OpenSubtitles

Packet lost solved

240 packets transmitted, 240 packets received, 0.0% packet loss Yes, it seems so, we solved this problem, big thanks to DanGer. No more 500 errors.

500 Internal Server Error

Solution is pretty simple, every 2 minutes is running script, which check if 500, and if yes, it restarts server.

Movie FPS, sub format, upgrade

On internet exists some funky Polish subtitle formats like TMPlayer (tmp) and MPL2 (mpl), so I’ve added them – now our Polish friends should be possible upload subs in these formats too.

Page should load faster

After some talk with lighttpd guru at irc, we together optimized its configuration. I also removed some ugly SQL querries, some of them are cached in memcache, thumbnails should be loaded faster, sphinx is doing its job…

Improvements for hearing impaired

Now, when searching, you can select, if you want subtitles for Hearing Impaired in advanced settings. Search results and subtitle details are marked with small icon.

New fulltext search

I decided to bring online new fulltext search engine – sphinx. After some days of work, debugging and so on, we can say – it works. I hope now website will be a little faster.

More statistics available

Last time, chatting with Majky, he asked, if he should see some stats about using his Oscar – I said no problem. So I created some more stats.

Users favourite subtitles available

Time to time I check trac for new tickets, and I found interesting one (actually, it was send by user and I put it in trac), where was suggestion about creating favourite subtitles for user. This means, you can mark any subtitles and add it to you favourites.

Improved subtitles reporting system

We needed better subtitles reporting system, so user should change info like release name, uploader comment or even uploader. I coded it and this is all now possible with new reporting system, so you can try that.

OpenSubtitles.com testing

Don’t be scared, when you will see in URL OpenSubtitles.com – we are testing something, don’t update bookmarks, OpenSubtitles.org is still correct URL.

Servers upgrade summary

Some of you might have already noticed that opensubtitles.org didn’t work for past couple of days correctly. This was due to the move to a new hardware and new operating system version of our servers at collocation.

New servers are ONLINE

We are proud to inform you that we have upgraded all 4 servers to a new hardware, which means site should work better and faster. If you encounter any problems, just let us know.

Downloading subtitles using MPC

MPC means Media Player Classic (download), it is a little old – latest release is dated to 2006-03-20, but that means nothing. It is still one of the best software players floating around. I will show you in this guide how to download perfectly matched subtitles without opening any website using OpenSubtitles.org ISDb protocol.

Use Trac for bug reporting

We decided use unique bug reporting system called Trac – an enhanced wiki and issue tracking system for software development projects.

XMLRPC API has 2 new methods

After some discussion with Majky (author of Oscar), we agreed on adding 2 new methods to XMLRPC API. One Method is SearchMoviesOnIMDB($token, $query), which returns array of movies from imdb.com. Next method is GetIMDBMovieDetails($token, $imdbid), which returns some nice information for given imdbid.