TVDB API changes

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neik
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TVDB API changes

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Hello rednoah,

just wanted to ask if you are aware and following the changes in the TVDB API?
Apparently TVDB wants to start a subscription to their API.

How will FileBot be affected by the change?
Thank you!
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Re: TVDB API changes

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We'll figure it out as we go along. FileBot will probably not be affected in the near term, at least not more or less than Plex and friends.


EDIT:

TheTVDB wrote:v4 API keys are project-specific and not required for most users.
FileBot does not currently have an v4 API key. The TheTVDB REST API that's effectively used by all TheTVDB API clients nowadays is still on v3 and I have not been able to find any specific documentation on the new upcoming v4 API. The complete absence v4 API would suggest that we don't need to worry about any of this just yet, though I guess some major changes are on the horizon. AFAIK, even v1 API is still online even though it was supposed to fade into the light some 2-3 years ago.

TheTVDB wrote:Legacy API keys are deprecated and will be discontinued in early 2021. Developers should update their projects to make use of our new v4 API.
TheTVDB User Subscriptions are completely new. I've never seen that page before. I reckon that the details on this will evolve over the next few months. It is unclear if TheTVDB API will remain usable (perhaps in a limited fashion) for non-paying / non-subscribed users. If applied strictly, this new subscription model could have huge implications for everyone, FileBot itself, Plex, Kodi and a myriad of other software products, but we'll have to wait and see. Presumably, TheTVDB has a strong business interest in not losing 99% of their users, yet somehow also needs a source of revenue that is not 0, and strike a balance somewhere in between. Regardless of what happens over the course of the next few months or years, FileBot will adapt.
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Re: TVDB API changes

Post by neik »

Thanks for clarification, very much appreciated! :-)
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Re: TVDB API changes

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This is bad news... :x

FYI:
Legacy API key granted
(valid until early 2021)
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