[mythtv-users] trailer.pl in MythVideo (was Re: Apple Trailer Downloader)
james.sumners at gmail.com
Tue Jun 24 22:05:09 UTC 2008
Still, according to what I've seen on the wiki, there isn't
anything that I would deem "screen scraping" happening. I believe
screen scraping refers to the practice of downloading the actual HTML
of  and parsing it for the desired content. The XML provides a
direct link for XML clients to do with as they wish. If Apple is going
interpret it differently, they should reconsider putting a link to the
files in the XML feed.
Now, altering the URL to retrieve a different version (e.g. the 720p
version) might be a different case. That is probably a little sketchy.
 -- http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Myth_Apple_Trailers
 -- http://www.apple.com/trailers/
On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 4:49 PM, Michael T. Dean
<mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> Regardless of what he's doing, the trailer.pl script in MythVideo's
> contrib directory (i.e. the "speaking of which" of which I was
> speaking--you did notice that I cut out all of the parts of his message
> describing his script, right?) /is/ scraping the web site.
> This time I remembered to change the subject, too. Hope that helps.
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