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IMDB Trailer advice needed. - billyad2000 - 2008-07-26 09:43
This is with regard to my XBMC Media Companion Program.
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Some people are asking me to add the ability to scrape trailer URLs from IMDB. It is here that I need some help.
After scraping a movie using XBMC it returns the following url for the trailer -
My question is this -
How and where is this information gathered. I have been through every IMDB page I can think of looking for somewhere that will allow me to get a link like this and to be quite honest I am baffled.
I am very new to scrapers and I would appreciate it greatly if someone could point me in the right direction.
- blittan - 2008-07-26 10:47
seems like you could parse after /imdbid/trailers..
- spiff - 2008-07-26 11:44
yeah, we chain into the /trailers page and fetch the url from there
- billyad2000 - 2008-07-26 14:49
That's how far I get then I bump into my problem.
I can only find links to another page containing the trailer, i.e.
when I could use /screenplay/vi2291335449/trailer.flv or something similar
This is also a very different url to what XBMC produces of totaleclips.com/Player/Bounce.aspx?eclipid=e35335&bitrateid=314&vendorid=102&type=.flv for the same movie
- billyad2000 - 2008-07-26 17:22
No matter, i've sussed it.
Thanx for your help
- blittan - 2008-07-26 23:09
you should really narrow this one down, since i seen a few movies not having any trailers on imdb, just links to another page.. then you might want to have like 5 or 6 pages you support scraping on.. or if its not on imdb, then just let the user know that there was no trailer found, but they can manually enter a trailer of their own.