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Re: Comic Vine Scraper 1.0.44-47 5 years 8 months ago #21473

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I could definitely see the API going away which, in turn, is bad news for the site. Many people edit, myself included, so we can update data in ComicRack. Without the API, I have no incentive to update.
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Re: Comic Vine Scraper 1.0.44-47 5 years 8 months ago #21474

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*shudder* Let's hope they still understand why it's a good idea for them to give us access to their data (i.e. so we'll edit it for them).

Update on the new scraper release: the features I mentioned in my earlier post are now implemented and working nicely, and there's just one or two other small features that I want to put in before I release a beta version for you guys to try out. My plan was to release it this weekend or early next week--but the motherboard on my computer stopped working last night, so now I have to spend tonight (and possibly tomorrow night) trying to fix it.

Still, the beta release of the new scraper should be coming very soon.
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Re: Comic Vine Scraper 1.0.44-47 5 years 8 months ago #21475

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cbanack wrote:
Still, the beta release of the new scraper should be coming very soon.
Thanks for keeping us informed. Let's hope CV does not change much...
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Re: Comic Vine Scraper 1.0.44-47 5 years 8 months ago #21477

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An update from Dave (founder and lead programmer of the sites):
What are the plans for the API?

It will continue to stay up. It's been provided AS IS for a few years now, but it's something we very much would like to revisit and make better.
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Re: Comic Vine Scraper 1.0.44-47 5 years 8 months ago #21530

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I've just found api.animevice.com/

Just wondering... If replacing the calls from comicvine.com to animevice.com and the CV API Key to a valid AV API key... it will work as a manga scrapper?
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Re: Comic Vine Scraper 1.0.44-47 5 years 8 months ago #21534

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lg5 wrote:
I've just found api.animevice.com/

Just wondering... If replacing the calls from comicvine.com to animevice.com and the CV API Key to a valid AV API key... it will work as a manga scrapper?

I seem to recall that the anime vice api wasn't working. (at least it didn't a couple years back). It's on the feature/bug list for teh CV Scraper
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Re: Comic Vine Scraper 1.0.44-47 5 years 8 months ago #21537

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Last time I checked, the AnimeVice API doesn't actually work, even though it is advertised like it does. It's been that way for a long time.

Unfortunately, converting Comic Vine Scraper into an Anime Vice scraper would likely require a fair bit more than just changing the address of the online database and using a new API key...however, I did write the database code with that idea in mind, so it shouldn't be too difficult if they ever fix up their API.

I'm still not sure if I'd try to make a separate scraper program, or try to combine both of them into a single program.

Actually, I'm not even sure how comprehensive the Anime Vice database is compared to the ComicVine database (which is VERY comprehensive.) It does seem to have entries for the few titles in my extremely tiny manga collection.
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Re: Comic Vine Scraper 1.0.44-47 5 years 7 months ago #21781

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Hey guys, the new (unstable) version of Comic Vine Scraper 1.0.48 is now available.

If you want to help test (or you don't mind the possibility of a few bugs) feel free to download it and give it a try. The stable version (with bugs fixed) should be available in a week or two.
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Re: Comic Vine Scraper 1.0.44-47 5 years 7 months ago #21784

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