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Old July 13th, 2010, 03:07 PM
maliqua maliqua is offline
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Default I thnk boxee is still trying to identify my collection

Thats probably part of the problem

one day the world will make a media player that doesn't think a few hundred thousand items is too many :P I'll enable logging and such when i get home from work tonight, thanks for the reply
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 01:46 PM
StevenR StevenR is offline
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I have found a couple of issues with the latest version of playanything:

1) The folder containing the Mac versions of the libraries has a space in it so it is "OS X" and not "OSX", the skin file references it without the space causing the library to not be loaded. I removed the space in the folder name and it loaded fine.

2) One of my TV show episodes caused an error ("Could not decode to UTF-8 column...") due to the text encoding of a character in the title.
This can be resolved by doing this:
First add this function:
def convert_string(s):
        u = s.decode("utf-8")
    except UnicodeDecodeError:
        u = s.decode("cp1252")
    return u
Then add the following immediately after conn = sqlite.connect(database):

conn.text_factory = convert_string
This tells SQLite to use the custom function to convert the text, this then handles text which is not UTF-8 encoded.
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