Display IMDB ratings on trakt.tv

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I understand that the whole concept of trakt is to see other's list, and ratings. However, I would like to see the IMDB rating of a movie from the trakt.tv web interface.

Is there some reason why IMDB ratings cannot be seen in trakt.tv without having to click on the IMDB link? Is it that IMDB info is proprietary, so that trakt.tv cannot implement some sort of mashup? I know of some (unofficial) IMDB APIs so it should be not too difficult to scrap information such as rating from the IMDB site and embed it in trakt.tv.
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Sean, Official Rep

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IMDB doesn't have an api to easily access this stuff and the other "APIs" are just screen scraping. With that, it's not the best solution for us. Also, we don't use that rating in our recommendations. Not to mention the legality of doing so.
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Here's a robust IMDB API:
http://www.imdbapi.com/?t=The-Artist&...

Maybe a firefox add-on to the trakt site would make this legal (as opposed to trakt.tv collecting the info itself).
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yeah like a greasemonkey script or something. that could work.
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Exactly what I meant, thanks.