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Re: Biography Discussion

Reply #1075
Hi
This plugin is great. But when i reinstall foobar it crashed. Why? Someone have same problem?




Re: Biography Discussion

Reply #1076
Hey there! I have been trying to sort this out for a really long time (wasted too many hours of my life) But just love this plugin so much and would really like to get it working fully!
I have the latest 1.4.2 version installed and latest JScript on foobar2000 version 1.6.7.0. Everything seems to be working fine except the classic "NO PHOTO" Problem with the artist image..
If anyone has any suggestions to fix this would be greatly appreciated! I have read this entire discussion, every page and tried every fix but nothing seems to work!
Appreciate your time in putting this plugin together in the first place, Cheers.

Re: Biography Discussion

Reply #1077
Hey there! I have been trying to sort this out for a really long time (wasted too many hours of my life) But just love this plugin so much and would really like to get it working fully!
I have the latest 1.4.2 version installed and latest JScript on foobar2000 version 1.6.7.0. Everything seems to be working fine except the classic "NO PHOTO" Problem with the artist image..
If anyone has any suggestions to fix this would be greatly appreciated! I have read this entire discussion, every page and tried every fix but nothing seems to work!
Appreciate your time in putting this plugin together in the first place, Cheers.

If you elaborate what this classic problem is, I might be able to help you out since I'm not aware of this problem and certainly don't have any issues with Biography.

Re: Biography Discussion

Reply #1078
Hey there! I have been trying to sort this out for a really long time (wasted too many hours of my life) But just love this plugin so much and would really like to get it working fully!
I have the latest 1.4.2 version installed and latest JScript on foobar2000 version 1.6.7.0. Everything seems to be working fine except the classic "NO PHOTO" Problem with the artist image..
If anyone has any suggestions to fix this would be greatly appreciated! I have read this entire discussion, every page and tried every fix but nothing seems to work!
Appreciate your time in putting this plugin together in the first place, Cheers.

If you elaborate what this classic problem is, I might be able to help you out since I'm not aware of this problem and certainly don't have any issues with Biography.

Excuse me for not providing enough details! Basically everything is seeming to work except the downloading of the "artist" images for instance the plugin is able to show the album cover of the album playing but when i switch to the last.fm view the artist image is not shown and instead an image showing 'NO PHOTO' is present.. Checking in the directory where these images are meant to be saved, nothing is present, however I am able to get all the last.fm info... I have tried many different mainstream artists, I have tried downgrading to older versions of the plugin but nothing seems to work.
attached is an image of the issue i am speaking of, cheers for the help in advance.


Re: Biography Discussion

Reply #1079
Hey there! I have been trying to sort this out for a really long time (wasted too many hours of my life) But just love this plugin so much and would really like to get it working fully!
I have the latest 1.4.2 version installed and latest JScript on foobar2000 version 1.6.7.0. Everything seems to be working fine except the classic "NO PHOTO" Problem with the artist image..
If anyone has any suggestions to fix this would be greatly appreciated! I have read this entire discussion, every page and tried every fix but nothing seems to work!
Appreciate your time in putting this plugin together in the first place, Cheers.

If you elaborate what this classic problem is, I might be able to help you out since I'm not aware of this problem and certainly don't have any issues with Biography.

Excuse me for not providing enough details! Basically everything is seeming to work except the downloading of the "artist" images for instance the plugin is able to show the album cover of the album playing but when i switch to the last.fm view the artist image is not shown and instead an image showing 'NO PHOTO' is present.. Checking in the directory where these images are meant to be saved, nothing is present, however I am able to get all the last.fm info... I have tried many different mainstream artists, I have tried downgrading to older versions of the plugin but nothing seems to work.
attached is an image of the issue i am speaking of, cheers for the help in advance.



Did you check these biography server settings?

Re: Biography Discussion

Reply #1080
Hey there! I have been trying to sort this out for a really long time (wasted too many hours of my life) But just love this plugin so much and would really like to get it working fully!
I have the latest 1.4.2 version installed and latest JScript on foobar2000 version 1.6.7.0. Everything seems to be working fine except the classic "NO PHOTO" Problem with the artist image..
If anyone has any suggestions to fix this would be greatly appreciated! I have read this entire discussion, every page and tried every fix but nothing seems to work!
Appreciate your time in putting this plugin together in the first place, Cheers.

If you elaborate what this classic problem is, I might be able to help you out since I'm not aware of this problem and certainly don't have any issues with Biography.

Excuse me for not providing enough details! Basically everything is seeming to work except the downloading of the "artist" images for instance the plugin is able to show the album cover of the album playing but when i switch to the last.fm view the artist image is not shown and instead an image showing 'NO PHOTO' is present.. Checking in the directory where these images are meant to be saved, nothing is present, however I am able to get all the last.fm info... I have tried many different mainstream artists, I have tried downgrading to older versions of the plugin but nothing seems to work.
attached is an image of the issue i am speaking of, cheers for the help in advance.



Did you check these biography server settings?
Yes, been through all of the settings and tried troubleshooting for many days and have gone back to default. Just had a check and seems that my settings all match up with what you have there. I also checked permissions on the folders to see if that might be an issue but all clear there too...

Re: Biography Discussion

Reply #1081
Also tried a fix that was posted here regarding file name length and that did not help either.. I just find it very strange that I am able to receive all the other info from last.fm but just not getting the artist images.. Again im also able to display the album cover which I already have..

Re: Biography Discussion

Reply #1082
I also just tried manually putting an image in the folder and it does display, the folders are being created for the artists that I am playing, just again, not downloading for some reason.

Re: Biography Discussion

Reply #1083
That artist worked fine for me. Maybe something is blocking the download.

Inside your fb2k profile folder, browse to

Code: [Select]
foo_spider_monkey_panel\package_data\{BA9557CE-7B4B-4E0E-9373-99F511E81252}

Here there should be a file named foo_lastfm_img.vbs

This is used by the script to download images. To test it manually, open a powershell/command prompt in this folder. Run this command

Code: [Select]
cscript.exe //nologo foo_lastfm_img.vbs https://lastfm.freetls.fastly.net/i/u/770x0/0e5dbdea7c7c4127a1c9155eaedeb0a0.jpg test.jpg

and see if a file named test.jpg gets saved in that folder.


Re: Biography Discussion

Reply #1084
That artist worked fine for me. Maybe something is blocking the download.

Inside your fb2k profile folder, browse to

Code: [Select]
foo_spider_monkey_panel\package_data\{BA9557CE-7B4B-4E0E-9373-99F511E81252}

Here there should be a file named foo_lastfm_img.vbs

This is used by the script to download images. To test it manually, open a powershell/command prompt in this folder. Run this command

Code: [Select]
cscript.exe //nologo foo_lastfm_img.vbs https://lastfm.freetls.fastly.net/i/u/770x0/0e5dbdea7c7c4127a1c9155eaedeb0a0.jpg test.jpg

and see if a file named test.jpg gets saved in that folder.



Seriously thank you both for getting back to me so quickly.. I am bit new to cmd unfortunately and the command doesnt seem to be working! Just saying the specified module could not be found.

Re: Biography Discussion

Reply #1085
Everything is in that folder by the way and I do have the Foo_lastfm_img.vbs there.

Re: Biography Discussion

Reply #1086
Well that certainly explains why it isn't working. Something funky is going on which seems very specific to your setup. There should be no problem executing that on any version of windows going right back to the ancient windows xp and probably earlier. If you have any 3rd party anti virus, try disabling it temporarily?? Other than that, I don't really have any ideas.

Re: Biography Discussion

Reply #1087
Everything is in that folder by the way and I do have the Foo_lastfm_img.vbs there.

Is this by any chance a fresh install of Windows 11?

Windows 11 does not install IE 11 anymore, whicj means you won't have ActtiveX available which is needed by the Biograophy script.

Have a look at this ...
https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,120978.msg1041386.html#msg1041386

And check the possible fix (which did not work for me) in the attached picture.

Re: Biography Discussion

Reply #1088
Well that certainly explains why it isn't working. Something funky is going on which seems very specific to your setup. There should be no problem executing that on any version of windows going right back to the ancient windows xp and probably earlier. If you have any 3rd party anti virus, try disabling it temporarily?? Other than that, I don't really have any ideas.

Thanks so much for the help, it must be just something weird about my windows -- gonna give a few random things a go and if I manage to fix it I will let you know the issue! Loving the plugin regardless. Do not know why I hadn't gotten after 10 years of Foobar use!

Re: Biography Discussion

Reply #1089
Ooh I seem to be getting somewhere, I downloaded node.js from reading some random forums online and now that cmd script works and I got the test.jpg! but still no changes on the foobar side.. will keep going tho!

Re: Biography Discussion

Reply #1090
Everything is in that folder by the way and I do have the Foo_lastfm_img.vbs there.

Is this by any chance a fresh install of Windows 11?

Windows 11 does not install IE 11 anymore, whicj means you won't have ActtiveX available which is needed by the Biograophy script.

Have a look at this ...
https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,120978.msg1041386.html#msg1041386

And check the possible fix (which did not work for me) in the attached picture.

One more reason @WilB IMHO should consider making the script in JSP3, that has internal built-in methods to download images, make web requests, access local filesystem etc. Also JSP3 can be used in x64, that many users want to switch to.

 

Re: Biography Discussion

Reply #1091
There are also plenty of reasons to prefer a SMP x64 build, since JSP3 uses an ancient version of javascript really limited for complex scripts in many aspects. It's like choose your poison.

Some of them maybe can be poly-filled, but IMHO people using BIO should be asking for a SMP x64 build, not to rework the entire script to JSP3 (?). Specially since JSP3 already has its own script for allmusic/lastfm btw.

Re: Biography Discussion

Reply #1092
There are also plenty of reasons to prefer a SMP x64 build, since JSP3 uses an ancient version of javascript really limited for complex scripts in many aspects. It's like choose your poison.

Some of them maybe can be poly-filled, but IMHO people using BIO should be asking for a SMP x64 build, not to rework the entire script to JSP3 (?). Specially since JSP3 already has its own script for allmusic/lastfm btw.
I also agree, but 2 years have passed away without any changes in SMP. I feel SMP x64 is a long way from being done. @TheQwertiest

Re: Biography Discussion

Reply #1093
I think this script works fine for the vast majority of people. This vbs issue is a bit obscure to say the least. The easiest fix would be replacing it with curl or similar. It's even included on windows 10/11.

Re: Biography Discussion

Reply #1094
I think this script works fine for the vast majority of people. This vbs issue is a bit obscure to say the least. The easiest fix would be replacing it with curl or similar. It's even included on windows 10/11.
True.. I use curl to retrieve temporary spotify tokens and download images on my scripts, it gives zero problems.

Re: Biography Discussion

Reply #1095
I also agree, but 2 years have passed away without any changes in SMP. I feel SMP x64 is a long way from being done. 

I feel that this is a bit offtopic, but I'll bite :)
As you can see here, there are quite a few "changes": https://github.com/TheQwertiest/foo_spider_monkey_panel/compare/master...feature/v2

Not much in the way of new releases though, that's true.

Re: Biography Discussion

Reply #1096
Okay, have not managed to get the auto download of images to work, but I have been using 'Album Art Downloader' to update all my album art and extra art recently. It got me thinking that I should just set the Artist image view to custom load folder to my music collection so it just shows the art I have been downloading.. Sorry for the stupid question but im just unsure how to set that correctly so that it just looks in my local collection which is organized as: G:\Music\Artist\Album
Greatly appreciate the help again and excuse me if this is confusing, truly new to all of this but learning lots on the way!

Re: Biography Discussion

Reply #1097
Never mind this, I got it !

Re: Biography Discussion

Reply #1098
For Lyrics, is there an offset indicator when scrolling the lyrics up and down? It's really difficult to navigate without knowing the exact starting point.

Re: Biography Discussion

Reply #1099
I've noticed that the plugin doesn't seem to handle certain special characters correctly.

For instance, i get the following error in my console when attempting to retrieve the album review for: https://www.allmusic.com/album/closure-continuation-mw0003617672

Quote
Biography Server: allmusic review: Closure/Continuation / Porcupine Tree: not found

Is there a workaround or is this a bug? I'd create a github issue, but there doesn't appear to be a way to do it.