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New changes on ImdB made PVD 1.0.2.7 Unusable
« on: August 18, 2021, 04:19:01 pm »
Up to now I have been using my PVD with IMDB scripts and Proxomitron modified by Ivek. Some of them not working, so I used copy and paste. As you know lately IMDB changed their design and nothing works anymore in PVD. No Episodes, etc. My database has about 3.500 titles. I would like to ask you your point of view: What should I do ? Wait for new modified scripts (working with IMDB), move to the new MOD version (if it works with the latest IMDB design) and move all my data to the MOD version or, move to another Software ? Many thanks

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Re: New changes on ImdB made PVD 1.0.2.7 Unusable
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2021, 06:34:26 am »
Yes, it is true that IMDB has changed the layout of the primary werb pages for movies, series and episodes.  I am already preparing and testing Imdb Movie (episodelist) scripts to download a list of seasons and episodes for a particular TV Series that work with the help of Proxomitron. IMDB_ [EN] [HTTPS] is already updated and works in PVD MOD versions.

Which version of PVD are you using. Also attach the IMDB scripts you use to see them and then maybe I can update them as well. Then I will also be able to tell you which PVD version would be best to use.
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Re: New changes on ImdB made PVD 1.0.2.7 Unusable
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2021, 09:24:08 pm »
Thank you Ivek for yr reply. As mentioned in the subject, I am using PVD 1.0.2.7 with the following scripts:

IMDB [EN] 0.9.8.26 (for Movie info) and IMDB [EN] 0.3.0.21 (for People info).

The other Scripts are as follows: Imdb Movie Script 0.1.0.7
Imdb Movie Script (Tech Specs) 0.1.0.4

Imdb Movie Info Script 0.1.1.2 Imdb Movie Script (combined) 0.1.1.2 Imdb Movie Script (Episode list) 0.1.1.2 Imdb Movie Script (cast combined) 0.1.1.2 Imdb Movie Script (plot summary) 0.1.1.2  Imdb Movie Script (business) 0.1.1.2 Imdb Movie Script (release info) 0.1.1.2 Imdb Movie Script (tech specs) 0.1.1.2

Imdb Movie (title) Script 0.1.2.0 Imdb Movie Script (cast)2 0.1.2.0 Imdb Movie Script (cast series)2 0.1.2.0
Imdb Movie Script (cast episode)2 0.1.2.1
Imdb Movie Script (episode list)a 0.1.1.5
Imdb Movie Photo (Poster) Script 0.1.3.0
Imdb Movie Poster Script (2) 0.1.4.0
Imdb Movie Photo (poster) Script (2) 0.1.4.0

Looking forward for yr information Ivek. Many thanks, George.

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Re: New changes on ImdB made PVD 1.0.2.7 Unusable
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2021, 09:27:10 am »
IMDB [EN] 0.9.8.26 (for film information) only works to search and display results, and then does not download any more information. It still works, however, if you use such an archived Wayback Machine url address for IMDb.

http://web.archive.org/web/20210125021449/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0147800/

Such an address must be archived in January and until March, perhaps in April, and in any case before the change, when IMDb switched to a new layout of the basic web pages.

IMDB [EN] 0.3.0.21 (for personal information) is still working in a slightly truncated form because it does not transfer certain information (photo, awards).

Imdb Movie Script (combined) 0.1.1.2 or Imdb Movie Script (cast combined) 0.1.1.2 and Imdb Movie Script (business) 0.1.1.2 no longer work because business and combined web pages no longer exist, but are redirected to the main web page.

For combined web pages, there is a replacement, namely references web pages. Imdb Movie Script (cast combined) 0.1.1.2 may be updated for these pages, we'll see.

Imdb Movie Script (Episode list) 0.1.1.2 and Imdb Movie Script (episode list) a 0.1.1.5 I'm just testing them, they work, only some details need to be fixed. For information, to download the Episode list you can also use tvdb.dll, which downloads certain information for series with seasons and episodes in seasons. It does not transfer this information for each series, but I have not been able to find out why. A good example of this is NCIS, whose season it doesn’t transfer, but transfers for other series from the NCIS franchise.

As for the other Imdb Movie Scripts mentioned above, we'll see what can be edited. You may just need to rearrange the url code for a particular web page and the script will work.

And this:
However, I would ask you if I could to make all scripts except IMDb plugins (with .dll extension) added on the forum, because certain scripts may not be in the archive or jin may also no longer be on the forum.


« Last Edit: August 23, 2021, 08:54:49 pm by Ivek23 »
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Re: New changes on ImdB made PVD 1.0.2.7 Unusable
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2021, 03:59:08 pm »
Thank you Ivek for yr quick reply. I have many questions but, I will ask you only the basic:
1) Is the MOD version working with the current IMDB layout ?
2) Can I transfer my database to the MOD version easily?
3) From your answers, I understand that some scripts might work -if modified- but most work will be manual copy & paste of IMDB data, as I have done up to now.
4) Your last paragraph has some Russian words which I don't understand what you mean. You want me to upload all psf files used for IMDB ?

Best regards,
George

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Re: New changes on ImdB made PVD 1.0.2.7 Unusable
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2021, 07:22:16 am »
Thank you Ivek for yr quick reply.

Welcome.

I have many questions but, I will ask you only the basic:
1) Is the MOD version working with the current IMDB layout ?

Yes, IMDB_[EN][HTTPS] script working with the current IMDB layout in the MOD version.

2) Can I transfer my database to the MOD version easily?

Yes, of course you can. However, I recommend that you have the MOD version in a new folder and run in debug or portable mode. Leave the current PVD 1.0.2.7 version for the correct display and operation of certain extensions or database. You can still check the data in the database or settings in PVD 1.0.2.7 version and also transfer information using Proxomitron with scripts that work with Proxomitron such as Imdb Movie Script (Episode list) and Imdb Movie Script (episode list)a version.

So you still have the original database files, copies of which you save to a new folder in PVD 1.0.2.7 version

For security, use copies of the current database and bacup .bak files in PVD 1.0.2.7 version. These now test how they work in PVD MOD version. If all is well, you can then use these database copies in both PVD 1.0.2.7 version and PVD MOD version to transfer information. However, do not use PVD 1.0.2.7 version or PVD MOD version at the same time, but each separately, because otherwise there will be a problem using one database file in both PVD 1.0.2.7 version or PVD MOD version at the same time.

3) From your answers, I understand that some scripts might work -if modified- but most work will be manual copy & paste of IMDB data, as I have done up to now.

Yes, they will work if I manage to fix and update them to the new current IMDB layout.

4) Your last paragraph has some Russian words which I don't understand what you mean. You want me to upload all psf files used for IMDB ?

I apologize for certain stealth bugs that I have now fixed in a previous post.

Yes you correctly found to add all the psf files you use for IMDB. This will make it easier for me to review them and see how and what can be done if I can fix them or not. However, you will be informed about what is happening in this direction with these scripts.
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Re: New changes on ImdB made PVD 1.0.2.7 Unusable
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2021, 09:09:55 pm »
Thank you Ivek for yr quick reply. I will wait for your information, when you have the time to correct the psf files for the IMDB.

How can I upload all Imdb scripts used in my version 1.0.2.7 of PVD, since only 4 are permitted ?

Kind regards, George

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Re: New changes on ImdB made PVD 1.0.2.7 Unusable
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2021, 02:04:35 pm »
Thank you Ivek for yr quick reply. I will wait for your information, when you have the time to correct the psf files for the IMDB.

How can I upload all Imdb scripts used in my version 1.0.2.7 of PVD, since only 4 are permitted ?

Kind regards, George

Put them in one folder and then compress them, for example with 7 zip and then add the compressed file to the forum. Make sure this file is no larger than 1 MB. Otherwise, make several such files that are no larger than 1 MB.
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Re: New changes on ImdB made PVD 1.0.2.7 Unusable
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2021, 02:29:40 pm »
Thanks again Ivek for your help. Here are compressed my PVD 1.0.2.7 PSF files.
I checked them again this morning, in order to add Season 3 to TV series https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5932548/?ref_=tt_ov_inf
(Britannia), but nothing is imported !

Will be waiting for your comments.

Regards, George

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Re: New changes on ImdB made PVD 1.0.2.7 Unusable
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2021, 06:37:38 am »
Thanks again Ivek for your help. Here are compressed my PVD 1.0.2.7 PSF files.
I checked them again this morning, in order to add Season 3 to TV series https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5932548/?ref_=tt_ov_inf
(Britannia), but nothing is imported !

Will be waiting for your comments.

Regards, George

Thanks to PVD 1.0.2.7 PSF files, at least 75 percent of the scripts will be upgradeable to work with the new IMDb layout. The experiment you mentioned is currently not working, but an update will be available in a few days on the forum. For other scripts, the update will be available in a few weeks.
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Re: New changes on ImdB made PVD 1.0.2.7 Unusable
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2021, 01:01:54 pm »
Thank you Ivek. I am most obliged to you ! I will be waiting for your news.

Best regards, George

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Re: New changes on ImdB made PVD 1.0.2.7 Unusable
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2021, 11:43:39 am »
Thank you Ivek. I am most obliged to you ! I will be waiting for your news.

Best regards, George

New IMDB Movie(episodelist) (a) script and IMDB Movie(episodelist) script is attached.

More info:

http://www.videodb.info/forum_en/index.php/topic,4044.msg21456.html#msg21456
http://www.videodb.info/forum_en/index.php/topic,4044.msg21456.html#msg21457
http://www.videodb.info/forum_en/index.php/topic,4044.msg21456.html#msg21458

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Re: New changes on ImdB made PVD 1.0.2.7 Unusable
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2021, 08:13:54 am »
Thanks again Ivek for your help. Here are compressed my PVD 1.0.2.7 PSF files.
I checked them again this morning, in order to add Season 3 to TV series https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5932548/?ref_=tt_ov_inf
(Britannia), but nothing is imported !

Will be waiting for your comments.

Regards, George

Thanks to PVD 1.0.2.7 PSF files, at least 75 percent of the scripts will be upgradeable to work with the new IMDb layout. The experiment you mentioned is currently not working, but an update will be available in a few days on the forum. For other scripts, the update will be available in a few weeks.

At the moment, I can only test certain scripts because I am waiting for the HDD that was in my Win 7 computer (this computer stopped working for me). Only after I get this disc (most likely I will get it this or next week), only then will I be able to get to the other scripts and data on it.

Then I will also update the other IMDb scripts as soon as possible and it will be possible to update them to the new IMDb layout.
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Re: New changes on ImdB made PVD 1.0.2.7 Unusable
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2021, 01:28:28 pm »
Will be waiting for your comments.

I have already managed to update some of your scripts so that they now work on the new IMDb layout. They still need to be edited as needed for proper operation and to remove some unnecessary code snippets that are not required for operation or are simply redundant.
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Re: New changes on ImdB made PVD 1.0.2.7 Unusable
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2021, 08:47:55 pm »
Hello Ivek, have you got any news on yr HDD drive and the updated *.psf files ?

Rgds
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Re: New changes on ImdB made PVD 1.0.2.7 Unusable
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2021, 07:49:33 am »
Hello Ivek, have you got any news on yr HDD drive and the updated *.psf files ?

Rgds
George

Some scripts have already been updated to work with the new IMDb layout. Minor cosmetic corrections are needed. If you want, I can upload them to the forum earlier, because I wanted to fix all your scripts from the package you uploaded and upload them all back to the forum at once.

Here is a list of the following IMDb scripts that have already been fixed.

  • Imdb Movie Info(title)
  • Imdb Movie
  • Imdb Movie(tech specs) and Imdb+Movie(tech+specs)
  • Imdb Movie(plotkeywords)
  • Imdb Movie(plotsummary)
  • Imdb Movie(releaseinfo)
  • Imdb Movie(soundtrack)
  • Imdb Movie(taglines)
  • Imdb Movie(combined) and Imdb Movie(combined)2
  • Imdb Movie(parentsguide) and Imdb Movie(parentsguide)2

Thank you Ivek. I am most obliged to you ! I will be waiting for your news.

Best regards, George

New IMDB Movie(episodelist) (a) script and IMDB Movie(episodelist) script is attached.

More info:

http://www.videodb.info/forum_en/index.php/topic,4044.msg21456.html#msg21456
http://www.videodb.info/forum_en/index.php/topic,4044.msg21456.html#msg21457
http://www.videodb.info/forum_en/index.php/topic,4044.msg21456.html#msg21458

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Re: New changes on ImdB made PVD 1.0.2.7 Unusable
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2021, 08:19:17 am »
Here is a list of the following IMDb scripts that will be or have not yet been fixed.
  • Imdb Movie(studio&combined) and Imdb Movie(studio&combined)2
  • Imdb Movie(studio&company) and Imdb Movie(studio&company)2
  • Imdb Movie(misclinks)
  • Imdb Movie(pmisclinks)

Here is a list of the following IMDb scripts that have already been fixed and are being tested.
  • Imdb Movie Info
  • Imdb Top 250, IMDb Rating and Studio (2)
  • Imdb Movie Photo(Poster)(2)
  • Imdb Movie Poster(2)
  • Imdb+Movie+Photo
  • All Imdb Movie(cast) scripts

However, the Imdb Movie (business) script cannot be fixed because these IMDb websites no longer exist.

A new Imdb Movie (locations) script is now available instead of the Imdb Movie (business) script.
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Re: New changes on ImdB made PVD 1.0.2.7 Unusable
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2021, 04:13:20 pm »
Thank you Ivek again for yr work!

I will be waiting for yr note when the files are ready.

Rgds, George

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Re: New changes on ImdB made PVD 1.0.2.7 Unusable
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2021, 09:55:07 pm »
Hello Ivek (and gear)
Are these scripts fixed only for gear, or they will be available for all of us?

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Re: New changes on ImdB made PVD 1.0.2.7 Unusable
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2021, 09:50:24 am »
Hello Ivek (and gear)
Are these scripts fixed only for gear, or they will be available for all of us?

These scripts fixed will be available for all of us and will work with Proxomitron.
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