The Movie Database Support

Searching for the movie

If I Search with "Blackjack 1990" no result is returned. before this was working.

I have all file names including the year for better search results. (Using Yadis) Now I get no results for many movies.

Does not work for example:

  • Rock of Ages 2012

but works for:

  • Oblivion 2013

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This sounds like a question for Yadis support. After all they are parsing the filenames and performing the lookup. The search for Oblivion works because the database entry has an alternate name of "Oblivion (2013)". There was a change to the API with regard to putting the year in the title search. It appears as if Yadis has not been modified to handle the "new" way of searching.

Yes, searching with a year changed around 6 months ago.

On the website, you can use the y:XXXX notation. For example, blackjack y:1990:

On the API, you need to use the year= or primary_year= params. This is up to the developer of whatever app you are using to implement.


Thanks, I understand.

I will see if yadis development say.

Great support from Travis & Karl!

Unfortunately the year function is no longer working, and it is the website, not Yadis.

If you try put y:xxxx into the website search function the website always returns a 500 error now (and has for a couple of weeks now).

Thanks for reporting that, I've created a ticket for it and will look into it soon.


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