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Website => Help & Support => API Support => Topic started by: silencer on June 29, 2018, 21:58:29

Title: API Key Request
Post by: silencer on June 29, 2018, 21:58:29
As you might know, Nectarine is down again. We have the database with the list of artists and songs, but we don't have the files. I have downloaded the modarchive files from torrent, and now I'd like to match the author/song pairs we have in necta database with their corresponding files from modarchive (in case that applies, as there are a lot of songs that are not found here)

I'd like to ask for an API key in order to do some testings and see if what I want to do is possible. I won't be doing much requests at first, as I'll be doing testing. I don't think I'll reach the API limit.

Thank you!
Title: Re: API Key Request
Post by: Saga Musix on July 01, 2018, 12:38:42
Quite honestly I don't think using the API would be the right approach here, since most matching tracks would most probably not have an artist association, the artist might have a different name on both sites, and track titles might also be somewhat different. If you just want to match artist/song names, I honestly think that you won't get very far. I suppose an anonymized database dump just contaning the most important columns for each track might be more useful, but even than I really don't think you would get very far with it. I can prepare such a dump but would take a few weeks as I'm in the process of moving.
Title: Re: API Key Request
Post by: silencer on July 05, 2018, 16:21:22
Thank you Saga!

Indeed that would be a much better alternative, as it would allow me to use regular expressions to try to match names as best as I can.

thank you!
silencer
Title: Re: API Key Request
Post by: Saga Musix on July 05, 2018, 18:19:28
I'll see what I can do about the dump then. If I haven't sent it to you within two weeks time, please bump this thread.
Title: Re: API Key Request
Post by: silencer on July 28, 2018, 17:59:04
Hi Saga!

I'm sorry to bother you, I was wondering if you had a chance to create the dump. I hope the moving was successful :)

thank you!

Title: Re: API Key Request
Post by: Saga Musix on July 28, 2018, 22:24:36
Can you please specify the exact data you are interested in?
ModArchive ID, song title, filename, guessed artist, modarchive artist?
Title: Re: API Key Request
Post by: silencer on July 29, 2018, 20:48:32
Yes, actually, the fields you listed should be enough:

song title, filename, guessed artist, modarchive artist

ModArchive ID should not be necessary, but having it just in case wouldn't hurt.

thank you!
Title: Re: API Key Request
Post by: Saga Musix on July 31, 2018, 22:17:42
Alright, you should have something in your private message inbox.