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Title: user-defined web links Collection
Post by: stardepp on June 15, 2019, 08:20:15 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/yqLGJzO.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/3vGpe0K.jpg)


Hereby I would like to publish these web links, which I collected in the MusicBee forum and created myself. I am very happy that there is a built-in browser in MusicBee, I often use it to update missing tags.

Amazon Album: https://www.amazon.com/s?url=search-alias&field-keywords=$Replace($First(<Artist>)+(<Album>),"&","and")

Amazon Artist: https://www.amazon.com/s?url=search-alias&field-keywords=$Replace($First(<Artist>),"&","and")

BandCamp Artist: https://bandcamp.com/search?q=%s <Artist>

Discogs Album: https://www.discogs.com/search/?q=<Artist> <Album>

Discogs Artist: https://www.discogs.com/search/?q=<Artist>

Google Album: https://www.google.com/search?&q=<Artist> <Album>

Google Artist: https://www.google.com/search?&q=<Artist>

Google Artist Pictures: https://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&tbs=imgo:1,iar:s,itp:face&q=<Artist>

Google Play Album: https://play.google.com/store/search?q=<Artist> <Album>

MusicBrainz Album: http://musicbrainz.org/search/textsearch.html?type=release&amp;query=<Artist> <Album>

MusicBrainz Artist: http://musicbrainz.org/search/textsearch.html?query=<Artist>&amp;type=artist&amp;an=1&amp;as=1

SoundCloud Album: https://soundcloud.com/search?&q=<Artist><Artist> <Album>

SoundCloud Artist: https://soundcloud.com/search/?q=<Artist>

Youtube Song: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=<Artist> <Title>
Title: Re: user-defined web links Collection
Post by: psychoadept on June 15, 2019, 03:53:15 PM
That's awesome, thanks!
Title: Re: user-defined web links Collection
Post by: stardepp on June 15, 2019, 05:08:28 PM
But with pleasure, nevertheless. To me was often enough helped here in the MusicBee forum, I return with pleasure something. Since 2012 MusicBee pleases me already and it still a lot of joy does to me him to use.
Title: Re: user-defined web links Collection
Post by: sveakul on June 15, 2019, 06:03:48 PM
Thanks stardepp, well done!  I want to make a suggestion for your Discogs "Artist" search.  As you have it now, it's actually performing a "keyword" search with the <artist> field against the website, which works but has the potential of returning a lot of irrelevant stuff as well.  Here is what I use to have Discogs use ONLY its artists category for the same search:

Code
https://www.discogs.com/search/?type=all&artist=<Artist>

And here's a few of contributions of my own:

Metal Archives Artist search:
Code
https://www.metal-archives.com/search?searchString=<Artist>&type=band_name

Metal Archives Artist + Title search:
Code
https://www.metal-archives.com/search/advanced/searching/songs?songTitle=<Title>&bandName=<Artist>#songs

Spirit of Metal Artist search:
Code
https://www.spirit-of-metal.com/liste_groupe.php?recherche_groupe=<Artist>
Title: Re: user-defined web links Collection
Post by: frankz on June 15, 2019, 06:37:53 PM
Here are two that I use that I haven't seen mentioned yet:

All Music (Artist)
Code
http://www.allmusic.com/search/artists/<Artist>

All Music (Album)
Code
http://www.allmusic.com/search/albums/<Album> <Album Artist>

Google Artist Pictures: https://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&tbs=imgo:1,iar:s,itp:face&q=<Artist>


This one might be helpful in the ongoing search to replace the artist pictures that used to come from last.fm.  I don't think that the "face" part is being used right now, and if it works as I believe it's supposed to, it might be helpful in weeding out superfluous results.
Title: Re: user-defined web links Collection
Post by: stardepp on June 15, 2019, 08:30:56 PM
Thank you for your valuable tips.

Is there a way to delete the default search 'Song Facts' because it does not work anymore?
Title: Re: user-defined web links Collection
Post by: sveakul on June 15, 2019, 09:45:29 PM
Is there a way to delete the default search 'Song Facts' because it does not work anymore?

That one seems to be hard-coded so Steven would have to do it.  Actually, the string it has now (www.songfacts.com/search.php?<Title>) would just need to be changed to https://www.songfacts.com/search/songs/<Title> for it to work again.
Title: Re: user-defined web links Collection
Post by: stardepp on June 15, 2019, 09:48:01 PM
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That one seems to be hard-coded so Steven would have to do it.  Actually, the string it has now (www.songfacts.com/search.php?<Title>) would just need to be changed to https://www.songfacts.com/search/songs/<Title> for it to work again.



OK Good. And where exactly can I change that?
Title: Re: user-defined web links Collection
Post by: Steven on June 15, 2019, 10:11:26 PM
the song facts link is updated

https://getmusicbee.com/patches/MusicBee33_Patched.zip
Title: Re: user-defined web links Collection
Post by: sveakul on June 15, 2019, 11:49:13 PM
Thanks for the fast fix, Steven!

stardepp:  you could not have changed it yourself, the links I gave were just examples of how the old search was being sent to that site, and what it would need to be to work now.  They're encoded into the MusicBee.exe binary.
Title: Re: user-defined web links Collection
Post by: stardepp on June 16, 2019, 07:44:47 AM
Steven, thank you for the quick update.
Title: Re: user-defined web links Collection
Post by: redwing on June 16, 2019, 12:35:38 PM
How about making this thread sticky as all original threads are scattered across different pages and our wiki site has almost stopped getting updated since v3.0?
If the OP includes a link to the original thread for each item in the first post, that would make this more useful since that would allow users to learn more about parameters used in the code and read follow-up discussions in their original thread.
Then users could contribute more by posting their own custom links on this thread.

Speaking of sticky, by the way, I never understand why even three posts are made sticky about posting screenshots, and people keep asking about how to post screenshots. Perhaps a simple guide could be made sticky on Questions & Bug reports forum, and no need to make three posts sticky here all on the same topic.
Title: Re: user-defined web links Collection
Post by: stardepp on June 16, 2019, 12:37:31 PM
+1
Title: Re: user-defined web links Collection
Post by: TateB on June 17, 2019, 07:27:44 AM
I often like to read reviews for an album while listening to it, so this is a favourite for me:

https://www.google.com/search?q=<Artist>+<Album>+review
Title: Re: user-defined web links Collection
Post by: stardepp on June 17, 2019, 07:39:01 AM
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I often like to read reviews for an album while listening to it, so this is a favourite for me:

https://www.google.com/search?q=<Artist>+<Album>+review


Thanks a lot for this. Very interesting.