Using TVDB Images for Facebook Share

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skosko
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Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:04 am

Hi,

I'm building an iPad application to browse tv shows and would like to implement a "share a show to Facebook" function next. Can I use the pictures from the TVDB for that? I'm asking because this will automatically create a new object in the Facebook Open Graph (including a link to the image) which can theoretically be used by every Facebook app.

Thanks for your help. I really appreciate it.
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szsori
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Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:09 am

You can, except that our images can't be hotlinked, which means you would have to set up a caching proxy so the images would be pulled from you. Obviously that would potentially create a lot of bandwidth usage for you. We could add an exclusion for Facebook for the hotlinking, but I would need to know if/how Facebook caches the images first.
skosko
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Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:04 am

Great and thanks for the fast reply! No worries about the traffic. I'll set up a caching proxy so that the images are being pulled from our server.
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