[WS] vgmdb


#41

I realize this is a really dated thread, however it's exactly what I need. I've tried using the latest version of this script that I can find and it gives me really tags sometimes. For example, on this page

http://vgmdb.net/album/38347

The kanji versions like 夢☆ONCE AGAIN, display as 螟「笘・NCE AGAIN on Mp3tag. Track 8, ここで待ってるよ displays as 縺薙%縺ァ蠕・▲縺ヲ繧九h.

I can't figure out why this is happening, but it's happening more often than not on the albums I've tried, but not all. For example, http://vgmdb.net/album/39348 works perfectly with mp3tag, everything displays as it should with the kanji intact. Any ideas would be great.

I'm really anal about tagging and probably spend weeks of my life a year doing it. I wish i discovered mp3tag years ago, so even if I cant get this resolved it still be cut a ton of time out of the process thanks to other scripts and this one when it works.


#42

Edit: Found it out, but it's quite cumbersome.

  1. Find out how many tracks you have.
  2. Count out and select the amount of "placeholders" (< no association >) corresponding to the amount of tracks you have.
  3. Drag and drop them to above your local tracks in the list.

This is quite cumbersome though, as said, so a way to choose the track language with a dialog box or something like that would be better than selecting placeholders.

Also, I found a bug. When you do this method, the track numbers will be doubled because all the languages count as the same album..

This would be nice to have fixed.
Thanks!

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How the fudge do you choose to use Japanese titles?
The English ones are "furthest to the front" and are the default.
But however, I want to change so that I use the Japanese track titles as default.
What to do?


#43

Halp, it seems the scripts have broken completely.

  1. When searching via title which contains multiple words (exemple: Burning Soldier), there's an error:

    Error connecting to server: vgmdb.net

  2. When reaching the main "adjust tag information" window, all fields are empty/unpopulated except the "Album" one :S

Hoping a fix is possible, thanks!


#44

I'm having the exact same problem.


#45

I am also having this problem!


#46

Can confirm as I'm also having the same issue.


#47

Here's an image showing what I get after a query:

This is the album I'm using in the example above.

Is this what everyone else is getting?


#48

yes.


#49

I was able to fix the scripts myself. What happened were two things:

  1. the base site where coverart is located was changed from "http://vgmdb.net/" to "http://medium.media.vgm.io/"
  2. the way the coverart is displayed on the album page was changed from from a regular "src=" format to a "background-image" inline CSS property.

The way the scripts work is that they pull info directly from the album page in the order it appears on the page. The reason the album title was the only info showing is because that is the only info pulled before the coverart. Because the script couldn't find the URL for the coverart, it timed out without retrieving the rest of the album information.

Technical jargon aside, the scripts are fixed and there shouldn't be any further trouble. The fixed files are attached below.

EDIT:Forgot to zip up the .src files.

VGMdb_by_URL.zip (1.48 KB)

VGMdb_by_Album.zip (1.77 KB)


#50

mprimegmr, great find and great fix but it doesn't seem to grab the cover art anymore when using your "by Album" fixed script. The areas are now populated alright, but no cover art. Same on your side?


#51

It's working fine for me. What album is it not working for?


#52

Please try "Kyokugen" then select "Kyokugen Dasshutsu ADV Zennin Shibou Desu Soundtrack" from the list.


#53

This is what I'm getting:

It might be a problem on your end. The most I can suggest is to try reinstalling mp3tag. Beyond that, I haven't a clue.

Great game, by the way. Can't wait for Zero Escape 3!


#54
QUOTE (mprimegmr @ Jul 28 2015, 20:12) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is what I'm getting:

:wink:
(and yeah totally sublime game ^^)


#55

Thanks a lot for this!

I'm also having a problem that I hope someone can help with! Sometimes, when I try to fetch the tracklist for an album, the Japanese (or special) characters get all messy. Would anyone happen to know why?

The text on the left is what it should show up as, and the text on the right is what's returned.


#56

I have two requests for someone who knows:

  1. To add a dialog box, or maybe make a different script, or maybe just even tell people where to change if someone wants only the English/Japanese/Chinese/Romaji track names.

  2. VLC doesn't like long artist names because of the cache function, so maybe it would be good to add artists within brackets (i.e Konno Strings (Hitoshi Konno, Tomomi Tokunaga, Naomi Urushibara, Akane Irie, Natsue Kameda, Madoka Kurii, Kyoko Ishigame, Yosuke Niwa, Risa Yamamoto, Shoko Oki, Akiko Konno, Sachie Oonuma, Amiko Watabe, Mayumi Taniguchi, Daiki Suzumura, Masateru Nishikata, Yoshie Furukawa, Haruka Hayashi, Shigeki Ippon, Hisami Tamaki) to a custom tag "PERFORMERS"?

See: http://vgmdb.net/album/48142.

Thank you!

//Herr. Schweden


#57

Two answers that do not really solve the problem but might remedy the most urgent needs:

If you get too much data in one field and you want to move it to another field, you may apply an action after you have retrieved data from the Web source, e.g.
"Guess values" for TITLE
Guessing pattern: %title% (%involvedpeople%)

I do not know a field called performers.

In respect to Web sources in general: All MP3tag does is to issue a search request for a particular web page. It then parses the page for information.
If you can query that web source so that it produces only entries in one particular language, you may get the desired result.
Or you have to have a unique identifier for the other fields ...
Mp3tag does not know anything about languages.

If the web page itself does not offer this feature, you are lost.


#58

Thank you, mprimegmr. You just saved my sanity.

Do you have plans to release a version that only grabs the cover art?


#59
QUOTE (cublikefoot @ Jul 28 2015, 19:48) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks a lot for this!

I'm also having a problem that I hope someone can help with! Sometimes, when I try to fetch the tracklist for an album, the Japanese (or special) characters get all messy. Would anyone happen to know why?

The text on the left is what it should show up as, and the text on the right is what's returned. :frowning:


Messed up kana and kanji symbols. I have jap locale of coruse.


#60

I don't believe this is due to MP3Tag's VGMdb source script.
For exemple this album comes out just fine (proper jpn in mp3tag): http://vgmdb.net/album/27739
Looking at the source code for both pages, it's pretty clear.
For track 01:
http://vgmdb.net/album/25008

<td style="border-bottom: 1px solid #3C405C" class="smallfont"><span class="label">01</span></td>
<td style="border-bottom: 1px solid #3C405C; padding-left: 6px" class="smallfont" width="100%">愛しい存在</td>

http://vgmdb.net/album/27739

<td style="border-bottom: 1px solid #3C405C" class="smallfont"><span class="label">01</span></td>
<td style="border-bottom: 1px solid #3C405C; padding-left: 6px" class="smallfont" width="100%">朝倉音姫</td>

The charset=UTF-8 for both pages but somehow for http://vgmdb.net/album/25008 the jpn track titles are not stored as UTF-8 but as what I believe is Shift-JIS.
It's an issue that should be raised up on VGMdb, some editors are just doing it wrong.