[mythtv-users] Link to IMDB/search, for recorded programs/listings in FE?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat Mar 21 00:55:54 UTC 2009

On 03/20/2009 05:46 PM, Bobby Gill wrote:
> I see in Mythweb I can go to a listing and there's the " Search IMDB 
> Search TV.com Search Google" links, but I'm wondering if there's a way 
> to do this in the FE itself? I often go to Schedule Information > 
> Program Details and that's helpful, but is there a way to bring up 
> Firefox or the internal browser and have it do the same as the Search 
> IMDB or TV.com links in Mythweb?

No, not yet.  It might be a nice addition for 0.22, though, if you feel 
like doing some coding.  Note, also, that they're /much/ better support 
for getting that metadata into Myth (especially MythVideo) with current 
trunk, thanks to patches/work from Robert McNamara, R.D. Vaughan, and W. 
Stewart--not to mention Anduin Withers--among others.

Also, note that IMDb data grabbing is being completely removed from Myth 
for 0.22 as doing so is in violation of the site's ToS.  Starting a 
browser and going to that page wouldn't be, but--if you do make a 
patch--please have it prefer themoviedb.org and TheTVDB.com (and, 
possibly, omdb (Open Media Database - omdb.org )--as it seems that 
project is "waking up," again).  Preferring the sites that don't steal 
your input would encourage users to input additional information on 
those sites, making them even better.


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