Solved Scraping: Number of Actors ...
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I'm a long-time Ember user who is trying out TMM, and so far I'm impressed.

EMM has two different ways to filter cast: (1) scrape only the first xx actors, and/or (2) scrape only actors with images.

I realize that neither filter is perfect: sometimes IMDB lists the cast in order of appearance so a main actor may be 20th or lower on the list, and as you point out, not all major actors actually have images. But it's too unwieldy to have a cast database filled with thousands who have only had 1-2 bit parts in movies I own, so this is a risk worth taking, if you could emulate the EMM filters.

My ideal actor DB would include only actors who appear in, say, 3+ movies which I own. As I was writing this, I just had a thought on a possible filter, but it may be too cumbersome.

1. When scraping an actor, check how many other movies in our TMM list actor appears in.
2. If under xx movies, the actor's data is put in a comment in the NFO, rather than the <actor> tag.
3. Have an option for the user to have TMM manually scan all NFOs, and if an actor's name now appears in xxx or more movies, all NFOs where he/she was in the comment are changed to the <actor> tag.
4. Generate a list of movies thus modified so we can then refresh them in Kodi.

Probably way too much work, but it would create the ideal cast list.

Carl.
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Messages In This Thread
Scraping: Number of Actors ... - by peram1 - 2016-06-19, 13:52
RE: Scraping: Number of Actors ... - by myron - 2016-06-27, 21:55
RE: Scraping: Number of Actors ... - by Carl314 - 2017-01-06, 18:10
RE: Scraping: Number of Actors ... - by tars - 2020-09-13, 04:32
RE: Scraping: Number of Actors ... - by tars - 2020-09-20, 06:16
RE: Scraping: Number of Actors ... - by tars - 2020-09-23, 22:59
RE: Scraping: Number of Actors ... - by tars - 2020-09-24, 09:55
RE: Scraping: Number of Actors ... - by tars - 2020-09-24, 12:19
RE: Scraping: Number of Actors ... - by tars - 2020-10-09, 20:01
RE: Scraping: Number of Actors ... - by tars - 2020-10-10, 08:59
RE: Scraping: Number of Actors ... - by tars - 2020-10-12, 07:01


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