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sstarcher Offline
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Sorry I looked over the scrapers, but I can't fiqure out if this is possible.
Would it be possible to say scrape TheTVDB for pictures, then scrap another site for data, such as ratings.

If this is possible I think I might have some work ahead of me.

Thank you
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sstarcher Wrote:Sorry I looked over the scrapers, but I can't fiqure out if this is possible.
Would it be possible to say scrape TheTVDB for pictures, then scrap another site for data, such as ratings.

If this is possible I think I might have some work ahead of me.

Thank you

Yeah, it's possible. What exactly do you want to scrape?

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It is possible from my point of view ... the real problem is to link the different sites ...

For movies for example, you get the infos from ... let's say allocine.fr, you want picture from tvdb and rating from imdb ... the real issue I see is ... the missing link ...

It would be easy if all the sites had a common ID (imdb ID is not available everywhere for instance), of if you could be sure all the site hev the same spelling for a particular title ...

Butr theorically, it IS possible Tongue
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Cool when I have some time I'll look into how to do it.
Reason I was asking is I wanted to write a scapper for AniDB.net, but the problem is they have no art work outside of a single picture. So I wanted to use TheTVDB's artwork and episode information where possible.

I talked to the guys over at AniDB and they are still working on there API, but they are slow.
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