[mythtv-users] Any use of imdb data? I found a java tool to import into mysql.

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Thu Oct 12 20:14:54 UTC 2006

On Oct 12, 2006, at 1:03 PM, Dan Wilga wrote:

> At 7:12 AM -0700 10/12/06, chris at cpr.homelinux.net wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 12, 2006 at 01:21:16PM +0100, Vijay Gill wrote:
>>>  I found a tool called Java Movie Database (which I will test  
>>> when I go
>>> home) to import the imdb text data into mysql/postgres database.
>> I wonder *why* it would be used with MythTV.  The MythVideo player
>> already has an IMDB meta-data importer to fill the database with
>> information about your rips and downloads.
> Personally, I'd love to see Myth automatically retrieve IMDB info for
> movies broadcast on TV, not just videos. While Datadirect's movie
> descriptions and ratings are OK, they are far from perfect.
> -- 
> Dan Wilga                                                         
> "Ook."

That's a great idea. Maybe it should be added to mythfilldatabase to  
retrieve movie information from imdb after grabbing the listings from  
data direct - only for movies flagged to record, of course. No sense  
in slamming imdb for a bunch of data we're not going to use.

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