Genre Finder 5.0 - Updated 05/08/2012

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Re: Genre Finder 4.9 - Updated 25/02/2011

Post by trixmoto » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:02 am

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Mars74
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Genre Finder initializing freezing

Post by Mars74 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:24 pm

Hello Trix,
I eventually found out why GF stopped working. I tried to update one of the custom fields ... but my version is french. Thus Custom 1 doesn't exist & it was in one of my fields to be updated (I don't really remember why I, actually).
Just to let know others that might be in the same touble.

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Re: Genre Finder 4.9 - Updated 25/02/2011

Post by soundsxtreme » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:12 am

REDUCING Genres to a USUABLE list...

It's my understanding that the database can somehow be opened using Microsoft Access... if that's true, I could easily make a data query to search and replace multiple genres.

But can you simply this by adding it to the addon? As it is, the genre addon is really USELESS! And what's worse, it makes MORE work for us.

What we DESPERATELY NEED is the ability to FURTHER reduce the genres down to USABLE ones!

For example (enter your own):
If genre equals:
1. Acid Rock
2. Heavy Metal
3. Dirty Rock
4. etc...

Then change genre to:
Hard Rock (etc.)

In other words, we need to be able to take those 500 or so genres, and reduce them to a dozen USABLE genres.

It is COMPLETELY USELESS to have 10 genres for rock, or 5 for instrumental, etc.

WHAT IS THE SOLUTION?

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Re: Genre Finder 4.9 - Updated 25/02/2011

Post by Lowlander » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:12 pm

And another negative and double post (against forum rules: http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... =2&t=40381) for an addon someone created for free. If you'd read you'd seen you can create black or white lists to limit what values are tagged to your files. Besides many users do seek that many variations on the Rock genre (and any other Genre for that matter).

The easiest is to go to the Genre node, right click > Rename. Now change the value to a value you want so change Acid Rock to Hard Rock.

Also MediaMonkey 3 and 4 use SQLite and not Access: http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... SQL+Viewer
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Re: Genre Finder 4.9 - Updated 25/02/2011

Post by wormywyrm » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:55 pm

This is a great idea. I have about 3000 songs that are just labeled 'Rock' that I havent wanted to sort through. The only problem is, when I run this script on them, I now have another 100 or so genres... Wayyyy too many different genres! Haha.

It would be perfect IF it would just let me know before creating a new genre, that way I could reject the genre names I do not like. As of now I am going through manually to combine genres... Like 'electronic rock' with 'electro rock' and 'powerpop' etc...
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Re: Genre Finder 4.9 - Updated 25/02/2011

Post by tommycrock » Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:45 pm

Wormywyrm: You can tell it in advance which genres are okay and which aren't and how to combine them. Look into whitelists.

soundsxtreme

Re: Genre Finder 4.9 - Updated 25/02/2011

Post by soundsxtreme » Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:48 pm

I'm updating empty genre fields. Run mode 'Artist', and 'check library before querying'.

This is what happens, and the script does not continue. E.g. if 49/500, it will stay at 49/500.

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I have to close it and re-open to try again...

Is this a bug that can be easily fixed?

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Re: Genre Finder 4.9 - Updated 25/02/2011

Post by dsopik » Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:08 pm

Here is a modification to the script that I made so that running GenreFinder in Album mode will put the release date into the field that you have chosen. If you make this modification to the .vbs script file, Album mode will no longer return genres it will return dates. Artist mode and Track mode are not affected by this change and will work the same as before. I use a whitelist of: %1991%=1991,%1992%=1992,%1993%=1993 (add as many as needed). If you do not use a whitelist the result is formated as: 31 Mar 2012, 00:00 I have run this in XP and WIndow 7 in Mediamonkey 3 and it found release dates for about 40% of the albums that had them missing. I suggest you make a copy of the original script, found at ???\mediamonkey\scripts\auto\GenreFinder.vbs and rename this copy to Genrefinder-original.vbs. Then make the following change starting at line 796 of GenreFinder Version 4.9:

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 Dim ele,str,fld,res,arr,i,cnt

\' Modification of the script for finding the dates (Added: 27/4/2012)

\' When selecting album node, the script finds the releasedate xml element
\' which is element 5 under the album node.  Then use a whitelist with
\' dates eg: %2011%=2011,%2010%=2010,... This will put the year in the
\' custom field of your choice.  You can move it into the Year field using
\' another script.
\' The script works as original if you are using track mode or artist mode


 Dim elementtype : elementtype = \"tag\"       \'added 27/4/2012 for finding dates
 Dim childnodeitem : childnodeitem = 0       \'added 27/4/2012 for finding dates
 Dim ini : Set ini = SDB.IniFile                             \'for finding modes
 Dim mode : mode = ini.IntValue(\"GenreFinder\",\"RunMode\")     \'for finding modes

 If mode = 1 Then                            \'added 27/4/2012 for finding dates
   elementtype = \"album\"                     \'added 27/4/2012 for finding dates
   childnodeitem = 5                         \'added 27/4/2012 for finding dates
 End If                                      \'added 27/4/2012 for finding dates

 For Each ele In xml.getElementsByTagName(elementtype)      \'modified 27/4/2012


   str = FixGenre(ele.ChildNodes.Item(childnodeitem).Text)  \'modified 27/4/2012
Here is the whitelist that I use:

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%1950%=1950,%1951%=1951,%1952%=1952,%1953%=1953,%1954%=1954,%1955%=1955,%1956%=1956,%1957%=1957,%1958%=1958,%1959%=1959,%1960%=1960,%1961%=1961,%1962%=1962,%1963%=1963,%1964%=1964,%1965%=1965,%1966%=1966,%1967%=1967,%1968%=1968,%1969%=1969,%1970%=1970,%1971%=1971,%1972%=1972,%1973%=1973,%1974%=1974,%1975%=1975,%1976%=1976,%1977%=1977,%1978%=1978,%1979%=1979,%1980%=1980,%1981%=1981,%1982%=1982,%1983%=1983,%1984%=1984,%1985%=1985,%1986%=1986,%1987%=1987,%1988%=1988,%1989%=1989,%1990%=1990,%1991%=1991,%1992%=1992,%1993%=1993,%1994%=1994,%1995%=1995,%1996%=1996,%1997%=1997,%1998%=1998,%1999%=1999,%2000%=2000,%2001%=2001,%2002%=2002,%2003%=2003,%2004%=2004,%2005%=2005,%2006%=2006,%2007%=2007,%2008%=2008,%2009%=2009,%2010%=2010,%2011%=2011,%2012%=2012,%2013%=2013,%2014%=2014,%2015%=2015,%2016%=2016,%2017%=2017,%2018%=2018,%2019%=2019,%2020%=2020

aerochrome2

Re: Genre Finder 4.9 - Updated 25/02/2011

Post by aerochrome2 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:36 am

dsopik,

Is there anyway to make this append a date? I would LOVE to add just the year to the end of album names, so I can see the year in my IPOD. I've looked forever for something like that...

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Re: Genre Finder 4.9 - Updated 25/02/2011

Post by dsopik » Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:37 am

aerochrome2,

If you already have the dates tagged in your library, you can accomplish this using ZvezdanD's RegExp Find & Replace script:
http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=28510
Preset 103: Add (Year) to the end of Album (only if exists)...

If you do not have the dates tagged, you can make the modifications to Trixmoto's GenreFinder script to put the years in a custom field and then use the RegExp Find & Replace script to append them to your albums.

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Re: Genre Finder 4.9 - Updated 25/02/2011

Post by gggirlgeek » Tue May 22, 2012 12:01 pm

dsopik wrote:...modification to the script ...in Album mode will put the release date into the field that you have chosen.
Thanks! I will try this. Thanks particularly for the whitelist.
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Re: Genre Finder 4.9 - Updated 25/02/2011

Post by fmercadopaez » Fri May 25, 2012 7:04 pm

Hello I just installed the Genre finder 4.9 in media monkey but I cant find were to access the script to che the white and black lists. Under tools I Find the script but it just starts searching for the genre of the selected tracks No window that allows me to configure the lists.

thanks,

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Re: Genre Finder 4.9 - Updated 25/02/2011

Post by gpzbc » Fri May 25, 2012 8:08 pm

fmercadopaez wrote:Hello I just installed the Genre finder 4.9 in media monkey but I cant find were to access the script to che the white and black lists. Under tools I Find the script but it just starts searching for the genre of the selected tracks No window that allows me to configure the lists.

thanks,
Try "Tools" --> "Options" --> "GenreFinder Settings"

I hope that helps, but post back if not. Good luck!
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Re: Genre Finder 4.9 - Updated 25/02/2011

Post by Birdman1985 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:41 am

I have filtered a little through the hundred dashes/dots and questions but am still unsure.

I have 12500 songs (not alot in your standards) but i love to have my music neat and organised as i have it running ALOT.

What i want is something that i can simply select all and hit find genre. Is this what i am after or does this addon need ALOT of user input.

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Re: Genre Finder 4.9 - Updated 25/02/2011

Post by gpzbc » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:08 am

The problem is that it is somewhat subjective and according to preference. Some people may want one genre only, whereas others may want several attached to each song. I wouldn't recommend running any script on a batch of 12,500 songs. That is just asking for trouble. Just take the time and trod through your library by taking one letter of the alphabet per day. You will be happier in the end. Good luck.
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