[RDD] Notes in rdairplay

VE4PER/Andy ve4per at aim.com
Tue Nov 30 20:14:15 EST 2010


Works Ok if you know ahead of time what you want in, but to edit on the fly
it isn't a good procedure as editing the DB directly would require a restart
to refresh RD with the updates in the db.


VE4PER/Andy wrote:
> You can open the CART table in mysql query browser and find the CART
> then click on edit at the bottom and manually add the note or text to the
> title field and that will show in the airplay window. However, the note
> is there for good until you remove it.
>
> There also is another way when you rdimport the group of selections and
> that is to use the user defined field in the meta data pattern and set
> your filenames up to include a user data field. rdimport will place the
> data into the cart table in the user data field in the cart table. Then
> you could use Mysql sql string commands to update the title field to
> include it's current contents PLUS or concatenating the user defined
> field contents as well.
>
> sort of like  UPDATE [TITLE] to [TITLE]+[USER_DEFINED] WHERE TITLE= your
> chosen title name.
>
> To get this to work you would have to rip a CD using one of the players
> connected to freedb.org and have it include the genre in the metadata
> when ripping, so you wind up able to use the %u variable when you
> rdimport the titles. edit the genres in the filenames to show your notes
> instead of genre and it will be in the user defined field in the cart
> table.
>
> There might be another way as well but you would have to talk to Fred
> Gleason about the code for that. When I did an import with mistaken meta
> data pattern the system did add "Imported from " to the front of the
> filenames, so there is code in there to add text, but how to
> deliberately access it predictably I would guess Fred G. is probably the
> only one that might know.
>
> Christoph Baumeister wrote:
>    
>> Hey Folks,
>> I'm having another question concerning rdairplay. In rdlibrary there
>> is the option to add notes to Carts. That would be a nice feature, if
>> one could see the notes in rdairplay aswell. I'm thinking of notes
>> like "Band xy released there new LP last friday. See
>> myspace.com/bandxy<http://myspace.com/bandxy>" or whatever. As far as
>> I can see, the notes only appear in rdlibrary. Can I display those, or
>> any other userdefined notes attached to single Carts, in rdairplay?
>> Cheers!
>> Christoph
>>
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