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Tool: TmdbTvShowCheck
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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Well, Zappman piqued my interest for getting TV show data from The Movie Database (TMDb).
It turned out to be more work than I anticipated, and TMDb's limitation throws a spanner in the works for shows with very many seasons or episodes. But it works fine for most shows.

Be aware, though, that TMDb is not as comprehensive as IMDb, especially for older shows. But you can still get a lot of good information. If you use EpisodeCheck, this program is a fast way of getting episode data that you can paste into EpisodeCheck. Read about it in the help file!



Get it here.

And do read the help file!
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Gunnar
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Quoting GSyren:
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Well, Zappman piqued my interest for getting TV show data from The Movie Database (TMDb).

Gunnar's new program "TmdbTvShowCheck" is a great way to gather data "Cast, Crew and Episode List" for TV show profiles you are creating from scratch or to update an existing profile with missing information.

Please, take the time to read the "TmdbTvShowCheck" help file. It will be worth the time it takes to read, and answer a lot of your questions.

As always, please follow all Invelos rules when contributing new Profiles or updates to existing Profiles.

Thanks to Gunnar for creating another great tool for use with DVD Profiler. 
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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Updated to 1.0.1
Just tidied up handling of errors from TMDb, and fixed a misspelling.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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DOH!
I screwed up so Ctrl-T didn't turn transparency on/off. Fixed in 1.0.2.
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Well done again, Gunnar. What would the Profiler be without your PlugIns  
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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TmdbTvShowCheck version 1.1.0



It bothered me that TMDb wouldn't allow more than 40 calls to the API in 10 seconds, which caused problems with TV shows with many seasons or many episodes. After a few wrong turns I finally managed to circumvent that problem by keeping a timestamped log of all calls so I could see if we approached the limit, and if so, make a short pause in order to keep the next call outside the 10 seconds limitation.

It's not 100% perfect, but it works fine enough for the most part. Sometimes it pauses a bit longer than one would think is necessary. And once in a blue moon it fails and gives you an error message. But that has only happened once during my extensive testing.

As you can see, there is now a progress bar. And the round thingy turns orange when the program pauses as described above.

The help file has also been updated. (It sucks when you change the main window layout and you have to replace pretty much all the screenshots.)

Get it here.
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Gunnar
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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I just realized that being able to add cast and crew members probably would make this program more useful, so I added this in TmdbTvShowCheck 1.2.0

I also fixed a couple of bugs in the edit feature, so even if you don't intend to add members, this update may be useful. And of course the help file has been updated, in the unlikely (?) case anybody reads it ...
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See above 
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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By request: TmdbTvShowCheck 1.3.0

Added ability to delete members.
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Gunnar
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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TmdbTvShowCheck can now work together with EpisodeCheck!

See this post!
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Gunnar
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