When you look at any IMDB image page, the movie poster image has a url of this form:
or more generally:
I want to know how that alphaNumeric is generated, most likely from either the title of the movie or from the IMDB code.
Two examples (though many more can be found by browsing IMDB) are for Kung Fu Panda:
- Title: Kung Fu Panda
- IMDB ID: tt0441773
- Image URL: http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTIxOTY1NjUyN15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMjMxMDk1MQ@@._V1_SX214_AL_.jpg
Title: Kung Fu Panda 2
- IMDB ID: tt1302011
- Image URL: http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTg4MTQ3NTI3Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzEzODQ2NA@@._V1_SX214_AL_.jpg
- AlphaNumeric: MV5BMTg4MTQ3NTI3Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzEzODQ2NA
I've made some progress, seeing as the AlphaNumeric is Base64 encoded (the first one becomes 1^A1219656527^A2^Ajpg^Ame702310951), or at least I'm pretty sure based off of the 'jpg' text. However, I'm not sure how the numbers after the first ^A and the last ^Ame are generated. If anyone can find a relationship between the movies or their IMDB codes and those numbers, that would be fantastic!