TV shows dont scrape + addons fail to update

Hi. Been using vero/kodi for several years with no issues at all. But for the last week or so tv shows no longer scrape using tvdb. It starts to scrape/search but quits within a minute or so. I also tried using tmdb as a backup but it fails miserably (about 70% missing) in finding just about anything, even though everything is correctly named. Movies scrape just fine. Here’s my log:

I also found out that I cant update addons either. Getting update failed in the event log. Checking my logs says:

ERROR: Requested path not found in known repository directories
ERROR: CAddonInstallJob[]: failed to resolve addon install source path

Not sure if the 2 problems are somehow connected.

Here’s the log from trying to update addons:

2020-01-23 18:33:21.528 T:3792691936 ERROR: CCurlFile::Open failed with code 404 for 2020-01-23 18:33:21.528 T:3792691936 ERROR: Run: Unable to parse web site 2020-01-23 18:33:21.986 T:3792691936 ERROR: CCurlFile::Open failed with code 404 for 2020-01-23 18:33:21.986 T:3792691936 ERROR: Run: Unable to parse web site

Because I’m having the same problem with the series His Dark Materials despite sticking to Kodi’s naming conventions and other shows scraping fine in the meantime, I blame TVDB. From this post on the Kodi forums it looks like it’s got something to do with a change of their API and a needed adjustment of the scraping addon. The change text of the scraping addon’s version 3.2.4 supports this:

Release Notes

v3.2.4 24 Jan 2020

Again? After the mess of their API change from v2 to v3 from last fall?. TVDB really is testing their users’ patience. :angry:

I see. Hopefully the updated addon will be available soon. Which brings me to my next issue (I updated my post), that I cant update addons either… :frowning: I hope I can update via zip-file instead.

The old .nfo method did the trick. Just solved it by creating a simple text file tvshow.nfo in the series’ folder. The file contains nothing but the URL of the TVDB entry, in this case His Dark Materials -

Scraped perfectly on the first try.

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That’s a reasonable workaround for now. Tried it and it works. Thanks :slight_smile:

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