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Python IMDbPY – Getting Series Genres as XML
  • Last Updated : 03 Jul, 2020

In this article we will see how we can get the series genres information(info-set) in the XML format. Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a markup language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format that is both human-readable and machine-readable. Series object contains all the information about the all the episodes and seasons that has records at IMDb data base.

Genre is any form or type of communication in any mode with socially-agreed-upon conventions developed over time. In series there are various types of genres for example comedy, horror, action etc.

In order to get this we have to do the following
1. Import the IMDbPY module
2. Create a instance of IMDB
3. Get the series object with the help of series ID
4. Get the XML format value here it will be in string by converting the series object into XML with the help of ‘genres’ keyword

Below is the implementation

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# importing the module
import imdb
   
# creating instance of IMDb
ia = imdb.IMDb()
   
# id 
code = "6468322"
    
# getting information 
series = ia.get_movie(code) 
    
# printing title 
print(series.data['title']) 
  
print("--------------------------------")
  
# converting series object's GENRES into XML file
xml = series.getAsXML('genres')
  
# printing some part of the XML file
print(xml[:100])

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Output :



Money Heist
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<genres infoset="main"<itemAction</item<item Crime</item<item Mystery</item<itemThriller</item

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# importing the module
import imdb
   
# creating instance of IMDb
ia = imdb.IMDb()
   
# id 
code = "6077448"
    
# getting information 
series = ia.get_movie(code) 
    
# printing title 
print(series.data['title']) 
  
print("--------------------------------")
  
# converting series object's GENRES into XML file
xml = series.getAsXML('genres')
  
# printing some part of the XML file
print(xml[:100])

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Output :

Sacred Games
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<genres infoset="main"<item Action</item<item Crime</item<item Drama</item<item Thriller</item<

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