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- thunderbunny - 2011-02-12 17:16
jz1276 Wrote:Yeah, I'm thinking about doing this myself.. like I said though I download an average of 5 shows per week, guess it's not really a big deal though. Did you download all the info manually, or did you use a program to scrape it all in one shot?
I have over 2500 episodes. Unless you're truly worried about the little extra space it takes, I would just go ahead and download them. Everytime I add a new show, I scrape it and add it. If I add new episodes, I can just scan the show itself for new content and not my entire library. I always go automated, if I don't like something like fanart or cover, I'll change it.
- TheAbu - 2011-02-12 18:11
One thing we can also do is support tvdb as much as we can to avoid them having to shut down
- sullydavid - 2011-02-15 17:59
I use SickBeard to download most of my shows and it automates the NFO and TBN downloads.
I would recommend checking it out even if you do want to use it do download the shows.
- StormyKnight - 2011-02-17 12:21
http://www.thetvdb.com is down.....did you guys jinx it?
- Randall Lind - 2011-02-17 14:13
I just setup my media server and when I need to name some TV Shows it goes down LOL. I thought there was an error with TV renamer and Ember revisted.
What the org poster was asking is a good question. If TVDB dies is there another site we can use to scape the information from for TV Shows?
Newbies etc and ever some people who are not new don't want to do this by hand it a pain in the butt. I don't mind renaming myself but to manual make a nfo , TBN files etc forget that crap.
- johno12345 - 2011-02-17 16:09
I agree with the original point of this post, it would be a great idea to get mirrors of thetvdb wonder what the folks who run the site think?
Be an interesting project to run also...
- johno12345 - 2011-02-17 16:23
Further to this, just done a quick search through their forum for mirror
seems they are working on a mirror based system for a new version of the site.
- freaksworth - 2011-02-17 16:43
... well, they ´re working on a complete new db-system and page design for at least two years now, does anybody know some facts?