#96 IMDB engine does not fetch full entries

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I'd like to confirm bug ID:2891257.
I can't fetch several entries from IMDB (although entry mentioned in bug ID:2891257 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0374180/) imports to my database successfully). In my case, the example entry, which imports improperly, is http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074483/ - only Plot field is imported, all other IMDB-based fields are empty. I can document it with similar screenshot, as in bug 2891257.

I have videoDB fetched yesterday (13 dec 2009) from CVS. I have noticed this behaviour on two separated servers. One of them has php-5.2.0+dfsg-8+etch16/apache-2.2.3-4+etch11 (Debian) and another php-5.2.1-6/apache-2.2.14-9 (RPM-based PLD Linux Distribution). Strange thing is, that when I tried to import http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074483/ to demo database (http://videodb.net/demo/), everything imported properly (as seen http://videodb.net/demo/show.php?id=831947, need to login to see this entry).

I have no idea what is going on. Looks like demo installation works properly, and CVS version is somehow broken - it simply doesn't work with some entries, but with others works just fine (at least for me ;)). I have reproduced this situation (doesn't work in my videoDB, but works perfectly in demo version) with theese addictional entries: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0003805/ and http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077369/.


  • Andreas Goetz
    Andreas Goetz

    Cannot reproduce with my CVS copy. I'm getting plot, cast, rating etc. Unless you can provide a reproducible case (maybe the imdb site changes?) I'll not be able to fix this one.

  • jimbo

    I can confirm this behaviour. In some cases not all information is fetched by the imdb engine, and the amount of information fetched differs from movie to movie.

    It seems to be a latency or timing problem that is server dependent. I recently made an exact copy of my videodb installation - which shows the described behaviour - to a different server at dreamhost, and there everything works fine!

  • Andreas Goetz
    Andreas Goetz

    If anybody is able to create a reproducable test case (e.g. by p.m.'ing me login data) I'd be happy to investigate.

    • status: open --> closed-fixed