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    Cannot get Vidimport or Video Conduit to work

    I'm trying to use either vidimport or videoConduit to write MetaData to
    the npvr.db3 file, in an effort to correct some apparent problems I've had.
    Apparently, neither one appears to work. I am aware that VideoConduit
    is the prefered tool to use, but I cannot get VC to work at all.

    ........... output from vidimport ..................
    vidImport.exe version 1.71
    Executing C:\Program Files (x86)\NPVR\\NextPVR -import:"videos.xml"
    Waiting for to exit C:\Program Files (x86)\NPVR\\NextPVR -import:"videos.xml"
    Sleeping for 5 seconds so you can read this message :0)
    Settings used:
    ----> Npvr Install Dir = C:\Program Files (x86)\NPVR\
    ----> Npvr Data Dir =
    ----> Npvr Recording File = recording-backup.xml
    ----> Show File = showDetail.txt
    ----> Autoimport = True
    ----> XmlOut = videos.xml
    ----> Series Only = False
    ----> ImdbLookup = True
    ----> Autoimport = True
    ----> Season Prefix = s
    ----> Episode Prefix = e
    ----> Episode Suffix = .
    ----> Write NFO = False
    ----> Video extensions = avi~mpg~ts~mp4~mkv~mpeg~dvr-ms~wmv~divx~ifo~mov~dvrms~mov~flv
    ----> Include Season in Episode = False
    ----> Starting dir/file = E:\! Archive\22 Jump Street (2014)
    Reading showfile showDetail.txt
    Checking for gbpvr export file:recording-backup.xml
    Error: recording-backup.xmldoes not exist. Skipping file
    Recursing: E:\! Archive\22 Jump Street (2014)
    Adding 22 Jump Street (2014).ts to list of recordings.
    Skipping imdb/TVrage/theTvDb lookup on: 22 Jump Street:: - description already exists.
    Executing C:\Program Files (x86)\NPVR\\NextPVR -import:"videos.xml"
    Waiting for to exit C:\Program Files (x86)\NPVR\\NextPVR -import:"videos.xml"
    Import exited but process still running C:\Program Files (x86)\NPVR\\NextPVR -import:"videos.xml"
    Sleeping for 5 seconds so you can read this message :0)
    Writing show file showDetail.txt
    .................................................. ......

    Apparently the import runs normally and everything seems fine here,
    except that vidimport doesn't update my database.

    So I Try Video Conduit, and it fails too.
    .................... output from Video Conduit ............
    11/27/2018 4:38:07 AM You're outta luck.
    Try renaming your directory so it will match something on thetvdb.com.
    11/27/2018 4:38:07 AM
    Unable to find any shows in the http://thetvdb.com/ by search string: 22 Jump Street (2014)
    11/27/2018 4:38:07 AM
    Show cache created from web: ./ShowInfoCache/22 Jump Street (2014).json
    11/27/2018 4:38:06 AM
    Using '22 Jump Street (2014)' as search parameter.

    .................................................. ..........
    I have changed the config file to specify NPVR directory.

    I am at a loss. Can anyone shed a little light on me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone_Stranger View Post
    I'm trying to use either vidimport ...
    This is a wild guess ... I have never attempted to use Vidimport .... does it expect there to be no existing database record for the show?

    The vidimport log has ...
    Executing C:\Program Files (x86)\NPVR\\NextPVR -import:"videos.xml"
    Waiting for to exit C:\Program Files (x86)\NPVR\\NextPVR -import:"videos.xml"
    Import exited but process still running C:\Program Files (x86)\NPVR\\NextPVR -import:"videos.xml"
    This should have generated a npvr.log file ... Does the content of npvr.log help?
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    That doesn't look like a valid command line option. I think it is -import filename.

    Martin
    Last edited by mvallevand; 2018-11-27 at 06:22 PM.

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    Martin is correct, it's "-import filename"

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    Quote Originally Posted by sub View Post
    Martin is correct ...
    Yeah, yeah, yeah ... who'd a thought it ...
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    The bigger problem is the two authors of these utilities no longer frequent these forums. If either program creates an XML file that looks "good", maybe try to manually import it.

    Martin

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvallevand View Post
    The bigger problem is the two authors of these utilities no longer frequent these forums. If either program creates an XML file that looks "good", maybe try to manually import it.

    Martin
    That's what I have to do, manually import the xml.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvallevand View Post
    That doesn't look like a valid command line option. I think it is -import filename.

    Martin
    You are absolutely correct, Martin. It appears that the command was constructed incorrectly. When I coded with the correct syntax, the database got updated correctly.

    Where might I get the source for this program? I'd like to attempt a correction.
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    I use this; it's only good to import the file though, no metadata (I use NextPVR for that after it's imported). It just generates a recording-dump.xml in C:\Users\Public\NPVR - you have to import using the Settings, Recordings, 'Import Recordings' Button added here for other users). Not updated in a looooong time, no contact from sixgun either.

    https://forums.nextpvr.com/showthrea...-added-to-wiki

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