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Scraper Issues

Post by evan_almighty » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:06 pm

Hi Everyone,

Just tried xbmc4xbox tonight (3.3.1), first time this week and am having scraper issues.
During the start up scan, I get the following in a window in the middle of the screen: -

Could not download information
Server is most likely unavailable.
Would you like to continue scanning?
Yes No

I know the xbox has network connectivity as I'm getting the RSS feed and can ping it
fine.
Does anyone else have this issue.
N.B. I've not changed from the default scraper.

Thanks

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Re: Scraper Issues

Post by tmaynor » Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:18 pm

evan_almighty wrote:Hi Everyone,

Just tried xbmc4xbox tonight (3.3.1), first time this week and am having scraper issues.
During the start up scan, I get the following in a window in the middle of the screen: -

Could not download information
Server is most likely unavailable.
Would you like to continue scanning?
Yes No

I know the xbox has network connectivity as I'm getting the RSS feed and can ping it
fine.
Does anyone else have this issue.
N.B. I've not changed from the default scraper.

Thanks

I am having this same problem

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Re: Scraper Issues

Post by Xphazer » Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:20 pm

Sadly with no debug log we are just taking, nothing will be solved. :sad:
http://www.xbmc4xbox.org.uk/forum/viewt ... p?f=6&t=65

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Re: Scraper Issues

Post by Maza » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:09 am

If your using tmdb you could be having issues, because they shutdown their 2.1 API for good https://www.facebook.com/themoviedb/pos ... 5523127035. This means the API needs to be updated to v3, the coming weekend I'll be pretty busy but after the weekend I'll be looking into this.
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Re: Scraper Issues

Post by Redneck9 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:31 am

Movie thumbs and fanart no longer scrape. It will only fetch movie info(Noticed problem 2-3 days ago)

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Re: Scraper Issues

Post by tmaynor » Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:43 pm

Redneck9 wrote:Movie thumbs and fanart no longer scrape. It will only fetch movie info(Noticed problem 2-3 days ago)

Anyone have a fix for this?

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Re: Scraper Issues

Post by shady7 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:16 am

I second that I have been using the movie database but it comes up with Server is most likely unavailable. So I tried using IMDB comes up with movie info but no movie thumbs. Will put up debug log if needed. Cheers

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Re: Scraper Issues

Post by Pablouchka » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:58 pm

Waiting for a fix too ;)

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Re: Scraper Issues

Post by spinnersp » Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:19 am

Maza wrote:If your using tmdb you could be having issues, because they shutdown their 2.1 API for good https://www.facebook.com/themoviedb/pos ... 5523127035. This means the API needs to be updated to v3, the coming weekend I'll be pretty busy but after the weekend I'll be looking into this.
Seems that xml is no longer supported with v3,only supporting json.

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Re: Scraper Issues

Post by toocko » Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:42 am

So How can this be fixed? Not sure what yous mean by json. Thanks

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Re: Scraper Issues

Post by Xzawier1777 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:37 pm

Issues are the same over here in Belgium !! I'm sure somebody's gonna fix this...

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Re: Scraper Issues

Post by odellkevin » Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:53 pm

Looks like I picked a hell of a time to add about 40 movies to my library. Oh well, I guess it's little blue folders for me. :lol:

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Re: Scraper Issues

Post by spinnersp » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:39 am

toocko wrote:So How can this be fixed? Not sure what yous mean by json. Thanks
Not sure if it can be fixed. Json is basically a programming language.Far as I can tell, mainline XBMC is compatible with json,but,unfortunately not XBMC4XBOX is not.

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Re: Scraper Issues

Post by Maza » Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:33 am

I've looked into this and yes XBMC4XBOX is not compatible with Json. So I don't know how to fix this, but I'm sure someone will come along with a solution.
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Re: Scraper Issues

Post by Dan Dar3 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:16 pm

You're confusing the JSON format with the XBMC JSON RPC interface.

Scrapers in XBMC/XBMC4Xbox use regular expression to parse the response, so it's almost irrelevant whether that is plain text, JSON, HTML or XML format - as long as you craft the right RegExp it will be able to read it.

I'll have a look as well later / weekend see if we can fix it - if someone could meanwhile create a Redmine bug ticket (see Development tab) so it can be tracked.

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That's useful information - with the API change they've changed the URLs the scraper makes the calls to and removed the old ones.

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Re: Scraper Issues

Post by Maza » Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:48 pm

I created a Redmine ticket.
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Re: Scraper Issues

Post by Xzawier1777 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:46 am

Hello, I don't know if this will help out,but XBMC is installed on my OUYA console and the TVDB sraper works just fine.
Now I'm heading to get the needed files and bring them to any developper.

Edit: I can't find the TVDB scraper files, but I've found the ImDB scraper ones, here: http://ul.to/v0pv4tm2

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Re: Scraper Issues

Post by Dan Dar3 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:29 am

@Everyone
You can watch the ticket Maza created here:
http://redmine.exotica.org.uk/issues/254

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Re: Scraper Issues

Post by roboamiga » Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:35 pm

Just noticed this issue the other day :(
I take it that it may be a while before moviedb scraper gets fixed so does anyone know any good workarounds?

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Re: Scraper Issues

Post by toocko » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:06 pm

A work around is to search for DVD art at IMDB other other site and copy and save jpeg to lets say desktop. Then ftp jpeg file to same folder that your movie is in.Next change file extension to .tbn instead of .jpg and it will load DVD image into XBMC.Note the file has to be named exactly as the movie to work. It is a longer process than using scraper and you don't have synopsis of movie that is why I would prefer using scraper.

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