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Universal Movie Scraper "Unable to connect..." non-stop error - wildonrio - 2014-03-03

Hi,

Universal scraper was working fantastically for months but now I am getting the error "Unable to connect to remote server. Would you like to continue scanning?" for all movies. If I click Yes, it goes to the next movie and fails again. If I say No, then it gives up and no scraping happens.

Windows 81, Frodo 12.3.

I tried Gotham 13.0 nightly and it gave the same error. Here's a screenshot:

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RE: Universal Movie Scraper "Unable to connect..." non-stop error - wildonrio - 2014-03-07

Sorry to bump the thread....but anyone have any ideas?


RE: Universal Movie Scraper "Unable to connect..." non-stop error - thrak76 - 2014-03-07

No problem here with Universal scraper. Care to provide some more details, and a debug log?


RE: Universal Movie Scraper "Unable to connect..." non-stop error - wildonrio - 2014-03-17

(2014-03-07, 05:31)thrak76 Wrote: No problem here with Universal scraper. Care to provide some more details, and a debug log?

Ok it looks like it's happening with every scraper and in every version of XBMC. I've made sure XBMC is allowed in the firewall. What else could it be?


RE: Universal Movie Scraper "Unable to connect..." non-stop error - enozten - 2014-03-18

Exact same thing is happening to me. All versions of XBMC, all scrapers. Here's the log:

-- Mod Edit. No log snippets. Only full debug logs, please. Use xbmclogs.com or pastebin.com.


RE: Universal Movie Scraper "Unable to connect..." non-stop error - enozten - 2014-03-18

I think I have the solution for you. I just figured it out (on my computer at least)! Turn of http blocking on peer block. I think the last update automatically turnedit on.

Good luck!


RE: Universal Movie Scraper "Unable to connect..." non-stop error - thoorm - 2014-03-19

Got the same issue, I cant upgrade library, I get the "unable to connect to remote server"
However I can update one series at a time. A bit frustrating if you got a couple of them.
My XBMC installation is on a OSX Mavericks machine though.

Code:
15:38:23 T:4607750144 WARNING: FillBuffer: curl failed with code 22
15:38:23 T:4607750144 WARNING: FillBuffer: Reconnect, (re)try 1
15:38:24 T:4607750144 WARNING: FillBuffer: curl failed with code 22
15:38:24 T:4607750144   ERROR: CCurlFile::CReadState::Open, didn't get any data from stream.
15:38:24 T:4607750144   ERROR: Run: Unable to parse web site
15:38:26 T:4607750144  NOTICE: VideoInfoScanner: Finished scan. Scanning for video info took 00:08

This has been for over a week. No issues earlier.


RE: Universal Movie Scraper "Unable to connect..." non-stop error - wildonrio - 2014-03-23

(2014-03-18, 06:03)enozten Wrote: I think I have the solution for you. I just figured it out (on my computer at least)! Turn of http blocking on peer block. I think the last update automatically turnedit on.

Good luck!

Where is this setting?


RE: Universal Movie Scraper "Unable to connect..." non-stop error - thrak76 - 2014-03-23

(2014-03-23, 02:45)wildonrio Wrote:
(2014-03-18, 06:03)enozten Wrote: I think I have the solution for you. I just figured it out (on my computer at least)! Turn of http blocking on peer block. I think the last update automatically turnedit on.

Good luck!

Where is this setting?

Are you running PeerBlock? That's not a component or setting of/within XBMC.


RE: Universal Movie Scraper "Unable to connect..." non-stop error - thoorm - 2014-03-23

Im not running PeerBlock, so for me it must be something else :/


RE: Universal Movie Scraper "Unable to connect..." non-stop error - wildonrio - 2014-03-23

(2014-03-23, 16:52)thoorm Wrote: Im not running PeerBlock, so for me it must be something else :/

Me neither. It's something else. No scraper works anymore, and not even the Gotham beta fixes the problem. My room mates are rapidly losing faith in XBMC having this annoying error in their face whenever they launch it. I'm at a loss.


RE: Universal Movie Scraper "Unable to connect..." non-stop error - thrak76 - 2014-03-24

Yet, NO ONE has posted a debug log...


RE: Universal Movie Scraper "Unable to connect..." non-stop error - thoorm - 2014-03-24

Hello guys, I got an update to my issue after some debugging. I have an answer for myself(and perhaps for other) experiencing the same issue.

Previously I ran a script every night to update my XBMC library without any issues.
This is the content of that script:

Code:
#!/usr/bin/bash
curl -i -H "Content-Type: application/json" -X POST -d "{\"jsonrpc\": \"2.0\",\"method\": \"VideoLibrary.Scan\"}" http://username:[email protected]:8080/jsonrpc

However, for the last two weeks it has not worked as it previously did. Now it would simply stop at "Could not download information: Unable to connect to remote server. Would you like to continue scanning?"
I just discovered if I clicked yes enough times(about 15times!) it would finally scan the whole library without any issues!
The reason for why it stopped scanning and giving me the yes/no input? Well its because of 15 old movies I have in my library which may have some misspelled names etc.

So something has happened these two last weeks, since it would ignore those 15 movies before and just scan the whole library.

I use Rotten Tomatoes metascraper and The Movie Database for my series.
I googled the Rotten Tomatoes metascraper and found the following (very old!) thread:
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=98195

It seems that its depreciated and recommending Universal Movie Scraper.
I removed the Rotten Tomatoes metascraper and changed it to another scraper - voila, it works!

Hopefully this can help others.


RE: Universal Movie Scraper "Unable to connect..." non-stop error - autogenerated - 2015-01-09

I have had this issue for a long time now, but tonight I decided to find the cause of it. It was quite simple when I finaly got to it: I had a file that somehow was broken or bad in my movie folder. I deleted the file, and the issue disapeared.

So, out of a 1000 files, how do you determine which files to delete..?

I went through the log fil ( .kodi/temp/kodi.log), looking for any "ERROR"-level entries, and found the snippet below:

Quote:20:11:29 T:139935780685568 DEBUG: CSMBFile::Open - opened Movies/The Chronicles Of Narnia The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe 2005 720p/backup.zip, fd=1
0000
20:11:29 T:139935780685568 DEBUG: CSMBFile::Close closing fd 10000
20:11:29 T:139935780685568 DEBUG: FindMovie: Searching for '' using The Movie Database scraper (path: '/storage/.kodi/addons/metadata.themoviedb.org', conte
nt: 'movies', version: '3.7.11')
20:11:29 T:139935780685568 DEBUG: scraper: CreateSearchUrl returned <url>http://api.tmdb.org/3/search/movie?api_key=57983e31fb435df4df77afb854740ea9&amp;query=&amp;year=&amp;language=en</url>
20:11:29 T:139935780685568 DEBUG: CurlFile::Open(0x7f45340ded70) http://api.tmdb.org/3/search/movie?api_key=57983e31fb435df4df77afb854740ea9&query=&year=&language=en
20:11:29 T:139935780685568 ERROR: CCurlFile::FillBuffer - Failed: HTTP return
ed error 404

As you notice, the query and the year arguments or the url are both empty, causing tmdb to return error 404, which again causes kodi to give the error. I deleted "backup.zip" (since it obviously did not have anything to do with the movie), that the problem disappeared - Sweat Wink

Good luck.


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