[WIP] AniDB.net Anime Video Scraper - Printable Version
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- ZERO <ibis> - 2011-04-20 08:29
Just got the update, I am looking forward to playing around with the new options but for now it is time for bed
- bambi73 - 2011-04-21 12:11
Let me know results
- ZERO <ibis> - 2011-04-22 22:26
So far the new options are really nice. Unfortunately I still can not get studios for some shows but I know that is on anidb's end.
The support for actors is really cool and my excitement over it has lead to yet another feature request lol.
Is there any way that when we run the scan for new content the scrapper can also update any "missing" data for example if that show has no actors yet scrapped it will get them. The reason I say this is now that this feature is added I want to have actors for all my shows but re-scrapping over 370 series is not exactly the best idea. I just wanted to know if there was a faster and or more convenient way to be able to fill in the blanks so to speak.
I also had a question about the prequel look up. How do we get the results for this? Does it require some special skin support? Also does the inverse work in that we can see links to the second season? I am just a bit confused about it as I have yet to find a way to see if it even works or actually use it. If a skin edit is required I will make one for back row once I know what needs to be changed.
- bambi73 - 2011-04-24 17:40
ZERO <ibis> Wrote:So far the new options are really nice. Unfortunately I still can not get studios for some shows but I know that is on anidb's end.You should check anime-list.xml, more details in my response to pathw. Bit lazy today to write it again
ZERO <ibis> Wrote:The support for actors is really cool and my excitement over it has lead to yet another feature request lol.Unfortunatelly there is no such shortcut, at least i don't know about any. XBMC has no way to know that something changed and scraper has no way to tell it too.
Anyway wait a bit with rescraping, i'm now waiting for Omina on AniDB.net to add seiyuu picture link to http api, so there will be small change to scraper as soon as it's available.
ZERO <ibis> Wrote:I also had a question about the prequel look up. How do we get the results for this? Does it require some special skin support? Also does the inverse work in that we can see links to the second season? I am just a bit confused about it as I have yet to find a way to see if it even works or actually use it. If a skin edit is required I will make one for back row once I know what needs to be changed.
I think you misunderstood meaning of "Prequel lookup", XBMC has no support for prequels or something like. Prequels are used only to lookup correct show on TheTVDB.org. Again more details in my first "release notes" one year ago, it's part 3/. Please note that some features described in this link are no longer part of scraper, next link is more "actual" one
And when i'm in posting links to old posts you can check this one too, it contains info about major overhaul when i introduced anime-list.xml and it contains some informations about it
- ZERO <ibis> - 2011-04-24 21:28
bambi73 Wrote:Anyway wait a bit with rescraping, i'm now waiting for Omina on AniDB.net to add seiyuu picture link to http api, so there will be small change to scraper as soon as it's available.
Awesome, I will hold out for that then! That is going to save so much time b/c I seriously was going to look up every pic myself when I saw they did not auto download.
- ZERO <ibis> - 2011-05-05 09:30
Be sure to post up when the above is supported so I can go crazy and get all my content redatabased.
- Xeijin - 2011-05-05 14:36
a quick question, most of my anime is currently named in the usual manner in which fan subs name episodes will this addon 'just work' with my files named like that?
Also is downloading the latest version in xbmc from the add ons repo all I need to do or is there some manual configuration to be done as well?
Thanks in advance
- salival - 2011-05-05 15:58
You need to add a so called regular expression to your advancedsettings.xml as per the wiki. Because of the regular anime naming conventions it is hard for XBMC to extract the correct information. There is a advancedsettings.xml in this thread but you will generally have more succes with renaming your files.
One way you can do this is via the java applet on anidb.net.
This has also been discussed earlier in this thread (p10,11 and p19-23), so you might want to take a look at those pages.
Hope this helps.
- Korath - 2011-05-05 17:41
Hey Guys. Only just stumbled across this! 90% of my 'tv shows' are Anime and I was starting to get very annoyed with how some media managers were scraping them from TVDB.
Just wondering if someone could save me 25 pages and quickly answer a question - Is the starting post still the scraper to use? I know people have down their own tweaks but whats the recommended standard one? Everything in my collection is named \Show\Season\01x01 - <Episode Name> - <Quality>.mkv so don't need anything too extreme regex wise (and will be using the anidb aplet in future... Why oh why didn't I know about that before manually doing 119 shows!)
edit: Ignore that, I'm an idiot and its in the XBMC repo Will have a play tonight.
Would like to get it into an external media manager but haven't found one that makes it easy to do so. The next release of Media Companion (overdue) is promising to use XBMC scrapers so may have to wait for that.
- ZERO <ibis> - 2011-05-05 21:39
No you should just use the one that installs via the addon system from your xbmc install. This way it will auto update to support new features.
Also are you saying there is an automated way to rename the files via xbmc formatting?!
I manually remained over 200 series when I setup xbmc a year ago. I follow about 20+ currently aring series at a time and manually rename every episode by copy and pasting the previous name and changing the ep number. Are you saying there is an automated way to preform all of this?