[mythtv] imdb replacement? themoviedb.org

Rob Smith kormoc at gmail.com
Wed Nov 12 04:55:39 UTC 2008

On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 8:22 PM, Bill Stewart <wstewart at hgrace.com> wrote:
> I would recommend moving the imdb.pl functions getMovieData and getMovieList
> to a new file in MythTV/imdb.pm, then having the new script first lookup the
> movie at themoviedb.org, then fall back to imdb if its not found at
> themoviedb.org.  The themoviedb.org is growing but doesn't have everything
> that imdb does.  Eventually the imdb code could be removed entirely.

We already have a few alternative lookup scripts (allocine.pl,
ilovecinema.pl, kinox.pl, ofdb.py, etc), so why not just offer it as
another option, but going for the goal of removing the imdb code seems
over-reaching at this stage IMHO.

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