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Dear TMDb Community,

In the next few months, you might notice some changes on our site. My primary goal is, and always has been, to build the best media database on the internet and in order for me to stay true to that goal, we will be making these changes to enable TMDb to be more robust and reliable than before.

As you might recall from my 2019 recap, I have some pretty amazing plans for 2020 so stay tuned for some really fantastic launches this year!

If you have any questions please contact us at support@themoviedb.org.

Sincerely,

Travis

I started this project back in February of last year(!) and was pulled off of it for over half of 2019, so after an entirely too long dev cycle, I am pretty stoked to let you guys know about this. You can finally visit the v5 beta by going here: https://v5.themoviedb.org/

If I was to zero in on what makes v5 so much better than v4, it's that it's all about density and consistency. I spent a lot of time making things consistent across all media types and pages. Everything finally feels like it's a lot more at home and where it belongs. This is also a design that can scale with some of the new data we plan to start incorporating over the next few years.

While it is mostly feature complete, I am aware of a few lingering issues. They are as follows:

  • New homepage isn’t done yet
  • Collections cannot be edited, not 100% there design wise yet
  • Account pages have some display and functionality issues
  • Content pages (like the API docs, etc...) haven't been updated yet
  • Lists need some love, they haven't been updated yet
  • The "watch now" bar on Mobile is going to get tweaked, but it is available

If you see something that is clearly wrong, by all means feel free to mention it below. I need more eyes on this, so just use it as you see fit and I'll be spending the next few weeks wrapping everything up.

My goal is to have this launched in production sometime in the next few weeks.

Thanks as always!

Update on March 27: v5 is now live on production!! This has been the longest and hardest thing I have ever pulled off in the past 11 years building TMDb. Of course there's still work to be done, and we're not stopping here but I'm taking a breather for the weekend. Hope everyone is staying safe out there, feel free to reply to this thread with issues if they crop up. Thanks as always. pray_tone2

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Does this version solve the problem of no access to API in China

Countries and languages are showing Brazilian Portuguese translations when content language is set to Portuguese (pt-PT). Could you please correct them?

Can these changes be done by a user? I've tried to update tmdb-web-translations/countries/pt-PT.yml, but I'm not sure if I've done it properly. (Sorry.)

Bug: The "Discussion Activity" box when you click "View Activity" in v5 is empty.

I'm also unconvinced by the colour scheme, but that could just be the shock of the new!

@M. LeMarchand said:

I'm also unconvinced by the colour scheme

Agreed. Blue is my favorite color (and the favorite of most people), but I'd much prefer either a Ford Bright Blue or a softer/more muted Royal Blue. The aqua is meh.

@lemonred said:

Countries and languages are showing Brazilian Portuguese translations when content language is set to Portuguese (pt-PT). Could you please correct them?

Can these changes be done by a user? I've tried to update tmdb-web-translations/countries/pt-PT.yml, but I'm not sure if I've done it properly. (Sorry.)

I went to the Translations page in v5 and saw that next to each language is the language-COUNTRY code.
In the case of the Portuguese language we see:
Chinese (zh-CN)
Chinese (zh-HK)
Chinese (zh-TW)
French (fr-CA)
French (fr-FR)

Portuguese (pt-BR)
Portuguese (pt-PT)

See here: https://v5.themoviedb.org/movie/419704-ad-astra/translations?language=pt-BR
Is this how it appears to you?

@ticao2 said:

@lemonred said:

Countries and languages are showing Brazilian Portuguese translations when content language is set to Portuguese (pt-PT). Could you please correct them?

Can these changes be done by a user? I've tried to update tmdb-web-translations/countries/pt-PT.yml, but I'm not sure if I've done it properly. (Sorry.)

I went to the Translations page in v5 and saw that next to each language is the language-COUNTRY code.
In the case of the Portuguese language we see:
Chinese (zh-CN)
Chinese (zh-HK)
Chinese (zh-TW)
French (fr-CA)
French (fr-FR)

Portuguese (pt-BR)
Portuguese (pt-PT)

See here: https://v5.themoviedb.org/movie/419704-ad-astra/translations?language=pt-BR
Is this how it appears to you?

Yes, I'm seeing the same thing, but in Portuguese. (According to that page, Ad Astra has 42 translations, some of them empty.)

  • Chinês (zh-CN)
  • Chinês (zh-HK)
  • Chinês (zh-TW)
  • Francês (fr-CA)
  • Francês (fr-FR)
  • Português (pt-BR)
  • Português (pt-PT)

But some of the languages are written in Brazilian Portuguese. And the same happens with the production countries.

@lemonred

I think I understand what the problem is. Correct me if I'm wrong.
I am from Brazil and the language selected in my profile is pt-BR.
When I enter the Translations page, the entire interface is in English.
I am assuming that the pt-BR language has not yet been added or configured.
When I change the language of my profile to pt-PT, then the language of the TMDb interface is in Portuguese.
You are saying that the language is pt-BR and not what it should be, pt-PT.
It is likely that pt-PT is replaced by pt-BR.
And pt-BR, not implemented.
Can you quote 4 or 6 words from the interface that are different between pt-PT and pt-BR?
Just to be able to more easily identify when the interface languages are switched.


EDIT
If possible also 4 or 5 examples of different country names in pt-PT and pt-BR.

@lemonred

It seems that this problem has already been fixed pt-PT and pt-BR.
Can you confirm that?

@ticao2

This list shows the countries that have a different name or spelling in pt-PT and pt-BR: https://github.com/travisbell/tmdb-web-translations/pull/6/commits/282ad3609a414ea6b2c31e1df1859dddc548ee08

I can do a similar list with languages.

@ticao2 Compare that to the pt-BR translations: https://github.com/travisbell/tmdb-web-translations/blob/master/countries/pt-BR.yml

@lemonred Your pull request is the right way to do it. I will merge it shortly. Thanks for the contributions.

@lemonred
Understand. So the list of countries in pt-BR was being used for pt-PT.
A single correction.
It looks like you removed the quotes from Norway's 'NO'.
I think the quotes must be there for another reason.
Perhaps not to be confused with NO Coubtry. Or some other reason.

@travisbell , am I wrong?

The quotes do need to be there, ya. NO/no is a reserved word in YAML.

@ticao2 @travisbell Thanks. And sorry for my mistake.

Getting used to the blue, but missing the separate search bar. A search takes an extra press!

I've always felt that the search should be a bit "fuzzier" though - one incorrect letter and it throws it.

@M. LeMarchand said:

Getting used to the blue, but missing the separate search bar. A search takes an extra press!

Re: blue, good stuff. I've been using v5 for so long now that when I got back to the old site, it feels old and cramped and unorganized.

Re: extra press, it actually doesn't! It was one click before (right on the bar) and it's still one click. Clicking the search icon focuses the search bar, so it's one click in both sites. Pro tip: when you're on a computer, you can tap the letter s and it will auto focus the search bar as well. I often find it easier to use the keyboard, than move the mouse around.

I've always felt that the search should be a bit "fuzzier" though - one incorrect letter and it throws it.

Yes, this is something I will be adding this year at some point, but don't have time to include as part of v5. I get bit by this as well and am aware that it needs to be better.

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Global

s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
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