Is it possible to use IMDb.com scraper for TV Shows and TV Show Episodes? - Printable Version
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Is it possible to use IMDb.com scraper for TV Shows and TV Show Episodes? - bleo8onhs - 2010-12-21 15:48
I ve installed the latest xbmc (dharma).
My problem is that i need the imdb scraper for the tv shows too. When i go to the addons i can enable only the tvdb and a few others.
The imdb is only available in the movies info section. I cant install it in the tv shows section.
Can anyone tell me how to enable it in the tv shows?
Thank you in advance!
- sparcxl - 2010-12-21 23:26
I don't believe you can, I believe the scraper is only setup for movies. IMO thetvdb is a better resource for tv show information. Just curious... is there a reason you don't want to use it?
- richeerichhh - 2010-12-22 10:49
There are some shows that thetvdb does not handle correctly. A good example is animaniacs. With this show there are actually three mini episodes within the show. Imdb handles this correctly. For instance in season 1 there were 65 full 20 minute shows. Each show had up to three mini-episodes. If you use thetvdb to handle this show, it counts each mini-episode as 1 episode! So it has a total of 300+ episodes for season 1! With this show it makes way more sense to use IMDB to scrape this show.
I also think it should be up to the user to use whatever scraper they choose. I'm sure they're are other shows that illustrate this, however it is late and I am tired. But I do want the choice of using IMDB to scrape TV Shows if I so choose.
- ratfink - 2011-01-18 21:50
i am stuck with the exact same problem where thetvdb.com has about half of my shows split up the way explained above it makes it impossible to use it for tv scraper for those shows
- jrepetti - 2011-01-19 01:50
It would be great because IMDb has the widely used official synopses of episodes from the same company that TiVo uses for theirs (the name escapes me). Any scraper would be great if you could choose to get those synopses instead of the fan-written ones like on thetvdb.
- bleo8onhs - 2011-01-28 11:57
Hi! Sorry but i was away and couldnt answer.
As said above there are shows the the tvdb doesn t even have! Like the turkish (dont want to see or hear it) BINBIR GECE and DUDAKTAN KALBE. The imdb has both.
Is there any way to add our own scraper, to add imdb?
- spiff - 2011-01-28 12:17
of course you can write your own scraper. or you can add those shows to tvdb.
- bleo8onhs - 2011-01-28 13:58
I tried my friend with no result. I will try harder i guess.
Is there anything to help me? A tutorial, guidelines etc?
Tried to "tamper" with tvdb to make it check the imdb instead with no luck also..
- jeffrod81 - 2011-02-06 05:12
bleo8onhs Wrote:As said above there are shows the the tvdb doesn t even have!
Agreed. There are many examples of this. Would love to see IMDB able to be used as a TV show scraper.
- richeerichhh - 2011-06-03 01:06
I wish I was better at programming but if someone here is here's the tutorial from the XBMC wiki