My linux scripts for my Kodi lyrics

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snblg Offline
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Hello,

This message is intended for linux users ... EDIT see my next post.

Before using Kodi, I used my own lyrics text files.
With kodi, I did not want to loose all my previous work.
So, I wrote 3 scripts to automate the job. EDIT - no more available, see below

In the zip file (see above link), you'll find 3 scripts - simply move them to your media folder.
Running them is easy : open a terminal, browse to the media folder used by Kodi, and type ./ the choosen script.
You have to press a key to start - or CtrlC to cancel.
Comments are in french, but you will understand them.

- AllInOne : this script scans all your folders, and generates only one text file with ALL your texts inside. You need a text editor able to edit big files such as glogg
my script removes lrc codes : you get a plain text file with all your lyrics.

- IsoToUtf8 : converts any txt file that was not encoded with Utf8.
it only converts iso-8859-1 files, but you can change the first variable...
I wrote this script because Kodi uses utf8 encoding, and I had too many iso files.

RemoveBlankLines : removes blank lines of all your lrc and txt files.
I wrote this one because some of my files had MANY blank lines, some no blank lines -> my lyrics are uniform now.

Those scripts are recursive. If you have a large library, be patient, as time is needed to check all subfolders.

I'm not a developer, so, for sure, you could write a faster code.
I did use all of them with success on a large music library.
Those scripts helped me so much that I wanted to share them. We never know ...
(This post was last modified: 2017-02-25 17:25 by snblg.)
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snblg Offline
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I did some modifications : only one script here
I now use a simple loop menu.

Why this script ?
With encoding problems, you cannot get a single file that will display all your lyrics correctly !

With Kodi, you will get text or lrc files that use following encodings
utf-8 -> Ok for Kodi
us-ascii -> Ok for Kodi as us-ascii is part of utf-8
unknown-8bits -> Kodi might display some strange letters
iso-8859-1 -> Kodi will display some strange letters in place of accents (é - è - à, etc...)

My script generates logs, and uses colors to show you what is Ok or not, and what has been "utf8" recoded (if any).

Step 1 converts only iso txt/lrc files to utf8
Step 2 removes all blank lines from txt/lrc files
Step 3 generates 2 txt files : one with all your lyrics - the other with the errors (neither utf8 nor iso-8859 files)

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No need to use all of them ; you can just use option 3.

I can add a "french to english" option if someone is interested

Note : I really hope my english is good enough, I try to check what I write in your language. I'm not familiar with your expressions.
(This post was last modified: 2017-02-25 17:28 by snblg.)
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Karellen Offline
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(2017-09-01 06:47)Ozmafamom Wrote:  Its not hand coded, it is using a phpBB board, but with modifications added. modifications made by myself, and by some other people too

The last post thing.. there is already a "last post" column, im not exactly sure what you are asking?

Can you please explain your post. I do not understand what you are trying to say.

Your history of posts seem to be random with no connection to the topic being discussed. If you can't adequately explain this post, I will consider you a spammer and remove your account.

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(This post was last modified: 2017-09-01 06:58 by Karellen.)
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