First, thanks for the suggestions and the start of the discussion! I appreciate it very much!
(2012-06-14 22:38)olympia Wrote: All I want is stay 100% compatible with the old one
Having the ability to add custom metadata at the top of this would be just wonderful.
Well I don't think I'll make it backwards compatible at the core, as this would be much to limiting in the design. However, making a wrapper from the old to the new I'm sure we will make and I have even suggested it in my gsoc proposal. I understand that loosing all the old ones or forcing developers to convert is a bit to big of a burden
However I hope that all will want to move to a new API
Anyways, this why I need to know what the old had which was good, as it might be an all or nothing choice for the new scrapers, either they use the old (we wrap) or they use the new.
(2012-06-15 01:36)DonJ Wrote: topfs2, sounds very exciting, will definitely hand over my data.
I realize this is probably outside of the scope of your project, but one thing which would be quite useful imo and might link into your work, is to make the "Scan for new contents" function (which triggers scraping) more customizable i.e. make the scanner a type of service addon!
Scanning for new media on start-up usually slows down my atv2 significantly and takes ages as my NAS is sizeable. Hence, being able to customize the scanning process would be extremely helpful. The scanner could for instance only monitor certain folders, make use of file system specific features in order to pick up new files more efficiently etc. etc.
I'm not 100% I follow, I'd love some more examples. What I'm not sure is if you want the cnfiguration as an xbmc user or as xbmc (code using this engine) or as a scraper developer? I haven't 100% decided what will trigger the scanning, what I'm focusing on mostly now is when you know file X exist and want to gather data on it what to do. I'd love some thoughts on the actual scanning process too if its of interest in this project.
(2012-06-15 10:27)da-anda Wrote: maybe also take parental control into account, like having scrapers for just movie ratings. But as I understood the new engine would easily allow this.
Hmm, this is a good question. Not sure where parantal control should lie, its an interesting topic I need to take into account. On one hand, what scrapers exist is within the engine and what scrapers is run is definatly of interest for parental control.
Not sure how you mean with movie ratings? What issues are there with movie ratings? Your refering to the comments (with bad language) or that just the rating is safe but the images or description may not?
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