[mythtv] List all episodes of a series
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Wed Oct 3 15:00:24 UTC 2007
On 10/2/07, Glenn Harris <gharris+list+mythtv at eklo.com> wrote:
> On 10/2/07, Dan Wilga <mythtv-dev2 at dwilga-linux1.amherst.edu> wrote:
> > I'm considering developing (what I think may be) a new feature, and
> > I'd like to gauge interest and see if anyone has done anything
> > similar already.
> > I'd really like to be able to see a list of all known episodes of a
> > given program, with indicators of whether or not each one has been:
> > - watched and deleted
> > - recorded, but not watched
> > - scheduled to be recorded
> > - not yet broadcast
> > Ideally the UI should allow you to:
> > - see when a given episode was originally broadcast, when it was
> > recorded, etc.
> > - get more info about it (show the tv.com site?)
> > - play it, if currently recorded
> > - create or modify an existing recording rule
> > - maybe show a screen shot
> > I guess the hardest part is getting a reliable source for the data.
> > IMDB lists all the episodes, but has little else for many programs.
> > TV.com has a pretty good list, but no XML that I can find (though it
> > does have a printable version that could be scraped).
> > Then there's the issue of searching. If the series is named "Doctor
> > Who", how do you know if it's "Doctor Who (2005)" or the original
> > series from the 60's?
> > Anybody have suggestions?
> > --
> > Dan Wilga "Ook."
> I have been using tvrage.com for a while now as a pretty reliable
> source of information about shows and series. They have some sort of
> 'web service' type thing that lets you get some quick info about a
> series or particular episode:
> And you can submit a search query like: "ep lost 2x15" to get to the
> description page for the 15th episode of the second season for Lost:
> redirects to:
> Unfortunately the episode description page does not seem easily scrape-able.
> Good luck!
you mean something like
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