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Offline jer1956

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Tool to change Trailer Youtube URL's.
« on: August 13, 2014, 12:26:16 pm »
The number of trailer ID's linked to the movie  database is small compared to  the number actually on Youtube. Also  those that  are linked may be blocked for use in some regions.  

It can be done by hand....as described here:-
http://www.mede8erforum.com/index.php/topic,14872.msg97340.html#msg97340

What is needed is something to  make it easier.

So what  could be done is a tool  which:-
1) Searches the XML and creates a list of movies with trailers.
2) On selection of an item in the list, the user can  request it to  be opened in Youtube.  The tool will then copy an ID, not the full embed URL, and open Youtube using a normal  windowed URL based on  the ID.
3) People can then  browse Youtube,  perhaps using the similar list on the right, until they find a different trailer which  they like better, or one that works in their region.
4) User then  copy the contents of the URL into  the paste buffer.
5) They then go  back  to  the tool and select "Replace". The ID is then  extracted form the normal URL in the paste buffer, and replaces the current ID in the embed URL.  
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Re: Tool to change Trailer Youtube URL's.
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2014, 09:07:44 am »
Bump

I am in contact with TrailerAddict who  also  have an embed player. Their URL links are not really usable until  they  add URL commands like Autoplay etc.  They are planning to do  that.

So  then  a similar tool would be needed to swap Youtube URL's for Trailer Addict URLS.