i've made a script for WSH panel mod that pulls the same biography info from last.fm. it supports per panel field remapping. you need a last.fm account to use it though.http://dl.dropbox.com/u/22801321/samples.zipthe script you need to import is named simple biography.txt. read the instructions carefully.
i've made a script for WSH panel mod that pulls the same biography info from last.fm. it supports per panel field remapping. you need a last.fm account to use it though.http://dl.dropbox.com/u/22801321/samples.zip
> cscript //Nologo mb_discography.vbs "Vidna Obmana" Terrace of Memories1991 BE Passage in Beauty1993 AU Echoing Delight1993 IT Revealed by Composed Nature1993 US Ending Mirage1994 AU The Spiritual Bonding1994 US Memories Compiled 11994 US Still Fragments1995 IT [Syrenia]1995 US Twilight of Perception1996 US Shadowing in Sorrow1996 US The River of Appearance1998 US Crossing the Trail1998 US Memories Compiled 11999 CA True Stories1999 SE The Shape of Solitude1999 SE Variations for Organ, Keyboard and Processors1999 US Landscape in Obscurity1999 US Memories Compiled 21999 US Motives for Recycling2000 IT Echo Passage2000 US The Contemporary Nocturne2000 US The Surreal Sanctuary2001 US Soundtrack for the Aquarium2001 US Subterranean Collective2001 US Tremor2002 US An Opera for Four Fusion Works (Act One: Echoes of Steel)2002 US Deep Unknown2002 US The Shifts Recyclings2003 AT Tracers2003 US Spore2004 US An Opera for Four Fusion Works (Act Two: Phrasing the Air)2004 US Anthology 1984-20042004 US Legacy2005 US Noise/Drone Anthology 1984-19892006 DE Greed2006 US An Opera for Four Fusion Works (Act Three: Reflection on Scale)2006 US The River of Appearance2007 US An Opera for Four Fusion Works (Act Four: The Bowing Harmony)
Usage: cscript //nologo foo_allmusic.vbs ""%album artist%"" ""%album%"" [review | bio]
Script updated (same link: post #428) or more correctly replaced by totally different one Code: [Select]Usage: cscript //nologo foo_allmusic.vbs ""%album artist%"" ""%album%"" [review | bio]
mjm716, if you've not yet done so, try the followingRomor, the script works great - thanks very much!
mjm716, if you've not yet done so, try the followingcscript //nologo foo_allmusic.vbs "%album artist%" "%album%" bioorcscript //nologo foo_allmusic.vbs "%album artist%" "%album%" reviewRomor, the script works great - thanks very much!
Use the available last.fm source in the component's setup as the second listed current source (position the external script source in the first position, closest to the top of the screen). When the allmusic source fails to find the bio, the last.fm source likely will.
To all users of Romor's latest allmusic script: any of you find that it does not work anymore? Mine doesn't, and I've changed nothing in my setup or the script that I'm aware of.
<dl class="info small"> <dd class="artist secondary_link"> <a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/brad-mehldau-mn0000934305">Brad Mehldau</a> / <a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/charlie-haden-mn0000211483">Charlie Haden</a> / <a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/lee-konitz-mn0000227776">Lee Konitz</a>
artist_link = i.firstchild.firstchild.getAttribute("href")
For Each ii In i.firstchild.children If Match(ARG(0), ii.innertext) Then artist_link = ii.href End IfNext
@mjm716: Checking just for artist name match is not enough to assure that we got right artist, because of possible different spellings, similar artist names and duplicate artist names - it was discussed before. However there was unnecessarily double checking for album name which I corrected and script is available at the same link. Album, again has to be in allmusic discography for the particular artist, but album name isn't matched with vbscript but that's left to allmusic NLP result, as it sould have been done in the first place.
At least for me, the existing script will grab reviews for albums attributed on the allmusic site to "Various Artists", if the album has a review on allmusic. You say "never seems to find any", making me wonder if you've actually checked to see if the site actually has the album, has an artist attribution of "Various Artists", and has a review. When the script fails to respond as you expect, you need to check that first. If it's there, then check to see if you are passing the correct tag fields to the script and that the tag fields have exactly what allmusic expects. If that looks OK and you still can't get the panel to display as you expect, try other albums for which you recall having success in seeing reviews. If those aren't appearing, I'd exit and restart foobar2000, and if that doesn't work reboot your computer and try again. I previously thought I was corrupting my scripts by editting them, but that was not the case - for reasons I can't explain the panel and scripts stop working properly and rebooting is the only thing that works for me and always works.If you're convinced what you want is actually at allmusic, and you've checked that you're sending the right information to the script and that your panel is fully functioning, then it's time to look at the html source page for the search result returned by allmusic (it's easy to run the search yourself in your browser using the format in the beginning of the script) and see if you can find anything different about the page that the script is not anticipating. This last step is the one where I still have much to learn, but I've learned a fair amount with the generous help of Romor and others here.