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Thread: XBMC TheTVDB scraper not working...

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    Default XBMC TheTVDB scraper not working...

    Anyone else not able to connect to TheTVDB with the scraper? I've tried on openelec-Eden, Mac-Frodo, Windows-Frodo to no avail.

    I searched their forum but can't find an answer. I searched the XBMC forum but they always tell you to go to the TVDB forum instead...
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    Had the same issue when re-adding all the items on my replaced NAS the other day. Haven't bothered to look into it any further, I hardly use the library for the TV stuff, only the movies. What did the TVDB forums say? I didn't even know they had forums.
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    I pretty much only use it for TV. I rarely watch movies these days.

    TVDB forum - couldn't find anything for it, but their forum is a mess...
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    Seems the tvdb are having more and more problems these days. I don't think they can handle the load.

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    It is! Have you tried one of the other scrapers? http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title...craper_add-ons
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fudzy View Post
    It is! Have you tried one of the other scrapers? http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title...craper_add-ons
    Mostly Anime. Never watched anything anime related before and not going to...

    The others rely on TVDB to some extent, are missing major functionality, or are in another language...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregmcc View Post
    Seems the tvdb are having more and more problems these days. I don't think they can handle the load.
    They apparently changed hosting providers. Clearly this new one sucks but they do get it for free iirc...
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    I also had a problem. It didn't update the library when I added new episodes. But yesterday I saw the issue resolved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLIXEMPIE View Post
    I also had a problem. It didn't update the library when I added new episodes. But yesterday I saw the issue resolved.
    It worked temporarily yesterday but it was broken again last night. Still broken now by the looks of things...
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    Yes down for me too

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    Yip, still broken, but nothing to be found on the XBMC nor TVDB sites.

    Yes, I'm waiting for someone else to report it...
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    Interestingly enough, it looks like the TV Show - Next Aired plugin is working, and I believe their data comes from TVDB too. So it appears to be the scraper that's broken and not TVDB. I can browse their site fine, after all...
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    Found the issue - Seems to be connectivity related

    My Primary Account is MWEB and a tracert to thetvdb.com failed so switched to my FNB secondary account for testing, tracert completes and thetvdb.com scraping working again.

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    Mine doesn't appear to be connectivity related. I can get to the site just fine.

    My limited exposure to this sort of thing tells me that it is a problem with the plugin or the API...
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    Ditto rqleslie

    Switched to my FNB account and it works like a charm.

    Now the question is: What did MWEB do?

    Sending MWEBGuy a PM now...

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