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glenb
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not getting star-rating for major films

i am using mono in linux and with any of the ini's i am not getting star-rating numbers for major films where i know there are ratings. films like the exorcist, close encounters of the third kind. etc. i did notice that in the my mdb.xml the field has a an amount of vote numbers and rating. i suspect maybe when the vote numbers is very high something is causing the rating not to be recorded. but this is just a guess. i do get star ratings in other films. but it seems like the more popular the film the less likely i am going to see a rating ??

any help would be appreciated. thank you

 

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Yep, that is a confirm. Seems star-rating is broken for good now since there is none in the grab result. Imdb has rebuilt the layout on the site. 

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also, when using an input file with no actors/directors, the grab most of the time does not grab actors and directors. i am using latest beta with latest ini files. 

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Huh, I was getting the movie star-ratings last week after updating all imdb.inis and to beta 56.13, but this week no star-ratings at all. What is going on?

 

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i have same behaviour, a couple of weeks ago star ratings returned for every film, i have been using most recent ini files and second to last beta. i have also found that when listing source i use has no actors, mdb will get no actors/director. but when source going into mdb has actors, mdb.xml will then include actors not necissarily the same as source, so i know it is getting them from imdb it would be great for me if mdb could give star ratings and actor/director list scraped from imdb. on some channels i use tvguide data brought in with zap2xml (which now can do tvguide.com) because it very fast. i am in usa, but the data does not include actors.

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Hmm...imdb.com.imdb.ini star-rating scrub line looks ok and the star-rating imdb html tag doesnt seem to have changed. So they havent added some kind of anti-scrub data protection coding. Im not sure though if imdb used a comma or dot separator for the star-rating value before. WG++ mdb-starrating value used a dot-separator before and imdb has comma today.

Its more likely this is a WG++ bug, cuz when star-ratings fails the series matching to retrieve the imdb episode-num is miserable as well.  

I dont have the actors/director issue though. 

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i just checked here, and yes i am not getting any star ratings at all. a few days ago i was getting them again. i checked with the latest beta, and same result no star ratings at all. most recenti ini files with most recent beta and with beta previous to most recent.

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try this ini guys,star rating and star rating votes wernt being scrubbed right.it worked for me...

the same scrubs was in all 3 files so i updated them all.i tested the imdb.com.imdb.ini

<star-rating system="imdb">
      <value>4.4/5</value>
    </star-rating>

Update there may be other scrubs need fixin.i'm sure jan or francis will have a look.i will also for the learning.

 

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Blackbear199, I dont think this issue is that easy to fix just by changing the scrub code. What makes it complex is the problems intermittent nature, sometimes we get all the expected info from the imdb and in most cases not. In my case everything was broken two-three weeks ago, but i got all info perfectly fine last week and this week star-ratings and much more is suddenly broken again.  Glenb has reported the same intermittent issues since late last year. To me this sounds more like either imdb anti-scrub protection (the html-tags are changing periodically, which I never heard of before) or simply a WG++ bug. Since WGMaker doesnt comment on the matter it seem to be a sensitive topic, which points to the first.

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thank you blackbear, your changes are working here for star ratings. i will check with the other data i use as to actors/directors which i think is a different issue. thanks for your effort. 

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productiondate is broken(still trying to fix)

actors works fine for me.

directors i havnt checked yet

plot is broken(have it working here but trying to fix others before i upload again)

category,description,title,commentsummary,showicon working here.

 

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thanks blackbear, my issue with actors/director is only when my souce xmltv file has no actors, like i get from tvguide. if my source file has actors then in my mdb.xml i get actors, i am looking to get actors and directors from the scrape. in the case when i have no actors, from tvguide.com using xap2xml, it is matching on title and year only, and in that case it will match correctly 99 per cent, but the scrape from imdb provides no actors. when i use data with actors it is ok and my mdb.xml will have production date. i am guessing this is program issue, it seems there is a relation to what is in the source xmltv file as to what will appear in the mdb.xml. i am hoping for behaviour of matching the item and then the same consistent fileds in the mdb.xml once a match is made.

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Well i can't get director and productiondate to scrub.i tried many ways and from different pages.If i have debug on i get nothing,not even message no blocks found.its like i dont even have debug enabled.To me site seems to being acting weird like jagad says.I new to this stuff so limited in knowledge also.

I think this because if i enable debug for other elements it works fine.

anyway,here what i have to get plot,each one scrubs from a different page.just comment out one u dont wish to use.

comment out existing entries with * in front.

mdb_plot.scrub {single|p2|<p class="plotSummary">||</p>|<span } *plot from p2
mdb_plot.scrub {single|p1|<div class="summary_text" itemprop="description">||</div>|<div } *plot from p1

 

 

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Yes, kudos for the effort Blackbear199smiley Star-ratings works for now. We will see for how long. Whats worse is the whole postprocessor series sub-title matching system is broken, so the correct episode-num for a series episode cannot be retrieved. This is supposed to be scrubbed from the imdb Rated Episode list, but it fails, probably due to the weirdness you did encounter or some bug. 

There is a possibility to switch over using the tvdb.ini for series instead, but havent tested it in a long time. Last time it retrieved wrong or inconsistent episode-num format. 

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Jaged you were bang on i think with its a webgrab problem.i can duplicate productiondate no being scrubbed with ease.

mdb_productiondate.scrub {single(debug)|p1|<span id="titleYear">|>|</a>|</span> * give nothing,no debug doesnt get set

mdb_temp_1.scrub {single(debug)|p1|<span id="titleYear">|>|</a>|</span> *scrubs proper date example 2015

now if ii try to set the productiondate to the value of mdb_temp_1 with addstart(or set),both give same result.

mdb_productiondate.modify {addstart(format=productiondate)|'mdb_temp_1'} * xml file shows <date>0</date>

log and ini attached if anyone want to see.(i try with idbm.com.bing to see if it made any diff from idbm.com.idbm,it didnt)

 

 

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I have been having trouble with the IMDB star rating the past few days and the imdb.com.ask.ini alteration attached seemed to fix it. This may work with other .ini with the same original scrub line, bing, imdb, etc.

Note the change to the mdb_starrating.scrub line. Substitute it in if you have made other alterations to this file. (This has been the only alteration to the original file found in the EPG channels page)

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shademaker wrote:

I have been having trouble with the IMDB star rating the past few days and the imdb.com.ask.ini alteration attached seemed to fix it. This may work with other .ini with the same original scrub line, bing, imdb, etc.
Note the change to the mdb_starrating.scrub line. Substitute it in if you have made other alterations to this file. (This has been the only alteration to the original file found in the EPG channels page)

Also noticed starrating was broken since a while. Tried your alteration but it wasnt working. Did tweak it somewhat and i got it to work with my setup:

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I forgot to add, to notice any changes you will need to delete the local store of IMDB previously matched programs. To do this rename the mdb.xml file to back it up or delete the file found in the mdb folder (\AppData\Local\WebGrab+Plus\mdb). When you run WebGrab again it will make a new file with fresh entries.

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