[Approved] Fix to "IMDB with AKA grabber" (1 Viewer)

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re: Fix to "IMDB with AKA grabber"

Hi Deda and thanks

question:
when using these patches, do we update the script an add it the list?
If I remeber correctly, when patched, the IMDB list can be empty. (is this correct?)

BTW: maybe a friendly reminder to revert back the files when submitting logs. :)

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    re: Fix to "IMDB with AKA grabber"

    No, just update grabbers. List is empty also in default MP configuration. Use the list if you want specifically use other grabbers then default IMDB with aka.EN or, I think, more than one graber in specific order.
     

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    re: Fix to "IMDB with AKA grabber"

    //3.6.2010 Small update of script (Certification ratings by Countries - nice to watch while nothing to do in GUI :) )
    this is fun, now I'll know which country hate what movies... :D

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    KevL

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    re: Fix to "IMDB with AKA grabber"

    I have noticed that the grabber often fails to correctly identify movies which are split into 2 or more parts and named e.g.


    Lord of the Rings CD1.avi
    Lord of the Rings CD2.avi

    The CD1/CD2 part is correctly identified by the player which displays only the name "Lord of the Rings" but then asks which disc should be played.

    The grabber does not seem to have this ability.

    It would (presumably) be very easy to parse the filename and remove CD1, CD2, CD3 from the end of the filename before submitting the request to the online database.

    I suspect this mod would take out a large number of misses from the download movie details process.

    Might be worth looking into.


    Kev
     

    Deda

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    I don't know is this can be posted here but all in all it's related to IMDB script :).

    OK, here's the deal. My Videos in Media Portal is most using part of this software for me. But something
    is very bad inside. Nothing works as it should and almost everything in configuration is broken to the bone.
    So I asked myself, why all of those options exists at all if there is no any use of them? Is this abandoned
    section or something?
    Hell Yeah!!! Not anymore!!!!

    So here it is: MP + Auto-FanArt download+so many many more as it should be from the beginning.

    FanArts are random so if you like to change it you can do it Configuration/VideoDatabase in FanArt Tab (this also works from GUI if you hit Refresh from movie info page).

    If movie is deleted from database, FanArts are also deleted (right now this works only from Configuration screen).
    If database is reset, all FanArts are deleted.

    FanArts are stored in %MPConfiguration% folder \Thumbs\Skin Fanart\movies

    FanArts should work in Share and Title view.

    Supportd skins are:
    * aMPed - 3.1
    * Black Glass 2.5 - Works ok
    * Black Glass Nova 1.2 - Works on share view/ Database view got small (fixed in next release)
    * BleazleWide - ??
    * PureVisionHD 3.9 - Works ok
    * StreamedMP - - ??
    * X-Factor - ??

    Also you need Fanart Handler Plugin:
    https://forum.team-mediaportal.com/mediaportal-plugins-47/fanart-handler-plugin-v2-0-music-fanart-scraper-76535/#post564573

    In Fanart plugin config / Video Fanart tab check "Enable Fanart For Selected Items".


    P.S. Backup original files before you replace them with attachments

    *This my little project is still in test stage but it works flawlessly on me (I'm using BlackGlass Nova Skin)

    **Movies which title contain ":" is replaced with "-" upon scan (this is forbidden char for filenames as FanArt file name is like movie title and original movie file name)

    ***This all FanArt stuff can be done manually but why not automate it :)

    ****Patched files are safe, changes are only in MP movie database handling so there should be no any problem with other plugins or any media interaction like playing, recording, watching TV, music...

    There is no need to rescan whole database, for test you can use FanArt tab in configuration and just press Get fanart button for selected movie (beware that movie title doesn't contain ":" otherwise just rescan that movie and fanart should be there automatically then start MP and try it on that movie)

    22.6.2010 Update for MediaPortal 1.1.0 RC6
    MP Video Database Configuration
    - Added fanart as an option (Settings tab) with some checking's and warnings
    - Removed fanart dependency from script so it should work with default script from MP
    - Default cover is from IMP Awards, if it's not exists on IMPAw then it uses IMDB cover
    - Removed Amazon movie cover lookup on some places deep in MP code 'cause it's not working for a long time
    - Includes all previous fixes for cover grabbing
    IMDB SCRIPT
    - cleaned up IMDB script from obsolete code
    - IMDB script rating by countries

    24.6.2010
    MP Video Database Configuration RC6
    - Fanart browsing like Covers
    - Movie refresh by IMDB ID or Title
    - Database scan/refresh with option to not skip existing movies in DB uses IMDB ID for existing movies (no duplicates-conflicts for existing movies anymore)
    - RC5 version added

    26.6.2010
    MP Video Database Configuration RC6
    - No more CDx from file names forwarded to search string and nearest match LevenshteinDistance method
    - Only one file showed and processed after (without CDx) in conflict screen for file names with CDx
    IMDB SCRIPT
    Minor update - writers

    28.6.2010
    MP Video Database Configuration RC6
    - TMDB (themoviedb.org) cover search added
    - Auto cover grab engine update for TMDB
    - Cover source option in manual cover browsing

    29.6.2010
    MP Video Database Configuration RC6
    - Added option to scan by folder name, search will be processed by folder name (every movie is in separate folder - more files for one movie is allowed and treated as one, just use Name CDx at the end of file before extension, name needs to be the same for all files inside folder). Do not use it if you have different movies inside folder.
    - Added DVD CC (Closed Caption) patch as reported from some North American users that this works without any problem. Patch is from here https://forum.team-mediaportal.com/submit-code-patches-mediaportal-tv-server-etc-325/closed-captions-support-dvd-77611/
    - Added tool-tips for some settings
    - Small reorganization of movie data
    IMDB SCRIPT
    - Added user review from IMDB front page (usually nice movie reviews from IMDB users). It will be shown after movie plot in GUI so no need for patched files.

    2.7.2010
    MP Video Database Configuration RC6
    - Configuration actor details download fix - Thumbnail (if it's available), date of birth and place, biography, movies and TV series, roles (now it's not anymore just an faulty check box option)
    - RC6 version added
    IMDB SCRIPT
    - Country rating according to local settings. If your country is not on the list then full list is displayed (still can be full list because IMDB sometimes use short country names ie. UK instead United Kingdom - this is repaired and can be easily added new ones )

    8.7.2010
    MP Video Database Configuration RC6
    - Fixed bug in MP code - movie artist handling (names with single quota is been duplicated ie. O'Brian ->+ O''Brian)

    14.7.2010
    MP Video Database Configuration RC6
    - Actor details review, edit and refresh
    - Actor details grab by IMDB actor ID not on the name
    - Video database "Actorinfo" table upgrade - thumbURL location column added
    - Many small DB handling errors corected

    15.7.2010
    MP Video Database Configuration RC6
    - Added actor movies section with hyperlink to IMDB for every movie and indication that you have it in your collection (bold text)
    - Some bugs removed

    16.7.2010
    MP Video Database Configuration RC6
    - Director movie details MP code fix (now it really parse "Director:" section)

    20.7.2010
    MP Video Database Configuration RC6
    - All actors infos refresh for all movies (without fetching movie data details-movie info stays intact)
    - Thumb downloader thread exception bug fixed
    - Some wrong control type definition in skin can break GUI thumb downloader thread - fixed (added null check)
    (Error is still visible in log but thread will continue to work)

    *****MOVED HERE*********
    https://forum.team-mediaportal.com/improvement-suggestions-46/how-video-database-section-my-movies-get-life-84643/#post639284
     

    Paranoid Delusion

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    Hi Deda

    Tried your files and got some fanart to download fine, just does not show up in MP, tried with StramedMP and Nova skin :(

    Any ideas, btw windowplugins.dll supplied twice ;)
     

    Deda

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    Check first in fanart plugin config in video tab that you see those files
    ( ie. for movie file:

    Avatar (2009).mkv you should see two files-
    Avatar.jpg
    Avatar (2009).jpg )

    First file is for database view (title, year, actor...), second is for share view .

    If they are there check also on Video tab that "Enable Fanart For Selected Items" option is selected.

    If that is ok, then everything is on skin. I tried fanarts with Black Glass 2.5 and Black Glass Nova 1.2. On both skins share view works perfect, but database view had some problem with Black Glass Nova (sometimes works, sometimes doesn't - I think it's skin related problem because Black Glass 2.5 works ok).

    Behind this idea is this little discussion https://forum.team-mediaportal.com/black-glass-456/customize-my-videos-83449/

    I just created auto saving on right place after I checked MediaPortal\Thumbs\Skin Fanart\movies config folder and read Readme.txt :) there

    btw windowplugins.dll supplied twice ;)
    Yes, thx for that, I removed extra dll from zip :)
     

    BalduinB

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    If they are there check also on Video tab that "Enable Fanart For Selected Items" option is selected.
    Err ... what Video tab do you mean? I can't find the option in configuration. :confused:

    Edit: Ah ... in Fanart Handler!!!

    But still doesn't work for me :(
    I have only one jpg-File that is equivalent to the name of the movie-File, except for the ending of course.
    Tried it on several movies.
     

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