API downloads issues

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DarklightIndigo
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Re: API downloads issues

Postby DarklightIndigo » Fri May 04, 2018 1:23 pm

I imagine it probably is. Scraping was never meant to be accomplished the way that this programme did it, and indeed ANY change that didn't 100% follow the obsoleted code would break it. Did you have fun with the constant downtime issues that plagued the site? Because those weren't just a technical issue on our side, they're what happens when well-meaning developers inadvertently cause their users to DDoS the site rather than use an API that may be tuned and adjusted to block "it's not scraping fast enough, let's hammer the server eighteen more times" while still letting legitimate users through.

It was nice while it lasted, but we can't sustain a service that treats anyone with WebReaper and fifteen minutes the same as someone who goes through the proper channels with the API.
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Re: API downloads issues

Postby chrispopp8 » Sat May 05, 2018 12:14 am

I don't know what the program was doing behind the scenes. I didn't write it, I just used it.

So what do you suggest I use that will get the job done and still respect your server?

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Re: API downloads issues

Postby DarklightIndigo » Sat May 05, 2018 12:40 am

If it has to be free, Advanced Renamer on Windows, FileBot JAR on about anything else.

https://www.howtogeek.com/111859/how-to ... ple-files/
https://www.advancedrenamer.com/
http://www.filebot.net/#download

Unfortunately, FileBot seems to be on life support from a lack of donations.
I'll see if I can track down what I used to use.
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chrispopp8
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Re: API downloads issues

Postby chrispopp8 » Sat May 05, 2018 12:46 am

I don't mind paying to use a program. I believe in paying a developer for the work they do - as long as I get to test drive it first.

Thanks for the help

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Re: API downloads issues

Postby tanStaafl » Sat May 05, 2018 9:57 am

All is working as advertised! Thanks again for the new site and (relatively) short downtime in bringing it up!

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Re: API downloads issues

Postby Nozavi » Mon May 07, 2018 12:52 pm

Don't know about you guys, but getting the 'all episodes' info via the API takes MINUTES for me (even with small shows that have just a couple of seasons). I totally understand the amount of traffic you must be getting these days, but I do hope the waiting time will improve in the next few weeks...

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Re: API downloads issues

Postby HotboxNumbers » Tue May 08, 2018 1:27 am

also the API seems to be returning outdated information, have a look at:
https://thetvdb.com/api/{APIKEY}/series/92091/all

Max Episode is S10E03 (also naming has not updated)

and then the actual TVDB entry:
https://www.thetvdb.com/series/masterch ... seasons/10

Episode S10E09 has already been added and new episode names and descriptions have been loaded.

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Re: API downloads issues

Postby kedryn » Tue May 08, 2018 8:01 am

The old api is not really functional. Media Center Master is not finding new episodes added those days.
For example:

14.22 :: MCM: [F#3] now working on Basilisk
14.22 :: thetvdb.com Updated base metadata for this show
14.22 :: thetvdb.com Fetching season 2 banner...
14.22 :: thetvdb.com none available
14.22 :: thetvdb.com Fetching data for season 2, episode 18
14.22 :: thetvdb.com Episode doesn't seem to exist
14.22 :: thetvdb.com Done with this show!
14.22 :: fanart.tv: Looking for thumbnail artwork for Basilisk, season 2...
14.22 :: fanart.tv: ... none found

While https://www.thetvdb.com/series/basilisk/seasons/2 clearly shows an Ep 18
So there has to be something wrong even in API v1 after the changes.

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Re: API downloads issues

Postby HotboxNumbers » Tue May 08, 2018 9:00 am

kedryn wrote:The old api is not really functional. Media Center Master is not finding new episodes added those days.


Agreed V1 API is definitly not updating anymore, I cannot find one show where it has updates past the last day of last month. So either this is by design (or mistake) either way the software dev either need to move to the new API or the old API needs to refresh.

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Re: API downloads issues

Postby DarklightIndigo » Tue May 08, 2018 3:57 pm

The staff are discussing implementing a partial refresh to address series updated between the site relaunch and now, but eventually APIv1 will be completely deprecated.
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