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Annoucement: Getting cover art and attributes from IMDB
« on: December 13, 2008, 03:10:40 pm »
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I added an option to get my movies tagged with IMDB. It's basically working (see pictures attached) but still needs some fine tuning I think.

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Re: Annoucement: Getting cover art and attributes from IMDB
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2008, 03:12:02 pm »
BTW, it's quite slow ATM, see attached log output (50s for 20 IMDB items).

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Re: Annoucement: Getting cover art and attributes from IMDB
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2008, 08:26:10 pm »
Looks good, and 20 in 50s is still a lot faster then I can do manually. ;)
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Re: Annoucement: Getting cover art and attributes from IMDB
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2008, 11:48:49 pm »
how did you get around their tos? or did they open up a new api?
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Re: Annoucement: Getting cover art and attributes from IMDB
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2008, 12:50:58 am »
how did you get around their tos? or did they open up a new api?

I just tried the first IMDB PHP library I found (http://sourceforge.net/projects/imdbphp/) and it works well.  ;D

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Re: Annoucement: Getting cover art and attributes from IMDB
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2008, 12:54:47 am »
cool!

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Re: Annoucement: Getting cover art and attributes from IMDB
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2008, 02:08:34 am »
If you open a ticket I'll patch it into the 0810 branch so it could be included in the next alpha update.
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Re: Annoucement: Getting cover art and attributes from IMDB
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2008, 09:46:12 am »
how did you get around their tos? or did they open up a new api?

I just tried the first IMDB PHP library I found (http://sourceforge.net/projects/imdbphp/) and it works well.  ;D

Very nice! Now if we could also get IMDB used when a DVD is ID'd on insertion into a drive....

Great work.

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Re: Annoucement: Getting cover art and attributes from IMDB
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2008, 11:24:13 am »
Andrew, IMDB does not have this info, and unfortunately DVD fingerprints of the type that the EMI emits are very specific to itself and its endpoint.

This is a much tougher nut to crack than would first appear, especially since almost nobody has this information. If you'd like, I can explain the problem in more detail...

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Re: Annoucement: Getting cover art and attributes from IMDB
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2008, 11:45:21 am »
Andrew, IMDB does not have this info, and unfortunately DVD fingerprints of the type that the EMI emits are very specific to itself and its endpoint.

This is a much tougher nut to crack than would first appear, especially since almost nobody has this information. If you'd like, I can explain the problem in more detail...

-Thom


Hi Tom,

I understand the DVD fingerprint problem. What I am interested in is the much richer data available from IMDB about each movie. It may be that a hybrid solution is possible where we allow the DVD to be ID'd using the EMI then we use that data to query the IMDB. This would be deliver a massive improvement in the attribute data per DVD.

As far as i can see this is technically feasible. What your view?

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Re: Annoucement: Getting cover art and attributes from IMDB
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2008, 12:09:55 pm »
Yes, this could be done, We might want to augment the media identifier stuff to be able to query more than one media identifier.. It seems to only work with a single media identifier device.

*hmm* too much to do.

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Re: Annoucement: Getting cover art and attributes from IMDB
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2008, 01:11:36 pm »
Yes, this could be done, We might want to augment the media identifier stuff to be able to query more than one media identifier.. It seems to only work with a single media identifier device.

*hmm* too much to do.

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Yeah... just need to add it too the list ;-)

Your already doing more than your share Thom. Anyone else up for looking at this and then getting it into shape if it looks doable?

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Re: Annoucement: Getting cover art and attributes from IMDB
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2008, 03:58:20 pm »
Is there a link to the code that we can download and try?

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Re: Annoucement: Getting cover art and attributes from IMDB
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2008, 05:33:05 pm »
Yes, the code is in SVN. You can do a checkout from this URL:

http://svn.linuxmce.org/svn/trunk/ for the current dev sources for 0810
http://svn.linuxmce.org/svn/branches/LinuxMCE-0710 for the 0710 sources.

you'll probably need some help setting it up as the self hosted build no longer works. So contact us in the channel.

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Re: Annoucement: Getting cover art and attributes from IMDB
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2008, 05:42:47 pm »
Is there a link to the code that we can download and try?

Freyman, if you are referring to the IMDB code please be patient. I'm still cleaning up a few things and will prepare a patch soon.