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NAME ^

WWW::Netflix - Get and set ratings and queue for any Netflix account. (This module used to be called Net::Netflix.)

DESCRIPTION ^

The included netlix_mover script does the work of retrieving ratings and queued movies from one account or saving them to another account. You will probably just want to use it.

This module is designed to pull down every movie you've ever rated using your Netflix account, or a list of the movies in your queue. It can also be used to set the ratings or the queue on another account. It would be a good idea to use this if you were looking to transfer your ratings or your queue to another Netflix account.

Currently does not work for "Not Interested" ratings. It would also be nice to have methods to clear ratings and to remove a movie from the queue.

SYNOPSIS ^

    use WWW::Netflix;
    use Data::Dumper;

    # log into a Netflix account
    my $old_netflix = WWW::Netflix->new();
    $old_netflix->login( 'USERNAME', 'PASSWORD' );
    
    # get ratings from the old Netflix account and print them
    my $ratings = $old_netflix->getRatings();  
    print Dumper( $ratings );
    
    # get queue from the old Netflix account and print it 
    my $queue = $old_netflix->getQueue();  
    print Dumper( $queue );
    
    # log into a new Netflix account
    my $new_netflix = WWW::Netflix->new();
    $new_netflix->login( 'USERNAME', 'PASSWORD' );
    
    # copy all ratings from the old account to the new one
    foreach my $movie ( keys %$ratings ) {
        $new_netflix->setRating( $movie, $old_netflix->getRating( $movie ) );
    }

    # copy queue from the old account to the new one
    foreach my $movie ( @{ $queue->{ queued } }, 
                        @{ $queue->{ saved } } ) {
        my ( $id, $title ) = @$movie;
        $new_netflix->queueMovie( $id );
    }
new
    my $netflix = WWW::Netflix->new();

Instantiates an object with which to perform further requests.

login
    $netflix->login( $username, $password );

Login is required in order to retreive the ratings and queue.

$username

the username you use to login to your Netflix account

$password

the password for your Netflix account

getRatings
    $netflix->getRatings();

Returns a reference to a hashref of all rated Netflix movies for the account. It may take a little while, as it has to scrape quite a few pages in order to acheive the final result.

    {
      '1007395' => {
                     'title' => 'A_Streetcar_Named_Desire',
                     'rating' => '4'
                   },
      # ...
    };
getQueue
    $netflix->getQueue();

Retrieves a reference to a hashref of all movies in the queue for the Netflix account. It may take a while to gather all of the movies in the queue.

    {
        queued => [
            [ 12345, 'A neat movie' ],
            # ...
        ],
        saved  => [
            [ 666789, 'A Movie That Netflix Might Stock Someday' ]
            # ...
        ]
        home   => [
            [ 987765, 'Best Movie Ever' ]
            # ...
        ]
    }
setRating
    $netflix->setRating( $movie_id, $rating );

Sets a rating for a particular movie.

$movie_id

a numerical Netflix movie ID number

$rating

a single-digit star rating (1-5)

queueMovie
    $netflix->queueMovie( $movie_id );

Puts a particular movie in the queue.

$movie_id

a numerical Netflix movie ID number

getRating
    $netflix->getRating( $movie_id );

Gets a rating for a particular movie.

$movie_id

an 8-digit Netflix movie ID number

getTitle
    $netflix->getTitle( $movie_id );

Gets a title for a particular movie.

$movie_id

a numerical Netflix movie ID number

AUTHORS ^

Colin Meyer and Christie Robertson <pants@helvella.org>

WWW-Netflix 0.05 is based on Net-Netflix 0.03 by John Resig.

DISCLAIMER ^

This application utilitizes screen-scraping techniques, which are very fickle and susceptable to changes.

COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright 2008 Christie Robertson and Colin Meyer. Copyright 2005 John Resig

LICENSE ^

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

See <http://www.perl.com/perl/misc/Artistic.html>

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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