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22 Jul 2013CPOL
Want your own movie database??? Download IMDB in 20 minutes.

Introduction

The program will help you to:

  • Create a local DB for Movies and Series
  • Download the data from one of IMDB's Interfaces
  • Synchronize your data

Today (22-07-2013) there where 2.583.953 movies and series

DB Layout

Click here to make large...

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Using the code

Step 1: Telling the program which SQL Server to use, and test the connection

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Step 2: Building the local database. If the DB exists you can rebuild it or skip this step.

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Step 3: Choosing the IMDB Interface to download from...

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Once you have selected the Interface check the files you want to download, and press Download data.

The program will automatically download and decompress the files.

Step 4: Synchronizing your data

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Points of Interest

If you want to build your own movie database, so you don't have to scrape IMDB all the time, this could give you some idea to how you should go along with it...

History

  • 22-07-2013: First draft posted.
  • TODO: Explain the code.

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License

This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

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