Trenton_net Wrote:Hi Everyone,
Was trying to use the above fix that was posted for XBMC for Ubuntu (The version released for Lucid) and it seems I still can't scrape anything from Amazon US. Does anyone know how to fix this, or what the problem might be? Did they change the formatting again?
If I use the scraper files from this link it seems to work slightly better:
When I use those scraper files, I get results back but only very little and with simple keywords. For example, if I want to find the movie "Anna in Kung Fu Land", Amazon.com shows it just fine. In XBMC, nothing shows up. If I type in just "Kung Fu" I get a few hits like "Kung Fu: The Legend Continues", etc, but not "Anna in Kung Fu Land".
Same thing happens with movies like "Butterfly and Sword". in Amazon.com the movie shows up fine. In XBMC, nothing shows up, and if I use the simpler terms like "Butterfly" or "sword" I get a few related hits like "The Butterfly Effect" and such, but no exact hit for "Butterfly and Sword"
Perhaps if someone who has the Amazon.com scraper working and experience with scraper development could try those search terms and see what's wrong with them? Or perhaps I'm not using the latest version of the Amazon.com scraper?
The version included with XBMC 9.11 is way out of date. Amazon also keep changing their html and unfortunately breaking these scrapers. I am currently quite busy myself but now I know there are issues I will try and get round to having a look and updating it (again). Either keep watching this thread, or PM me to see how things are going in a few days.