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[Not my release] Biography view

Reply #175
thanks ssenna for the tool.

I thought, I wouldn´t need it because biography view had worked perfectly the last days, until this hang:

Code: [Select]
Opening track for playback: "C:\Users\Public\Music\Fischer-Z\1981 - Red Skies over Paradise\Fischer-Z - (1981) Red Skies over Paradise - 01 - Berlin.mp3"
Biography: prepare query 0 0 [19:34:53:252]
Biography: start query [19:34:53:252]
Biography: start remote_access 0 [19:34:53:253]
Biography: end remote_access 3823 [19:34:54:716]
Biography: start downloading images [19:34:54:716]
Opening track for playback: "C:\Users\Public\Music\Extrabreit\(1981) Welch ein Land! - Was für Männer_\05 - Glück und Geld.mp3"
Biography: prepare query 1 2 [19:35:33:260]
Opening track for playback: "C:\Users\Public\Music\The Sisters Of Mercy\1987 - Floodland\Sisters of Mercy - (1987) Floodland - 01 - DominionMother Russia.mp3"
Biography: prepare query 1 4 [19:36:12:537]
Biography: end downloading 5 [19:36:28:050]
Biography: completion <= 214590152, 0 [19:36:28:057]
Biography: start query [19:36:28:062]
Biography: start remote_access 0 [19:36:28:063]
Location not parsable: "C:\Users\Public\Music\Fischer-Z\Fischer-Z_info.lfml", reason: Unsupported file format
Biography: end remote_access 22873 [19:36:29:161]
Biography: start downloading images [19:36:29:162]

**edit: after this I waited 2 minutes, but nothing changed. endedit**
biography was frozen in the artist before this one.

note, that the last trial to get cache info is from the path of 'Fischer-Z' although this artist was played three tracks before and the current one is 'The sisters of mercy'.

My artist cache path is: C:\Users\Public\Music\%album artist%\%artist%_info


hope that helps.


P.S.: the error of unsupported file format is due to that the debug version is older, right?

edit2: here´s another example starting with opening the last track, that has shown the correct biography.

and I have waited 2 minutes each time before playing a new track.

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Opening track for playback: "C:\Users\Public\Music\Yello\(1986) 1980-1985 The New Mix in One Go\07 - Yello _ Sometimes (Dr. Hirsch).mp3"
Biography: prepare query 0 0 [19:57:20:654]
Biography: start query [19:57:20:654]
Biography: start remote_access 0 [19:57:20:655]
Biography: end remote_access 3593 [19:57:21:080]
Biography: start downloading images [19:57:21:081]
Biography: end downloading 5 [19:57:24:745]
Biography: completion <= 67420360, 0 [19:57:24:749]
Biography: receive completion_notify <= 0, 0 1509140
Biography: start query [19:57:24:752]
Biography: start remote_access 1 [19:57:24:755]
Biography: end remote_access 0 [19:57:25:028]
Biography: start downloading images [19:57:25:028]
Biography: end downloading 1 [19:57:25:220]
Biography: completion <= 236014888, 1 [19:57:25:220]
Biography: receive completion_notify <= 0, 1 1509140
Location not parsable: "C:\Users\Public\Music\Yello\Yello_info.lfml", reason: Unsupported file format
Opening track for playback: "C:\Users\Public\Music\Various\Very Cool Electric Stereo Jazz\11 - Various - AudioTrack 11.mp3"
Biography: prepare query 0 0 [19:57:30:382]
Biography: start query [19:57:30:382]
Biography: start remote_access 0 [19:57:30:383]
Biography: end remote_access 2249 [19:57:30:909]
Biography: start downloading images [19:57:30:910]
Opening track for playback: "C:\Users\Public\Music\Mouse On Mars\(1999) Niun Niggung\11 - Mouse On Mars - Wald F.X.mp3"
Biography: prepare query 1 2 [19:59:18:769]
Opening track for playback: "C:\Users\Public\Music\Kraftwerk\2003 - Tour de France Soundtracks\06 Vitamin.mp3"
Biography: prepare query 1 4 [20:01:19:747]
Biography: end downloading 5 [20:05:49:994]
Biography: completion <= 236014888, 0 [20:05:49:999]
Biography: start query [20:05:50:002]
Biography: start remote_access 0 [20:05:50:003]
Location not parsable: "C:\Users\Public\Music\Various\Air_info.lfml", reason: Unsupported file format
Biography: end remote_access 12970 [20:05:51:017]
Biography: start downloading images [20:05:51:017]
Biography: end downloading 5 [20:05:53:373]
Biography: completion <= 236017224, 0 [20:05:53:385]
Biography: receive completion_notify <= 0, 0 1509140
Biography: start query [20:05:53:389]
Biography: start remote_access 1 [20:05:53:390]
Biography: end remote_access 0 [20:05:53:666]
Biography: start downloading images [20:05:53:666]
Location not parsable: "C:\Users\Public\Music\Kraftwerk\Kraftwerk_info.lfml", reason: Unsupported file format
Biography: end downloading 1 [20:05:54:112]
Biography: completion <= 236017808, 1 [20:05:54:112]
Biography: receive completion_notify <= 0, 1 1509140
Opening track for playback: "C:\Users\Public\Music\The Cure\(1984) The Top\The Cure - (1984) The Top - 03 - Wailing Wall.mp3"

from here it worked again

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[Not my release] Biography view

Reply #176
Code: [Select]
Biography: start downloading images [19:34:54:716]
Opening track for playback: "C:\Users\Public\Music\Extrabreit\(1981) Welch ein Land! - Was für Männer_\05 - Glück und Geld.mp3"
Biography: prepare query 1 2 [19:35:33:260]
Opening track for playback: "C:\Users\Public\Music\The Sisters Of Mercy\1987 - Floodland\Sisters of Mercy - (1987) Floodland - 01 - DominionMother Russia.mp3"
Biography: prepare query 1 4 [19:36:12:537]
Biography: end downloading 5 [19:36:28:050]
...

Downloading-speed seems to be too slow. But I can't figure out at all...

・What version of foobar2000 are you using?
・Are you using a proxy server?

('Location not parsable' errors may have been reported from Folder-Monitoring feature of foobar2000.)

[Not my release] Biography view

Reply #177
Downloading-speed seems to be too slow. But I can't figure out at all...

?What version of foobar2000 are you using?
?Are you using a proxy server?

('Location not parsable' errors may have been reported from Folder-Monitoring feature of foobar2000.)


it´s version 0.9.6.8 no proxy server.

But I have to mention, that there were no problems anymore since the last post, runs perfectly now. Btw I´m still using your debug-version.

Maybe there were other repeated network traffic problems.

I will install the current Biography view again (0.3.2.2) and report in a few days, how it runs.

[Not my release] Biography view

Reply #178
works great now!.

[Not my release] Biography view

Reply #179
Is it possible to write the biography to the file? Like a bio field or something

[Not my release] Biography view

Reply #180
Is it possible to write the biography to the file? Like a bio field or something


The bio's are pulled from last.fm's wiki.

Simply go to last.fm and edit the wiki yourself

[Not my release] Biography view

Reply #181
Please add copy text feature.

[Not my release] Biography view

Reply #182
is there way to drawrect/drawimage or another biography panel over biography panel?

i tried this.

PSS (pseuo transparent)
->Biography(only IMG) (pseuo transparent)
->Biography(only TXT) (pseuo transparent)

$movepanel_c(IMG,0,0,%_width%,%_height%)
$movepanel_c(TXT,0,200,%_width%,%_height%)

but didn't work. 

PSS
->Biography (IMG)
->PSS
  ->Biography(TXT)

didn't work too 

even i tried,

PSS
->Biography(IMG)

$movepanel_c(IMG,0,0,%_width%,%_height%)
$drawrect(0,0,100,200,255-255-255-255,)

but this one didn't work toooo   
i don't know why IMG panel is on the rect...

finally, i wanna show only TXT biography on Drawrect on only IMG biography.
if it's impossible, as a substitute drawrect on IMG biography

is it possible?

[Not my release] Biography view

Reply #183
i have a strange behavior with the cache feature.
Sometimes album covers are not cached. I absolutly dont know why, the cover s name is not special, i see the cover in foobar but the cover is not saved on disk.
I saw it because i read the cover from CAD.

Also in some cases instead of a image i got a directory in the cache folder like:
Marina & the Diamonds_Obsessions
or
Extrawelt_Soopertrack

i use %artist%_%album% as name template

[Not my release] Biography view

Reply #184
I don't know if it's supposed to be this way, but for me, Biography Panel takes a lot to load images.
It seems that it's always trying to get the artists pictures (specially) from internet. But, I have the cache folder completely filled up with those pictures.
So, does the Panel get the images from net regardless the cache. If yes, what's the point?!
How can I make the Panel search in cache firstly?

[Not my release] Biography view

Reply #185
Sometimes album covers are not cached. I absolutly dont know why, the cover s name is not special, i see the cover in foobar but the cover is not saved on disk.

humm...  In the following case, cover image is not saved.
(1) the cover image is not found.
(2) the cover image is provided from Core Built-in ArtReader.
(3) cache file path is illegal format (eg. contain illegal characters).

Also in some cases instead of a image i got a directory in the cache folder like:

Does meta-info of these tracks contain ':' , '/', or '\' ?
biography view recognizes these characters as folder-separator.

It seems that it's always trying to get the artists pictures (specially) from internet. But, I have the cache folder completely filled up with those pictures.

well...
Please make sure whether you unticked "Search cache after online-search" in Preferences->Biography Server->Last.fm->Artist/Album tab.
this option should be unticked.

[Not my release] Biography view

Reply #186
It seems that it's always trying to get the artists pictures (specially) from internet. But, I have the cache folder completely filled up with those pictures.

well...
Please make sure whether you unticked "Search cache after online-search" in Preferences->Biography Server->Last.fm->Artist/Album tab.
this option should be unticked.

It didn't work. The Panel still gets the images from internet, regardless the cache folder.
By the way,  would "search cache after online-search" mean just a simple search in cache folder AFTER a no-result online search? As you've said, I got the opposite.
What I really want is an option like :
"Search first in [dropdown] >Cache/Saved images  >Internet/Online images"
Please add it. It would be really great and make the panel faster.

[Not my release] Biography view

Reply #187
Hi ssenna, using an active connections monitor, I have noticed that the component consistently makes an outbound connection (on playlist item change) -even though the info for that artist is already cached on disk. "Expiry interval of cache" is set at 0, and "Search cache after online-search" is not enabled.

Judging by the speed at which the info is displayed -quickly if cache exists, and a bit slower if its a new artist- it suggests that the component is accessing the cache, but then why make an outbound connection? Hopefully this can be fixed.

Also, small request: Just like "playback statistics", enable the component only for music that's in the library. Thanks

[Not my release] Biography view

Reply #188
Is it possible to remap more than one tag to artist?  If I have, for example, a classical piece with two performers, one composer and one conductor, could I remap all four of them to artist so they appear in the Artist sub menu to select each one?  I understand [<%performer%>] will remap both performers to artist, but I can't see how to add more than one tag.  I'm using the latest version (v0.3.3.2).

[Not my release] Biography view

Reply #189
Most of the time I use the cache function for artist images to save time.

But sometimes I want to redownload the images for just a particular artist. So I hope there will be a right click option for Redownload images.
Thanks in advanced


Sorry for asking again, can this feature be implemented?

When playing one song, a right click option to redownload images for the artist being played, while cache feature is still on.

[Not my release] Biography view

Reply #190
Is there any way to make the panel switch automatically between multivalue artists?

If there are multivalues in the artist tag the panel allows to switch manually by context menu.
Would be great if we could have an option to switch automatically in a predefined time (for example: track length/number of values).

Is it somehow possible to achieve this?
If not, please take this idea as a feature request .

[Not my release] Biography view

Reply #191
what exactly does the "show indicator" option do?

[Not my release] Biography view

Reply #192
if you use biography view panel as biography text renderer, than if the text is larger than panel up/down triangles will show on bottom and/or top of the panel

[Not my release] Biography view

Reply #193
I just updated to v0.3.3.2 and have some strange issues now...

foobar2000 freezes every time for about one second the panel updates images.
Sometimes the panel doesn't updates the info (maybe the same problem vogliadicane mentioned before?).

Haven't got these problems with older versions.
I tried with a version 0.3.0.0 i still had in a portable foobar2000 installation and no freezes occured/no info updating problems.

[Not my release] Biography view

Reply #194
I can confirm the problem reported by tedgo after updating to 0.3.3.2 - e.g. the channel spectrum briefly freezes when the image changes. 0.3.1.3 worked fine. I resolved the problem by switching to GDI+ font instead of GDI  - unfortunately the GDI+ setting is not saved so the problem returns following a restart.

[Not my release] Biography view

Reply #195
Hey, thanks for the hint.
Its true, switching to GDI+ solves the problem.
And unfortunately its also true that its not restored on startup...

[Not my release] Biography view

Reply #196
is it possible to get the %lastfm_album_info% variable like %lastfm_bio%?

[Not my release] Biography view

Reply #197
Its true, switching to GDI+ solves the problem.
And unfortunately its also true that its not restored on startup...

I've changed the font settings to Arial or Tahoma, almost no freezes any more.
The font will be restored on startup.
ResizeQuality "ResizeLowQuality" worked too, but I don't like that poor quality.

[Not my release] Biography view

Reply #198
@Erich_2
Thanks for this
Changing to Tahoma does indeed reducing freezes.
Strange that it depents on the font...

[Not my release] Biography view

Reply #199
is it possible to get the %lastfm_album_info% variable like %lastfm_bio%?

I was looking for the same, as it appears in properties as "Album Contents", but probably it isn't mapped to any tag name that I've tried.
As the txt file shows, the available tags are:
%lastfm_bio%
%lastfm_similar_artist%
%lastfm_artist_playcount%
%lastfm_artist_listeners%

I guess ssenna forgot to make that info available