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TMDB no longer returning results


It looks as if TMDB has changed something on their end and now the XBMC TMDB api is no longer returning results for any movie.

Please download the file below. The filename is the directory name in Media Companions, Assets.
so look for
Media Companion\Assets\scrapers\ folder
Overwrite the two files from the two in the Zip file

TMDb scraping of movies will be fixed.

This change will cover versions of Media Companion back to MC 3.640 at least.

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Closed Jul 21 at 2:37 AM by vbat99
Fix in place with release MC 3.67b


Js41637 wrote Jun 15 at 7:53 AM

This fixes the search but no metadata is now downloaded when using TMDB. It gets the actors only for me.

vbat99 wrote Jun 16 at 4:37 AM

Sorry, not getting this sort of result.
Searching and getting metadata from TMDb. But, I see the Director and Credits isn't being scraped. Damn, added another zip file.
Replace the addon.xml and tmdb.xml in
Media Companion\Assets\scrapers\

This fixes scraping of Directors and Writer/Credits.

Js41637 wrote Jun 19 at 7:39 AM

Huh it's all working for me now, dunno if it was your file or TMDB was just bad when I was running it. Either way. Thanks for this.

shmn wrote Jun 25 at 2:08 PM

Tried to download files but got a 503 error.

shmn wrote Jun 25 at 2:13 PM

After about a dozen attempts, both files downloaded.

inforiculturist wrote Jun 28 at 3:42 AM

I've tried applying this update/patch to my Media Companion installs, both x64 3.667 and 3.676, but with a lack of results with IMDB.

When using my profile where IMDB is primary scraper, IMDB works fine, but TMDB still doesn't. When using my profile where TMDB is primary scraper, it won't work at all - either with TMDB - or IMDB (when trying to rescrape or change movie). Either way, with TMDB, the rewrite of the folder and file name is the year only.

I thought it might be peculiar to my particular settings. So I then did a clean, new install of 3.676, put these patches in, and (solely) added the folder for my movie(s). IMDB scrape works fine. But if I try to scrape with IMDB, most of the info is missing.

Let me know if I can provide further info. Many thanks for the great tool.

feiman1 wrote Jun 28 at 4:11 PM

I applied the patched files when I first made the issue known and it fixed it for a couple of weeks, but the same issue has returned, I suspect TMDB has made another change on their side. and the files need modification again.

vbat99 wrote Jun 28 at 11:40 PM

Another change to the TMDB scraper has knocked it out again.

I have found the issues and created another fix for this.
Download this file and extract the folders into Media Companion\Assets\Scrapers folder.

Allow it to overwrite the files and folders in both

Js41637 wrote Jun 29 at 9:35 AM

Just curious, is there any reason you don't use their API to get movie details?

vbat99 wrote Jun 29 at 7:31 PM

Well, we do use TMDb API, further into Media Companion.

But we use XBMC TMDb api to search for the movies first.

It is another area that needs reworking.

muggi wrote Jul 7 at 12:12 PM

hmm, did they change api further,
as it seems like not working again:

Rescraping all data for:

Scraping Title: Judge Dredd
Unable to scrape body with refs "Judge Dredd", "1995"
TMDB may not be available or Movie Title is invalid


foldername: Judge Dredd (1995) (1080p Bluray x265 HEVC 10bit AAC 5.1 Tigole)

muggi wrote Jul 7 at 12:15 PM

also when i change default scraper:

Rescraping all data for:

Scraping Title: Judge Dredd
Unable to scrape body with refs "Judge Dredd", "1995", "", ""
IMDB may not be available or Movie Title is invalid


or am i doing something wrong ?

vbat99 wrote Jul 7 at 10:33 PM

Did you apply the new zip file as mentioned a few posts above your new posts?
I've attached it to this issue instead of a link to it.

But, there is a known issue with IMDb scraping, that is fixed in MC for the next release.

muggi wrote Jul 11 at 6:56 PM

YEP, copied the files in both dirs. I'll await new rls :-)