[mythtv] imdb.pl

Lincoln Dale ltd at interlink.com.au
Tue Feb 20 00:42:32 UTC 2007

> > ^ probably will get shot down because I don't know what I'm doing :) I
> > *think* I did what I was supposed to do ala tickethowto.
> I hate updating imdb.pl. Looking at your patch it seems close, I'll try to
> commit a slightly modified version later tonight.

FWIW, if you're looking into ways of parsing the imdb website, what we have at
http://svn.whuffy.com/index.cgi/browser/postprocessors/imdb_augment_data seems
pretty robust.

this is used as a plugin 'postprocessor' to the "shepherd" Australian XMLTV
grabber, a sort of uber-grabber which uses multiple sources with redundancy &
fallback (see http://svn.whuffy.com/).

it augments whatever XMLTV already exists and provides IMDb data for programmes
within the tv guide. it does its own local caching to reduce load on the imdb

its worked for me for pretty much the last 6 months without any problems.

you may find the search/parsing routines of use, specifically
search_imdb_online(), imdb_scalar_parser(),imdb_list_parser() and
get_imdb_movie_online() routines.



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