[mythtv-users] Jamu/MythMetadataLookup using IMDB?

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Wed Aug 3 02:24:00 UTC 2011

On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 8:58 AM, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2 Aug 2011 21:39:38 +0100 (BST), Neil Cooper <neilcoo at yahoo.co.uk>
> wrote:
>> 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
> imdb.com
>> 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
> in
>> 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.

After adding a few myself, I confirm the warm fuzzy feeling :)

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