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09-03-2007, 08:34 AM #1
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Reading certain data from another website
for a type of review site i was wanting to get the average votes for a movies and then display it on my site, the site is imdb, just the number of votes i was trying to get
i have so far:
// IMDB get rating...
$str_text = file_get_contents("http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0373883/");
$pattern = '/(h1|src)=[\'"]/';
preg_match_all($pattern, $str_text, $matches);
<div class="general rating">
<div class="starbar static"><div class="outer"><div class="inner" style="width: 64px"></div></div></div>
<small>(<a href="ratings">323 votes</a>)</small>
09-03-2007, 12:53 PM #2
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- Perth, Western Australia
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If I remember correctly this is illegal unless without permission. Plus it's not recommended as you've got to load 2 websites, which make your visitors wait longer to load, and if I remember reading a review and it said so many viewers leave if the website takes too long to load, and it was a very high percentage, so I suggest you make your own vote database.