Possible Alternative


#1

Hey Florian,

Awesome Awesome tagger ya got here…

Only thing I don’t like is the freedb support - I’m not a big fan of the freedb because of the multiple instances of every album etc. - can get somewhat messy.

I am a stickler for tagging my music the correct way and producing filenames that match and your program does this beautifully.

I liked Tag&Rename for only one reason and that wasfor the AMG support it had, when that went out the door because of the TOS I started looking and came across your nice little proggy.

Clean - No BS - That’s what I like.

I was wandering around looking at the AMG site to match and make sure a set of freedb tags was correct - which is terribly painful because the AMG site sux, when it occured to me…

Have you thought about using http://ubl.artistdirect.com as a source for the tagging? TOS seems to be OK, might need to read it closer, but might be worth making a parser so that it can grab info from it.

Could be better than the freedb - dunno how many entries it actually has, but it seems to be a fairly complete listing.

Give me some feedback on what you might think about this and whether it might be possible to try it.

I am glad that you haven’t gone the route of Amazon or some such… but this could be a valid alternative if at all possible.

I do know that The Godfather has actually used a script to go ahead and use the AMG site but thier program is such a clusterbeep that I am not even interested.

I have actually passed your program on to some other peeps and we all agree it is awesome.

With the addition of a better tagging source and… well my one wee thing is…
I sure would like to have the album art in my file… I know I know I have read the forums, but I like that because I like having it load when I am listening to my music.

Other than that - perfect - easy to use - no extra dumb crap and a clean interface.
MP3Tag doesnt do everything some of the other programs, but it does the things it does beautifully… the things I want it to do.

Keep up the excellent work :slight_smile:

Thanks,
G13


#2

Thanks for your feedback!

I’m already working on a web sources framework for Mp3tag which would make all kinds of websites with album information available to Mp3tag via simple parser scripts for the websites contents.

Best regards,
~ Florian :santa:


#3

Hi Grumb13!

The current Development Build is theoretically able to gather album information from the website you’ve suggested as possible alternative.

The only thing which remains, is that someone have to create a web source description file based on the example I did for discogs.com.

Best regards,
~ Florian


#4

Why can’t mp3tag simply be made to let the user use whichever tagging service or website they want?


#5

Check out the latest Development Build and create web source description files for whatever website you want (take discogs.src as example) :slight_smile:

Best regards,
~ Florian


#6

Is there a tutorial/documentation?


#7

The only documentation is discogs.src at the moment :slight_smile:

If you’re interested, I can compile a help topic containing all functions from the scripting language used and the meaning of the fields used in the description file.

Best regards,
~ Florian


#8

Yes, that’d be nice.


#9

Done. :slight_smile:

Please don’t hesitate to ask, if you have any questions!

Best regards,
~ Florian


#10

Grumb13, are you going to try to attempt this for ubl.artistdirect?


#11

I might try - I’m not a coder or anything but I will have a look.
:flushed:
If I can figure it out, rest assured I’ll post something here.

-G


#12

ok, this is what i came up with in 2 hours, didnt recognise the code, so this is the best i could do. Had another little fiddle, was kinda tired when i did it, this should work now. cut out
OK, so it didn’t work. i’ve tried to use the debug command but it just isn’t working. The framework help is a great help though, gave me a better understanding about what is being sent and how. Any ideas on why the deboug output isnt working?

artistd.zip (937 Bytes)


#13

Hi shufty,

the problem with your script was, that it was based on the artist search and the web source didn’t gave you an album page, but a page with multiple artists. I’ve reworked your web source definition file and posted it at the announcement thread.

It would be nice, if you can test it :slight_smile: Thanks for your interest!

Best regards,
~ Florian


#14

Thanks for looking at it, Florian. Had a little look and it still doesn’t seem to be working: I get an error “Sorry, no entires matching your search criteria” Also had another error, could not connect to discogs when i searched for an album. Not sure why it would be trying to do that and looking at the source for the page, im stumped lol.


#15

Florian,

How do you get the allmusic.src file to show up to use it?

I put it in with the discogs.src file but I’m not getting it showing up or anything.

Is there something else I should be doing?

Thanks,
G13


#16

On Windows, click START->RUN. Enter %appdata%
Then browse to Mp3tag\data\sources


#17

Maybe you get this error, because “no entires matching your search criteria” :slight_smile: Try to search for it manually on their website to be sure.

Cheers,
~ Florian


#18

Dano,

I did what you said but the artistdirect.src file doesn’t show up… what am I doing wrong?

If I do this correctly will it place a artistdirect dropdown in my web lookup button in the program GUI?

Sorry about this, I must seem dumb as a rock… :huh:

Thanks for your help,
G13


#19

Where’s your discogs.src file located?
If you have WinXP, the file should exist 2 times.
try CTR+F in windows explorer to search for both discogs.src files. One of its locations is the one that is used by mp3tag.


#20

Hey Florian,

I have been playing with the new artistdirect.src file and shufty is correct it is not giving back search hits.
I was wondering after looking at the file itself if it could be because the default web search string is “artist” and you have it searching album?
I dunno, but I do know that the albums I am searching are on the website because I did a manual search on 10 or so and they were all there, but none of them came up as hits with the src file.
I think it would work better if its default search string was artist anyway… what do you think? :unsure:

Thanks,
G13