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Some major IMDB info missing (director etc.) when adding

Postby Dynamic » Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:58 pm

Out of nowhere when I now try and add a movie, using the IMDB search (and sometimes other engines such as Amazon), the majority of the information will be missing, including the director, some of the cast, etc. Everything was working fine yesterday then all of a sudden it only fills in some of the information. I even completely uninstalled and wiped the program (library included), thinking that it may be trying to prevent overwriting old data as I deleted my old library to start a new HD only one, but no luck.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Re: Some major IMDB info missing (director etc.) when adding

Postby Conor » Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:10 am

I did a few fixes, please try out the beta version and let me know if you still experience the issue..
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Re: Some major IMDB info missing (director etc.) when adding

Postby Lodovico » Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:14 am

I've also been getting some IMDb weirdness in the last few hours - missing cast names, crew names in the cast field, or character names downloaded instead of actor names.

As an example, I tried adding the movie Themroc, and the "Starring" and "Credits" fields were filled in with the Composer, Cinematographer and Editor only.

I'll try the new beta.

EDIT: Yes, that's fixed it. Thanks.

EDIT (again): Oh wait, I'm getting another problem with this beta - I can't seem to switch between collections. Clicks in the left pane don't seem to register.
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Re: Some major IMDB info missing (director etc.) when adding

Postby Dynamic » Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:18 am

That definitely made an improvement. Pretty much every field is filled in except for producer. The one other thing I notice now though is that the writer field only fills in the writers who are on the main IMDB title screen, and not the ones who are shown when you click "more". For example Casino Royale is filled in with Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, yet is missing Paul Haggis.

Thank you for the support.
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Re: Some major IMDB info missing (director etc.) when adding

Postby Nora » Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:22 am

@Lodovico - could you send us your Database.pediadata file so we can take a look at your data directly and hopefully reproduce the problem that way? You'll find the file in your Home folder under ~/Library/Application Support/DVDpedia/Database.pediadata. Please archive the file before sending it to save space. (Select it and choose 'Archive' or 'Compress' from the File menu. That'll create a new file called 'Database.pediadata.zip' which you can then attach to the email.) You'll find our email address on the support page.

@Dynamic - Download the beta once more. The problem with the Producer and Writer fields is fixed. Thanks for letting us know.
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Re: Some major IMDB info missing (director etc.) when adding

Postby Dynamic » Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:28 am

I just installed that new beta and now I am back with my original problem, no director, writer, producer, etc.
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Re: Some major IMDB info missing (director etc.) when adding

Postby Conor » Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:05 pm

This happens with Casino Royale?
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Re: Some major IMDB info missing (director etc.) when adding

Postby oezh » Sat Jun 27, 2009 6:46 pm

I'm having this problem too. Neither of the two beta versions above seems to work for me.
Please help.
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Re: Some major IMDB info missing (director etc.) when adding

Postby Nora » Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:59 am

Sorry about that - the problem was related to the IMDb options in DVDpedia. If you didn't have any of those checked, then the download didn't work properly. But that's fixed now so you can download the beta once more and all the information should come in now from IMDb.
Please note that to get the Producer credits, you have to check the 'Produced by' box in the IMDb Options found under the Plugins menu. (The little white cube next to the Help menu up top.)
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Re: Some major IMDB info missing (director etc.) when adding

Postby adrianwright » Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:18 pm

I am now experiencing this problem. DVDPedia does not appear to be getting the complete actors list from imdb for me. It is getting the Actors names, not the roles played. I have also tried using the beta with no luck. Is there something I am doing wrong?
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Re: Some major IMDB info missing (director etc.) when adding

Postby Conor » Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:28 am

Hi Adrian,

Please give the beta another try. If you still experience the problem please let me know what movies you searching for.
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Re: Some major IMDB info missing (director etc.) when adding

Postby adrianwright » Fri Jul 03, 2009 12:17 pm

Hi Conor,

I have tried the beta in the link you suggested and that does not even allow you to add from IMDB, just lets you scrape the additional information from all the Amazon websites.
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Re: Some major IMDB info missing (director etc.) when adding

Postby Nora » Fri Jul 03, 2009 1:12 pm

Okay, third time should be a charm. Download the beta once more and give it a try please.
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Re: Some major IMDB info missing (director etc.) when adding

Postby adrianwright » Fri Jul 03, 2009 1:37 pm

Hi Nora,

Thank you very much for the suggestion and the link.

Still no joy with this version of DVDPedia. It will only allow scraping from the Amazon Websites and no others. There are also no plugin options for this.

My old version of DVDPedia works but does not add the info from IMDB. I know it is a little issue, but it is a real pain having to manually enter all the actors and their roles.

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Re: Some major IMDB info missing (director etc.) when adding

Postby Nora » Fri Jul 03, 2009 5:27 pm

Oh my, this is not going well... I'm so sorry for all the confusion. But this should really be the definite version now: beta.
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