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Support / IMDb [EN][HTTPS](series) issues and support
« on: December 08, 2021, 09:16:11 pm »
In all IMDB_ [EN] [HTTPS], IMDB_ [EN] (HTTPS] (series) and IMDB_ [EN] [HTTPS] (episodes) scripts, Runtime information is now incorrectly downloaded. The reason is a change in the source code of the primary Imdb web pages. I have fixed this bug and all Imdb scripts may be added to the forum tonight or tomorrow.

I have a custom field Run time for runtime. In IMDB_ [EN] [HTTPS] I added
AddCustomFieldValueByName('Run time',ItemValue);

I did analog in IMDB_ [EN] (HTTPS] (series) by adding

1104      AddCustomFieldValueByName('Run time',ItemValue1);

but for some reason it doesn't work.

Since the only way to record actual media length in PVD is to record it to Duration field, I'd prefer IMDb length to be recorded to a custom field Run time

Any help on this, please?


If I put
1111     AddCustomFieldValueByName('Run time',ItemValue00);

I get length 1 hour for, but not 60 minutes???

Support / IMDB_[EN][HTTPS].psf
« on: September 24, 2021, 10:46:01 am »
Hello Ivek.

Thank you so much for tremendous efforts to keep PVD live, especially with the recent IMDb and AllMovie script updates, which needed a lot of work and rewritings.

I have a question - do you, or anyone else know why "Title" isn't equal anymore with "Localized Title" when importing data? It should be the same since IMDb reads my IP and if there is localized title, it imports it in "Title" as such, making it equal with "Localized Title", right?

Or, am I missing something? I know this because of my skin. I had original "Title" field and until the end of July it always imported in that field localized title if there was one, but not anymore.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts or ideas on this.

Support / IMDB_[EN][HTTPS] new site layout script
« on: July 05, 2021, 09:12:43 pm »
Why is it deleted. I was lucky to download new IMDB test script and to test it. It looks like it works. Thankyou so much Ivek, that was blazingly fast. Those aka and connections links looked like they worked.

Can you please let me know where should I implement that custom Title field pice of code from previous script:

Code: [Select]
titleValue:=TextBetWeenFirst(ItemList,'<h1 class="">','<');       //Strings which opens/closes the data. WEB_SPECIFIC
        If titleValue = '0' then titleValue:='';
        If titleValue = '' then titleValue:=TextBetWeenFirst(ItemList,'<h1 class="long">','<');       //Strings which opens/closes the data. WEB_SPECIFIC
AddCustomFieldValueByName('Localized title',titleValue);
        LogMessage('      Get result title:'+titleValue+'||');

Thank you in advance

Support / IMDB_[EN][HTTPS]_(Connections).psf issues and support
« on: January 19, 2021, 04:02:56 am »
This script, 1.4.1. 16 still gives me:

<link url="">Connections</link>    Showing one item   •   References

in a "Connections" custom field, instead only

<link url="">Connections</link>    Showing one item   •   References

Support / IMDB_[EN][HTTPS]_(Cast&Crew) Support
« on: January 18, 2021, 02:09:45 pm »
Am I right that this script still doesn't import Full Cast & Crew, although that is what I set in the script itself

Code: [Select]
GET_FULL_CREDIT  = True ;  //Download Cast or Credit provider page for retreive the info. Otherwise only the info of the principal movie page.
  PEOPLE_LIMIT  = 1000;    //Limit of number of actors (cast) or of credits (crew) retrieved.
  //GET_CREW_CREDIT  = False ;  //Download Cast and Credit provider page for retreive the some credits (crew) info. Otherwise set to False to only the Directors, Writers, Composers, Producers, Cinematography and Thanks info of the Cast and Credit provider page. 
  GET_CREW_CREDIT  = True ;  //Download Cast and Credit provider page for retreive the some credits (crew) info. Otherwise set to False to only the Directors, Writers, Composers, Producers, Cinematography and Thanks info of the Cast and Credit provider page.
  GET_FULL_CREW_CREDIT  = True ;  //Download Cast and Credit provider page for retreive the more  some credits (crew) info. Otherwise set to False to only the Directors, Writers, Composers, Producers and Cinematography + (GET_CREW_CREDIT = True) info of the Cast and Credit provider page.

Support / Share your batch files
« on: January 17, 2021, 02:56:39 pm »
Here's my batch files, someone might find them useful.

Also, please share your batch files we could use.

Best regards

Feature Suggestions / Suggestions not yet suggested - Just for the record
« on: January 17, 2021, 02:26:00 pm »
I know we will probably never see another version of PVD, but just for the record and as a reminder I will write here what I'm missing in PVD that isn't already mentioned:

- Selecting multiple non-contiguous records (CTRL+left click).
- Filtering only episodes, without series/seasons tree(s) (for mass editing/updating, for example). This could be overrided by achieving previous idea.
- In a window with search results to provide an option to enter URL manually and to import data from that URL upon clicking OK. (not rarely, displayed search results don't contain the proper hit, while there is an entry online).
- Dynamically and silently updating database (for example, to choose and set scripts or batch files and to schedule when to automatically update database applying those scripts/batch files, while silently means to skip automatically to the next record if URL field of a given record doesn't contain domain to which the scripts/batch files are related to).
- Integrating browser into PVD, so it would have an internal browser, like Offline Explorer has (for example, to check search results, or to open links for which there are no data in PVD) and then to offer to import data from that page.
- Paste option for front and disc covers, just as poster section has it.
- To offer to import episode photos from IMDb to screenshots as well as to posters section.
- Possibility to import/place persons thumbnails near their names in a movie tab, like on IMDb, for example.

Except the last one, I'm not aware any video cataloger has these options. Please be free to discuss my suggestions.

Support / IMDb [EN][HTTPS](episodes) issues and support
« on: January 14, 2021, 11:25:12 am »
Hello Ivek.

I have an issue with this script. For some episodes, random ones as I can say, it is impossible to import data at first, although there are data on IMDb. Specifically I noticed that "Date aired" and photos ("posters", screenshots from episodes) are most difficult to import. Sometimes I need to (press) "import" 20 times before I get all data.

Do you have any idea why is that.

I can send you any link, but I don't think it's episode related, but with the script (or response on query)...

For example, for this episode I'm trying for the third time to import data at the moment, but still no luck:

Support / You need to update ffmpeg
« on: November 04, 2020, 09:41:04 pm »
In order creating screenshots to work properly with the development of new codecs and high resolutions, ffmpeg.exe needs to be updated manually. You can find it in:



Download latest ffmpeg.exe from the official Windows builds site:

and overwrite existing one.

Please note that there you cannot find 32-bit version of ffmpeg.exe. If you need it, you have to compile it yourself from:

or download it from somewhere else, for example from VideoHelp:

It's a-must to update it if you want to avoid problems with screenshots.

Best regards

Support / Skin help needed
« on: November 01, 2020, 03:04:51 pm »
So, I'm using my own skin, and want to include in it all possible data. I have included also custom fields IMDB_Series-year and Seasons-Episodes.

This is the code I used:
Code: [Select]
                      <column space="0" halign="center" valign="top">IMDB Series Year &amp; Number of Episodes/Seasons:
<spacer width="2"/><label>
                          </label><custom halign="left" width="172" field="IMDB_Series-year" />
<spacer width="2"/><label>
<spacer width="2"/><label>
                          <caption>Number of Episodes/Seasons:</caption>
<spacer width="0"/><label>
                          </label><custom halign="left" field="Seasons-Episodes" /></column>

But no matter what I do, I get it left aligned as in the screenshot below:

Can someone help me how to get this centered on the page as I faked it in the screenshot below:

Thank you in advance

Support / Features
« on: October 25, 2020, 10:44:08 pm »
What script imports References, Version of, Remake of, etc... and doest it work for you?

It worked for me until this June, but now cannot import it...

Talk / COVID-19
« on: October 25, 2020, 11:00:02 am »
Hello Dear friends.

I'm wondering if any of you got coronavirus, and if so what was your experience with it.

Me and my family were lucky so far so we didn't get it, and I wish you the same!

Support / IMDb
« on: October 18, 2020, 11:50:38 pm »
Hello Ivek.

I hope I find you well. I wanted to ask you if you could tell  what IMDB scripts I should use in order to get the largest possible set of data from IMDb for one movie, and which set of scripts for series?

Thank you in advance.

Support / Comparison table of IMDB (and other) scripts
« on: May 02, 2020, 10:24:53 pm »
Please, can some who is familiar with all the scripts make a comparison table and post it here. One source - one table, menaning one table for all working IMDb scripts, second table for FilmAffinity scripts, etc.

Something like THIS, only columns and rows here would be script names (episodelist, cast, main, etc...) and PVD fields (cast, director, studio, custom fields etc...)

I think that would be the biggest achivement to help users to choose proper scripts for their needs to work with.

Thanks in advance.

Yes, I admit I'm confused. For example, there are at least 8 scripts fro IMDb and I am not sure at all which does what.

Wouldn't be great to make table comparison tables for all the scripts for each source that has multiple scripts?

Meaning, row titles would be all PVD fields (regular and hidden custom ones), and the name of the columns would be (IMDb, for example) script names (awards, episodes, 0000, 0000-a, Cast_awards, etc to name a few).

In the cells there would be "+" or "" (blank cell), or "Px" (works with Proxomitron) depending of script capabilities.

I have tons of current and legacy scripts and this could help us all to neatly clean PVD and its interface.

Thanks in advance

There are too many versions and types of PVD and its scripts and I am definitely lost, so I will try to revive this topic. Please help us Ivek to summarize all the things at one place, to make some kind of "How To" manual, with no replies, or at least "manuals" to be in in the first message of a topic.

Let's start with series for example.

For those who use PVD MOD and want to import the largest possible set of data for SERIES, they should use these scripts and take these steps:

I Apply IMDB Movie (episodelist) script v + Proxomitron to get at most 10 seasons episode list. If there are more than 10 seasons, the only solution is to apply workaround as follows:
1. Edit Series URL field and substitute series link with season link, for example
2. Set PVD -> Preferences -> Internet connection -> Use proxy server to at port 80, meaning through Proxo.
3. Set overwrite options for the selected plugin - IMDb Movi Script (episodelist): Click ALL then manually uncheck all fields, except field Episodes which has to remain checked with check mark.
4. Import data - episode list for season 1 will be imported.
5. Edit Series URL field, delete season URL and bring back series IMDb URL, for example
6. Uncheck proxy in Internet connection
You will find the latest version of this script HERE

II Select Series entry and apply IMDB_ [EN] [HTTPS] V script, without Proxo, in order to get whole series data.

III Now you can select all episodes in a season and with a single click to import data for all episodes by applying IMDB_ [EN] [HTTPS] V script script, without Proxo. You can find latest version of this script on THIS topic, as well as the latest version of PVD.

That's all. You don't need any other script in order to get the largest possible set of data for Series and episodes.

N O W    Ivek,
1. Is this correct if one uses PVD MOD and wants to import series?
2. If not, what I need to add/change in this message so it could be absolutely correct? What other scripts would give us more data and/or more accurate data?
3. What are the differeneces between these and the ones you'd arguably propose?

After we set this message, we can do the same for the PVD MOD + Movies, than the same for older versions of PVD, if you agree.

My proposal is whenever some script is updated, to edit links and text in this message.

Best regards

Support / IMDb People Filmography Problem
« on: January 12, 2020, 05:55:47 pm »

I am 100% positive that at the beginning when importing people's filmography I'd get whole filmography. For the movies I had in my collection links were red colored, and the movies I didn't have were blue colored. But all were there.

I can't tell you since when, but now when I import peoples data, I get only red colored movies, meaning, only movies that I have in my collection (please check screenshot attached).

Please also note that filters are off, if that matters. Both visible and invisible records are actually displayed, so I have no idea what is going on - where the "blue colored" movies are...

How to get whole filmography (both movies I have and I don't have in my collection)?

Thank you in advance

Support / IMDb hidden custom field (kind) request
« on: January 09, 2020, 12:58:08 am »
Hello dear Ivek and Easy.

This (probably, hahaha) would be my final humble request to include "" and "IMDbID" hidden custom fields into IMDb script for future releases, so I could get this into my custom skin:

//Get ~mfURL~ or ~IMDb Url~
endPos := Pos('/ "><meta property="og:url"', HTML);
if endPos > 0 then begin
   curPos := PrevPos('"canonical" href="', HTML, endPos);
   AddFieldValue(mfURL, Copy(HTML, curPos + 18, endPos - curPos - 18));   
end else
AddFieldValue(mfURL, MovieURL);
AddCustomFieldValueByName('', '<link url="' + MovieURL + '"></link>');
   TmpStr := StringReplace(MovieURL, '', '', false, false, false );
   TmpStr := StringReplace(TmpStr, '?ref_=fn_tt_tt_', '', true, false, true);
   TmpStr := StringReplace(TmpStr, '/', '', true, false, true);
AddCustomFieldValueByName('IMDbID:', TmpStr);


To get those, so far I use some ancient Ivek's script from 2013, which you can find enclosed but it works only with Proxomitron, and after IMDb url is provided by IMDB_[EN][HTTPS].psf

While waiting for rottentomatoes renewed script too,

Thank you in advance!

P.S. At the screenshot you can check how it looks in my custom skin

Support / AllMovie Https?
« on: March 07, 2019, 10:05:05 pm »
Hello guys and please receive our bow to your great work!

I wanted to ask you if there is possibility to use HTTPS.psf script without Proxomitron in PVD MOD? If there is possibility, but it is too much work for you, how we, without programming knowledge, could achieve it?

Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

Support / .BATCH files
« on: March 07, 2019, 09:59:36 pm »
Hello and thank you for you your tremendous contribution to keeping PVD alive, guys!

I wanted to ask you why there is no possibility anymore to use .batch files? Is it possible anyhow? Will you include this option in next version of a MOD, or at least tell us how we can make it ourselves? I know it's only some original .dll is to be copied to Plugins folder (and maybe some other file) but not sure which one, and trying one by one .dll would last too long.

Thank you in advance!

Feature Suggestions / FilmAffinity English
« on: May 09, 2018, 12:26:55 am »
Is there any chance to make FilmAffinity script in English language, I wonder? Imdb and Rottentomatoes were bought by Amazon and became totally uncredible sources for movie ratings and reviews. The only alternative I have found that corresponds with my taste is FilmAffinity and it would be great to have English version of the script.

Kind regards,

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