Strange results from importing

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    Here are some examples, running latest MovPic release
    Prefer folder names = yes
    Auto approval rate = medium

    \Once (2006)\Once.2006.BluRay.720P.DTS.x264-CHD.mkv
    Identified as Don Jon's Addiction (2013)



    but not auto approved
    However clicking on search button gives
    Title: Once Year: 1996 (auto completed by plugin)
    and if I click on 'ok' it grabs the movie correctly

    Same problem with these other files:

    \Mirrors (2008)\Mirrors[2008]DvDrip[Eng]-FXG.avi
    Identified as Mirrors (1985)
    However clicking on search button gives
    Title: Mirrors Year: 2008 (autocompleted by plugin)

    Jacobs Ladder (1990)\Jacobs Ladder 1990 720p BRRip H264 AAC-GreatMagician (Kingdom-Release).mkv
    Identified as Jacobs Ladder 2003, Can't find Jacob's Ladder 1990 even though there is an imdb entry for this
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099871/

    \The Fog Of War (2003)\The Fog Of War (2003) [HDTV] bornloser.mkv
    Identified as Fog of War (2011)
    Refuses to be identified as The Fog of War (2003)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0317910/

    I can give another 10 examples but all similar situation of either completely different title, or same title but year wrong. In all cases the manual movie import button automatically has the correct movie title + year, and I can click ok straight away without editing the movie details and it imports correctly.
     
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    Isn't there an issue with the IMDB Scrapper? Not only MP but also XBMC it is broken?
     
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    the recent imdb scraper problem has already been fixed.
     
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    \Anonymous (2011)\sparks-anonymous-720.mkv

    Incorrectly identified as
    Anonymous 2010
    Instead of
    Anonymous 2011 - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1521197/

    Only way to add movie is via imdb id# won't work if you search for title=anonymous year=2011[DOUBLEPOST=1355301483][/DOUBLEPOST]There seem to be a lot of problem with movies with I in the on imdb

    eg.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1521197/
    Listed on imdb as Anonymous (I) (2011)
    But imported as Anonymous (2010) - missing coverarts

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0780504/
    Listed on imdb as Drive (I) (2011)
    But imported as Drive (2012) - missing coverarts

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1226753/
    Listed on imdb as The Debt (I) (2010)
    But imported as The Debt (2012) - missing coverarts

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1656190/
    Safe (2012) errornously gets imported as Safe (2011)
     
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    Personally, I have been able to avoid any import issues by adding a nfo file with the same name to the folder of my movie, and inside is simply the imdb id of the the movie. You could try doing that and run import again and see if it helps.

    Good luck!

    -Steve
     
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    Thanks, yes, that is a work around, but the importer shouldn't be behaving like this :D
     
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    @kiwijunglist, IMDb+ was broken as well, so did some digging and seems IMDb made another change to their search results or I totally overlooked it the first time.

    It is the new "Title (I/II/III/IV/etc) (year)" format that made those results get skipped, as the regular expression looks for old style of "Title (year I/II/III/IV)".

    You also made me find another bug that was recently introduced for IMDb+ to expand search results, that I might never have noticed, so thank you :D

    If you are on IMDb+, then you will be auto-updated soon to v4.4.3 and all will be fixed. For default IMDb scraper-script, will notify @fforde on IRC so he can make the same RegExp changes.
     
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    Thanks for the report Kiwijunglist. I have an alpha build linked below with an updated IMDb script included, would you mind testing this? If you are curious about the details the problem is actually three-fold.
    1. Rochess is right, when multiple films share the same name (like with Anonymous) the script was not able to parse search results with the roman numerals tacked on. The fix will allow movies like Anonymous (2011) to correctly auto-import now.
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    2. IMDb's search algorithm seems to have changed (or maybe this was an outstanding issue on our end). In the previous version of our script we were searching by "Once (2006)". But it seems that IMDb thinks we are saying "(2006)" is just a part of the title and in this case the correct movie doesn't even show up in the search results. I am not sure why we had the search string set this way because Moving Pictures should be able to handle years when that information is relevant so I have removed year from the title search string that is sent to IMDb. This corrects things for Once (and I am sure some other movies as well).
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    3. The new IMDb search page gives less AKA (alternate title) information than it used to. This means that movies with very long title like Fog of War (officially known as "The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara" are going to have a harder time importing. The script solution to this is to ping each and every AKA page for all possible matches listed in the search result but this is a lot of requests to occur before we even get past the search stage. I will think on this though; maybe we can figure something out, but for now Fog of War is just a movie that will need to be manually approved if you don't have the IMDb ID or the full title. Sorry about this one.
    Please let me know how the new build works for you though.
    http://moving-pictures.tv/files/moving-pictures-1.4.2.1429-alpha.exe
     
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    Hi fforde

    It fixes all of the searching problems, including a correct auto match for fog of war.

    There is still remaining problem with above movie showing no backdrops in both imdb and imdb+ scrapers, not sure if this is a problem with the code or limitation, however you can see the movie has plenty of backdrops available on themoviedb. When the movie is scraped it is identified correctly as Rounders (1998) by imdb/imdb+. The file name is \Rounders (1998)\Rounders.1998.720p.x264.5.1.mkv

    It's not really much of an issue for me because I can just manually add a backdrop to the movie folder, however I thought it's worth mentioning as a possible bug.

    Thanks
    Kiwi
     
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