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Darek Kay
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Trakt.tv backup

Recently I migrated my movie collection to Trakt.TV. I'm careful with my data and I don't want to lose it in case a provider discontinues a service. So I wrote a little script that exports my:

  • Library
  • Watchlist
  • Ratings

I've uploaded my script so you can backup your own data. Make sure, your Trakt profile is not private, so the script can access your data.

The data is zipped as JSON in separate text files. If you prefer other formats, you will find converting tools on the web (e.g. CSV).

You can also call this script directly, e.g. save it as a bookmark or use wget: https://darekkay.com/service/trakt/trakt.php?username=USERNAME

Although the script doesn't alter anything on Trakt, and I'm not storing any of your data, I have to include a disclaimer:

I do not take any responsibility, and I'm not liable for any damage caused through use of this service.

You can check out the source code on GitHub. Feel free to adjust it and use it on your own web server.

Trakt.tv backup