Writing scripts for generating metadata for files locally


I’m writing some scripts for generating local metadata (poster/fanart/xml/filename) for my media collection. The primary reason is I want to have the information in the right locale and it is taking too much time to manually create the data. I already created a bulk rename utility.

I’m guessing that thetvdb does not like people crawling their site for information. Other than spacing network calls, are there any other recommendations/things I should know about?

I don’t think I am going to be going as far as creating a proxy to help with tv show resolution based off of file name.