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TMDB trailor scaper not working?

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I've enabled this trailer, but does not seem to be playing trailers once enabled during the sequence. It either skips over the trailer section, or the sequence stops completely and kicks me back to the movie library. 

 

*update/correction* after a few attempts to replay the sequence without changing any settings it seems to work...but it's flakey...for example sometimes i will get a black screen with audio playing and then after a few seconds the sequence just dies. Or it will play 1 trailer instead of 2 and jump to the next configured bumper in the sequence. or sometimes the sequence will just quit as soon as it gets to the step to start playing a trailer

 

 

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TMDB uses YouTube from what I remember.  Do you have the YouTube plugin enabled in KODI?

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@OTA Sorry for the late response, just saw this post. yes, I believe i do, it has also been set up to use the API for youtube (which was kind of a pain, but it is for sure working)

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Not sure if there is anything specific within the plugin that i need to configure. But it seems to have 3 different behaviors. 

1. the sequence fails completely and kicks me back to the movie library.

2. Black screen- audio plays, sequence fails shortly after

3. video and audio plays for a trailer and then a sequence fails. 

 

Seems to be random on which outcome i get, but i have never been able to successfully get through a single trailer. 

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I was able to replicate the issue and capture it in a log where it plays 1 trailer (configured to play 2) and froze with a black screen at the end. Video counter continued to play, but never bumped to the next video in the sequence. Bug? 
Uploaded my kodi log for review 

kodi.log

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I was able to capture a scenario where 1 trailer played and then off to a black screen where the video seems to play beyond it's timespan ...again, I seem to get really erratic results each time. in this case it seems to be where playing the next video bumper (audio format bumper) it seems to stall out, any intervention on my part interrupts the sequence and forces back to the library. 

After a bit more testing, I don't think the issue is with the tmdb scraper like i originally thought. I think it has more to do with the audio format bumper. After it gets to the bumper i get a black screen, but the after effects lead to a/v sync issues across the board within kodi. Only way I've found to correct it so far is to completely shut down kodi and start it again. 

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Disregard this post. I'm 99.999999% sure that it's the audio format bumper that is screwing everything up. I need to better understand how the audio format bumper works when you opt to read the audio format and play the corresponding bumper for it. 

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So it works if you disable the audio bumper module in your sequence?  Referencing your screenshot, THX is not an audio bumper, it's a technology and won't be applied automatically by audio detection.

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At this point I'm not even sure where the fault is. I removed the audio bumper entry completely and i still get wonky results with tmdb trailors. another behavior it's doing is the sequence simply stopping altogether after a tmdb trailor is finished playing. Once the trailor is over it kicks me back to the kodi media library. 

For audio bumpers, I thought they had to be structured in the way listed below...which is how i have the folder structure for audio bumpers set up....is this incorrect? 
    -Audio Format Bumpers
        -Auro-3D
        -Dolby Atmos
        -Dolby Digital
        -Dolby Digital Plus
        -Dolby TrueHD
        -DTS
        -DTS-HD Master Audio
        -DTS-X
        -Other
        -THX

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It looks correct to me.  The directory structure will be created automatically when you first run CV and perform a content scan.  You then just drop whatever you want in each folder.  Obviously other and THX won't automatically be detected as neither of those are audio formats.  I also created my own directory for technology for DLP bumpers.

Have you tried disabling the trailers module and see if the sequence works normally?  Maybe it's having a problem with TMDB specifically as I don't have any problems using Apple trailers.

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Sequence Trailers intro-->Trailersx1-->Courtasy-->Feature Intro-->Features--> Feature Outro 

 

Test 1 -  preshow plays, trailor plays, failed at courtasy bumper (Molton Stone - Courtesy (UHD)(DD5.1).mp4)

Symptom Audio no longer works, slow video play back; restarting kodi

Relocated all Molton Stone - * (UHD)(DD5.1) files to an excluded directory

Test 2 -  Preshow Plays, trailer plays, courtasy plays, fails back to library

symptom - no audio or video issues present this time,continuing

Test 3 - Preshow plays, trailor plays,courtasy plays, fails back to library 

Disabled courtasy

Test 4 - Preshow plays, Trailer plays, fails back to library

Disabled trailers

Test 5 - Preshow plays, fails back to library

Disabled Feature intro

Test 6 - Preshow plays, plays MPAA bumper, Plays feature  - Successful

Enabled trailers

Test 7 -  Preshow plays, Trailer plays, Plays MPAA Bumber, plays move - Successful

Enabled Courtasy

Test 8 - Preshow plays, trailer plays, courtesy plays, mpaa bumper plays, feature plays - successful

Enabled Feature Intro

Test 9 - preshow plays, trailor plays, courtasy plays, fails back to library

 

 

see what i mean. the results are kind of all over the place. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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So does it work every time with your feature intro module disabled?  Can you export a log for review?

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Disabled feature intro 

Movie tested, "Aladdin"

Test1 - Preshow plays, trailer plays, fails back to library

Same movie test, no changes to CV

Test2 - Preshow plays, trailer plays, fails back to library

No config change, movie tested "Beauty and the beast"

Test3 - Preshow plays, trailer plays, Courtesy plays , mpaa bumper plays, movie plays 

Disabled courtasy, Movie Tested" Aladdin

Test4 - Preshow plays, trailor plays, mpaa bumper plays, movie plays 

No changes to config, Movie tested Aladdin again

Test 5 - CV fails immediately with an error "check logs" 

Test6 - Preshow plays, mpaa bumper plays, movie plays 

No config changes, movie tested Aladdin

Test 7 - Fails with an error, Check CV log 

 

I've uploaded my kodi log, lemme know if you need a debug log or a log from somewhere else. 

Maybe something else remarkable, not sure, could be the way i have it configured, but the TMDB trailer scraper always seems to play the same Junglebeat trailer for 2020....I have it set to newest, but i thought there would be more variety in the trailers than just 1 new movie...so maybe that part is functioning correctly and I just need to adjust the config...but I also through it might be a breadcrumb on a possible issue. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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quick note, I have been using the Aeon MQ7 Multi Modded build. due to it's all around instability, I'm currently in process of rebuilding kodi almost 99% from scratch, with the exception of the base-install. I'm upgrading to MQ8 multi-mod skin, after i get things re-set up (i'm about half way now) I'll reinstall CV and see if it sorts itself out from there. 

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After completely rebuilding my kodi setup and really the only major change was changing from the MQ7 multi-mod skin to the MQ8 multi-mod skin (which has presented a NEW set of problems; That I'm leaning on the skin modders on the kodi form pretty hard to fix their broken ass mod releases) , i believe this is working as it should now. I still get some wonkey results when selecting an animation movie, but i highly believe that it is due to the fact that i have "Match Feature" and Match Genre" enabled, and i have multiple genre tags ...so for example when i select The Lion King, i would expect to see an animated trailer or a cartoon trailer of some sort, but instead i get an action movie trailer regarding bank heists and what not. If anyone know of a way (aside from deleting extra genre info from the .nfo's ) to narrow the skope of trailer selection, I am all ears. But as far as an actual issue being present, I believe this has been resolved. 

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The only other thing I've seen in the past was limiting it to parental rating, but they ran into the problem where there wasn't a lot of "G" rated trailers, so it started skipping them all together.

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yep, I was pretty much experiencing the same behavior where it would just skip the trailer altogether. I think maybe i could leave kodi trailors enabled for movie trailors that I already have...which seems pointless imo...but if the end result ends up flooding possible content with only animation based movies when expected, then i guess that could be considered a win. Either way, happy for this to be considered sorted now since i'm getting successes where i expect them and failures where i expect them......still not sure what the hell was going on before, but whatever, it's working now

 

I really wish there was a way to segregate gene content on a persistent basis that says "even though this move has genre classifications  x, y, and z it is being played from the action library at this time; therefore, play the action trailer/sequence". 

 

probably easier said than implemented...but that's my idea.

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Like a weighted system?  I'm not sure how that would be accomplished.  Typically a movie matches several genres and it lists them all.  I don't know how you'd be able to do it without a lot of manual editing of the .nfo files.

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