imdb-thumbnailer not downloading covers

Asked by max on 2011-04-17

It seems that imdb-thumbnailer is not downloading anything from IMDB. I have thumbnails, but I don't think they are from imdb as they are frames from within the video itself

I have figuritas installed (but I don't really use much) and it looks from the attached bash -x output that it's looking for covers in the figuritas directory.. but I'm not sure that's everything...

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2011-04-18
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2011-04-18

This question was originally filed as bug #763844.

max (max-illis) said : #1
max (max-illis) said : #2

sorry - figured it out. I deleted the figuritas reference in the config and all seems OK now.

my apologies

max (max-illis) said : #3

Sorry again! It updated a few thumbnails and then reverted to the internal frames and I cannot get it to use the imdb thumbs and I don't think it's actually trying to download them

It seems that there might be a conflict with nautilus using a different method to update the thumbs.

I'm on ubuntu maverick 64 bit

Any suggestions/ ideas?

thank you - and sorry for the confusion!
Max

Yuzem (yuzem) said : #4

It's ok.
Did you set the thumbnailer for nautilus?:
imdb-thumbnailer --set-nautilus

Check that you have the full path to your movies folder in the config file:
~/.imdb-thumbnailer/config

Try this:
imdb-thumbnailer --remove /path/to/somevideo.avi
imdb-thumbnailer --update /path/to/somevideo.avi

If that doesn't work you could install thunar and try it again to discard that it is a nautilus problem.
Remember to set the thumbnailer for thunar:
imdb-thumbnailer --set-thunar

Please let me know if it works.

max (max-illis) said : #5

Hi Yuzem,

Thanks for getting in touch so quickly

I did set it for nautilus

this is my config:

films_path[1]=/media/sdc1/Films
films_path[2]='/media/sdc1/TV Shows'
films_path[3]=/home/max/Desktop
films_path[4]=/home/max/Desktop/films

I tried the remove/ update - that didn't seem to work

So I installed Thunar and set the thumbnailer correctly

and that seemed to correct some of the the problem in nautilus as well!

I have 2 folders - the one on the desktop/films and the other
/media/sdc1/Films

the desktop folder seems OK

the /media/sdc1/Films folder though doesn't seem to work. When I was using
Thunar I managed to remove all the thumbs but they don't seem to be
updating now...

But I cannot see where the thumbs are actually stored.. - should they be
in /home/max/.imdb-thumbnailer/covers ??

I don't think that it's nautilus - but it could be

any more ideas?

many thanks
Max

On Sun, 17 Apr 2011 22:21:07 +0100, Yuzem
<email address hidden> wrote:

> Your question #153178 on imdb-thumbnailer changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/imdb-thumbnailer/+question/153178
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Yuzem proposed the following answer:
> It's ok.
> Did you set the thumbnailer for nautilus?:
> imdb-thumbnailer --set-nautilus
>
> Check that you have the full path to your movies folder in the config
> file:
> ~/.imdb-thumbnailer/config
>
> Try this:
> imdb-thumbnailer --remove /path/to/somevideo.avi
> imdb-thumbnailer --update /path/to/somevideo.avi
>
> If that doesn't work you could install thunar and try it again to
> discard that it is a nautilus problem.
> Remember to set the thumbnailer for thunar:
> imdb-thumbnailer --set-thunar
>
> Please let me know if it works.
>

--
Max Illis
<email address hidden>
07803 009 004

Yuzem (yuzem) said : #6

"Thanks for getting in touch so quickly"
You are welcome.

"and that seemed to correct some of the the problem in nautilus as well!"
Maybe you are seen in nautilus the thumbnails that were made with thunar.

"the /media/sdc1/Films folder though doesn't seem to work."
Could you try to copy a picture to that folder and see if it gets a thumbnail?

"But I cannot see where the thumbs are actually stored."
The thumbnail are stored in: ~/.thumbnails
You can remove: ~/.thumbnails/fail
When the creation of a thumbnail fails, a file is added to that folder to stop trying. That could be the cause.

max (max-illis) said : #7

Hi Yuzem,

I cleared out the thumbanil cache manually and reenabled the thumbnailer
and it seems to work now... I'm still not quite sure why it wasn't working
before, but thanks VERY much for your help

thanks
Max

On Mon, 18 Apr 2011 00:52:27 +0100, Yuzem
<email address hidden> wrote:

> Your question #153178 on imdb-thumbnailer changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/imdb-thumbnailer/+question/153178
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Yuzem proposed the following answer:
> "Thanks for getting in touch so quickly"
> You are welcome.
>
> "and that seemed to correct some of the the problem in nautilus as well!"
> Maybe you are seen in nautilus the thumbnails that were made with thunar.
>
> "the /media/sdc1/Films folder though doesn't seem to work."
> Could you try to copy a picture to that folder and see if it gets a
> thumbnail?
>
> "But I cannot see where the thumbs are actually stored."
> The thumbnail are stored in: ~/.thumbnails
> You can remove: ~/.thumbnails/fail
> When the creation of a thumbnail fails, a file is added to that folder
> to stop trying. That could be the cause.
>

--
Max Illis
<email address hidden>
07803 009 004

Yuzem (yuzem) said : #8

You are welcome!

Jeff (jdorenbush) said : #9

It was about half-way finished downloading covers in one of my movie folders (with a couple folders already completed) and then, out of no where, it stopped working and the default movie frames were loaded for the remaining files.

I played around with various Terminal commands as listed in the above comments, I tried rebooting, clearing thumbnail cache, restarting Nautilus, etc. etc. Finally, it started working again, but I'm not entirely sure what caused it to start working because within no time it stopped working again. After trying several things, including a fresh install of the software, I'm stumped as to how I can get this working again.

Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit
Nautilus 3.6.3
IMDB-Thumbnailer 0.8.7

Yuzem (yuzem) said : #10

Hi Jeff, my guess is that if you are doing a lot of movies in one go it may be that imdb is blocking you for excessive use in little time. Try waiting a little while and then use imdb-thumbnailer --remove %videos on the videos that didn't get the covers.

Jeff (jdorenbush) said : #11

Thanks Yuzem! I think you're right because I was doing a lot of movies and after waiting a day, it's working just fine.

Jeff (jdorenbush) said : #12

FYI - "--remove" didn't do anything for the movie frame thumbnails. Using "--update" seemed to do the trick though.