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(2018-01-29, 19:28)roura97311 Wrote: unless I change the apostrophe (') by this one (’)
  
(2018-10-25, 13:36)Fourweddings Wrote: a) the audiodb does not seem to like the %e%80%99
b) can the scrapper the forced/tricked into using the NFO file with the working URI
c) not sure how to get theaudiodb to respond with the correct response on these unicode quotes

Cool thanks for the heads up, I have now normalized all the apostrophes on the database so that only standard ' are used.

This should mean the music video scraper should work again for those entries.
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Hi docwra. Yep it looks like it is fixed. Thanks very much.

Minor data issue on this specific record though. The artist is E.M.D. (With the extra dot on the end)
The website shows correctly (but the API data is wrong.) I fixed MusicBrainz a while ago, and see it has flown across to theaudiodb.

This works.
https://www.theaudiodb.com/api/v1/json/1...20for%20Us

This should work.
https://www.theaudiodb.com/api/v1/json/1...20for%20Us

Reference: https://www.theaudiodb.com/track/35063149
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Ahh yes that needed fixing for the artist name. All done.
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If a track appears on more than one album by the same artist—and both have entries on TheAudioDb.com—the scraper defaults to the first/top entry and so scrapes the album name of that listing, which is not necessarily the correct/desired one.

EXAMPLE
Antony and the Johnsons - Swanlights.

The track 'Swanlights' appears on two AATJ albums — 'Swanlights' and 'Cut The World'.

On TheAudioDb site, both versions are listed with the 'Cut The World' version (ID 32999479) listed first and this is the info that's scraped, but I want the 'Swanlights' version (ID 32999492) .

A solution could be to allow adding either the album name or the specific ID to the file name—and/or allow entering the ID when scraping fails and requests manual input—and making the scraper use this extra info to target the desired entry (similar to how the IMDb scraper allows searching by its own IDs).

PS: I have tried using a parsing nfo file containing the URL to the 'Swanlights' version but re-scraping still presents only the 'Cut The World' version.
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just wondering but is this only for single music video's or does it also work for complete concerts from Blu-rays ?
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@Gman2oo6

This is for Singles.

Music Concerts are scraped like movies, as most concerts are listed at TheMovieDB. You would then use Custom home items (wiki) to separate your concerts into a new main menu item.

Music_concerts (wiki)
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Just ripped my 'Guns N' Roses - Welcome To The Videos' disc and some dvd music video discs that came with some Taylor Swift CD's (I know, I know.. shh Tongue )

I've used the setup method mentioned here: Music_videos (wiki) , but I'm missing about 5 videos and a whole heap of artwork.

What would be the best thing to do? Sign up to the site and start adding artwork for artists and screenshots of the videos myself?

How would we handle originals videos and 'cover song' videos of independent artists?


I'm a huge music fan, know, speak to and buy a lot of independent artists music (much more than mainstream stuff) I also write songs myself.. So maybe you'll see me up there one day Wink
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(2019-09-21, 21:53)Rippoholic Wrote: What would be the best thing to do? Sign up to the site and start adding artwork for artists and screenshots of the videos myself?

How would we handle originals videos and 'cover song' videos of independent artists?

Yep! Sign up and help with the data.

If you post a few examples of missing songs here I can take a look why.

Independent artists will generally need a local NFO file, but anyone who is on musicbrainz can be imported to TADB.
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(2019-09-23, 10:04)docwra Wrote:
(2019-09-21, 21:53)Rippoholic Wrote: What would be the best thing to do? Sign up to the site and start adding artwork for artists and screenshots of the videos myself?

How would we handle originals videos and 'cover song' videos of independent artists?

Yep! Sign up and help with the data.

If you post a few examples of missing songs here I can take a look why.

Independent artists will generally need a local NFO file, but anyone who is on musicbrainz can be imported to TADB. 
I'll do that Smile

I currently have this addon for music videos, I'm not sure if there are any recommended addon's to install along with it for help with artwork?

Here's the examples:
  • Guns N' Roses - Since I Don't Have You - Appears to be on the AudioDB
  • Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child Of Mine - Is missing from the AudioDB (The Guns N' Roses version anyway)
  • Taylor Swift - Beautiful Eyes - Is missing from the AudioDB
  • David Bowie - Space Oddity - Commander Chris Hadfield - Is a cover, and defies the naming convention, so wouldn't be on there.
  • David Bowie - Space Oddity - Fans Cover - Is a cover, and defies the naming convention, so wouldn't be on there.
For some reason, I'm not getting artist artwork for Guns N' Roses, but I do get one for Taylor swift.. though it's not the same image that is on TheAudioDB site scraped.
Are there recommended settings for this addon?

I understand that the fans cover and cover by Chris Hadfield of Space Oddity would likely need an nfo file too, as the naming is incorrect for the addon to work with those. I'm currently getting in touch with the independent artists to ask their permission for a video, but I thought I'd ask here about how indie artists work in advance. It looks like a couple of them are on MusicbBrainz already.

Would you happen to have an example of how an nfo file would look for an independent artist and their songs?

I'm an aspiring singer/songwriter myself, so have many indie artist friends from all over the world who I regularly speak with and eventually will be collaborating with Smile
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Guns N' Roses is a known problem mentioned a few times before. TADB returns the correct results but for some reason the apostrophe is lost in the kodi scraper somewhere. It wasn't fixable last time I checked but nothing wrong with the API response so I can't help with that one. The new feature of python scrapers should fix this problem in the future, just waiting for them to be used in mainline Kodi really.

I've added Taylor swift - Beautiful Eyes (it was an EP release, not full studio CD so slightly strange import)

Google searched the release on musicbrainz then imported to TADB with the URL: https://musicbrainz.org/release-group/ef...6adfa502c0
Result: https://www.theaudiodb.com/track/35299995

The David Bowie covers are best handled with an nfo file as I couldnt find them on musicbrainz. The album is present and filled out nicely on TADB https://www.theaudiodb.com/album/2112363 just without those songs.

Syntax for Nfo files for Mvids are here:

NFO_files/Music_videos (wiki)

You may also find this program useful:

https://archive.codeplex.com/?p=popatopdad
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(2019-09-24, 10:29)docwra Wrote: Guns N' Roses is a known problem mentioned a few times before. TADB returns the correct results but for some reason the apostrophe is lost in the kodi scraper somewhere. It wasn't fixable last time I checked but nothing wrong with the API response so I can't help with that one. The new feature of python scrapers should fix this problem in the future, just waiting for them to be used in mainline Kodi really.

I've added Taylor swift - Beautiful Eyes (it was an EP release, not full studio CD so slightly strange import)

Google searched the release on musicbrainz then imported to TADB with the URL: https://musicbrainz.org/release-group/ef...6adfa502c0
Result: https://www.theaudiodb.com/track/35299995

The David Bowie covers are best handled with an nfo file as I couldnt find them on musicbrainz. The album is present and filled out nicely on TADB https://www.theaudiodb.com/album/2112363 just without those songs.

Syntax for Nfo files for Mvids are here:

NFO_files/Music_videos (wiki)

You may also find this program useful:

https://archive.codeplex.com/?p=popatopdad

Ah ok.  I read that Python is going to be the norm for Kodi going forward, I have no coding experience so only know what the news pages explain.

Oh, I see the song on the site now, it's still not scraped it for some reason, I'll try clearing and re-adding the source.

I honestly have no idea what Syntax is, it does look like I'll be learning more and creating my own nfo files though. Thank you for the link to a program for them, it looks fairly simple to work out Smile
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