Movies - Info Tip with IMDB Description/Summary

The problem could be perhaps, that those summaries seem not to be standarized in any way. Sometime you might have a summary, sometimes none. Then again, there might be two of them (in the example i've chosen the shorter one). So the automation could turn out to be a bit tricky to implement, if possible at all.

Hi leo. Welcome to my madness... :slight_smile:

I have indeed looked into that particular post and corresponding buttons/functionality. It is a VERY good supplement (kudos to Miran) and does everything that I am wishing for except one additional step is what I would like to see. The button(s) that Miran has developed creates a new file for each of the different functions: poster/backboards/info. I would like to go one step further (I think that's what would be needed) and to take the "info" file that is created and place it as a tag in the movies' filetypes so that I can see the movie info by simply hovering over the file and seeing the tag for movie summary.

I apologize if I am asking for the world, being stubborn and/or not being as clear as I should. I am simply dreaming and trying to get an easy answer to what may be an impossible extension to DOpus' functionality.

Thanks to all for your help and input and thanks, leo, for your speedy reply.

I agree, abr. I believe I am chasing a dream... :slight_smile: Thanks for putting me straight and making me self-aware enough to know that I'm dreaming my lazy bones off. :slight_smile: Thanks, abr.

By the way, abr, not sure if you are a football fan, but in case you are, congrats on your team's win today. I'm rooting for Germany to make it into finals. Fingers crossed!

Well, i'm not soo much into football, but thanks. I think, i will watch the final games, though. & by the way, that tool taht Leo has linked, looks quite promising. I guess, i was wrong, & it can be done indeed, using a different data base, not that summary links from the imdb pages. Maybe i'll give that button a try myself?

I'd offer my help but I can't say I'm an expert on coding/scripts. If you can try to work on it, I'd be glad to test, etc. :slight_smile:

It's good abr. I updated my large movie collection in seconds. You'll be impressed.

Blueroly, it fetches me some files so far, but i can't preview the NFOs in Opus' preview window. I had a couple of freezes, or all i get is "■T" displayed.
If i open the NFO with the text editor, it reveals that there is some text included. Don't know, if this is an issue with the viewer plugin.

[quote="abr"]Blueroly, it fetches me some files so far, but i can't preview the NFOs in Opus' preview window. I had a couple of freezes, or all i get is "■T" displayed.
If i open the NFO with the text editor, it reveals that there is some text included. Don't know, if this is an issue with the viewer plugin.[/quote]
It works for me, not sure how though. nfo files are text files, maybe the .nfo filetype needs adding to the text viewer plugin in preferences. I'm not at home now so I can't check, I'll check later.

This would be possible now (with 11.5.1), if someone wants to try adapting the TheMovieDB script to add an infotip-only custom column :slight_smile:

If you are not afraid of early development alpha versions.
Try this

How exactly can the info tip be displayed? I can't find no appropriate column to include in the info tips.

If you have installed and activated the .OSP File correctly, you can find the new custom TMDB Columns under "Script" in the Columns Selection Menu or the "Insert Field" Menu of the Info Tooltip Editor.

Be aware, that the custom columns only work with the latest Opus Beta (11.5.1b).
I have tested it only with the 64bit universal/english Version.

Miran, thx, got it now. I completely ovelooked the new "script" menu, because i've expected it under "film". It works great, although for AVIs (most of them) only.

Don't know, if this is the right place to mention, but if i edit my "AVI" file type, to also include the name & length, it works, but all settings are gone when i re-open the "info tip" menu. The whole page is blank, although name, length & abstract should be still present. That seems a bit strange.

The Script and the included custom columns don't take the file type into account, it just extracts the name for the TheMovieDB.org Search from the Filename. You could use every kind of file (e.g I mostly use empty files for testing).

Due to this it is not recommended include one of the colums to default view, it makes most sense within the general Movie Tooltip. Or in a Special "Movie-View" that is only used in Directories with movies in it.

Maybe I add some more options in the future, depends on my time and requests :slight_smile:

[quote="abr"]
Don't know, if this is the right place to mention, but if i edit my "AVI" file type, to also include the name & length, it works, but all settings are gone when i re-open the "info tip" menu. The whole page is blank, although name, length & abstract should be still present. That seems a bit strange.[/quote]

Sounds like it is a general problem, and has nothing to do with my script. Best thing would be to open up a new Thread and wait for the DOpus Master Leo to help :slight_smile:

Yes. That's why i wrote it in a grey color font. Great script, by the way. Blueroly didn't promise too much. :thumbsup:

I will consider that.

Miran, you are truly a God among Men... This works perfectly! I haven't been able to get the info tips working yet, but at least it works on my movie folder (with 2000+ movies in it). I also haven't tried to close the Lister after it has populated the movie columns from the script and seen if it has to re-download the column info everytime. It DOES take a while to download all the columns initially... If it 'sticks' I will be in Heaven. If the info tips can populate I will be even happier! I have been searching for this for 2 years, believe it or not, and you gone and dun it! Well done and thanks, Miran.

To all others curious about this script, it is fantastic. Remember that it works only with the latest beta (11.5.1b) installed. VERY IMPORTANT. Otherwise you'll end up trying and trying to get it to work and it just won't... :slight_smile:

Okay, an addendum to earlier message. It does not 'retain/cache' (technically) the info for my movies folder but it loads very quickly in subsequent close and opens. The columns work for every movie file type that I have designated (i.e. avi, mp4, mkv) and it is wonderful. The issue that is now outstanding is the info tip. It works only on MKV files. It works perfectly on the MKV files but for other files like MP4 and AVI it does not seem to work. I'm not sure if that's a limitation of the filetypes or not, but it seems to me that if the script can pull the info for columns for all filetypes, the same would hold true for info tips... Again, great development of the script, Miran. Much appreciated.

Okay, perhaps I should wait until I've tested things more to submit forum messages that are not moronic in content...

The script works very well on all levels and for all things after all. (Sorry, Miran, for being a turd and not checking how good this was and how user-brain-dead I was).

The issue for me was that my AVI and MP4 filetypes had specified InfoTips in their System File Types entries. So basically what was happening was that the individual filetype InfoTip entries were overriding the File Type Group (Movies) infotip entry. If you delete the infotip entires for individual filetypes, then it works perfectly. Just overlooked that when I initially started testing... Hopefully that's clear to anyone who is in the same boat as me...