IMDB - Movie Data Licensing Question + Database Query
Posted on 2007-08-08
I want to develop al Movie Review site and would like some information about the following:
- Is IMDB licensing its Data. If not which website/Service does with relative flexibility. and/or which is the best way to do it ? I would like to query a large existing database of movies to display specific info , jacket, credits etc..on my site.
- I would also like to be able to display Trailer for each of the movie on my site. Is there a service that allow this.
- Would it be better to query the Licensing Party and only display the data on my site like Rss. Or Would it be more efficient to get the data first and import it in my database for later manipulation. Any advantage in either.
A scenario would be that a user would want to make a review on my site on a particular movie that is not already offer on the site. Which approach would be best. (a)To display a search box that queries IMDB or similar through XML and offer a series of movies result to choose from. Then simply display the results from the Third party site directly.
(b) Or would it be better to have a direct link to the Third party site through my DB and query/display the result straight from my DB. A Mysql DB can hold quite a bit of records so it is feasible but is it nesseary.
Bottom line is what would be the ideal solution to give my user access to the world movie databse and to use my review site efficiently. ? Most of the info for the movie will be based on a similar template. My user info, rating etc.. will be separate.
Thank you for your assistance.