Author Topic: Custom Web Link Not Working  (Read 889 times)

Mikkeltheut

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Anyone knows how to search for album artist instead of "artist" - for example in a link like https://www.google.com/search?&q=<Artist> ?

I have most of my music files tagged with ALL the contributing artists (Main artist, guitar player, bass player, drummer, piano player, etc) but when I do a web search I would love to limit it to just the main (album) artist...

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Mikkeltheut

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Thanks stardepp but for some reason it only searches for/inserts/finds the album and not the album artist when I use the code...

Using Arctic Monkeys Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino as an example it comes up with a search called <Album Artist> Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino

??

 

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Working fine here.

Please post a screenshot of the Internet tab settings showing how you have it entered
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Mikkeltheut

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Thanks, phred!
The setting is as follows (in the background you can see the search result):
https://i.imgur.com/oGhzgQc.jpg

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Thanks for the screenshot. I don't see anything amiss in the URL. I assume you copied and pasted directly from stardepps's post, yes?

What happens if you paste the URL in your browser and replace <Album Artist> and <Album> with the actual album artist and album. If that works, there's no reason why it shouldn't work as a custom web link within MB.
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Mikkeltheut

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Hi again,

Them it seems to work (check the screenshot below)...

So the problem must be that the search tag (<-if that's the correct term) <Album Artist> somehow can't "connect"/link to the album artist entered in the music file...




https://imgur.com/BtFWF1Y

phred

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Since it's working for me, and for you when you type it directly into the URL search bar of your browser, the only other thing I can think of is the <Album Artist> tag. If it is empty, MB assumes the <Album Artist> is the same as <Artist>. For the album you're searching is your <Album Artist> tag empty or populated? If it's empty, you may have found a bug, where <Artist> isn't being supplied to the search in lieu of <Album Artist>.
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Mikkeltheut

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The Album Artist tag is populated so I don't really know...
Oh well, it's not the end of the world (just odd).

And oops: I've just seen that it's quite clearly stated that this sub forum ("Tips and Tricks") is NOT a forum for asking questions  :-[
Sorry 'bout that!

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And oops: I've just seen that it's quite clearly stated that this sub forum ("Tips and Tricks") is NOT a forum for asking questions  :-[
Sorry 'bout that!
I'll split it off to a new topic in the Questions section. And may wind up moving it to bugs, but I'd like to hear what Steven says about it first.
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phred

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Try using this
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https://www.google.com/search?&q=<Album Artist>+<Album>
I'm just taking a guess by adding the plus sign between the two parameters.
I tried it and got the same results with and without the plus.
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Mikkeltheut

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Hmm, I've added the + but the search result still comes up as <Album Artist> Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino where I would have expected it to be <Arctic Monkeys> Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino...

Thanks for taking your time trying to help phred!!

frankz

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Take out the & before q
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Mikkeltheut

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Thank you for your input, frankz!
Unfortunately that doesn't work either...
My suspicion is that the problem is not the code as such but more a problem of connecting the tag <Album artist> to the information I've entered in Musicbee?

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This is actually a bug in the web browser plugin that you are using.

If you replace mb_WebBrowser.dll in the Plugins folder with the unzipped file in this link it should work

http://www.mediafire.com/file/pkhy169yxp306ti/mb_WebBrowser.zip/file