[mythtv-users] Jamu/MythMetadataLookup using IMDB?

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Tue Aug 2 20:58:50 UTC 2011

On Tue, 2 Aug 2011 21:39:38 +0100 (BST), Neil Cooper <neilcoo at yahoo.co.uk>
> Even though Jamu reocgnises IMDB numbers, it apparently can't use IMDB
> for getting actual metadata.

JAMU only supports IMDB IDs for users migrating over from pre-0.23 MythTV.
The first time JAMU refreshes a movie with an IMDB ID, it replaces that
with the matching TMDB ID.  The tmdb.py grabber and internal metadata
handling behaves in exactly the same manner.

> I realise Jamu is about to be replaced in MythTV 0.25, so would it be
> possible to add support to MythMetadataLookup for optionally using
> as one of its metadata sources?

No.  We used to use imdb.com as our metadata source, however they have
made it very clearly known that they do not want scrapers and robots
accessing their website.  That is the entire reason for themoviedb.org
started up in the first place.

> The issue I have is that TMDB only apparently caters to US-made movies,
> and I (and presumably many other MythTV users) have quite a few movies
> my media collection that TVDB/TMDB don't know about (but IMDB does).

SO ADD THEM! Account creation is open to all.  You have the power.  Not
only will you be helping yourself, you will get that warm fuzzy feeling
that comes from giving back to the community.

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