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Movie Scraper Plugin 2.0.0

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Downloads Information and Images for Movies.



Thanks to @superfurry for the insperation(he created the Movie Launcher in this thread)

thanks to @Nielk1 for assistance with the forms, you do amazing work and are always there to lend a hand.


this Plugin uses the Fanart.TV Api and omdbapi to scrape images and details.


simply add movies to your LaunchBox collection.

Right Click on the Movie or Multiple Movies

Select Scrape Movie.

you may need to hit f5 to refresh the images.


you can find this sourcecode and others at



What's New in Version 2.0.0   See changelog


# added a Form if multiple movies match the search criteria.

# added reading data from Kodi and other media centers.

# added a messagebox so you know the download has completed.

# Fixed Api error

# Added preview image to help you select the appropriate movie.

# Added poster and background moviesdb fallback


the plugin will now scan the movies directory for nfo files and image file. these files are generally used by Kodi to display the movie information. it will also match the title to the Movie title in Kodi so "Angry Birds 2016 1080p BluRay x264 DTS-JYK.mkv" will become "The Angry Birds Movie".


if the plugin is not finding the media that is already in Kodi try to export your video library to separate files. Go to Settings> Media>Libary>Export Media and then select Separate.


you will now be presented with a form that allows you to select the correct movie if there are multiple movies with a similar name. if only one movie is found it will go ahead and grab the information without needing a selection.


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· Edited by CaptainGreenhat

   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Great feature and a tremendous time saver for sure. I have noticed a problem (admittedly it is superficial) when I was scraping my animated movies. Some of the covers are just fan art and don't look right with the rest when they are missing words. My second problem is that when I Scrape movies that have a Japanese equivalent the plugin renames the entry in launchbox as the Japanese name instead of the English name equivalent.

All in all a fantastic plugin to be sure. I especially like the pop up that lets me select which movie version it is. (Perhaps this can be applied to the feature above. I also enjoy the fact I can scrape in bulk. Thanks for putting in all the work you have on this. If I was to suggest any general improvements (not issue related) it would be to fill in the rest of the metadata. I know the release date and publishing studio etc is pretty damn irrelevant but I am a completionist so it is nice to have scraped for me. =)


edit: the japanese movie issue also makes the covers the japanese version.

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