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The Movie Database

The Movie Database (TMDB) is an editable database of films, and alternative to imdb with an apparently easier to use API, so is preferred by a site I use called letterboxd.

Editing

Adding Videos from Vimeo

When adding a video to a film entry (for example a trailer), instead of adding the video's URL you add what they call a video key. For Youtube this is in the URL, so it's easy to find, but to find it for Vimeo you have to:

  1. Click on the 'Share Video' button
  2. Look through the code in the 'Embed' section, for example:
    • <iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/158111029" width="640" height="480" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; fullscreen" allowfullscreen></iframe>
      <p><a href="https://vimeo.com/158111029">BLACK MAN&#039;S HOUSES</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/roninfilmsaustralia">Ronin Films</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
  3. Find the URL with the nine-digit sequence, and use the numbers from that:

Creating A Collection

To create a collection you have to create an empty movie entry with the name you want, a description, and nothing else, then convert that to a collection via the 'Primary Facts' page.

The only way to remove an item from a collection is to ask a moderator.

When I first made a colelction there seemed t obe a whole bunch of films in there, but once I'd added one they dissapeared.

tmdb.txt · Last modified: 2021/11/01 05:23 (external edit)