[Kodi 18 Leia] Music Library Development Roadmap - One Man's Plan
#31
(2017-06-12, 09:15)DaveBlake Wrote: Thanks for try this out, sorry for the lack of accurate instructions. I hope to add a better UI for this option before v18 is finally released.

How best artist names are shown when using sort name is an interesting question. I opted for still showing name e.g. "Jean Sibelius" rather than "Sibelius, Jean" as being used for sorting. The down side to this is that the SHFT+Letter key press still moves to the first letter of the name.

Would people prefer to see "Sibelius, Jean" ? Should that be an option too?

With the introduction of Artists in addition to Artist I thought if you had both the db entry was taken from Artists and then Artist is used for display. So you could have:

Artist: Sibelius, Jean
Artists: Jean Sibelius

Really must find the time to play with some of newer things.
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#32
(2017-06-12, 11:59)jjd-uk Wrote: With the introduction of Artists in addition to Artist I thought if you had both the db entry was taken from Artists and then Artist is used for display. So you could have:

Artist: Sibelius, Jean
Artists: Jean Sibelius

Really must find the time to play with some of newer things.
While it is true that if you tagged in that way then the artist would be displayed for that album and songs as "Sibelius, Jean", it would take a lot of messing with tags to achieve that. Much easier to have "display sortname rather than name" as an option, then users could have the "Sibelius, Jean" when they want it without retagging.

And do find that time to explore Smile
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#33
Dave,

Just a heads up that as of June 14th, Leia changed the way addon settings are handled, so the DialogAddonSettings will be unusable for any body that is using your test build with a skin that has been updated to reflect that change. See https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid...pid2603091.

Regards,

Bart
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#34
Done a little tidy-up, split off stuff here https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=317602

Thanks Bart for the heads up on addons.

First post is updated with my incredibly slow progress (lost in scraper-land at the moment). A new test build is available TestScraping

This greatly reduces the 503 errors or gaps in results when scraping artists or albums (only global server issues should cause failures). Useful testing for me would be if some of you could do a clean install (use portable mode so your setup is not effected) and try out adding a music source with "Fetch additional info on update" enabled so that scraping happens immediately after scanning. Use the latest versions of the Universal album and artist scrapers please too.
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#35
Done a tidy up, split off scraping phase #1 changes testing feedback and questions to Testing scraping changes and feedback Thanks to those involved.

This is now merged into the current nightly.
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#36
Great work!
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#37
Thanks Zag, but there is lots more to do, Phase #1 is just a start.
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#38
PR to fix change of information provider for albums and artists here https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/12597
a) Setting artist or album info provider selectively that works!
b) Facility to set for multiple artists or albums
c) Facility to set default from within library, and to reset for artists and albums

Going to want testers, anyone want to be selective about which parts of their music collection they scrape additional data for and where it comes from? The old functionality was so broken I doubt it was used.
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#39
Test build from Jenkins? my compile attempts with CMake still failing Sad

scott s.
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#40
(2017-07-31, 20:27)DaveBlake Wrote: PR to fix change of information provider for albums and artists here https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/12597
a) Setting artist or album info provider selectively that works!
b) Facility to set for multiple artists or albums
c) Facility to set default from within library, and to reset for artists and albums

Going to want testers, anyone want to be selective about which parts of their music collection they scrape additional data for and where it comes from? The old functionality was so broken I doubt it was used.

Dave,

Thank you for this!!! I have been using it extensively in the last couple of days. I scanned my whole library again into Kodi (226k songs, 2800+ album artists, 16k+ albums), and the album artist count was what I expected. I started working with artists, and, as expected, a lot were not found by Universal Artist Scraper. So, for a lot of artists where I do have an NFO with appropriate information (including MBID for the most part), and a thumb and fanart, I changed the local provider and refreshed, getting just what I wanted. I did this for individual artists first, and then set local provider as default and refreshed all artists. The results were as expected, so this is working fine!

It will take me a while, though, to get every single one of my album artists to show info and images. I will chip away at it slowly, but surely.

Regards,

Bart
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#41
Thanks for testing and feedback @bsoriano

Scott found a glitch for me relating to changing info provider settings for just those artists/albums selected by a smart playlist or filter. Now fixed, and a new test build is waiting:
KodiSetup-20170809-a130a8e139-InfoSettings
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#42
Most recent test build is KodiSetup-20171025-d3186d58ff-ProviderDialog-x64.exe - link is Win64 but other platforms on mirrors accordingly.

This has better local artist art handling and export (nfo creation) facility
see https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=319284 for full discussion and any feedback please.

It also has a improved add music work flow/UI by making the default scraper settings available from the "add to library" prompt.

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Similar settings dialog is used from "Change Information provider" on context menu for artists or albums nodes, replacing the intermediate sub-menu I added earier in v18 with  selection list on the dialog itself.
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#43
Much nicer UI Smile
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#44
Just adding this info/request from the Artwork Beef Add-on thread regarding the new artwork types for music to bring it up to feature parity with Movies and TVShows.

Quote:Just out of interest, what artwork features are you missing from the music library support?

I thought there was a recent PR to fix that for cdart and banners...

EDIT: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/11754

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Quote:That PR only applies to scrapers/information providers and library imports. JSON-RPC can only get fanart and thumb for artists, and can't set any artwork in the music library at all (artists or albums), so Artwork Beef can do nothing (JSON-RPC is the only sanctioned way for it to interact with the library). Additionally, Kodi needs a "Choose art" option in the GUI so users can set extended artwork manually, for both artists and albums at least.
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