blackp wrote:As I'm in Australia and a lot of our DVDs have different UPCs I find that I get a match on about 3 in 10 when using my bar code scanner. I get another 3 in 10 by doing a search by title and I have to manually enter the data for about 4 in ten. So far I've found all the info I need on IMDB, and I've usually found the right DVD cover on google images - sometimes I have to be happy with a similar but not exact cover image. I have not had the time to go thru and find all those entries with wrong UPCs but one day - after all the data is in.....?
Hi Peter - I too live in Australia and you are correct that finding correct info & images for DVD's purchased downunder can be a chore. As part of my Doghouse Moderator duties I wrote an Info View Style Template called Moderator
which to some extend is Australian centric.
I have written however my own Info View Style Template which is more Australian/UK centric which I have not submitted to Bruji as I keep adding & deleting Australian sites as I come across them. All these Templates use Title
search site icons, not UPC's/ISBN's, though once at the site you can manually enter the number. This Template also has Filter links, IMDb & Wiki links for the credits as well Hot Links for the UPC, ASIN & IMDb numbers. Also it has a 'Play Trailer' link to YouTube.
If you would like this Template drop me PM with your email address and I will send it to you - though you will have to manually install it, for which I will provide instructions for. It is very easy to do.
The sites I have coded in at the moment are: Doghouse, IMDB, Amazon, JB HiFiOnline.com.au, Fishpond.com.au, Sanity.com.au, Alibris.co.uk, Wikipedia. Of course these are Info View Templates therefore does not allow for automatic DVDpedia entry of information, just the searching of info.
I also have another similar Template which I have been working on that has the added bonus of providing actor/director/composer thumb nail images based on a data base I am slowly building. I am upto just over 9000 images so far, divided into child/teen/adult where applicable.
But I am slowly working on a big one where all of the above is included but in a Tabbed format similar to the DVDpedia Tabbed Template.
As far as cover images go - if I can not find an exact or very near exact cover image, I just scan them in. I find scanning them easier than the Pedia's 'Capture Cover' within the 'Movie' menu utilising the selected camera.