[Tellico-users] Searching for DVDs with Amazon Japan

Malcolm Reid ookiimarukochan at gmail.com
Wed Apr 28 14:05:41 UTC 2010

On 28/04/10 12:37, Robby Stephenson wrote:
> On Monday 26 April 2010, Malcolm Reid wrote:
>> Well, the way the bug first hit me is that a search for the UPC
>> 4934569350404 should return the hit
>> http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%83%9E%E3%82%AF%E3%83%AD%E3%82%B9F-%E3%83%95%E
>> 3%83%AD%E3%83%B3%E3%83%86%E3%82%A3%E3%82%A2-Blu-ray-%E6%B2%B3%E6%A3%AE%E6
>> %AD%A3%E6%B2%BB-%E8%8F%8A%E5%9C%B0%E5%BA%B7%E4%BB%81/dp/B0017MLZE0/ref=sr
>> _1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1272329383&sr=8-1
> The Amazon API itself returns an Invalid ID on that search. I can poke at it
> a bit. Maybe I need to use some search parameters for Japanes.
Just searching on Amazon itself gives results though right?
>> As another example, a title search for Lord of the Rings should return
>> a number of results, but doesn't.
> I do get results for that search for Tellico 2.2. But all of them appear to
> be VHS. That's what your original question was about, right?
Yes, that's the problem. It seems like Amazon is only searching for VHS 
results, not "Media" results.
I know Japan was still releasing new titles on VHS until a year or so 
ago, but I've no idea if that had any knock-on effects on the Japanese 
search API
> Robby

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