I checked an album page on metal archives. It seems in the link spaces are replaced with underscores. If an artist has spaces change %artist% to $replace(%artist%,$char(32),_). You'll probably will need to do the same for %album% so change that too to $replace(%artist%,$char(32),_).
You're actually doing something similar that I use only I do it for rateyourmusic.com. This for example gets the artist page:
the $replace function replaces a certain character within a tag value with the next character described in the function.
Looking at this
$replace(%artist%,$char(32),_).$char(32) is the ascii code for the space character which gets replaced with _.
Note in my example I have way more characters to replace because weblinks don't use said characters (& becomes and, é becomes e,à becomes a,.....). Chances are you will need to do the same for metalarchives to get all exceptions right. You can adapt my rateyourmusic link and see if that catches all exceptions.
Finally, regarding replacing the "legacy crap" Athena with a modern AVR, I think I'll pass on that.
yeah, but of course replacing old and possibly not so well performing tech with cutting edge, feature rich and inexpensive modern hardware is just unthinkable!
I somehow managed to edit a "search script" for metal archives. The script just works fine when the artist / album title is a word with no spaces.
The search returns odd when an artist or album name is more than word with spaces in between the words.
Could you help me to modify it
Thanks for your time
If marc2003's solution is sufficient for you I would say to stick with that since my solution is a bit more involved and needs other components (wilb's biography jscript) and uses some 'dirty' but workable solutions.
If you're still interested I would suggest to start a new thread since this isn't relevant to the foo_quicksearch topic anymore.
That's brilliant, @jazzthieve ! Love the idea, and would love to know how you did it, as even though marc's last.fm similar artists works fine for me now (though, won't display anything for some quite known bands), I have in future plans more crazy ideas, like %similar_albums% as well.
Thank you very much sir
You just made my day !
Is it possible for "Quicksearch for same/" to use values from one tag (%similar% in my case) to perform search in another (%artist%)? For instance, would've like to tag an artist with 5-6 similar ones, separated with ;, then make buttons in PSS (or WSH or JScript), that when clicked would perform an artist search for them and quickly jump to that playlist.
I have something made like that in my own config. See screenshot.
The green frame shows similar artists of played artist based on multivalue tag %similar artist%. It shows which one are present in the library and which ones aren't. Those that are present, thanks to some help from marc2003 (transparent jscript over the artist names), they are clickable and will create an playlist of clicked artist.
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How can I include the metadata in copy/ripping process?
I can copy/rip tracks with Windows Media Player which does include the metadata, but the resultant file size is much larger.
Excellent, got the new version, and works great. No need for tagging as well now, even though now I get mass of artists that are currently not in my library. But hey, they can get there sometime.
Just wondering, any way to auto-delete other autoplaylists that are generated during browsing?
Thanks a bunch!