Originally Posted by pmcd
Mobile is for the US as well, at least in the current version. Scraping hasn't worked with normal imdb ever since imdb changed some access method. That is why you aren't getting plots and such.
Oversight is not a speed demon, that's for sure. But I find it quite reasonable running a large library from several NAS units. The main feature I like is the way it automatically makes sure the library is up to date with no disruption with playback. It also sorts nicely and, ironically, is the most accurate scraper for me.
I used to run it off an internal notebook drive but I replaced that with an inexpensive ssd. Going from poster to video detail takes a second. The thing that takes a bit longer is flipping between pages. I suppose it also depends which skin you use.
My library changes a lot so the scheduling is important. YAMJ seemed complicated from a Mac. I should have a second look at it with Everson.
I just tried the stable version, reset all settings, caches, rescanned with over writing enabled and I got Plots finally but all actors etc were IMDB #'s. could not figure out how to blow away the metadata so I reformatted my USB Stick and re-installed NMT apps.
I decided to try the alpha version because I read it would read my XBMC XML NFO files according to the thread.
Its scraping now...
One thing I can say is that its at least 10X faster. clicking on any link in the beta version took 5-10 seconds to load. click on stuff in the alpha version is instantaneous.... I'll reply later when I have a chance to play with oversight alpha some more...
No idea about the actors etc in YAMJ.
YAMJ is not the easiest thing to setup for most but its not impossible. Its a command line oriented tool which does not bother me.
For me XBMC, MCM, and YAMJ are all great quality scrapers. Oversight got lots of my 700 movies wrong. I re-tried plex per your comments and its scraping is still not as good as XBMC in terms of richness of data and accuracy IMO.
I do like that oversight is self contained...
one thing that is nice about YAMJ/Eversion or even regular YAMJ is that your PCH can boot into it as the main menu.
is this possible with oversight?