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Author Topic: IDEA - Create a text doc of an artists discography.  (Read 218 times)

fred dred

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IDEA - Create a text doc of an artists discography.
« on: September 06, 2020, 02:36 PM »
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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Re: IDEA - Create a text doc of an artists discography.
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2020, 05:08 PM »
What you appear to wish for is a 'scraper' or 'site-scraper'.

While there are enough legitimate use-cases for such software, this kind of software is also used for nefarious purposes (hence no links in my post).

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Re: IDEA - Create a text doc of an artists discography.
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2020, 05:36 PM »
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