Fanart & Backdrops websites?

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HackerHelpDesk Offline
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Is there a post or site that lists all fanart and backdrops? I would like to see a place where everyone can post new and previously released ones. Any ideas?
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thetvdb.com has some for TV Shows.
A while back someone mentioned the possibility of having movie fanart there but haven't heard anything since.
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I'm halfway through creating a movie fanart site. It should be up within a day. Another user was creating a site for backdrops in other sections. My new site aims to allow easy scraping for movie fanart.

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szsori Wrote:I'm halfway through creating a movie fanart site. It should be up within a day. Another user was creating a site for backdrops in other sections. My new site aims to allow easy scraping for movie fanart.

This is very cool Cool . Looking forward to it.

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Has anyone mentioned a "FanArt Section" to Martomo and the guys who run XBMC BlackMarket? Seems to me, FanArt would fit in over there , I mean......It's the one stop place for great XBMC stuff. I've been extreamly lax on time for the past couple months....just now finding a lil freedom, but will be making more themes to put there.
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Have at trying to break it:
http://moviebackdrops.com/

I'm not entirely happy with how it turned out mainly because my design required IFRAMES, but it should be functional. I'll most likely rework it once there's a decent amount of images in there. If you run across any bugs, let me know. I'll get a forum set up for it on my site but until then just send me a PM if you find a way of breaking it.

The API is pretty simple. It's all based off IMDB's movie ids, so you just use that to form a link: http://moviebackdrops.com/backdrops/tt0443701/. That will just be a list of the fan art for the movie, tab-delimited to include the thumb.

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added to imdb scraper, patch is available here until svn gets back in order if you want to play with it
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szsori Wrote:Have at trying to break it:
http://moviebackdrops.com/

I'm not entirely happy with how it turned out mainly because my design required IFRAMES, but it should be functional. I'll most likely rework it once there's a decent amount of images in there. If you run across any bugs, let me know. I'll get a forum set up for it on my site but until then just send me a PM if you find a way of breaking it.

The API is pretty simple. It's all based off IMDB's movie ids, so you just use that to form a link: http://moviebackdrops.com/backdrops/tt0443701/. That will just be a list of the fan art for the movie, tab-delimited to include the thumb.

:O

170+ images to upload now. Any chance you could gimme a bar that lets me search by movie title? Otherwise, I've got quite a bit of work to upload them all...

Otherwise, if you've got time, here's the link to the ones I've got so far:

http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=35392
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feel free to upload any movies fanart from Meedio fanart thread.
- They are already named as IMDBID.jpg so they should fit nicely...

there are total of 659 images (1920x1080)
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may I ask why is there is a limit to 720p in your site, szsori?
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szsori Wrote:Have at trying to break it:
http://moviebackdrops.com/

I'm not entirely happy with how it turned out mainly because my design required IFRAMES, but it should be functional. I'll most likely rework it once there's a decent amount of images in there. If you run across any bugs, let me know. I'll get a forum set up for it on my site but until then just send me a PM if you find a way of breaking it.

The API is pretty simple. It's all based off IMDB's movie ids, so you just use that to form a link: http://moviebackdrops.com/backdrops/tt0443701/. That will just be a list of the fan art for the movie, tab-delimited to include the thumb.

Very nice szsori! It will be great to have a central location for all movie fanart. I will start adding mine immediately. I have a ton of anime fanart that I was going to put in .rar and host on rapidshare but this seems much more productive Wink Thanks again.


Couple of things. I too agree that it would be nice to be able to search by movie name as well as imdb title. Second, I am assuming that the size/resolution limits are due to bandwidth issues. While I totally understand that it would be nice to be able to have 1920x1080 images as well.
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Does anyone know if there is plans to have it completely automated like the one for TV Shows? Also anyone making a site for this is there a way for users to upload there own art?
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Rand Al Thor Wrote:I have a ton of anime fanart that I was going to put in .rar and host on rapidshare but this seems much more productive
Please consider doing both... (well use mediafire not rapidshare).. As the site, while great, means you have to know what your looking for rather than it presenting whats there...
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Thanks for the backdrops/fanarts. I'm adding mine as we speak. The navigation ain't easy yet but I'm sure there will be some progress very soon.

Thanks again!
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Rand Al Thor Wrote:Couple of things. I too agree that it would be nice to be able to search by movie name as well as imdb title. Second, I am assuming that the size/resolution limits are due to bandwidth issues. While I totally understand that it would be nice to be able to have 1920x1080 images as well.

The only problem with searching my movie name is that I'm actually not storing it anywhere. To speed up the site and allow it to be hosted on a shared server, I've completely bypassed using a database. I'll most likely allow browsing by movie name at some point, though, since that's slightly easier. I could possibly convert it to use a database, but like I said my main goal with this is simplicity since I don't have much time to put into it.

I'll happily give someone access to the files if they want to enhance it in some way. It just requires PHP ability.

The file size restriction is for bandwidth concerns. I've also done in-depth testing on the tv site and there's very few instances of fan art being larger than 500k when compressed at 75-80%.

The resolution restriction is actually more for simplicity than for bandwidth concerns. During my work on TheTVDB I've found that the fewer the number of formats the better. It reduces the need for more complicated scraper settings, simplifies the API, and simplifies the display of images on the site.

HackerHelpDesk Wrote:Does anyone know if there is plans to have it completely automated like the one for TV Shows? Also anyone making a site for this is there a way for users to upload there own art?

Already done. See the following post by spiff.

spiff Wrote:added to imdb scraper, patch is available here until svn gets back in order if you want to play with it

Weavus Wrote:Please consider doing both... (well use mediafire not rapidshare).. As the site, while great, means you have to know what your looking for rather than it presenting whats there...

As noted above, I'll be adding the ability to browse movies by title, which should solve your concern. In the meantime, you can browse all available here:

http://moviebackdrops.com/backdrops/

I'll be changing that index to show the movie name and linking the results to the actual movie page. Smile

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