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  • mire777
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Reply #575
I encoded ampersand, thanks Marc


oh sorry, i didn't even look at your script. i just assumed it didn't based on the problem that was reported and the fact that mine works ok. 


I think that problem is not with script:
http://developer.echonest.com/api/v4/artis...grid+michaelson
http://www.last.fm/music/Sara+Bareilles+&a...ichaelson/+wiki


But in some cases it won't load anything (with or without'' &'' character):

http://imageshack.us/f/838/capturezvj.png/
http://developer.echonest.com/api/v4/artis...Whitehead"]http://developer.echonest.com/api/v4/artis...n+%26+Whitehead



http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/11/capturehnx.png/
http://developer.echonest.com/api/v4/artis...mp;name=Cherish




also sometimes wiki goes first and then below is last.fm:

http://developer.echonest.com/api/v4/artis...emical+brothers

maybe it causes some strange behavior...
  • Last Edit: 25 February, 2013, 03:50:11 PM by mire777

  • marc2003
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Reply #576
well like i said before, no issues with ampersands in my WSH panel mod scripts.

screenshot

and the wiki coming first in some examples doesn't matter as the script is set to only use last.fm - it doesn't care where it is.

  • romor
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Reply #577
you guys are helpless

  • marc2003
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Reply #578
so after all that, mire777 still hasn't wrapped the artist in double quotes. i guess i should pay more attention. 

  • mire777
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Reply #579
so after all that, mire777 still hasn't wrapped the artist in double quotes. i guess i should pay more attention. 


I don't know what you're talking about, of course I'm wrapped artist in double quotes...

  • sanja123
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Reply #580
Romor, just to say, thank you for this script, you saved my life. great work!
Thank you very much.

  • romor
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Reply #581
Sanja, welcome to the forum, and thanks for your kind words

[Not my release] Biography view
Reply #582
they are there in the wikipedia segment but not the last.fm...


After seeing the content in biography view processed with xmllint, it seems like they use new lines on last.fm contents to format additional information, like History, Musical style etc., while biography text new lines are stripped. These stripped new lines can be "recovered" by replacing dot followed by two spaces with dot followed by two CRLF, i.e ".  " -> ".\r\n\r\n". I'll do that later today and provide script, as there is no "sed" equivalent on Windows.

Edit: Sooner than later, here is 6 line vbscript that renders as expected full last.fm bio: https://gist.github.com/aa2ada8bdc93144abd03

How to use it (if script is placed in foobar root folder):




hi romor
would you be so kind and explain exactly (if possible with pics) what i have to do to get your script running

thank you

  • romor
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Reply #583
Step by step walkthrough:

1. download the script from provided link and save it in foobar's folder
2. In foobar's preferences navigate to "Biography Server" page and from "Available source list" listbox, add "Run External Script" item to the "Current source list" list box. Move it to the top with the "Up" button
3. In foobar's preferences "Run External Script" page, in Artist tab, type exactly what you see in quoted image

[Not my release] Biography view
Reply #584
Step by step walkthrough:

1. download the script from provided link and save it in foobar's folder
2. In foobar's preferences navigate to "Biography Server" page and from "Available source list" listbox, add "Run External Script" item to the "Current source list" list box. Move it to the top with the "Up" button
3. In foobar's preferences "Run External Script" page, in Artist tab, type exactly what you see in quoted image


Thanks, works perfectly
is it possible to get lastfm-bio in german ?

  • jollyb
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Reply #585
Romor, thanks for the script, it works. Have you considered to creating a new script for displaying image, if something happens with the existing ones. Last.fm seems no longer safe.. Thanks and continue your good work...

  • romor
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Reply #586
Don't remove Last.fm from "Current source list" and images should show fine. There is no need for workaround

  • romor
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Reply #587
I updated last.fm biography script, as I noticed that it fails if artist name has non-ASCII character.
Problem was that unlike last.fm, echonest doesn't accept anything but UTF-8 encoded or ASCII query strings.
Those that use version with text caching, should check if 0 length files are present because of this issue, and delete all.

  • neons
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Reply #588
Thanks for the update, works even faster than standard foo_uie_biography now,  thanks
  • Last Edit: 07 March, 2013, 06:20:10 PM by neons

  • matif
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Reply #589
Is it possible to add some effects when image change?
Would anyone update this plugin include this feature?

  • marc2003
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Reply #590
that won't happen. the component itself is closed source and all the image stuff is done internally.

the developer has not been seen in a long time.

  • matif
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Reply #591
that won't happen. the component itself is closed source and all the image stuff is done internally.

the developer has not been seen in a long time.

Oh, right, this is why can't I found his original source...
In the past, I think romor fork Biography view, and Biography view is open source. XD
  • Last Edit: 14 March, 2013, 02:53:35 PM by matif

  • antonyb
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Reply #592
Now it works LAST FM, how can I set the Italian language?

  • marc2003
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Reply #593
you can't. this 3rd party site is English only.
  • Last Edit: 14 March, 2013, 08:05:26 PM by marc2003

  • antonyb
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Reply #594
I changed the address but does not work ..

WScript.Echo Replace(Replace(.selectSingleNode("/response/biographies/biography/text[../site='last.fm']").text, ".  ", "." & vbCrLf & vbCrLf), ".  ", "." & vbCrLf & vbCrLf)

  • marc2003
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Reply #595
of course not. as i said before, the script is using a 3rd party site (the echonest) - http://developer.echonest.com/docs/v4/arti...tml#biographies

it only supports english.

if you want to know why the script refers to "last.fm", look at this example server response....

http://developer.echonest.com/api/v4/artis...icense=cc-by-sa

you'll see there are 2 bios provided by wikipedia and last.fm. the site=last.fm bit in the script selects only the last.fm article.
  • Last Edit: 14 March, 2013, 08:40:57 PM by marc2003

  • antonyb
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Reply #596
I understand, it would take a foo with a site like this http://www.enjoyyourstay.net/biografia-Renato_Zero-7463.html

Or some other solution.
thanks

  • mire777
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Reply #597
I understand, it would take a foo with a site like this http://www.enjoyyourstay.net/biografia-Renato_Zero-7463.html

Or some other solution.
thanks


This site does not use the last.fm biography, and that's what we want to use. if you want you can use already built in wikipedia and set your language there in: preferences>tools>biography server>wikipedia
for now it's not possible to change language for last.fm with echonest, but it probably will be possible in the future..

  • marc2003
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Reply #598
you could scrape data from just about any site if you have the skills. romor has already proven this with his allmusic script. but whether anyone would want to tackle that particular site is another matter entirely.

  • antonyb
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Reply #599
This site does not use the last.fm biography, and that's what we want to use. if you want you can use already built in wikipedia and set your language there in: preferences>tools>biography server>wikipedia
for now it's not possible to change language for last.fm with echonest, but it probably will be possible in the future..

Wikipedia has less information, I prefer last fm but no Italian.
The Italian language is used shortly, I do not think that will be added to echonest

you could scrape data from just about any site if you have the skills. romor has already proven this with his allmusic script. but whether anyone would want to tackle that particular site is another matter entirely.

In fact, I asked you, I know you have the skills, but the problem is that the Italian is not in use, it takes someone who spends time