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inGearX
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join:2000-06-11
New York

IMDb and etc offline ..

I often travel to laces that are not connected to the net...

I'd love to have IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes and MetaCritic and / or etc for offline reference ...

can anyone recommend anything?

thank you...



darcilicious
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I don't believe any of those sites/databases are available in an offline format; I also think that in most cases, those pages are generated from a database (that you can't download, especially in the case of imdb) so I don't think what you're asking for is possible short of using some kind of crawler to download the entire site, page by page to your computer/device.
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inGearX
3.1415 9265

join:2000-06-11
New York
reply to inGearX

Actually I was able to get many IMDb raw data ..

Like ratings and etc .. About 30MB raw text file ..

But not very user friendly..
I was hoping for something better ..

I'm sure we can come up with something ..



cdru
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said by inGearX:

I'm sure we can come up with something ..

And by we, you mean someone other than you. IMDB is a commercial website. They prohibit bulk downloading of their data and don't have a real user friendly api (aka it's undocumented).

OMDBAPI.com and themoviedb.org, and others offer apis, but they also aren't for bulk downloading or offline access. Plus there data isn't as complete as IMDB.


inGearX
3.1415 9265

join:2000-06-11
New York

said by cdru:

said by inGearX:

I'm sure we can come up with something ..

And by we, you mean someone other than you. IMDB is a commercial website. They prohibit bulk downloading of their data and don't have a real user friendly api (aka it's undocumented).

OMDBAPI.com and themoviedb.org, and others offer apis, but they also aren't for bulk downloading or offline access. Plus there data isn't as complete as IMDB.

thanks looking into it..


inGearX
3.1415 9265

join:2000-06-11
New York
reply to inGearX

update:

quote:
Can I use IMDb data in my software?
Limited non-commercial use of IMDb data is allowed, provided the following conditions are met:
You agree to all the terms of our copyright/conditions of use statement.
Please also note that IMDb reserves the right to withdraw permission to use the data at any time at our discretion.
The data must be taken only from the plain text data made available from our FTP sites (see alternative interfaces for more details and for links to our FTP servers). You may not use data mining, robots, screen scraping, or similar online data gathering and extraction tools on our website. If the information/data you want is not present in the data files available from our FTP sites, it means it's not available for non-commercial usage.
The data can only be used for personal and non-commercial use and must not be altered/republished/resold/repurposed to create any kind of online/offline database of movie information (except for individual personal use). Please refer to the copyright/license information enclosed in each file for further instructions and limitations on allowed usage.
You must acknowledge the source of the data by including the following statement:
Information courtesy of
IMDb
www.imdb.com).
Used with permission.
- »www.imdb.com/help/show_leaf?usedatasoftware

I use this for now:

see this: »www.imdb.com/interfaces

leads to:
»ftp://ftp.fu-berlin.de/pub/misc/movies/database/

which is:
quote:
Index of /pub/misc/movies/database/
Name Size Date Modified
[parent directory]
README 664 B 2/11/06 11:00:00 PM
actors.list.gz 226 MB 11/22/13 1:21:00 PM
actresses.list.gz 125 MB 11/22/13 1:25:00 PM
aka-names.list.gz 6.5 MB 11/22/13 1:39:00 PM
aka-titles.list.gz 7.2 MB 11/22/13 1:36:00 PM
alternate-versions.list.gz 2.2 MB 11/22/13 1:43:00 PM
biographies.list.gz 147 MB 11/22/13 1:37:00 PM
business.list.gz 7.8 MB 11/22/13 1:43:00 PM
certificates.list.gz 4.2 MB 11/22/13 1:39:00 PM
cinematographers.list.gz 13.7 MB 11/22/13 1:29:00 PM
color-info.list.gz 13.1 MB 11/22/13 1:40:00 PM
complete-cast.list.gz 988 kB 3/16/12 12:00:00 AM
complete-crew.list.gz 580 kB 3/16/12 12:00:00 AM
composers.list.gz 11.0 MB 11/22/13 1:29:00 PM
contrib/ 7/6/05 12:00:00 AM
costume-designers.list.gz 3.8 MB 11/22/13 1:29:00 PM
countries.list.gz 13.3 MB 11/22/13 1:40:00 PM
crazy-credits.list.gz 1.0 MB 11/22/13 1:34:00 PM
diffs/ 11/22/13 8:31:00 PM
directors.list.gz 24.6 MB 11/22/13 1:27:00 PM
distributors.list.gz 20.3 MB 11/22/13 1:43:00 PM
editors.list.gz 16.8 MB 11/22/13 1:29:00 PM
filesizes 1.2 kB 11/22/13 1:19:00 PM
filesizes.old 1.2 kB 11/22/13 1:18:00 PM
genres.list.gz 12.6 MB 11/22/13 1:39:00 PM
german-aka-titles.list.gz 347 kB 5/20/05 12:00:00 AM
goofs.list.gz 15.2 MB 11/22/13 1:35:00 PM
iso-aka-titles.list.gz 20.8 kB 10/16/98 12:00:00 AM
italian-aka-titles.list.gz 406 kB 12/13/00 11:00:00 PM
keywords.list.gz 34.2 MB 11/22/13 1:44:00 PM
language.list.gz 13.3 MB 11/22/13 1:43:00 PM
laserdisc.list.gz 784 kB 5/20/05 12:00:00 AM
literature.list.gz 4.9 MB 11/22/13 1:41:00 PM
locations.list.gz 10.1 MB 11/22/13 1:41:00 PM
miscellaneous-companies.list.gz 10.8 MB 11/22/13 1:44:00 PM
miscellaneous.list.gz 73.1 MB 11/22/13 1:31:00 PM
movie-links.list.gz 16.4 MB 11/22/13 1:41:00 PM
movies.list.gz 26.0 MB 11/22/13 1:36:00 PM
mpaa-ratings-reasons.list.gz 277 kB 11/22/13 1:43:00 PM
newsletter/ 7/6/05 12:00:00 AM
plot.list.gz 86.5 MB 11/22/13 1:33:00 PM
producers.list.gz 58.4 MB 11/22/13 1:30:00 PM
production-companies.list.gz 20.6 MB 11/22/13 1:40:00 PM
production-designers.list.gz 4.5 MB 11/22/13 1:29:00 PM
quotes.list.gz 56.1 MB 11/22/13 1:34:00 PM
ratings.list.gz 9.1 MB 11/22/13 1:32:00 PM
release-dates.list.gz 39.3 MB 11/22/13 1:42:00 PM
running-times.list.gz 9.8 MB 11/22/13 1:39:00 PM
sound-mix.list.gz 5.4 MB 11/22/13 1:40:00 PM
soundtracks.list.gz 14.9 MB 11/22/13 1:35:00 PM
special-effects-companies.list.gz 833 kB 11/22/13 1:43:00 PM
taglines.list.gz 4.4 MB 11/22/13 1:41:00 PM
technical.list.gz 10.9 MB 11/22/13 1:41:00 PM
tools/ 8/24/09 12:00:00 AM
trivia.list.gz 30.6 MB 11/22/13 1:34:00 PM
writers.list.gz 38.6 MB 11/22/13 1:28:00 PM