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API Key Request
« 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!
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Re: API Key Request
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: API Key Request
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: API Key Request
« Reply #3 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.
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