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A big increase in traffic on the way

By Kode | | Uncategorized

As some of you might know, trakt.tv is set to remove images from their API results at the end of October.  This is intended to reduce their bandwidth by around 850TB/mo. As a result of this change, fanart.tv’s bandwidth is set to massively increase as some developers start using us to provide images instead.  This has already started, and in just the last 5 days our bandwidth has doubled. We are currently at about 60-70% capacity, which means it’s likely we are going to need to upgrade some of our infrastructure.  If you are in a position to help us …
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Recent API Issues

By Kode | | Uncategorized

We were recently contacted by Cloudflare and told we were on the wrong package for the amount of bandwidth we were using (and the type of content we were caching, mainly images from the API assets) and that we should move to the enterprise plan for $2000/mo. Of course, this is more than a couple of years of donations so wasn’t remotely feasible, which prompted me to set up a varnish server to handle the asset requests. This was deployed nearly 2 weeks ago and has mostly been working perfectly, however there were a couple of teething problems and some continuing …
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Back cover images – enhance your media with THE WHOLE COVER

By leedavies | | mediabrowser, Uncategorized

The increasingly popular MediaBrowser 3 platform has a new theme launching very soon – Aztec.  But this is no ordinary theme. For the first time ever, you don’t just see the front covers of all the movies on your HTPC – you see the back covers too, beautifully animated.  All the detail about every movie, just like you see on a DVD or Blu Ray case. The folks at FanArt.tv may soon be adding full cover scans – front, back and spine – to the already extensive selection of images and artwork.  Do you want to see back covers added to …
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Navigating Fanart.tv

By akovia | | Tutorials, Uncategorized, Website

Well you managed to find your way here. Now let’s go exploring! This site has many faces that might not be so obvious to the uninitiated. The aim of this guide is to help you understand how everything is laid out, and how to get the most out of the site. Let’s look at the parts: The DataBase: These pages are the core of the site and the reason you are probably here. They are also the easiest pages navigate and explore. If you’ve already read the “Getting Started” guide then you should have a basic understanding of these pages. …
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Animal Collective – Centipede Hz or: The Hipster Joy of New Purchases

By pete_the_lion | | Music, Reviews, Uncategorized

I had to physically restrain myself a couple of weeks back, and by that I’m not talking about all those leather items your Uncle keeps in his closet. I’d had the album on pre-release and while this usually isn’t a problem, this time around the band involved had the sheer insensitivity to give a free stream away over a week before the release. Shocking! Every day my fingers were itching to type in the web address to hear the fresh tunes but managed to hold off, as that would dilute one of my favourite things about new music. There is …
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