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Eirik

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Movie database (IMDB.com vs. Amazon.com for lookups)
« on: May 20, 2007, 09:57:56 pm »
LinuxMCE is using Amazon to lookup the movie information, downloaded cover art, and all that good stuff. MythVideo uses imdb.com for this.

Looking at a search for "Matrix Revolutions" on both as an example:

Many returns, with no real 'good' selection, about the best cover art is a PAL version, but lacks a good description of the movie:
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_d/103-6001351-0207017?url=search-alias%3Ddvd&field-keywords=the+matrix+revelutions&Go.x=0&Go.y=0&Go=Go

and one return on imdb.com has the perfect cover art and a very good description.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0242653/

MythVideo also allowed one to directly enter the ID (0242653) to pull down the information. The main difference here is amazon.com is trying to sell a DVD, or a blue-ray, or an hd-dvd, or a VHS, etc.. Each one has it's own entry, for a single movie, all of them being slightly different, but never having a good outline of the movie. imbd.com doesn't care how many times it was released, it's all under one single entry.

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Re: Movie database (IMDB.com vs. Amazon.com for lookups)
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2007, 07:45:32 am »
Hi, somebody knows how can I change the DB to IMDB on LinuxMCE?
Thanks
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Re: Movie database (IMDB.com vs. Amazon.com for lookups)
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2007, 08:49:23 am »
Agree with Eirik. IMDB is much appropriate place to take movie information. Especially, there is a Perl module - IMDB::Film with can be used for that. I'll try to create a command-line script and integrate it with LinuxMCE web interface.
Michael Stepanov,
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Re: Movie database (IMDB.com vs. Amazon.com for lookups)
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2007, 12:05:51 pm »
any news on this issue?