Trakt is a way to bring a social element to your movie watching. Share your library online with friends, rate your shows. See what friends are watching. Find out what the community recommends. It’s all possible with Trakt.
TraktMB is still in the beta phase. There will be bugs, it’s inevitable.
There are still a few features missing. I’ll update them as the beta progresses
Thanks to ebr, Justin and others, for answering any questions I’ve had.
Trakt is very easy to use. Just install the plugin from the Media Browser Configurator. Don’t forget to configure the Trakt app and add your trakt account credentials. Then…
As you watch your shows, The TraktMB plugin will automatically sync your watching state with the Trakt site. Once you’ve finished watching a Movie or Show, TraktMB will update the site to show you’ve watched whatever you were watching.
Bring up the * menu from your library view and tell Trakt whether you liked or didn’t like the show. Totally Ninja! or Weak Sauce :(. That info will be saved to help others make viewing decisions. It will also help provide more accurate recommendations as you use the program.
(item menu in Carbon)
Keep the watched status in sync across multiple MB installations… TraktMB will poll trakt.tv every 30 minutes to determine if anything has been watched. Then modifies the watched states to reflect the changes.
As you watch and rate movies/episodes, trakt.tv will better understand your tastes. You can see what trakt recommends by selecting “Recommended Movies” or “Recommended TV” from the * menu. This will show you a list of 20 titles that trakt believes you may enjoy.
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Congrats on your release
Excellent first release and a very cool addition to the mediabrowser plugins. I really think there is no reason why users cant take advantage of both this and follw.it at the same time cause both sites offer great exposure for mediabrowser and their own unique features.
Really love the recommended right inside the mediabrowser gui, very nice with meta info and images for content. The more things I watch in mediabrowser the results get more hits for things I don’t have already. Would there be anyway if one of the recommended is something I have it would actually go into a series or to the media page to play the movie in that case.
You have some of my other suggestions already ;) Keep up the great progress.
Love the layout but for some reason only finding 47 of my movies. Finds all tv shows
Some food for thought.
I’m able to provide overlays on the poster images to reflect various Trakt info. The following screenshot is how the trakt.tv site treats the images. I can use the same icons, or different art. I can expose options for what, if anything, is overlaid. Not everyone would want rating / watched / and in library icons.
The current issue though is that only one non-theme plugin can be enabled to alter box art. So if people enable my overlays they lose ebr’s Cover Art. So before I work on the code to support overlays, and approach ebr again about adding multiple image processors. Is this a feature that people would want.
I myself could see the “library” indicator useful in the recommended views to show what is and isn’t in my library.
I Very Very Big THX for put this pluging on media center !!! thx
Biggest thing that edges follw.it for me is the ability to go to a recommendation in your library. This is essential for someone with a massive collection. Still not convinced by the rating system though but that’s nothing to do with your plugin Redshirt. So far working well. Good stuff.
Great plugin, love the recommendations. Watching to see how this evolves. Cheers :)
Great job man. First Gamebrowser and now this. You on a roll baby!!
As I mentioned I like the fact that the recommendation goes straight to that point in your library. Is there any way for the plugin to take note of its watched status. For example it recommended Battlestar Galactica but I’ve already watched it all, so it would be better if unwatched items took precedence.
Good job Redshirt!
Just got round to installing this. My setup consists of multiple Media Collections that can point to the same location. Is it currently harmful to select the same location multiple times?
Only showing the folder locations makes more sense to me. And only list each location once. Or automatically put a checkmark in identical locations :)
Seems to take a while to update your collection its saying I’ve only got 44 Movies and 184 shows. Does this update as MB is running?
V 0.9.0.3 is now live.
Thanks for this. Only problem is that it doesn’t seem to be syncing my movies. It picked up all the TV series. Just had to manually add the episodes it missed. But it’s not picking up any movies. I have selected the movies and TV series folders in the plugin configuration. Is there something else I need to do?
Thanks for the writeup on thehtpc.net, not used to being newsworthy.
I’m curious though how long your library sync actually took. When syncing the library with trakt.tv, I’m sending movies in batches of 10 and episodes in batches of 20. The more I think about it, I can greatly increase that number to say 40 or 50. This would mean far less POST web requests.
V 0.9.0.8 is up.
Well done indeed!
I sure miss this, due to the flu I got few days ago.
Time to test this great plugin.
Again, well done buddy!
V 0.9.0.11 is live.
It does let me see what I’m playing when I watch a series episode but not when I watch a movie. Also it does’t sync all my movies. I have to add some manually.
Just resynct with the latest version.
Worked out this plugin is what was causing my MB Configurator to not work,Just flashed up a error message, went into the MediaBrowser folder and deleted it and it woirked again. Tried installing it again and got the error again
I don’t want you guys to think I’ve taken a break. So here’s an example of one of the things I’m working on.
I’m looking at bringing as many friend management tasks as possible into the Media Browser environment. It’s still a work-in-progress, as you can see I’m not downloading Avatars yet.
The idea with the above screenshot is that if you click on a tile in the “Pending Friend Requests” section, you will have a choice to accept/deny the request. I haven’t decided what I’m going to show yet, If you click on a tile in the “All Friends” section. There are several options… What do you guys want to see.
I’ve only been able to get this far due to help from Soultaker… Thanks dude!
A quick question
Is it possible or would it be possible to implement syncing/ watched state? From trakt to mediabrowser, and/or the other way
That’s actually a bug in the beta. It has been fixed in my working copy. Unfortunately you will have to manually unset the watched state. Sorry.
Also there seems to be another bug with the sync in the current release The amount of movies differ in what trakt displays and metabrowser, almost missing 200movies in trakt. TV Shows seems to be correct in trakt.
EDIT : Also empty logs, i’ve tried info and error setting
V 0.9.0.14 is live.
Could you implement clear all functionality for either the watched state and/or the complete library on the trakt website?