Creating Music Video scraper

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cliffx Offline
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RizThon Wrote:Concerning #3 from previous post, it indeed looks like XBMC doesn't run the artist and album addons for music videos. But if that info is available (ie retrieved previously through the music), it will be available for the music videos (at least backdrop and artist image).

I don't know how the code is done, but shouldn't it be quite simple to run the artist and album addons for the music videos also? Should I add it to the bug tracker (looks like no one asked for that yet)?

Great work, i always thought that music videos was the less developed characteristic in xbmc. I added my music videos and it worked as expected.
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Awesome! works perfectly for my music videos!

Thanks!
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Hi Guys, thanks for this, out of 10GB's music videos, the default music video scraper founds a mere 2 videos. I hope this will also solve my problem. If not, I am thinking of writing a generic scraper that if all else fails it returns results from what it has in the URL adding only generic details info. This is just so that the video appears in the Library so smart playlists can find it.

I have the same problem with old documentaries, there is no info on it anywhere, so now it is simply not available in my library. And with me running PseudoTV it is pretty much useless.
(This post was last modified: 2012-04-02 09:36 by TItanKing.)
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TItanKing Offline
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Just to let you all know, 90% of my music videos was scraped with this great little lastfm scraper, opposed to the only 1% with the default Yahoo music scraper.
(This post was last modified: 2012-04-03 09:35 by TItanKing.)
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Thanks for making this addon!

I tried adding support for fanart downloading from htbackdrops.com, but I miserably failed. I'm completely lost :/ But I don't think I'm too far from the solution. Can someone help me out with this? I think it would be really great to have fanarts with our music videos!

Here is my XML : http://pastebin.com/mkBwTBtD

Thanks!
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No one? Sad
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sg88 Offline
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Hi RizThon,
Looks like the link for your new xml file is dead. I get an unknown paste Id message. Can you re-up it?

Thanks
Please ignore my previous comment, the zipped version on mediafire works just fine!
Great work! Thanks for this!!
(This post was last modified: 2012-05-28 00:44 by sg88.)
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(2012-01-21 05:36)RizThon Wrote:  Glad to know it's useful to someone else than just me!

I uploaded the zipped addon-ified scraper http://www.mediafire.com/?n3yc8g1u20qjjqi and tried it in XBMC 10.1 and 11 beta 1 on Win7. Please test if it works fine on XP and Debian. If there's no problem I'll ask the scraper to be added to the XBMC repo.

FYI:
I added the plot tag (#1 from previous post
I fixed the encoding issue (#2 from previous post)

Hi RizThon,

I tried writing a local scrapper for scrapping music videos on my harddisk based on original titles.

please find below the script i've tried... but its not working and donno how to make it work... as i'm trying it out for the first time...

<scraper name="localdb" content="movies" thumb="imdb.gif" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">

<include>metadata.common.localdb.com/localdb.xml</include>

<CreateSearchUrl dest="3">
<RegExp input="$$1" output="\1" dest="3">
<expression noclean="1"></expression>
</CreateSearchUrl>

<GetSearchResults dest="8">
<RegExp input="$$1" output="<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1" standalone="yes"?><results><entity><title>\1</title></entity></results>" dest="8">
<expression noclean="1"></expression>
<expression />
</RegExp>
</GetSearchResults>

<GetDetails dest="3">
<RegExp input="$$1" output="<details><title>\1</title><originaltitle>\1</originaltitle><plot>Some dummies doing dumb things</plot></details>" dest="3">
<expression></expression>
</RegExp>
</GetDetails>

</scraper>


i need some suggestion from you to make this work...

Thanks in advance...
(This post was last modified: 2012-05-28 07:16 by newbie007.)
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Post: #24
Thank you soooo much for this scraper! SO much better than Yahoo!
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(2012-04-28 07:39)sam_1421 Wrote:  Thanks for making this addon!

I tried adding support for fanart downloading from htbackdrops.com, but I miserably failed. I'm completely lost :/ But I don't think I'm too far from the solution. Can someone help me out with this? I think it would be really great to have fanarts with our music videos!

Here is my XML : http://pastebin.com/mkBwTBtD

Thanks!

Sorry didn't see your post earlier.

I feel like if you have already some fanarts in your music library, then it'll be displayed in your music video library (eg I have a nice wallpaper for artist A in my music library, if I have music videos of that artist A, I'll see the nice wallpaper when browsing the music videos).

NOTE also that there is an "official" music video scraper using last.fm directly in the XBMC repository:
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid...pid1125243
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