WIP Ember Media Manager ALPHA - Discussion Thread
(2017-11-14, 13:59)DanCooper Wrote:
(2017-11-14, 11:59)DanCooper Wrote:
(2017-11-14, 08:08)RobbieWilkes Wrote: Still learning my way around Ember Media Manager, but, thus far, it's been great.  I'm attempting to build all the information for the movies / tv shows stored on my NAS, so that, going forward, all of my Kodi HTPCs will have consistent, centrally managed data.

I do have a question, and, if it's been addressed, I haven't been able to find it.

Would it be possible to use the Aired date of television episodes in the DateAdded field?  Not sure if Kodi would require a minimum date, such as the one in DOS ( 1/1/1980 ), but, if not, then I would think it could be done fairly easily.

My reasoning on this is to ensure that when older series / episodes are added, one could have the choice to NOT have them overwhelm the TRULY new episodes in "Recently Added" lists.

This way, when adding the Batman 1966 series to my collection, those newly added episodes would not suddenly be the only thing I see when looking for the new stuff... unless I chose to make it so.

I've done a similar bypass when adding movie collections, by manually setting the Modified / Creation dates of each movie file to the movie's premiere date, but, needless to say, that would be overwhelming to do with a LARGE number of episodes.

Of course, now that I'm thinking about it... could the same option be added to set the DateAdded field for movies to the ReleaseDate?  Possibly even as an election during selective scraping of new additions?

Yeah, I know, I'm not asking for much.  :-)

Thanks for giving this some thought.
Please add it as feature request on our tracker. I think that should be (partially) possible. Kodi and Ember use the "Unix Time Stamp" to save the adding date (and others) to the database, but a negative value is also possible. Never tested in Kodi, but should be possible. You can find our tracker here: Link 
(2017-11-14, 13:12)redglory Wrote: Hi @Dan,

Would you consider using OMDB api to retrive IMDB data?

It's much quicker than scraping Smile

Yes, I know that API, but it's useless for Ember (or only useful for searching). Look at the results, many things are missing:
- no role description for casts
- no certifications
- no original title
- no tagline
- no outline
- no trailers
- no posters
- not possible to search with titles in other languages

Movie {
title: 'The Toxic Avenger',
_year_data: '1984',
rated: 'R',
released: '1986-04-11T08:00:00.000Z',
runtime: '82 min',
genres: 'Action, Comedy, Horror',
director: 'Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman',
writer: 'Lloyd Kaufman (story), Joe Ritter (screenplay), Lloyd Kaufman (additional material), Gay Partington Terry (additional material), Stuart Strutin (additional material)',
actors: 'Andree Maranda, Mitch Cohen, Jennifer Babtist, Cindy Manion',
plot: 'This is the story of Melvin, the Tromaville Health Club mop boy, who inadvertently and naively trusts the hedonistic, contemptuous and vain health club members, to the point of accidentally ending up in a vat of toxic waste. The devastating results then have a transmogrification effect, his alter ego is released, and the Toxic Avenger is born, to deadly and comical results. The local mop boy is now the local Superhero, the saviour of corruption, thuggish bullies and indifference. Troma classic with good make-up effects and stunts, a pleasant surprise indeed.',
languages: 'English',
country: 'USA',
awards: '1 nomination.',
poster: 'http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BNzViNmQ5MTYt[email protected]._V1_SX300.jpg',
metascore: 'N/A',
rating: '6.2',
votes: '19,306',
imdbid: 'tt0090190',
type: 'movie',
response: 'True',
series: false,
imdburl: 'https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090190'
You're right regarding the quantity of information, but it could be used as a fallback for the available fields?

One example, as you are scraping from the /combined movie/tvshow page, some fields are not "migrated" from the actual movie/tvshow page.

i.e.: Prison Break - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0455275/

In the combined version, user ratings/votes are gone (can't seem to understand why, though...). 

Also, if you are not scraping the additional fileds you mentioned, one could set the only scraper to OMDB Api.

I understand you won't feel it is needed, though Smile
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RE: Ember Media Manager ALPHA - Discussion Thread - by redglory - 2017-11-14, 14:11
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