I’m just as annoyed by the Amazon restrictions in regards to PocketPedia as everyone else and have been looking for ways to sync my Pedias with iPhone. I started out creating a simple template, which I printed to PDF and uploaded it to Dropbox. In general this worked okay, but I still found that I needed to be able to search my movies and series (more than 200 entries) on the iPhone.
To start with I was looking to maybe buying a sort of database application for the iPhone and sync this with my Pedias on Mac, but it involved a lot of additional work and tweaking to get even a small sample working.
Because of other needs I installed EverNote, which is free both for iPhone and Mac with a basic member limit of 60 Megs per month. Out of curiosity I started looking for ways to import/export data to/from EverNote and after a short look at the export-format of EverNote I came to the conclusion: “This is a fairly simple XML-format” and I started ‘hacking’ away to export data from DVDPedia to the EverNote XML-format. After just 30 min. I had a working template, which exports all my movies in a format, which is readable by EverNote.
Below is the template I made. Just create a new XML-file and save it to /User/<your username>/Library/Application Support/DVDPedia/Templates with the name EverNote.xml. The template should now be selectable from Text-tab in the DVDPedia export menu. Hit the export button and name the export file. Once the export has finished, you should locate the XML-file and rename it to *.enex, which is the default file extension for EverNote. Just double-click the file and EverNote will ask if it should start importing the file.
Viola! You now have a fully searchable list of your movie available on your iPhone. Happy syncing…:-)
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE en-export SYSTEM "http://xml.evernote.com/pub/evernote-export.dtd">
<en-export export-date="[global:dateUpdated]" application="DVDPedia" version="DVDPedia 4.6.4">
<!--BeginRepeat--><note><title>[key:title]</title><content><![CDATA[<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?>
<!DOCTYPE en-note SYSTEM "http://xml.evernote.com/pub/enml2.dtd">
<en-note style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space;">