I was actually just going through my cached data and I noticed that was stored for Star Trek: The Original Series Season 2
I’m still working out some of the kinks, I get my images from http://www.freecovers.net/ and while the data usually comes back pretty good sometimes it has incorrect tags on it, I’m in the process of trying to filter that out. In this case it grabbed a CD image instead of a cover image for some reason. As of right now this only grabs the cover image and crops it down to create the poster image for whatever show was searched. I have a program that gets the meta data and creates the corresponding XML file but that isn’t live yet, I’m hoping to have that live by the end of the day. I am also working on an API so I can interface with it in an app that I am writing. The API is available for use with image covers and it will download the cropped poster image for whatever you put in as the search string
This is the link to the API:
Show Name: The URL encoded version of the show name you want to search for
Type: 19 for TV and 20 for Movies
The current version of the API doesn’t have as good of a search as the live application, the name has to be exact with the API. I am adding in more API calls that will allow for the use of the autocomplete that is used on the live app in order to reduce the number of incorrect names that are sent. For example you will be able use that API call with your search string and it will return the top 5 best matches for what you are searching for.
The downloaded executable is an estimated 5 - 7 days from being released as an alpha so everyone can test it. It is going to be an app that will let you specify the naming scheme for your shows and it will recursively go though a directory and get all of the show posters and XML files for each show and name them corresponding to how you have your files named.
The main reason I started creating this was because I found that most of the meta apps out there haven’t been worked on in over a year and I also found that for TV shows you needed the series name, season name, and episode name in the file name. I like to store my shows in the directory TV/Show_Name/Season_Number/Episode_Number/Episode_Name.avi and the applications that are out would get all the wrong meta data and images for my shows because it would just search based on the file name.
So with my app you will be able to specify your naming scheme so it will work for people who have naming schemes like mine but it will also work for people who use the naming schemes that have all of the information in the filename.
Sorry for the long post lol just wanted to let you know why you were getting that DVD artwork instead of cover artwork and the progress of the application.
TonyPh12345 if you would like me to get you the correct cover for Star Trek: The Original Series Season 2 let me know and I can get it for you.