IMDB scraper stopped working [Fixed in 1.4.1]

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  1. Evil Zapper

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    Hi!
    I'm using moving pictures 1.4 and it seems that the IDMB scraper stopped working yesterday...



    A quick search on google shows that IMDB changed their layout on the 29th and that pretty much all scrappers stopped working...

    For example:
    http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=146561

    I hope it can be fixed soon :)

    Thanks!
     
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    Thanks, I will look into it this weekend.
     
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    IMDb+ is fixed.

    @fforde, since the search node was always extremly alike, perhaps you can save yourself time. I've made the following changes:

    http://code.google.com/p/imdbplus/s...iff&path=/trunk/Scraper/IMDb+.Scraper.SVN.xml

    Ignore line 1072-1119 as that added some RottenTomatoes improvements to IMDb+ I had forgotten about.

    IMDb did a serious change on the AKA system, and they no longer list all results, but only the single AKA match generated by the search. They also seperated the exact title match, but all the test files I have that require the exact-title-match improvements I added to both scrapers, no longer need it. This is why I removed the whole line 1481-1497 chunk as it would require a seperate retrieve to make that part work.
     
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    Thank you so much RoChess!
    I've installed IMDB+, the script automatically updated to 4.3.9 and everything is working well :)
     
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    How does one go adding the updated scrapper? Lately my IMDB has been taking forever to get info for the movies. Wondering if this fix will help
     
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    The latest version of Moving Pictures has the updated scraper. IMDb+ is not needed for correct retrieval. Just download the latest release from here. After installation you should be fully up to date.
     
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