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I was logged into the MB site, but I wasn't using it - I just added that info because 'more info is more better' when it comes to figuring out why it aint working :)

Adding a delay of 0.55 seconds to the loop seems to have fixed it  :Thmbsup:

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Any idea why I get

08-11-20 14-17-45.jpg

And my text doc looks like

1975 - High Voltage
1975 - T.N.T.
1976 - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
1976 - High Voltage
1977 - Let There Be Rock
1978 - Powerage
1979 - Highway to Hell
1980 - Back in Black
1981 - For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)
1983 - Flick of the Switch
1985 - Fly on the Wall
1988 - Blow Up Your Video
1990 - The Razors Edge
1995 - Ballbreaker
2000 - Stiff Upper Lip
2000 - Stiff Upper Lip
2000 - Stiff Upper Lip
2000 - Stiff Upper Lip
2000 - Stiff Upper Lip
2000 - Stiff Upper Lip
2000 - Stiff Upper Lip
2000 - Stiff Upper Lip
2000 - Stiff Upper Lip
2000 - Stiff Upper Lip
2000 - Stiff Upper Lip
2000 - Stiff Upper Lip
2000 - Stiff Upper Lip
2000 - Stiff Upper Lip
2000 - Stiff Upper Lip
2000 - Stiff Upper Lip


I also get the same errors when searching Aerosmith
.\DiscoFile-MB3.ps1 https://musicbrainz.org/artist/3d2b98e5-556f-4451-a3ff-c50ea18d57cb
Their list looks like

1973 - Aerosmith
1974 - Get Your Wings
1975 - Toys in the Attic
1976 - Rocks
1977 - Draw the Line
1979 - Night in the Ruts
1982 - Rock in a Hard Place
1985 - Done With Mirrors
1987 - Permanent Vacation
1989 - Pump
1993 - Get a Grip
1997 - Nine Lives
2001 - Just Push Play
2004 - Honkin??? on Bobo
2012 - Music From Another Dimension!
2012 - Music From Another Dimension!
2012 - Music From Another Dimension!
2012 - Music From Another Dimension!
2012 - Music From Another Dimension!
2012 - Music From Another Dimension!
2012 - Music From Another Dimension!
2012 - Music From Another Dimension!
2012 - Music From Another Dimension!
2012 - Music From Another Dimension!
2012 - Music From Another Dimension!
2012 - Music From Another Dimension!
2012 - Music From Another Dimension!
2012 - Music From Another Dimension!
2012 - Music From Another Dimension!

It seems to work fine searching for artists with smaller catalogues , ie 3 Doors Down (2386cd66-e923-4e8e-bf14-2eebe2e9b973)

Could it be a 'Too Many Requests' type issue? - they both failed on the 16th request.... coincidence?

(Just for info, I'm logged in on the MB site)

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Wow.  :Thmbsup:

I'm be happy for the list to contain both studio and live albums, the ones I wouldn't want would be compilations.

Still ..... wow :)

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It makes me very happy that you mention html to be a pain to work with - maybe I'm not as stupid as I thought I was  :D

AFAIR even when I could get beautiful soup or one of the other html parsers to grab the page, there didn't seem to be any of the relevant information in it !

You've given me a lot to play with, thanks again,

Steve.


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(EDIT - I was writing this as you posted your last post above)

The only problem being multiple release dates, eg. for that particular entry there are nine dates ... which one do you choose really?

That's one of the reasons I became fixated on the allmusic site.

Here's the info. There's a nice list of release dates and album titles, surely it can't be that difficult I kept telling myself - to my mind it's just a matter of pulling those bit's of info off the page haha. (My coding skills are extremely basic, and I just couldn't get any of the Python modules to get the info I wanted - or even to work most of the time if I'm honest).


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Thank you very, very much for taking the time to do this !

I've never used powershell, so it took half an hour to figure out how to get it to run, but works great now :)

The discogs output is good, but as you said, it's far from complete - so it doesn't really help as a resource to check my collection against.

The MusicBrainz output is brilliant - but no dates means it's a pain to cross reference with my existing files.

But thank you again for taking a look - you've done far more than I ever accomplished in the months and months of tinkering with Python !

Cheers :)

 


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Thanks :)

Maybe using the word 'scrape' was a bad idea?

All I want to do is see what albums I'm missing in my collection, and put that info into a text I can drop into the artists folder - without having to visit allmusic or discogs and laboriously copy and pasting the info line by line.

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Doesn't have to be a scraper - it's just the first thing that came to mind.

I can't think of an easier method to get a list of information back ..... maybe a direct query of a publicly accessible music database? I think the one used by MusicBrainz Picard might work.

I'm a carpenter, not a coder :D

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This is something I've been trying to do, off-and-on for 12 months - but it's just beyond me.

A program that takes a supplied artist/band and returns a simple text doc (or copyable window) of their discography, ideally scraped from somewhere like allmusic.com (allmusic seems to just list the main entries, rather than somewhere like discogs that shows all variants, releases and pressings).


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Circle Dock / Re: Unable to access the settings panel
« on: July 30, 2010, 06:18 PM »
No worries :)

I removed the config.ini from the appdata folder and just had to set the aesthetics up again - now its working fine  :Thmbsup:

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Circle Dock / Unable to access the settings panel
« on: July 30, 2010, 03:35 AM »
Hi,

I've just spent a couple of happy hours tinkering and tweeking, but now when I try to access the settings dialogue I get :-



Is there a quick way to fix this - without having to start again from scratch?

Thank you


Win7 x64 fully updated, framework 4 installed, latest V of CD

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