Tips for implementing movie wishlist?
I'd like to be able to give my Tvheadend server a kind of "wishlist" for movies. The idea is that I have a list with movies, that I'd like to have and if one of my wanted movies appears in epg they get scheduled automatically.
Since tvheadend doesn't seem to have such a feature (except maybe autorecs but that would be painful), my idea would have been to write a script that accesses the api. Does anyone have a better (as in: more robust or even easier) idea on how to handle this? I'm open to any kind of suggestion, even if you think it might be stupid.
Hoping for suggestions,
RE: Tips for implementing movie wishlist? - Added by Ben K about 2 months ago
I started working that script I had originally in mind. Once I think it's robust enough, I will post in in the "tutorials and setups" subforum.
Ben K wrote:
(except maybe autorecs but that would be painful)
I think that you have already answered your own question: 'AutoRecs'.
If I recall correctly, AutoRecs accept regular expressions for the search criteria. I'm not sure what exact dialect of RegEx TVH uses, however, it should support an OR statement.
Build a single AutoRec with a RegEx in the title something like:
(movie title one)|(movie title two)|(movie title three)
TVH may have a character limit for the RegEx in the title (I don't know) so you may have to build a few AutoRecs and maybe split them by genre or whatever.
If you are not well versed in regular expressions, there are a number of web sites with tutorials and also some online tools that will let you test and validate your RegEx.
RE: Tips for implementing movie wishlist? - Added by Ben K about 1 month ago
The program is now complete and can be accessed under:
It works really well and is a lot more convenient than AutoRecs!