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tmdb3 0.7.2

TheMovieDB.org APIv3 interface

PyTMDB3
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This Python module implements the v3 API for TheMovieDb.org, allowing access
to movie and cast information, as well as related artwork. More information
can be found at:

http://help.themoviedb.org/kb/api/about-3

Initial Access
--------------

Access to the API requires a personal key. You can create one by signing up
for an account on TheMovieDb.org, and generating one from your Account Details
page. Once done, the PyTMDB3 module must be be given this key as follows:

>>> from tmdb3 import set_key
>>> set_key('your_api_key')

Caching Engine
--------------

In order to limit excessive usage against the online API server, the PyTMDB3
module supports caching of requests. Cached data is keyed off the request URL,
and is currently stored for one hour. API requests are limited to thirty (30)
within ten (10) seconds. Requests beyond this limit are blocking until they
can be processed.

There are currently two engines available for use. The `null` engine merely
discards all information, and is only intended for debugging use. The `file`
engine is defualt, and will store to `/tmp/pytmdb3.cache` unless configured
otherwise. The cache engine can be configured as follows.

>>> from tmdb3 import set_cache
>>> set_cache('null')
>>> set_cache(filename='/full/path/to/cache') # the 'file' engine is assumed
>>> set_cache(filename='tmdb3.cache') # relative paths are put in /tmp
>>> set_cache(engine='file', filename='~/.tmdb3cache')

Locale Configuration
--------------------

The previous v2 API supported language selection, but would fall through to
the defaults for any fields that did not have language-specific values. The
v3 API no longer performs this fall through, leaving it up to clients to
optionally implement it on their own.

The PyTMDB3 module supports the use of locales in two separate manners. One
can define a global locale that is automatically used if not specified
otherwise, or a specific locale can be supplied directly to searches and
data queries using the `locale=` keyword argument, which is then propogated
through any subsequent queries made through those objects.

Locale settings are controlled through two functions

>>> from tmdb3 import get_locale, set_locale
>>> get_locale()
<locale none_none="">
>>> set_locale()
>>> get_locale()
<locale en_us="">
>>> set_locale('en', 'gb')
>>> get_locale()
<locale en_gb="">
>>> get_locale('fr', 'fr')
<locale fr_fr="">

* `set_locale()` is used to set the global default locale. It optionally accepts
`language` and `country` keyword arguments. If not supplied, it will attempt
to pull such information from your environment. It also accepts a
`fallthrough` keyword argument, which is used to control the language and
country filter fall through. This is disabled by default, meaning if a
language is set, it will only return information specific to that language.

* `get_locale()` also accepts optional `language` and `country` keyword arguments,
and can be used to generate locales to use directly, overriding the global
configuration. If none is given, this instead returns the global
configuration. Note that fall through behavior is applied module-wide, and
individual locales cannot be used to change that behavior.

Authentication
--------------

This is not yet supported.

Searching
---------

There are currently six search methods available for use: `movies`, `people`,
`studios`, `lists`, `collections`, and `series`. Search results from TheMovieDb
are sent iteratively, twenty results per page. The search methods provided by
the PyTMDB3 module return list-like structures that will automatically grab
new pages as needed.

>>> from tmdb3 import searchMovie
>>> res = searchMovie('A New Hope')
>>> res
<search results:="" a="" new="" hope="">
>>> len(res)
4
>>> res[0]
<movie 'star="" wars:="" episode="" iv="" -="" a="" new="" hope'="" (1977)="">

The `movieSearch()` method accepts an 'adult' keyword to allow adult content
to be returned. By default, this is set to False and such content is filtered
out. The people search method behaves similarly.

>>> from tmdb import searchPerson
>>> res = searchPerson('Hanks')
>>> res
<search results:="" hanks="">
>>> res[0]
<person 'tom="" hanks'="">

>>> from tmdb import searchStudio
>>> res = searchStudio('Sony Pictures')
>>> res
<search results:="" sony="" pictures="">
>>> res[0]
<studio 'sony="" pictures'="">

The `movieSearch()` method accepts a `year` keyword, which tells TMDB to
filter for movies of only that specific year. There is a helper method,
`movieSearchWithYear()`, which will process the release year from movie
names where the year is contained in parentheses, as in:

>>> from tmdb import searchMovieWithYear
>>> list(searchMovieWithYear('Star Wars (1977)'))
[<movie 'star="" wars:="" episode="" iv="" -="" a="" new="" hope'="" (1977)="">, <movie 'the="" making="" of="" 'star="" wars''="" (1977)="">]


Direct Queries
--------------

There are currently four data types that support direct access: `Collection`s,
`Movie`s, `Person`s, and `Studio`s. These each take a single integer ID as an
argument. All data attributes are implemented as properties, and populated
on-demand as used, rather than when the object is created.

>>> from tmdb3 import Collection, Movie, Person, Studio
>>> Collection(10)
<collection 'star="" wars="" collection'="">
>>> Movie(11)
<movie 'star="" wars:="" episode="" iv="" -="" a="" new="" hope'="" (1977)="">
>>> Person(2)
<person 'mark="" hamill'="">
>>> Studio(1)
<studio 'lucasfilm'="">

The `Genre` class cannot be called by id directly, however it does have a
`getAll` classmethod, capable of returning all available genres for a specified
language.

Image Behavior
--------------

TheMovieDb currently offers three types of artwork: backdrops, posters, and
profiles. The three data queries above will each carry a default one of these
and potentially a list of additionals to choose from. Each can be downloaded
directly, or at one of several pre-scaled reduced resolutions. The PyTMDB3
module provides a list of available sizes, and will generate a URL to download
a requested size. Invalid sizes return an error.

>>> from tmdb3 import Movie
>>> p = Movie(11).poster
>>> p
<poster 'tvslbzadre29bze5yywrj2ds137.jpg'="">
>>> p.sizes()
[u'w92', u'w154', u'w185', u'w342', u'w500', u'original']
>>> p.geturl()
u'http://cf2.imgobject.com/t/p/original/tvSlBzAdRE29bZe5yYWrJ2ds137.jpg'
>>> p.geturl('w342')
u'http://cf2.imgobject.com/t/p/w342/tvSlBzAdRE29bZe5yYWrJ2ds137.jpg'
>>> p.geturl('w300')
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
File "tmdb3/tmdb_api.py", line 101, in geturl
raise TMDBImageSizeError
tmdb3.tmdb_exceptions.TMDBImageSizeError: None

Trailers
--------

TheMovieDb offers access to trailers on Youtube and Apple, however their use
is slightly different. Youtube trailers offer an individual file, while Apple
trailers offer multiple sizes.

>>> from tmdb3 import Movie
>>> movie = Movie(27205)
>>> movie.youtube_trailers
[<youtubetrailer 'trailer="" 1'="">, <youtubetrailer 'trailer="" 2'="">]
>>> movie.youtube_trailers[0].geturl()
'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suIIHZqDR30'
>>> movie.apple_trailers
[<appletrailer 'teaser'="">, <appletrailer 'trailer="" 1'="">, <appletrailer 'trailer="" 2'="">]
>>> movie.apple_trailers[0].sizes()
[u'480p', u'720p', u'1080p']
>>> movie.apple_trailers[0].geturl()
u'http://pdl.warnerbros.com/wbmovies/inception/Inception_TRL1_1080.mov'
>>> movie.apple_trailers[0].geturl()
u'http://pdl.warnerbros.com/wbmovies/inception/Inception_TRL1_480.mov'

List of Available Data
----------------------

#### Collection:

| type | name |
|-----------------------|--------------------|
| integer | id |
| string | name |
| string | overview |
| Backdrop | backdrop |
| Poster | poster |
| list(Movie) | members |
| list(Backdrop) | backdrops |
| list(Poster) | posters |

#### Movie:
| type | name | notes |
|-----------------------|--------------------|----------------------------------------|
| integer | id | |
| string | title | language specific |
| string | originaltitle | origin language |
| string | tagline | |
| string | overview | |
| integer | runtime | |
| integer | budget | |
| integer | revenue | |
| datetime | releasedate | |
| string | homepage | |
| string | IMDB reference id | 'ttXXXXXXX' |
| Backdrop | backdrop | |
| Poster | poster | |
| float | popularity | |
| float | userrating | |
| integer | votes | |
| boolean | adult | |
| Collection | collection | |
| list(Genre) | genres | |
| list(Studio) | studios | |
| list(Country) | countries | |
| list(Language) | languages | |
| list(AlternateTitle) | alternate_title | |
| list(Cast) | cast | sorted by billing |
| list(Crew) | crew | |
| list(Backdrop) | backdrops | |
| list(Poster) | posters | |
| list(Keyword) | keywords | |
| dict(Release) | releases | indexed by country |
| list(Translation) | translations | |
| list(Movie) | similar | |
| list(List) | lists | |
| list(Movie) | getSimilar() | |
| None | setFavorite(bool) | mark favorite status for current user |
| None | setRating(int) | rate movie by current user |
| None | setWatchlist(bool) | mark watchlist status for current user |

#### Movie classmethod:
| type | name | notes |
|-----------------------|--------------------|---------------------------------------------|
| Movie | fromIMDB(imdbid) | special constructor for use with IMDb codes |
| Movie | latest() | gets latest movie added to database |
| list(Movie) | nowplaying() | content currently in theater |
| list(Movie) | mostpopular() | based off themoviedb.org page view counts |
| list(Movie) | toprated() | based off themoviedb.org user ratings |
| list(Movie) | upcoming() | curated list, typically contains 100 movies |
| list(Movie) | favorites() | current user's favorite movies |
| list(Movie) | ratedmovies() | movies rated by current user |
| list(Movie) | watchlist() | movies marked to watch by current user |

#### Series:
| type | name |
|-----------------------|--------------------|
| integer | id |
| string | name |
| string | original_name |
| string | overview |
| string | homepage |
| integer | number_of_seasons |
| integer | number_of_episodes |
| float | popularity |
| float | userrating |
| integer | votes |
| datetime | first_air_date |
| datetime | last_air_date |
| bool | inproduction |
| string | status |
| Backdrop | backdrop |
| Poster | poster |
| string | imdb_id |
| string | freebase_id |
| string | freebase_mid |
| string | tvdb_id |
| string | tvrage_id |
| list(Person) | authors |
| list(datetime) | episode_run_time |
| list(Genre) | genres |
| list(string) | languages |
| list(string) | origin_countries |
| list(Network) | networks |
| list(Season) | seasons |
| list(Cast) | cast |
| list(Crew) | crew |
| list(Backdrop) | backdrops |
| list(Poster) | posters |
| list(Series) | similar |
| list(Keyword) | keywords |

#### Season:
| type | name |
|-----------------------|--------------------|
| integer | id |
| string | name |
| datetime | air_date |
| string | overview |
| integer | series_id |
| integer | season_number |
| Poster | poster |
| string | freebase_id |
| string | freebase_mid |
| string | tvdb_id |
| string | tvrage_id |
| list(Poster) | posters |
| list(Episode) | episodes |

#### Episode:

| type | name |
|-----------------------|--------------------|
| integer | id |
| integer | series_id |
| integer | season_number |
| integer | episode_number |
| string | name |
| string | overview |
| float | userrating |
| integer | votes |
| datetime | air_date |
| string | production_code |
| Backdrop | still |
| string | freebase_id |
| string | freebase_mid |
| string | tvdb_id |
| string | tvrage_id |
| list(Backdrop) | stills |
| list(Cast) | cast |
| list(Cast) | guest_stars |
| list(Crew) | crew |

#### List:

| type | name | notes |
|-----------------------|--------------------|---------------------------------------|
| hex string | id | |
| string | name | |
| string | author | |
| string | description | |
| integer | favorites | number of users that have marked list |
| string | language | |
| integer | count | |
| Poster | poster | |
| list(Movie) | members | |

#### Person:

| type | name |
|-----------------------|--------------------|
| integer | id |
| string | name |
| string | biography |
| datetime | dayofbirth |
| datetime | dayofdeath |
| string | homepage |
| Profile | profile |
| boolean | adult |
| list(string) | aliases |
| list(ReverseCast) | roles |
| list(ReverseCrew) | crew |
| list(Profile) | profiles |

#### Cast (derived from `Person`):

| type | name | notes |
|-----------------------|--------------------|-----------------------|
| string | character | |
| integer | order | as appears in credits |

#### Crew (derived from `Person`):

| type | name |
|-----------------------|--------------------|
| string | job |
| string | department |

#### ReverseCast (derived from `Movie`):

| type | name |
|-----------------------|--------------------|
| string | character |

#### ReverseCrew (derived from `Movie`):

| type | name |
|-----------------------|--------------------|
| string | job |
| string | department |

#### Image:

| type | name | notes |
|-----------------------|-------------------------|----------------------------------|
| string | filename | arbitrary alphanumeric code |
| float | aspectratio | not available for default images |
| integer | height | not available for default images |
| integer | width | not available for default images |
| integer | language | not available for default images |
| float | userrating | |
| integer | votes | |
| list(string) | sizes() | |
| string | geturl(size='original') | |

Backdrop (derived from `Image`)
Poster (derived from `Image`)
Profile (derived from `Image`)
Logo (derived from `Image`)

#### AlternateTitle:

| type | name |
|-----------------------|--------------------|
| string | country |
| string | title |

#### Release:

| type | name |
|-----------------------|--------------------|
| string | certification |
| string | country |
| datetime | releasedate |

#### Translation:

| type | name |
|-----------------------|--------------------|
| string | name |
| string | englishname |
| string | language |

#### Genre:

| type | name |
|-----------------------|--------------------|
| integer | id |
| string | name |
| list(Movie) | movies |

#### Genre classmethods:

| type | name | notes |
|-----------------------|--------------------|----------------------------|
| list(Genre) | getAll(language) | returns list of all genres |

#### Studio:

| type | name |
|-----------------------|--------------------|
| integer | id |
| string | name |
| string | description |
| string | headquarters |
| Logo | logo |
| Studio | parent |
| list(Movie) | movies |

#### Network:

| type | name |
|-----------------------|--------------------|
| integer | id |
| string | name |

#### Country:

| type | name |
|-----------------------|--------------------|
| string | code |
| string | name |

#### Language:

| type | name |
|-----------------------|--------------------|
| string | code |
| string | name |

#### Trailer:

| type | name |
|-----------------------|--------------------|
| string | name |
| string | size |
| string | source |

#### YoutubeTrailer (derived from `Trailer`)

| type | name |
|-----------------------|--------------------|
| string | geturl() |

#### AppleTrailer

| type | name | notes |
|----------------------|---------------------|-----------------|
| string | name | |
| dict(Trailer) | sources | indexed by size |
| list(string) | sizes() | |
| string | geturl(size=None) | |  
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