Trakt

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Introduction

Kind of like a Last.fm for video, Trakt tracks what TV shows and movies you watch, digests the data, and suggests other TV shows and movies you might enjoy. Better yet, you can get plug-ins for your media center so you don't have to bother feeding it the information manually. Trakt is really easy to use. You just sign up and start liking (and disliking) TV shows and movies. That's all you really need to do to start getting recommendations. If you want to see what other people are watching, you can pay attention to the popular charts to discover what's high on the lists of other users. You can really make the best use of Trakt by installing one of their plugins into your media center. Currently XBMC, MediaPortal, Plex, and Boxee are supported; and we've seen how simple it is to install plug-ins in XBMC, at least. These plugins completely automate the process of reporting what you're watching and keeping that up to date.

API Key

http://trakt.tv/settings/api

API Key: Checking it works

In a browser:

http://api.trakt.tv/user/library/shows/all.json/your_api_key/your_username/

You should have returned a page full of text, however if you get the following it is because your account is set to private:

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FlexGet Plugins

http://flexget.com/wiki/Plugins/trakt_list

Links

http://trakt.tv

http://lifehacker.com/5780466/trakt-is-a-tv-show-suggestion-engine-based-on-what-you-already-watch

HOWTO:

Add Calendar Feeds

https://medium.com/@trakt/ical-and-rss-feeds-f2028da560e3

Restore Hidden Shows

http://trakt.tv/settings/hidden

or

http://trakt.tv/settings/ then the "Hidden Items" link

Add Movies To Trakt Database

Example: https://www.themoviedb.org/movie/365359-detours
  • Copy the movie's ID:
Example: 365359-detours
  • Click the IMPORT MOVIE link on the bottom of any Trakt webpage, a pop up will appear
  • Paste the movie's ID in to the pop up
  • Click IMPORT MOVIE

Add TV Series To Trakt Database

Example: http://thetvdb.com/index.php?tab=series&id=273192
  • Copy the movie's ID: 273192
Example: 
  • Click the IMPORT TV SHOW link on the bottom of any Trakt webpage, a pop up will appear
  • Paste the show's ID in to the pop up
  • Click IMPORT TV SHOW