images from the internet, though, right? I have all my poster art in .meta folders along with the other metadata (for streambaby and vidmgr) so it'd be cool if you could use the local art/files instead of downloading external ones. That'd probably be faster too ...
Of course, I'm saying all this having not used the mobile UI fork of pyTivo yet. :)
02-03-2012, 10:41 AM
I started this project with exactly that goal.
But, sadly I must admit - I just could not get my code to work. I started with the image name from the metagen 3 metatdata file and then tried to dynamically append that to the path from the directory.
Unfortunately, I have videos in multiple shares on my server and I just could not get the code nailed down to generate the path information. I did not go digging through the python - so there might be a way, but I decided this was a more bullet proof solution.
Since this UI can only be used at home via wifi - it generates the poster art very quickly.
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