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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    Any request to the image proxy would accept resizing parameters. But the raw URL you post would not be resized. You'd get that 40MB scan of a LP cover, if that was what the plugin found.
    I was specifically asking about the "Music and Artist Information" images obtained from the plugin (which is great, btw). Is there any other way of requesting them, then by using those URLs ?

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    CLI interface limitations - workarounds?

    >> Any request to the image proxy would accept resizing parameters. But the
    >> raw URL you post would not be resized. You'd get that 40MB scan of a LP
    >> cover, if that was what the plugin found.

    >
    > I was specifically asking about the "*Music and Artist Information*"
    > images obtained from the plugin (which is great, btw). Is there any
    > other way of requesting them, then by using those URLs ?


    Which images? Cover art? Artist pictures?

    Cover art you can save to your music files, or in the music folder, and
    they'd be available through LMS' artwork handler.

    Artist pictures - no. That's the URL to use. What's wrong with it? Or
    what are you trying to do?

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  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    >> Any request to the image proxy would accept resizing parameters. But the
    >> raw URL you post would not be resized. You'd get that 40MB scan of a LP
    >> cover, if that was what the plugin found.

    >
    > I was specifically asking about the "*Music and Artist Information*"
    > images obtained from the plugin (which is great, btw). Is there any
    > other way of requesting them, then by using those URLs ?


    Which images? Cover art? Artist pictures?

    Cover art you can save to your music files, or in the music folder, and
    they'd be available through LMS' artwork handler.

    Artist pictures - no. That's the URL to use. What's wrong with it? Or
    what are you trying to do?

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    Michael
    Artist pictures. The URL is fine, and nothing is wrong (as I said - great plugin) I was just wondering if there were server side resizing options for it. The pictures you get with the plugin are small, but users can add their own images.

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    CLI interface limitations - workarounds?

    > Artist pictures. The URL is fine, and nothing is wrong (as I said -
    > great plugin) I was just wondering if there were server side resizing
    > options for it. The pictures you get with the plugin are small, but
    > users can add their own images.

    Well, then we're back at my first response, which was: you can tell the
    imageproxy how large you want to have it. Without any resizing
    parameters you'd get the original file. Which can be small, or way
    larger than you'd want. That default size really just depends on the
    source of the image.

    I'd strongly recommend you to configure a local folder where you can
    store those images. If you find one you consider too small, just replace
    it in there, instead of relying on the plugin to find something useful.

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    Michael

  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    > Artist pictures. The URL is fine, and nothing is wrong (as I said -
    > great plugin) I was just wondering if there were server side resizing
    > options for it. The pictures you get with the plugin are small, but
    > users can add their own images.

    Well, then we're back at my first response, which was: you can tell the
    imageproxy how large you want to have it. Without any resizing
    parameters you'd get the original file. Which can be small, or way
    larger than you'd want. That default size really just depends on the
    source of the image.

    I'd strongly recommend you to configure a local folder where you can
    store those images. If you find one you consider too small, just replace
    it in there, instead of relying on the plugin to find something useful.

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    Michael
    Thanks. Plugin finds most artists but I have configured a local folder with some replacements.

  6. #16
    I have made progress developping a single web page which displays albums, artists, with a variety of filters and navigation, all based on the CLI interfaces. So far so good...

    The limitations of the interfaces do not allow me, however, to easily display relationships between artists. For example: I would like to dispaly all the musicians that have performed on all the albums of a particular artist. This is useful and interesting, especially in Jazz, where the "ecosystem" of an artist can be quite large...

    In order to do this, I would have to:
    - select all tracks for a given artist
    - parse the results of the titles to extract the individual contributing artists (I personally store the contributing artists in the "band" tag, for lack of a better place)
    - then querry the contributing artists individually to obtain their "name"

    It is possible, obviously, but does not seem very "efficient". Is there any way the CLI interfaces could evolve to provide this information ? Otherwise, could this be dealt through a plugin instead, active during the scan of the database ? Any ideas would be welcome.
    Last edited by hopkins; 2019-04-01 at 08:20.

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    CLI interface limitations - workarounds?

    Did you look into the Music & Artist Information plugin? It offers
    information about related artists, credits etc.

    If you wanted gather that information based on the metadata in your
    files, you'd have to do this yourself.

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  8. #18
    Hi again,

    Is there any way the musicbrainz_id tags could be included in the CLI interfaces for albums and contributors ?

    Related question: for albums, I can get LMS to update the musicbrainz_id tag from my FLAC tags, but have not been able to do so for artists (whether using the MUSICBRAINZ_ALBUMARTIST_ID tag or the MUSICBARINZ_ARTISTID tag. Am I missing something ?

    Thanks

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    > Is there any way the musicbrainz_id tags could be included in the CLI
    > interfaces for albums and contributors ?


    I thought there was - but it seems I was wrong. We do store the value in
    the database, but don't expose it.

    > Related question: for albums, I can get LMS to update the musicbrainz_id
    > tag from my FLAC tags, but have not been able to do so for artists
    > (whether using the MUSICBRAINZ_ALBUMARTIST_ID tag or the
    > MUSICBARINZ_ARTISTID tag. Am I missing something ?


    They should both work. You'd find a mapping here:

    https://github.com/Logitech/slimserv...ts/FLAC.pm#L43

    Right hand side is what we're using, left hand is tag names which would
    be mapped to the right hand.
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    Michael

  10. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    > Is there any way the musicbrainz_id tags could be included in the CLI
    > interfaces for albums and contributors ?


    I thought there was - but it seems I was wrong. We do store the value in
    the database, but don't expose it.

    > Related question: for albums, I can get LMS to update the musicbrainz_id
    > tag from my FLAC tags, but have not been able to do so for artists
    > (whether using the MUSICBRAINZ_ALBUMARTIST_ID tag or the
    > MUSICBARINZ_ARTISTID tag. Am I missing something ?


    They should both work. You'd find a mapping here:

    https://github.com/Logitech/slimserv...ts/FLAC.pm#L43

    Right hand side is what we're using, left hand is tag names which would
    be mapped to the right hand.
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    Michael
    thanks for the link - will try again.

    Would it be possible to add those fields in the CLI interface ?

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