There are lots of new features and great improvements in the latest version of the Pedias. Blazingly fast and updated iSight scanning, several new search plug-ins, including The Open Movie Database (more about that a little lower down), a searchable and sortable HTML export template “FancyIndex” written by Pedia user April King and an automated Delicious Library 2 importer so there’s no need to export your data to DL 1.5 XML format anymore before importing data into the Pedias.
For a full list of what’s new, check out the release notes: DVDpedia, Bookpedia, CDpedia, Gamepedia. To download version 4.6, use the ‘Check for Updates’ menu command found under the program menus or use these direct download links: DVDpedia, Bookpedia, CDpedia, Gamepedia.
A little more about the open movie database (TMDb): this is a very exciting new project put together by Travis Bell and as the name says, it is a movie database along the lines of the IMDb but even better it is open for users to edit and add to, much like Wikipedia.
Anyone can enter new information, improve listings and thus make it better for everyone. And now DVDpedia can tap into that movie goodness thanks to the included API that makes it easy to access the site and download information.
Travis and others have been working on the API for many months now and with version 2 (just released), it’s become a very powerful search engine indeed. At the moment the search works only on titles but we’re hoping that this will be expanded in the future to include broader search options such as actors and directors and the option to mix keywords.
Enjoy version 4.6!