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View Poll Results: Does Album Catalogue Creator (RC5+) create a trustworthy output?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tamanaco View Post
    Just downloaded beta 3 and I do not see the Start or Help buttons. The font of the GUI is bigger, but no where to click to start the process.

    Edit: Never mind... I was able to resize the window and see the missing buttons. But there's still something wrong with the layout of the GUI.
    I didn't change any GUI code but if others users are experiencing the same...please react.

    Frank
    Last edited by SilverRS8; 2008-01-02 at 02:47.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Scales View Post
    I must confess that I have not got a specific folder for compilations so I
    did not specify one. Neither had I specified a starting folder though for
    testing purposes I can see that it might help as running it against my
    entire collection takes a while!
    Thx for the update. I fixed it because this should work ofcourse.

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Scales View Post
    File system is not case sensitive (Windows) and I can confirm that cover art
    is named folder.jpg, cover.jpg and I seem to have a lot of dlimage.jpg
    (generated by a cover art generation script!) I assume that I could just
    rename these to cover.jpg etc.
    No need to rename files. You can easily add you cover files used to line 70 (of the current script version -> download again for current version please):
    sCoverFilename = "cover.jpg,folder.jpg"

    So your change would look like:
    sCoverFilename = "cover.jpg,folder.jpg,dlimage.jpg"

    Regards,

    Frank

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverRS8 View Post
    Thx for your reaction and testing.



    So what you actually would like is an option to display the genre of each track instead of album based? Ordering multiple multi genre albums based on genre is not possible i think (how would you like to output to look?)but if you have a suggestion and more users want this I can see if I can code it into the script?

    What do you actually mean? The script doesn't create folders, beside a 'AlbumCatalogs' folder in the script folder to write the generated files to. It only performs read actions (only for album covers).

    Frank
    Fistly, I have multiple genres only at the album level, not song level. All I meant was that you have an option to include genre in the printout but it only prints out one genre at random. I have a max of 3 genres per album.

    Secondly, if I have albums in a directory D:\Slim it finds them, but it does't find the albums that I have in F:\Slim, even though I have a shorcut for F:\Slim in D:\Slim. An alternative would be to allow us to set up multiple drives like this: D:\Slim;F:\Slim

    The biggest potential user for your script is someone with lots of music - meaning, they likely have more than one hard drive.

    Thanks again for taking this on. Much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick B. View Post
    Fistly, I have multiple genres only at the album level, not song level. All I meant was that you have an option to include genre in the printout but it only prints out one genre at random. I have a max of 3 genres per album.

    Secondly, if I have albums in a directory D:\Slim it finds them, but it does't find the albums that I have in F:\Slim, even though I have a shorcut for F:\Slim in D:\Slim. An alternative would be to allow us to set up multiple drives like this: D:\Slim;F:\Slim
    1: I will investigate what is needed to implement this.
    On the database side there is a table linking Genres to tracks but there is no table linking albums to genres. So the album genre or genres must be extracted from the seperate album tracks (as a first thought).

    2: Must be possible to solve.
    I just need to know how such an entry (shortcut as part of path) is stored in the SS Database. I will create an identical path structure to investigate.

    I may need some time but i'll get back on both. Thx for your comment.

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    I'm really interested in this app - would it be possible to modify it to pick up artwork that SS has added from embedded tags, rather than folder.jpg?

    I think it's possible, because Emmisary's app (http://forums.slimdevices.com/showth...=28457&page=13) did just that when I ran it under 6.5.x. Sadly that app no longer runs under 7, as far as I can see.

    I'd love to help, but I've only just started to learn html!

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    ...and another thought; presumeably it picks up the "Artist" field from the db when it runs? Can it be tweaked to use whatever SS calls "Artist Sort"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moley6knipe View Post
    I'm really interested in this app - would it be possible to modify it to pick up artwork that SS has added from embedded tags, rather than folder.jpg?

    I think it's possible, because Emmisary's app (http://forums.slimdevices.com/showth...=28457&page=13) did just that when I ran it under 6.5.x. Sadly that app no longer runs under 7, as far as I can see.

    I'd love to help, but I've only just started to learn html!
    All album covers are stored in BLOB recordfieldtypes. I will try to figure out how this can be accomplished and added. HTML is just the markup and not that real exiting or complex. For some advanced stuff I can use mySQL or SQL knowledge mostly regarding the formatting of SQL SELECT statements. So I don't know if your experienced in SQL?

    EDIT: The script uses the tracks.title (not titlesort), albums.title (not titlesort) and contributor.name (not namesort) fields. The xxxxsort fields are not used by the script because they are all in uppercase and contain only A-Z characters. Special chars are replaced by spaces for the xxxxsort fieldtypes.
    Hope this is an answer to your question?

    Frank
    Last edited by SilverRS8; 2008-01-02 at 07:52.

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    Announce: Album Catalog Creator for SlimServer

    Thanks again for that, I already figured out the line for adding cover art
    info.

    I can see now that I will have to sort out all my various artist albums
    because it seems that I should not include them in the 'artist' sorted list.

    I will try the other sorts next


    Thanks again

    Richard

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    Richard Scales;253115 Wrote:
    > I must confess that I have not got a specific folder for compilations so
    > I
    > did not specify one. Neither had I specified a starting folder though
    > for
    > testing purposes I can see that it might help as running it against my
    > entire collection takes a while!


    Thx for the update. I fixed it because this should work ofcourse.

    Richard Scales;253115 Wrote:
    > File system is not case sensitive (Windows) and I can confirm that cover
    > art
    > is named folder.jpg, cover.jpg and I seem to have a lot of dlimage.jpg
    > (generated by a cover art generation script!) I assume that I could
    > just
    > rename these to cover.jpg etc.


    No need to rename files. You can easily add you cover files used to
    line 70 (of the current script version -> download again for current
    version please):
    sCoverFilename = "cover.jpg,folder.jpg"

    So your change would look like:
    sCoverFilename = "cover.jpg,folder.jpg,dlimage.jpg"

    Regards,

    Frank


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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverRS8 View Post
    Sorry, looked at it again and the script only works when SS is installed on the same Windows machine.

    Frank
    Ah, that won't work for me then. No worries, I'm sure many will find this useful.

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    Thanks Frank! I wonder why SS translates sorting to UPPERCASE? Again, I'm only just starting to learn SQL so I'm a long way off yet! Sorry. I'm one of those strange people who's learning it for fun ;-)

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