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Mod Version: 1.0.5, by nhawk (Member) nhawk is offline
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Released: 19 Jun 2013 Last Update: 20 May 2014 Downloads: 92
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Do you run a movie review or discussion site? Always copying and pasting information from The Movie Database to your new threads? Or, maybe you just want a place on your site to discuss movies with friends.

Then this vBulletin add-on is for you!

The TMDb Thread Starter allows you to enter the movie ID or the entire link to the movie at TMDb into your new thread, add whatever comments you like and post the new thread. The TMDb Thread Starter will import all of the information for your movie into the first post of the new thread.

  • Makes the new thread title the name of the movie.
  • Automatically populates the top of the first post with the movie poster and information.
  • Images are not stored locally and are obtained from The Movie Database cloud.


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1.0.5 (May 20, 2014)
- Fix for new image url

1.0.4 (June 27, 2013)
- Improved movie decoding/encoding
- Added check for duplicate movie

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Old 19 Jan 2014, 01:43
final kaoss final kaoss is offline
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Thanks but this doesn't seem to work for tv shows? Example that I tried.
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Old 19 Jan 2014, 11:46
nhawk nhawk is offline
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Originally Posted by final kaoss View Post
Thanks but this doesn't seem to work for tv shows? Example that I tried.
No it doesn't.

The TV API from TMDb works differently from the Movie API. The reponses and queries are different.

AND the TV API at TMDb isn't complete yet. There are critical functions missing from it.

Last edited by nhawk; 19 Jan 2014 at 12:28.
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Old 22 Jan 2015, 08:30
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highlander_RD highlander_RD is offline
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Thank you nhawk: great mod!

I just amended few things in the "newpost_process" plugin.

1) I added the language option, so to extract title and plot in Italian, as follows:

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2) I added addslashes to the movietitle in the SQL because of the symbols (as ' ) we have in our language:

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3) I put variables $movietitle and $plot under utf8_decode() so to avoid gibberish characters and obtain ISO-8859-1 correct accented characters.

Last edited by highlander_RD; 22 Jan 2015 at 13:55.
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