Is this kind of scraping possible?

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tzvikaz Offline
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I want to scare IMDB for all details, amazon or DVDEmpire for DVD image and Sratim for hebrew title.

Can I make such a scraper?
Is there some field I can put the hebrew trnaslated title in the DB somewhere and then show it on XBMC info page?

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before anyone else catches and chastises you on this, the proper spelling is scraping (pronounced SCRAPE - ING) and yes that kind of scraping is possible. though i myself haven't actually written any scrapers along those lines.

I know that there is a feature for scrapers coming soon that will allow scrapers to use common features by specifying <includes>. however it is still possible through the current state of scrapers, as long as you write functions to do so.

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Is there any ready made scraper that does something similar so I can learn from it?
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there are scrapers that use several sources, for instance PtGate uses Imdb, Imdb uses Themovieposterdb & tmdb.org... most of your main scrapers use multiple sources

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Thanks, Ill check them out.
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