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Old 06-11-2009, 02:55 PM   #1
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MythVideo won't download Posters

I'm running Ubuntu 9.04 on an AMD-Athlon based rig. Nothing clever, everything other than the LIRC subsystem was done using apt-get, so should be OK. Everything works, I even have both Video AND sound working over the HDMI port , but I cannot get MythVideo to grab the posters from IMDB.

From Video Manager, I can download the textual information for the video (date/director/plot, etc), and it *tells* me that its downloading the poster (no error message, nothing in syslog or any other log that I can see), but I get nothing when I browse/list the videos except notification that there is "No Image".

If I run manually in a terminal window with a good IMDB number, it outputs a URL which points to the right poster. I don't get a poster download occurring when MythTV Frontend attempts it (nothing appears in the poster directory). I have checked permissions, and chmod'ed some directories to 777 to confirm that its not a permissions issue.

I have tried redirecting the posters to a different directory (off the home directory of the user initiating MythTV Frontend, as described in other posts and forums).

I tried changing imdb to tmdb, but got such a rash or errors from MythFrontend that I chickened out

Google has failed me this time, so has anyone got any ideas?

Whoa! Wait a minute! I just tried some more debugging, and got this in the frontend log:

"2009-06-11 21:16:44.257 Poster Query: Executing '/usr/share/mythtv/mythvideo/scripts/ -P 0058150'
2009-06-11 21:16:46.257

2009-06-11 21:16:46.257 Copying '' -> '/home/jim/posters/0058150.jpg'...
2009-06-11 21:16:46.259 dest_file = /home/jim/posters/0058150.jpg
2009-06-11 21:16:46.338 Get: The operation has been processed but an error occurred.: 400 Bad Request"

But what is an error 400 Bad request???...its not to do with the web query, as the command "/usr/share/mythtv/mythvideo/scripts/ -P 0058150" runs clean in a terminal window owned by the MythFrontend initiator user....

Any Clues??



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