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antigravity
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Posters- How?

I'm new to WebGrabPlus but have managed to get everything working pretty well. The only thing missing is Posters for TV Series and Movies.

I've tried using all the readily available mdb.ini files, and none generate posters/thumbnails.

Here's an example of what I'm getting from tvdb.ini:

<programme start="20200727060000 +0000" stop="20200727070000 +0000" channel="HBO HD East (HBOeHD)">
<title lang="xx">Perry Mason</title>
<title lang="xx">Perry Mason</title>
<title lang="en">Perry Mason</title>
<sub-title lang="en">Chapter Six</sub-title>
<desc lang="en">Perry Mason...Perry Mason...A damning witness testimony begins Emily's trial; Della and Strickland investigate a potential connection between Detective Ennis and Charli$[imdb description: Created by Ron Fitzgerald, Rolin Jones. With Matthew Rhys, Juliet Rylance, Tatiana Maslany, Rachel Boulware. In booming 1932 Los Angeles, a down-and-out defense attorne$ <credits>
<director>Tim Van Patten</director>
<actor role="Actor">Matthew Rhys</actor>
<actor role="Actor">Tatiana Maslany</actor>
<actor role="Actor">John Lithgow</actor>
<actor role="Actor">Chris Chalk</actor>
<actor role="Actor">Shea Whigham</actor>
<producer>Rolin Jones</producer>
<producer>Ron Fitzgerald</producer>
</credits>
<date>2020</date>
<category lang="en">Series</category>
<category lang="en">Drama</category>
<episode-num system="onscreen">S1 E6</episode-num>
<rating system="MPAA">
<value>TVMA</value>
</rating>
<review type="text">Viewers comments : I'm surprised at all the hate|Perry Mason origin story|Even a Gentleman Has a Past|Brilliant|Wow!</review>

And what I'm getting from imdb.com.ask:

<programme start="20200731200500 +0000" stop="20200731223000 +0000" channel="HBO HD East (HBOeHD)">
<title lang="xx">Cast Away</title>
<title lang="en">Cast Away</title>
<desc lang="en">Cast Away...Obsessively punctual FedEx executive Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks) is en route to an assignment in Malaysia when his plane crashes over the Pacific Ocean during $[imdb description: Directed by Robert Zemeckis. With Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Paul Sanchez, Lari White. A FedEx executive undergoes a physical and emotional transformation after crash landi$ <credits>
<director>Robert Zemeckis</director>
<actor role="Chuck Noland">Tom Hanks</actor>
<actor role="Kelly Frears">Helen Hunt</actor>
<actor role="Stan">Nick Searcy</actor>
<actor role="Bettina Peterson">Lari White</actor>
<actor role="Pilot Jack">Michael Forest</actor>
<producer>Steven J. Boyd</producer>
<producer>Jack Rapke</producer>
</credits>
<date>2000</date>
<category lang="en">Drama</category>
<category lang="en">Movies Anywhere</category>
<rating system="MPAA">
<value>PG-13</value>
</rating>
<star-rating system="MPAA">
<value>8.0</value>
</star-rating>
<review type="text">Viewers comments : Applauding the guts|Outstanding|Amazing performance shines through|What a fantastic film!!!|I was deeply touched</review>

Which mdb ini files should I be using to get TV and Movie poster/thumbnails?

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enable mdb in config as postprocess, set mdg.config.xml (make sure you set a different file name as output) make sure you have imdb.com.ask.ini rev13 and run. For series authors are updating system so you will have to wait a bit.

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Hi Matt

I'm already using mdb post process with a different file outout (which is how I got all that metadata detail in my original post) and I'm also using v13 of imdb.com.ask.ini.

Everything is processing fine (no errors), but it's not generating any posters.

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Edit the siteini imdb.ask.com.ini as per attached that should get the image of poster instead of showicon

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antigravity
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Thanks- i'll add that to the movie scraper (IMDb).

How are you scraping posters for TV Series?

Blackbear199
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ur not going to.
look in this same mdb/rex thread.
u will find a post(like last few days) so other wise pretty ney where i posted a tvdb.comtvdb.ini
its the only working one for series right now.
imdb is still good for movies.'

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Ok thanks for clarifying. Least I know I'm not missing something!

I might give Schedules Direct a go, an EPG doesn't look right without posters for TV Series.

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