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I’ve recently signed up for an ad network. Seems none of the ads are pay per view though. If anyone knows of an ad network that does pay-per-view ads, please drop me a line. Since my last post, I’ve gotten a few donations from some generous individuals. Again, a big thanks goes out to those fine folks. Currently though, for the next release of iDentify, I need to decide how to handle the ads/ donation prompts. I think the most likely result is to have iDentify prompt the user at the end of every session to donate. A yes response through a dialog box interface can be used to open a donation window. I can open new browser windows through the script, just not in response to a user’s click inside the web display (the normal viewing area). I’d love to include pay-per-view ads, but I have yet to find any ad networks that supply them. These nags and ads would, of course be disabled for all of those who donate.

I recently picked up a book on cocoa programming with the donation money. My intention is to eventually turn iDentify into a full-fledged macintosh application instead of just a perl script with html output in a mediocre gui. I have some kick-ass ideas for this application. I… just… need to learn how to do them. I hope to turn it into -the- definitive tagging application.

I’m also torn as to how to approach the project. One of the biggest problems I see with current tagging software is that it is closed off to the public, and update releases are rare. Knowing this, I would like to make the software open source, so it can always stay up to date. However, I would also like to keep it closed source, and perhaps begin charging a nominal fee for it, to actually see a real return from my efforts.

I’ve put together most of the gui for the new version already… still needs some tweaking though.

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  1. Turbo
    April 18, 2009 at 9:01 am

    I haven’t been able to get iDentify to work on my Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes. Even after replacing the :s it still doesn’t match… what am I doing wrong?

    • identifyapp
      April 18, 2009 at 9:27 am

      Some series just have trouble being found. What is an example file name you are using? Should be something like Star Trek** Deep Space Nine – S01E01.mp4

  2. Turbo
    May 15, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    I tried:

    Star Trek** Deep Space Nine – S01E01.m4v

    but I get “TVDB Results: Lookup Failed”

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