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Wikipedia link generator?

Hello,

I just recently discovered Foobar a few days ago, and it's really nice!

I was wondering if there exists a component that simply generates a search link or direct link to a song's page on Wikipedia. Same for artist page and album page. If there is no such thing I will probably end up making it if I can get around to downloading the SDK.

It would also be useful to have a component that generates links to the site SongMeanings.net.

Maybe it would even be possible to create a universal link generator where one would specify the rules, meaning you could generate a link to any site. That would be awesome.

Re: Wikipedia link generator?

Reply #1
foo_run

Just as an example to start off with, this is the titleformatting I'm using for the wikipedia artist search
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http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?search=$replace(%artist%, ,'%20',&,'%26') 

It doesn't always work, though, maybe someone else has a better code.
I'm late

Re: Wikipedia link generator?

Reply #2
It's a very big if but IF your files are tagged with a musicbrainz artist id, I have a script that will fetch all known links from musicbrainz and display them inside a panel. Obviously the links are clickable.

Example:



How many links you get will depend on the popularity of the artist amongst the people who contribute to musicbrainz. Everything is added by hand.

Script installation notes are here: https://github.com/19379/js-marc2003/wiki/Installation

edit: By default, the script will display the artist's releases. You need to right click the panel select Links.

Re: Wikipedia link generator?

Reply #3
Nice. Thanks for the tips. I tried the foo_run component. Does the job well.

Is it possible to add buttons in any way, without delving into the SDK? I would prefer to have a button ready for me to click and go to wikipedia.  :)

 

Re: Wikipedia link generator?

Reply #4
Just right click any existing set of default UI/columns UI buttons and you can create a new button and bind it the context command provided by foo_run.

 
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