Minix XBMC 16.3 (20160911) tmdb and tvdb scraper fixes

augur

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I was posting 'fixed' versions of these addons on the old site, might as well do it here too.

The short version of why they fail regularly is that at some point the version numbers within the addons changed their format, it used to be of the format 673.9.4 and is now 3.9.4. One side affect of this is that if you have manually installed a fixed addon it will never be auto-updated because 673 is always greater than 3, and even if it was it wouldn't work because Minix XBMC 16.3 doesn't understand the changed format.

It might seem like a minor detail but unless Minix XBMC 16.3 gets patched (and it's been 17 months so very unlikely) every time tvdb or tmdb change something on their API which requires the addons to be updated to work again the patched versions we're using will become broken.


Here's how to 'fix' the addons yourself, since I'll only notice when it stops working for me which for tv is a few days and for films could be up to a couple of weeks.

Download the latest version of each addon from these folders
https://mirrors.kodi.tv/addons/jarvis/metadata.common.themoviedb.org/
https://mirrors.kodi.tv/addons/jarvis/metadata.themoviedb.org/
https://mirrors.kodi.tv/addons/jarvis/metadata.tvdb.com/

As of today that is.
metadata.common.themoviedb.org-3.1.8
metadata.themoviedb.org-4.1.5
metadata.tvdb.com-2.0.18

Put all the addons into one folder (It makes it easier for the drag and drops).
Do the following for each addon.

open with winrar
drag out addon.xml
drag into a text editor such as editpad or notepad++

insert 67 so
version="3.1.8"
is changed to
version="673.1.8"

Save and close.

Drag modified addon.xml back into zip so it overwrites the original (watch the file date, size, and crc32 change)
Delete the dragged out addon.xml

Repeat for each addon

Add to Kodi using Install from zip file
System->Settings->Add-ons->Install from zip file
I personally have a NAS with a shared folder added as a source in System->File Manager, makes it quicker to access the folder.

Enjoy Kodi able to scrape again.
 

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