[mythtv] MythVideo Trailers suggestions needed!
arjeousski at gmail.com
Thu Sep 2 15:58:47 EDT 2004
There is one problem with Amazon.com though, they only have listings
for USA, which would make it impossible for Canadians to use (and I am
Another reason i think it would be good to include trailers for movies
in collection is because I am usually not the one who uses the box to
watch movies, and if for example you have guests over, they wont have
to bug you asking what every movie is about.
Let me know what you think.
On Thu, 02 Sep 2004 14:24:22 -0500, Kevin Kuphal <kuphal at dls.net> wrote:
> Andrei Rjeousski wrote:
> >Hi, I've started working on the patch to add trailers support to
> >mythvideo. I have already coded a perl script for which given an IMDB
> >number, it gets URL for the trailer from www.apple.com (similar to
> >what "imdb.pl -P" is doing). I am new to development for myth, and
> >just wanted to hear some suggestions.
> >Heres how i think it should work:
> >I was thinking of storing locations to trailers the same way as
> >mythvideo currently stores path's to posters. (may be have another
> >trailer status column, which would denote if the trailer exists,
> >doesnt exist or the video is new and we haven't tried to get the
> >trailer yet.
> >The main trailer downloader application would be similar to
> >mythfilldatabase, which could be scheduled using cron or ran manually.
> >This application would actually go though all the movies and download
> >them. The trailers would have to be downloaded, since not everyone has
> >a fast enough connection to actually stream them.
> >In the main mythvideo browser when pressing "info" button, there will
> >be an option to watch trailer if it exists. May be even have an icon
> >somewhere on the screen indicating whether the trailer exists.
> >I'd love to hear your suggestions on the best way to implement this.
> >I am attaching my trailer finder script and again, i'd love to hear
> >your suggestions and comments :)
> I'm actually considering writing an add-on to scrape theater listings
> from Amazon.com until they include them in their web services API. I'd
> think that trailers are more appropriate for unreleased videos/movies
> rather than those that I already have in my collection...perhaps it
> would work well in that framework...
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