Posts by shedrock

    Thanks for the video. It makes me think that the DB is not the problem. Instead the LE player loads different data from the DB (cast, no cast), depending on where it's started from. So this time my advice is to write a bug report for the LE player, not for the DB add-on.

    Thanks for the response Da Flex. Can you guide as to how and where I would submit that bug report, as I've never done it before?


    Regards,


    Shedrock

    Hi All,


    I am still inquiring about the TV episode Cast not being displayed when I press info. If I go directly from the Main Menu in the the TV Show media view, and then play an episode, the Cast never shows, only the Plot. If however, I go directly to Videos > Files > Source, Season and play an episode from there, then I can use the "info" button on my remote and it works perfectly. I am just trying to figure out if there is some way I can get this to work. I've provided a small video to show exactly what I mean.


    - Version: LibreELEC-Generic.x86_64-9.2.3


    - Step by step to show the issue I am experiencing: Video clip

    - Link to the original discussion on this issue. Plot and Cast for TV Shows


    Thank you in advance, and sorry for the double post.


    Shedrock

    Hi All,


    I am still inquiring about the TV episode Cast not being displayed when I press info. If I go directly from the Main Menu in the the TV Show media view, and then play an episode, the Cast never shows, only the Plot. If however, I go directly to Videos > Files > Source, Season and play an episode from there, then I can use the "info" button on my remote and it works perfectly. I am just trying to figure out if there is some way I can get this to work. I've provided a small video to show exactly what I mean.


    Video clip


    Thank you in advance.


    Shedrock

    I'm guessing that Issues that cannot be reproduced are hard to fix.

    What is that suppose to mean? It is a FACT that it has not been working for the longest while. I have posted about it, and YOUR team member has recognized that it is an ongoing issue, so I am confused why you would reply without checking with your colleges first.


    Plot & Cast not showing on LibreELEC


    I posted a simple question about it a few months ago, and I got attitude for absolutely no reason whatsoever. I don't understand how, when why or who to ask. Am I asking in a way that is offensive? Why is this so difficult? I have been using LibreELEC for so long and never had issues with the CAST showing up in TV Show episodes while playing and pressing "I"nfo on my remote. It is a problem as DaVu noticed.


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    Thank you,


    Shedrock

    Then maybe a database entry is missing on the LE installation, and the add-on can't write into it.

    I don't know the database type (MySQL etc.), but there are tools to read those files (MySQL workbench etc.).

    If you really want to invest the time, compare the database files by using appropriate tools, and eventually add missing entries.

    For the amount of times that I have installed LE I am 100% certain that it's not a DB problem. I can't get every LE installation wrong and all the Windows installations right. Just today alone I've installed LE over 4 times regarding another issue. I also tested it today with 3 TV show series (Blue Bloods, Hooten & the Lady and Strange Things) The cast did not show in those either. I have tested this to the max of my ability and I have not gained any head way so far. I have asked the developers on the Kodi forums and was instructed to post it here, but I can't get any of them to let me know if it will be addressed because I am sure they have more important issues to deal with, which seems reasonable.


    Shedrock

    I am just using LE straight into my TV. It has been that way for over 8 years. Well, prior to LE, it was on OpenELEC. It is definitely not on my end. I just started another TV show from the previous one and the cast does not show. I also did this installation at 4am, and I can't be doing anything wrong on every install when in the past it has always worked. DaVu did confirm that he replicated the issue. Other than that, I have no clue. It is driving me crazy though. I can also take this entire installation, ie, my addons folder, as well as userdata folder excluding the database file and it works on Windows without any issues.


    Shedrock

    This is really, really strange. I am back on LE 9.0.2 and I am currently watching a TV series called "This Way Up" and the Cast is actually showing, but yet it does not work for any of the other TV Show episodes that I have watched in the past. This is about the 6th re-installation of LE and it has never worked before. I wonder if it is a TVDB issue, which is strange considering I've always used TVDB to scrape my TV shows.


    Shedrock

    Looks like we have not solution, because we can only guess what the add-on does.

    Find the developer of the add-on, and ask. Maybe milhouse knows him, and can make it happen.

    This is not an addon issue. If it were, then it would not be working on a windows setup. :D


    Da Flex - Are you using LE? If so, does your Cast show up while watching a TV episode and pressing Info on your keyboard, or remote?

    shedrock :

    Do you use a custom skin or fanart? I'm asking because I read "fanart" lines at your log.

    If yes, use the default skin and disable fanart. Sometimes GUI entries are invisible, because graphics is missing for a custom GUI config.

    I have a few test LE setups with just the default skin. However, the default skin as far as I know does not have the option of showing the cast while the episode is playing using the info button on the remote. It is definitely an LE problem. I just wanted to know if it was addressed yet, but I guess it hasn't. :(

    I only use TVDB for TV shows and UMS for Movies. Here is the screenshots. This is just an example of one of my TV folders. All the others *only* use TVDB for TV Shows.


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    DaVu confirmed that this was indeed broken on LE 9.0.1, but I have checked to see if it was fixed in the follow up releases, but never got confirmation.


    Here is a partial log of me refreshing the series "Discovery of Witches" using TVDB.


    hastebin


    Thanks,


    Shedrock