Import from IMDb
It would be nice if there would be a function to import my imdb watchlist into trakt, so I don't have to do all movies manually
You can export a watchlist from IMDB to a CSV file. Is there any chance that Trakt could support importing that CSV file?
Also amazed this isn't possible. I see Justin's comment from April. But API aside, IMDB can export a list to .csv. Can't trakt import that? There's a fair amount of information in the export, surely that could be used to match to a data field.....
IMDB doesn’t have a public api, so no we don’t already use it.
Ali Al-boushama commented
They still haven't added the automation YET?! it's funny how they use IMDB API to get the information...
How is it that you can look up an IMDB by it's IMDB number one at a time, but there is no automated way to do your whole list?
Leon Chaldranian commented
Also: perhaps it could be “IMDB users can import their watchlists by entering username #.
VIP: Import custom IMDB lists as new Trakt lists.” ?
Leon Chaldranian commented
Don’t think this is automated yet.. Elementum and other popular Kodi addons have both Trakt and IMDB integration, so maybe that’s why Jimmy and team haven’t put this as a priority.
*I used IMDB for 10+ years before I ever even heard of Trakt, so of course I’ve got a good, older Watchlist that I need integrated with my current Trakt.*
Since username is displayed in the profile url, I just meant a regular pull from the Watchlist (not any fancy list import, just a list of titles in the default user list)—that would be less complicated, I imagine?
Very strange this has 40 comments and is this old... or did I miss the fix for this?
Franz Meersdonk commented
I have voted for hundreds of movies and tv shows. I will not use trakt, if a have to do it again manually.
Is there any update on this? I see these ideas have been sitting here for a long time now!
Paulo Alegria (Paulgi) commented
i see that this question has 4 years old but i still can't find an answer. anyone knows if this is solved yet? can IMDb users import their database to Trakt already?
On Mac, I found this Ruby script to be super helpful. I had completed my import from start to finish in about 5 minutes. https://github.com/yulrizka/trakt-imdb-importer
Hey. I wrote a little script for this purpose. Try it out: https://github.com/StegSchreck/RatS
I'd also vote for a sync feature
Yep, really need something like this. I have half my watched/rating stuff on IMDB and half on trakt. Would be great to have this merged on trakt
Many thanks, @justin! It worked :)
@Miki check out the first bullet point under Usage on https://github.com/damienhaynes/TraktRater, it has a tip to run this on OSX.
@ltfearme: Thanks for creating TraktRater.
Can it be installed on Mac?
I only see an .exe file on the github page.
@fred: There is a trakt list addin for kodi (in the official repo even), although not that stable.
Yes, I agree... I found this by searching on Google to find out if there is a way...
IMDB is way, way better than Trakt for FINDING movies, plus you can see trailers, so it's a great way to find stuff, but I need Trakt's custom lists in Kodi... THE reason I use Trakt.
Really would like to import tv shows watchlist into trakt to make them available on android using kodi. Trakt currently will not import imdb using neither the rss nor the exported csv.
Sadly android users cannot use TraktRater.
Equally unfortunate the kodi Genesis addon has ceased to import tv shows. It only does movies.