[Ext] IMDb Preview 0.6.3 [2010-04-30]

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Geva Zeichner

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You're welcome

Just wasn't approved yet. It's meant to be an official public release.
I'll probably name the version with some kind of letter if it's a test\dev\beta release.
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Max Karl Ernst

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This is one very original and useful addon

I would like to ask for few enhancements tho

Firstly, it would be great to see an option to set image to float left so instead of this:

we could get something like this:

Secondly, pop up on pop up itself would be lovely, something like this:

And thirdly, there are sites that use redirect instead of direct linking, something like
http://www.something.net/jumpto.php?url ... tt0820466/

If there was to be an option to interpret url=http://www.imdb.com/* as link, this little addon would be a flawless gem

Geva Zeichner

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It should float to the left. Exactly like it's shown in the extension's preview images on AMO.
I did notice that the float doesn't work well when running on FF3 (which 0.4.2 still doesn't support) - something like in your screenshot.
If you are on FF2, then you found some kind of bug.
Which FF are you running and on which machine?
Last edited by Geva Zeichner on March 3rd, 2008, 11:09 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Max Karl Ernst

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Yeah, I'm running latest nightlies, so I guess that's just a glitch with betas?
Now that you pointed it out, I've checked AMO preview images, and they look great That means everything should look smashing if you eventually port it to FF3, so just ignore that part of my wishlist

 One small glitch if you do ever consider porting in future: names of actors don't use full but relative url. It's ok when you're browsing IMDB but links break if you browse some other page.

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käfer

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Great Extension!

But I was missing the Genre on the Movie Preview, so I thought it couldn't be hard to add it...
I finally get it working, but one little thing I don't get...

In the above screenshot you can see that the Genre display "Kom?die" (Comedy) but it should display "Komödie". First off I thought it has something to do with Character encoding, but if you look at the Actor list there is an Actror where the umlaut is shown correct.

Do you have any idea why this could happen?

If you are interessted in the code, here is it
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Retrieve_Genre: function(source){   var genre_source = -1;   var genre_list = -1;   var pos, genre;            genre_source = this.Retrieve_String(source, '<h5>Genre:</h5>', '<h5>Genre:</h5>', '</div>');      if (genre_source != -1)   {    genre_list = "<b>Genre:</b> ";    pos = genre_source.indexOf('<a>', '</a>');      genre_list = genre_list + genre + ' / ';      pos = genre_source.indexOf('<a href=', pos + 8);    }    genre_list = genre_list.substring(0, genre_list.length - 3);  }     return(genre_list);},

Lion7718

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I have an idea..not all movies are posted with an active link..
right now I have Cooliris setup to search IMDB when highlighted.
How about adding a little right click when you highlight something..movie/name to search IMDB.

Geva Zeichner

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Version: 0.4.3dev.1
Size: 30KB
Date: 2008-03-15
Tested On: Firefox 2.0.0.12, Firefox 3.0b4
Compatibility: Firefox 1.5 - 3.0.*

Install v0.4.3dev.1

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Changes:
• FF3: Supports FF3 - toggle display and import, slow loading of images.
• FF2: Regression in FF2's toggle display.

Notes:
Hi, I need you to please test if the slowness of image loading, in FF3, is occurring in your FF too. The slowness only occurs the first time the poster is loaded (when it still has not been cached) and sometimes accompanied by high levels of CPU usage.
I've also experienced some slowness in painting and dis-painting of the text area of the preview, when toggling. This didn't happen to me in the main page, but in a page like this, it did.
Toggling doesn't work in FF2 in this version, so comparing between FF3 & FF2 isn't possible with the same version. Comparing of the image loading - is possible.
Last edited by Geva Zeichner on July 13th, 2008, 1:17 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Mirmax

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Geva Zeichner wrote:Version: 0.4.3dev.1
Size: 30KB
Date: 2008-03-15
Tested On: Firefox 2.0.0.12, Firefox 3.0b4
Compatibility: Firefox 1.5 - 3.0.*

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Changes:
• FF3: Supports FF3 - toggle display and import, slow loading of images.
• FF2: Regression in FF2's toggle display.

Notes:
Hi, I need you to please test if the slowness of image loading, in FF3, is occurring in your FF too. The slowness only occurs the first time the poster is loaded (when it still has not been cached) and sometimes accompanied by high levels of CPU usage.
I've also experienced some slowness in painting and dis-painting of the text area of the preview, when toggling. This didn't happen to me in the main page, but in a page like this, it did.
Toggling doesn't work in FF2 in this version, so comparing between FF3 & FF2 isn't possible with the same version. Comparing of the image loading - is possible.

All seems fine here Geva I'm running FF 3.0b4, images on my previous version were out of synch, but this version fixes everything Fast image loading and everything else is located and loading in it's proper place. I watched for excess CPU usage while loading an image or toggling between text and no real lag or excess CPU usage was noticed either. Thanks once again for this valuable tool.

Geva Zeichner

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Hi thanks for evaluating the version
Are you sure it isn't slower than the loading time in FF2? Again, it happens to me only for images that weren't loaded ever before.
And also, what system do you have? maybe it's noticed only on slow machines.
Mine is: WIN XP SP2 P3 1.12GHz 512MB
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Mirmax

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Geva Zeichner wrote:Hi thanks for evaluating the version
Are you sure it isn't slower than the loading time in FF2? Again, it happens to me only for images that weren't loaded ever before.
And also, what system do you have? maybe it's noticed only on slow machines.
Mine is: WIN XP SP2 P3 1.12GHz 512MB

Seems fine with FF 2.0.12 opening new non cached links, the toggle with the dev build using FF 2 is screwed for me though. But that's fine I'll be using FF 3.b4pre until the full version appears.

My system is faster than yours Geva 4 gig ram XP SP2 and a 3 gig CPU

PS: With FF 2.0.12 the toggle option collapses to the image but will not re-open at all.

Geva Zeichner

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Version: 0.4.3
Size: 30KB
Date: 2008-03-15
Tested On: Firefox 1.5.0.12, 2.0.0.12, 3.0b4
Compatibility: Firefox 1.5 - 3.0b4

Install v0.4.3

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Changes:
• Updated "not submitted" posters.
• FF2's toggle works again.

Notes:
Possible slowness in usage with FF3 (described in the 0.4.3dev.1 release). Please notify me if you encounter such problems.
Last edited by Geva Zeichner on July 13th, 2008, 1:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Max Karl Ernst

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Works great for me

Please Geva, if it's possible to update those links from relative to absolute.
If you hover over actors names or try to click them, you'll notice all links are relative, adding forums.mozillazine.org in front instead of imdb.com.

Thanks, great work

Geva Zeichner

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Hi, the extension now has a new home on mozdev. It's still only partially built, but you're encouraged to start using the Bugs section so your requests could be more efficiently documented.

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Geva Zeichner

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Version: 0.5dev.1
Size: 52KB
Date: 2008-04-24
Tested On: Firefox 2.0.0.14, Firefox 3.0b5
Compatibility: Firefox 1.5 - 3.0b5

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Changes:
• Basic draggability of the preview - needs improvements.
• MyMovies comes to YOUR movie page!

Notes:
The first new feature is just something I've started working on a while ago but doesn't attract my main attention at the moment.
The second feature is what I'm really excited about.
Ever wanted to add a movie to one of your "MyMovies" list categories? Wasn't it annoying that each time the "Add" button would take you to another page? and in the end you found out the movie you are adding, already exists in one of your categories? Well, no more! The new feature brings the "preview" to new places. It now allows you to first see if a movie already exists in you lists, and even tells you on which one! And second, it now enables you to choose the category list you want to add the movie to. No more going through the pending list!
And most important - all of this is done without leaving your movie page! The extension integrates a MyMovies section right above the quick links section.

The new feature isn't a finished product yet. It sure is only in the beta phase. So I'm open to your suggestions and comments.
If you have some rotating loading indicators you think could fit in, it also would be nice adding.
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Geva Zeichner

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Version: 0.4.4
Size: 30 KB
Date: 2008-05-04
Tested On: Firefox 2.0.0.14
Compatibility: Firefox 1.5 - 3.0b5

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Changes from 0.4.3:
• Fixed: the plot stopped showing after a recent small change in IMDb's layout.
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