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vinylvark

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Discogs Lookup
« on: July 10, 2021, 02:19:12 PM »
Hello,

On the initial screen when starting a new recording, the Discogs lookup isn't working. A string for band or release seems to work, but the release number always returns the messages that the release couldnt be found. I tried the number, prefixed with r and prefixed with +r.

It would be grand if that could be made to work.

Thanks.

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Re: Discogs Lookup
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2021, 04:29:24 PM »
Hi,

You need to enter the release number in square brackets, e.g. [499497]

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Re: Discogs Lookup
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2021, 04:32:08 PM »
Hi, thanks for your reply.

May I ask why its different there? Wouldnt it be easier if this was consistent throughout the program?

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Re: Discogs Lookup
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2021, 04:43:17 PM »
Sorry, the example I should have given you was [r499497], and Discogs show it that way on their website, see:

https://www.discogs.com/The-Beatles-Sgt-Peppers-Lonely-Hearts-Club-Band/release/499497

(top-left).

You enter it the same way in the Lookup Track Listing dialog (see popup help for the artist field).

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Re: Discogs Lookup
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2021, 04:57:05 PM »
Ah oke, the confusion for me comes from the fact that +r123435 works when splitting tracks (lookup on tracks), but not when starting the recording.

As a suggestion, I think it would be really nice if the program would correct it automatically, try the string as it is given, add the r if its missing, add the + if nothing is found, add the brackets, etc. Make my life easier :).

Either way I'm happy I can use Discogs lookups as it is, my entire record collection is there added perfectly on release number.

Thanks for the help!

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Re: Discogs Lookup
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2021, 04:59:06 PM »
There seem to be Discogs release numbers without an "r", but suggestion noted.

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Re: Discogs Lookup
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2021, 04:59:02 PM »
Hello again,

I took a look at this, and what we have done is to clarify the instructions in the prompt.  We need the square brackets to distinguish between a release number and a catalog number.

The fact that +r123435 works when looking up track listings is a bit coincidental.  It's searching a different index at Discogs and may not find the same results as entering [r123435] (which is the 'official' way to do it, and is therefore encouraged).  You are then specifically searching for the release number, rather than searching a much broader index that happens to contain release numbers.

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Re: Discogs Lookup
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2021, 03:20:19 PM »
Hi Paul, I read your reply and took note of it before, I just failed to leave a thank you for your work on this.

Definitely appreciated, thanks!

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Re: Discogs Lookup
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2021, 04:37:45 PM »
K, thanks.  We'll probably do a bit of extra work on the UI in fact.  Some other aspects of it are still a bit unclear.