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Grumb13
post Dec 15 2004, 03:35
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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 smile.gif

Thanks,
G13
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Florian
post Feb 1 2005, 10:05
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The intention with the artistdirect.src I've reworked was to help shufty building this web source definition - but it seems that I have to do it by myself again dry.gif

I also wrote an explanation why searching by artist is not possible with this web source. The web source framework uses a two stage method to get the albums' information - first search gives you a list of albums, second search gives the selected albums' information. If you get a list of artists first, you won't be able to do the rest in one step (getting artists' albums and the album information).

Can you please tell me, which search string returns no results for you? I've only tested this source with a few albums, so it's very likely that there are still some problems left.

Thanks!
~ Florian


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- Grumb13   Possible Alternative   Dec 15 2004, 03:35
- - Florian   Thanks for your feedback! I'm already wor...   Dec 24 2004, 09:34
|- - Shadow Skill   QUOTE (Florian @ Dec 24 2004, 03:34 AM)Thanks...   Jan 16 2005, 23:11
|- - Florian   QUOTE (Shadow Skill @ Jan 16 2005, 11:11 PM)W...   Jan 16 2005, 23:15
- - Florian   Hi Grumb13! The current Development Build is ...   Jan 16 2005, 21:42
- - dano   Is there a tutorial/documentation?   Jan 17 2005, 17:09
|- - Florian   QUOTE (dano @ Jan 17 2005, 05:09 PM)Is there ...   Jan 17 2005, 17:23
- - dano   Yes, that'd be nice.   Jan 17 2005, 17:32
|- - Florian   QUOTE (dano @ Jan 17 2005, 05:32 PM)Yes, that...   Jan 17 2005, 20:26
|- - beaker   Grumb13, are you going to try to attempt this for ...   Jan 18 2005, 21:17
||- - Grumb13   QUOTE (beaker @ Jan 18 2005, 09:17 PM)Grumb13...   Jan 23 2005, 01:43
|- - ra7h35m20s   QUOTE (Florian @ Jan 17 2005, 14:26) Done...   Dec 8 2011, 01:54
- - shufty   ok, this is what i came up with in 2 hours, didnt ...   Jan 26 2005, 04:02
- - Florian   Hi shufty, the problem with your script was, that...   Jan 30 2005, 13:53
|- - shufty   Thanks for looking at it, Florian. Had a little lo...   Jan 30 2005, 23:03
|- - Grumb13   Florian, How do you get the allmusic.src file to ...   Jan 31 2005, 02:56
|- - Florian   QUOTE (shufty @ Jan 30 2005, 11:03 PM)Had a l...   Jan 31 2005, 13:12
|- - Grumb13   QUOTE (Florian @ Jan 31 2005, 01:12 PM)Maybe ...   Feb 1 2005, 01:57
- - dano   On Windows, click START->RUN. Enter %appdata% T...   Jan 31 2005, 13:09
|- - Grumb13   QUOTE (dano @ Jan 31 2005, 01:09 PM)On Window...   Feb 1 2005, 00:51
- - dano   Where's your discogs.src file located? If you ...   Feb 1 2005, 01:26
- - Florian   The intention with the artistdirect.src I've r...   Feb 1 2005, 10:05
|- - Grumb13   Florian, I'm sorry Florian... wasn't tryi...   Feb 1 2005, 13:58
- - Florian   I'll have a look at it tomorrow. Thanks, ~ Fl...   Feb 1 2005, 20:04
- - Florian   The artistdirect.src should work now with the late...   Feb 2 2005, 14:19
- - shufty   QUOTE (Florian @ Feb 1 2005, 10:05 AM)The int...   Feb 2 2005, 21:46
- - Digitaldesi   CDDB by Gracenote is also one of the biggest datab...   Feb 8 2005, 09:00
|- - Sebastian Mares   QUOTE (Digitaldesi @ Feb 8 2005, 09:00 AM)CDD...   Feb 8 2005, 10:21
|- - carminegalante   Hello, everybody. I'm new here. Sebastian, I ...   Nov 24 2005, 00:04
- - dano   The link is now fixed. It is also available at the...   Dec 8 2011, 02:11


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