TMDb API - primary release year

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kim
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TMDb API - primary release year

Post by kim » 29 Jan 2019, 18:30

Movies search (lookup):
Maybe it's a good idea to use

Code: Select all

primary_release_year
instead of just

Code: Select all

year
and then use year only if no result ?

why?
to minimize false positives
year = All years in "Release Information" e.g. 1956 and 1957
primary_release_year = Only the "main" year e.g. (1956)

e.g.
query=1984 = "Nineteen Eighty-Four"
"wrong" movie so add year...
now year=1957 and year=1956 get a result,
this can give false positives I think ?

but use primary_release_year=1956 and primary_release_year=1957
only 1956 gives results

I don't have a better e.g. now, but you get the point ;)

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Re: TMDb API - primary release year

Post by rednoah » 29 Jan 2019, 20:08

Please post example example file paths for testing where we get false positives with current behaviour but are likely fixed by the proposed change in behaviour.
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