Alternate source for HDTrailers

May 7, 2009 at 7:10 PM
Hi Brian:
After getting HDTrailers to run almost crash free I set grab to run through task scheduler 4 times a day. Works great.
In an attempt to figure out why some apparently valid trailers were showing as "Preferred quality not available. Skipping..." I added the main feed to my Thunderbird News+Blogs. Still haven't figured out why some fail but while looking at "Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-05-03" I noticed the owner has added:
new Index All Text Mode with Sort! http://www.hd-trailers.net/blog/2009/04/26/index-all-text-mode-with-sort/ #

It appears that: http://www.hd-trailers.net/indexAll.php?sortBy=date&displayType=text is being kept current with the blog posts.

I wonder if it would make sense to tweak your HD-Trailers.Net Downloader.exe.config to allow optionally (via settings) to have it source trailers from that page, and allow any number (ie >20) to be grabbed.

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Regards ... Alec   (buralex@gmail & WinLiveMess - alec.m.burgess@skype)
Coordinator
May 8, 2009 at 6:35 PM

Hi Alec. I've not looked at this tool in a while. I'll see if I can find some time this weekend. Thanks!

Coordinator
May 15, 2009 at 8:20 PM

Sorry for the delay here. The Media Browser team has recently announced that they're incorporating trailer streaming into the product. As that is what I am currently using to organize/view my trailers, I'm going to hold off efforts on this tool until I see their trailer implementation.

May 16, 2009 at 3:40 AM
Edited May 16, 2009 at 3:41 AM

> The Media Browser team has recently announced that they're incorporating trailer streaming into the product.As that is what I am currently using to organize/view my trailers, I'm going to hold off efforts on this tool until I see their trailer implementation.

Makes sense. I found Media Browser at http://www.mediabrowser.tv/forum/. (I hadn't heard of it before).

I have WinXP Pro Media center (and Windows-7 RC under Virtual PC but not used much). They make it clear there in response to a question that Media Browser will NOT run with Win XP. If whatever changes you make depend on Media Browser maybe I'll have a reason to use Windows-7 more extensively :-)