Trailerfetcher

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Description:

As an owner of a small home-cinema system i got an idea: Wouldn't it be neat if before every film you play, mythtv would automatically show you a few trailers of other cool films too come (or already there)?

Trailers would also allow you to "ease into" actually watching the film and cover the whole "lets get the popcorn"-phase, etc.

But I already knew what a hassle it is to download _one_ trailer from sites like yahoo or apple.com. So I decided to make it easy:

This application provides an easy to use interface for downloading trailers.
It fetches a list from a trailerpage (currently only yahoo.com) and lists all avalible trailers.

It then summarize the found trailers and displays info about the title, the genre and a short describtion of the plot.
All this is fetched and extracted automatically.

You can than mark the trailers you want to download and simply press "Download" to save them to your harddrive.



Ok this was the marketing talk :)
I wrote this software because I needed it (probably the reason for most open-source-projects), but it is far from feature-complete.
It is usable though (it loaded all 73 currently avalible trailers from yahoo.com last night).


AFAIK it is perfectly legal to download these trailers. If anyone thinks it isn't: please feel free to delete the project.


Usage notes: Set the settings before retrieving the list! Some settings (e.g. the resolution) will not take effect if you don't.


TODO:

0.1:

* Store the configuration
* Some finishing touches

0.2:

* include apple.com/trailers
* streamlining the interface

0.3:

* "Updateing" mode (keep one dir. always in-sync to the trailer sites)


Enjoy!
Last changelog:

12 years ago

0.1-alpha-1:

Common bug fixed:
Segfault when starting download. (due to an unintialized int-variable - sorry!)

fungs

12 years ago

Well, there are some high quality internet streams out there that show trailers all the time...

mplayer mms://62.204.69.103/home_channel

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bedahr

12 years ago

Yes, but even if it is high quality - it doesn't even come close to a nice 1080p trailer.
And if it would - I wouldn't have the internet connection to watch it.

Thanks for the tipp though - I haven't seen this one yet! Bookmark!

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bedahr

12 years ago

That's odd... a friend of mine just reported me the same problem... That's strange because everything works fine here (qt-4.3-rc1).

I'll look into it asap. (Maybe tonight...)


Thanks for trying it out and for the comments!

As for the apple button: apple.com integration is not yet working. But it's planned! (look at the roadmap)

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bblood

12 years ago

I like the idea here....But I get a seg fault when I press the download button.

It seems to fetch all the trailers available just fine but seg faults no matter what is selected for download. Also....maybe I missed this in the README......didn't read it....Doh! But the apple radio button is grayed out.

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lefou

12 years ago

Me too. Segfault after hitting the download button. Qt-4.3.0_rc1

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12 years ago

0.1-alpha-1:

Common bug fixed:
Segfault when starting download. (due to an unintialized int-variable - sorry!)

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