[Release] Universal Movie Scraper

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(2015-02-14 23:10)olympia Wrote:  It's was working for 2.5 years. Yes, it is a real shame on us we couldn't turn around yet after Rotten Tomatoes broke their API and we were not able to implement a new solution.

Please go back to the standard one and never look back.

Does this mean that the Rotten Tomatoes Ratings are gone from UMS for good?
That's too bad if that's the case...

Does anyone know of an alternative scraper/add-on that would be able to access the Rotten Tomatoes ratings?
Been using UMS for several years and hands down it is the best scraper; but I'm really not looking forward to using ratings from IMDB or TMDB.
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No, it will come back eventually one way or another. I just need to find the time.
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(2015-02-16 15:06)olympia Wrote:  No, it will come back eventually one way or another. I just need to find the time.

Thanks for the prompt response and update; I'll wait it out. It's hard-working people like yourself that everyone else benefits from. Time is a commodity and Kodi users such as myself definitely appreciate yours.
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This is not gonna be an easy one. Previously we were scrapping from the Web. Now it is not possible anymore to lookup movies via IMDb ids on their web, it is only possible via their API. This wouldn't be a problem, moreover this would be preferable, but their API is volume limited. If we send all our queries via the same API ID to them it will stop working and reject further queries in seconds. Not sure yet how to overcome on this.
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(2015-02-18 15:49)olympia Wrote:  This is not gonna be an easy one. Previously we were scrapping from the Web. Now it is not possible anymore to lookup movies via IMDb ids on their web, it is only possible via their API. This wouldn't be a problem, moreover this would be preferable, but their API is volume limited. If we send all our queries via the same API ID to them it will stop working and reject further queries in seconds. Not sure yet how to overcome on this.

Does this also effect NFO files using the imdb url?

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(2015-02-18 15:49)olympia Wrote:  This is not gonna be an easy one. Previously we were scrapping from the Web. Now it is not possible anymore to lookup movies via IMDb ids on their web, it is only possible via their API. This wouldn't be a problem, moreover this would be preferable, but their API is volume limited. If we send all our queries via the same API ID to them it will stop working and reject further queries in seconds. Not sure yet how to overcome on this.

What if you add imdb login options trough UMS, so that every user would just enter their imdb username and password (of course the users needs to be registered on imdb). Would that help the scraper to use different api id? I am just guessing cause I don't know how this api thing works on their site.
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Don't get how this is related? We are talking about scraping from Rotten Tomatoes here. This has nothing to do with the nfo.
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(2015-02-18 16:11)olympia Wrote:  Don't get how this is related? We are talking about scraping from Rotten Tomatoes here. This has nothing to do with the nfo.

Sorry. I misunderstood. Thought you were talking about a change to the imdb api. My mistake. I saw the earlier discussions about rotten tomatoes but just didn't make the connection.Smile

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