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BillG

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Posted: Sep 13, 2016 - 1:03pm

 Beaker wrote:
Uploaded a new-to-RP tune and discovered, it seems, the upload song title field doesn't like the + symbol in the song name.  Weird things happened - wrong YouTube album cover link was displayed in the uploaded listing, and even the album art url to an image file was not displaying the image - instead:  "no image".

Changed the '+' to the word 'and ' then all was well - the Youtube and album art image corrected themselves. 



 
Thanks. Will fix.
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Posted: May 4, 2016 - 8:00am

Just noticed that the 'more' button at the bottom of the page in the My Submissions view doesn't load more of my submissions, instead switching the whole page to the Newest view.

Also the new/maybe/sorry/added buttons in My Submissions have never worked for me which I didn't mind at first but with the growing number of past submissions it would be nice to be able to use them.
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Posted: Jan 25, 2016 - 4:43am

I have submitted some songs using this new system and it was easy to do.
It would be nice if RP is able to make a Spotify list from the submitted songs. Then I could listen to them in one move/mouse click instead of opening/starting every song manually.
Now I notice that I only vote on the songs I already know. I believe more people do this because the more known tracks receive more and faster votes.

The second thing is that I would like to make the 'new' view the default view instead of the popular view. With the popular view the usual suspects that receive votes more easy are getting a second boost while the more rare and maybe very nice songs are ignored by most listeners.

Also the list seems to be very large. There is no 'sliding window' like in the old process. After some time (2 weeks?) Bill should make a final statement and the song should be removed from the list.

The last thing is that I think Bill has a certain personal view on the music he plays here. I don't say thats wrong, because the site/radio is a big success so obviously he is doing excelent work. But I would like to see a more democratic process. Why not remove the first filter process and let the user decide about the quality of the submission? Bill has the final decission obviously but he might be influenced when the actual listener really likes a certain submission while Bill would instinctively decide to say no on the first glance.

Edit: I think I found a bug within the edit submission process. I tried to change the thumbnail. The link changes and gets saved, but the shown thumbnail stays the same.


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Posted: Sep 23, 2015 - 2:22pm

I was wondering if a Bandcamp link could be one of the options in the future? I know many indie artists have their music (or at least most album tracks) only there. I think they have an embed option too.
BillG

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Posted: Aug 13, 2015 - 9:58am

 olivertwist wrote:
Is the new song submissions system down? I ask because I submitted two songs this past Saturday, and I don't see them under the new listings.

Not that my song suggestions are all that important... but I noticed that the newest submission since Saturday has been Toto's "Africa," and I can't hep but think that other listeners have tried to load new submissions since then as well.

 
Submissions are not immediately visible. They go through an initial review process, and are then either immediately added, declined, or added to the user-review list (status: "maybe").

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Posted: Aug 13, 2015 - 9:41am

Is the new song submissions system down? I ask because I submitted two songs this past Saturday, and I don't see them under the new listings.

Not that my song suggestions are all that important... but I noticed that the newest submission since Saturday has been Toto's "Africa," and I can't hep but think that other listeners have tried to load new submissions since then as well.
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Posted: Mar 28, 2015 - 4:10pm

 Studley wrote:
Love the "new" system (apparently I don't submit that often, as I've only just noticed the switch).

Something went wrong with one of my submissions though. I clicked the Submit Song button and nothing seemed to happen, so I clicked it again. Apparently it was half-way through processing the first one, as it appears to have butchered the first submission.

The OCD freak within me would like the second one deleted, though might be worth seeing whether you can replicate the problem - looks like it's specific to if you interrupt the page while it's in the process of stripping-out the important bits from the YouTube embed.



 
OK. Fixed that for you.

You're right, there's a very, very short window during which interrupting the page load can have unpredictable consequences. I'll see what I can do about that.
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Posted: Mar 28, 2015 - 8:32am

Love the "new" system (apparently I don't submit that often, as I've only just noticed the switch).

Something went wrong with one of my submissions though. I clicked the Submit Song button and nothing seemed to happen, so I clicked it again. Apparently it was half-way through processing the first one, as it appears to have butchered the first submission.

The OCD freak within me would like the second one deleted, though might be worth seeing whether you can replicate the problem - looks like it's specific to if you interrupt the page while it's in the process of stripping-out the important bits from the YouTube embed.


BillG

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Posted: Mar 12, 2015 - 8:21am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
There's a fine line separating songs from each other; comments for a song open up below that line. If there's already a comment, it's not confusing but with no comments, it is, a little.

 
Fixed that a while back.
BillG

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Posted: Mar 12, 2015 - 8:21am

 Beaker wrote:
Bug / Feature request: Submissions that pass the RP gatekeepers and are marked as Added - are not added to the accumulated credits of tunes in the user's profile under "List Uploads".

/For those who like to keep score.   :)

 
Gotcha.  I'll add that when I get a chance.
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Posted: Feb 10, 2015 - 2:12pm

There's a fine line separating songs from each other; comments for a song open up below that line. If there's already a comment, it's not confusing but with no comments, it is, a little.


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Posted: Feb 8, 2015 - 4:54pm

 kurtster wrote:
Uploading to Youtube is something I have yet to do, ever.

Maybe its something to consider down the road.  I have absolutely zero experience working with video at any level.
 
It is not brain surgery. {#Wink}

If you can throw a music file and a nice image in (Windows) Movie Maker, then you're halfway there.
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Posted: Feb 8, 2015 - 4:09pm

 RichardPrins wrote:

 kurtster wrote:
This new system seems to eliminate the ability to add anything that would fall into the category of limited release, vinyl only or out of print material that one may have in their personal stash.

It's pretty easy to get/put a song on YouTube.

 
Uploading to Youtube is something I have yet to do, ever.

Maybe its something to consider down the road.  I have absolutely zero experience working with video at any level.
BillG

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Posted: Feb 8, 2015 - 2:50pm

 Beaker wrote:

Also - sorta related: BUG: in the Music Search tab, the search mech seems recently borken.  Searching for a partial artist name no longer works.  George Ezra yields results, but searching for Ezra comes up with bupkiss.  Same with Tegan & Sara.  Tegan or Sara yields nothing; and worse "Tegan and Sara" also yields zip.  A working partial name search would seem to be a good thing to have.   ;-

 
OK. This is fixed. If it gets a match on the exact search term, it returns that. If not, it does a partial-name search.  It also accepts "and" and "&" interchangeably.
BillG

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Posted: Feb 8, 2015 - 2:48pm

 RichardPrins wrote:

FLAC is lossless, so by definition there shouldn't be any audible difference across compression quality settings. The only difference would exist in the final size of the FLAC file, as well as the CPU power used/needed to encode/decode the FLAC when it's created/played. There are some non-standard encoders as well, but I suspect GNU FLAC (which I don't know) and encoders based on libFLAC are the most faithful to the standard. The other implementations should be avoided for compatibility purposes.

I tend to use level 8, however in a few tests I did I found no difference in file size compared to level 6.

 kurtster wrote:
This new system seems to eliminate the ability to add anything that would fall into the category of limited release, vinyl only or out of print material that one may have in their personal stash.

It's pretty easy to get/put a song on YouTube.

 
Thanks, Richard.

& good point on that last item.
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Posted: Feb 8, 2015 - 12:39pm

 BillG wrote:
I've never done any tests on FLAC quality levels. I just use the default settings in the GNU FLAC encoder, which I *think* equates to quality level 6. I doubt that there's any truly audible difference, but I'd avoid the —fast (level 0) preset.
 
FLAC is lossless, so by definition there shouldn't be any audible difference across compression quality settings. The only difference would exist in the final size of the FLAC file, as well as the CPU power used/needed to encode/decode the FLAC when it's created/played. There are some non-standard encoders as well, but I suspect GNU FLAC (which I don't know) and encoders based on libFLAC are the most faithful to the standard. The other implementations should be avoided for compatibility purposes.

I tend to use level 8, however in a few tests I did I found no difference in file size compared to level 6.

 kurtster wrote:
This new system seems to eliminate the ability to add anything that would fall into the category of limited release, vinyl only or out of print material that one may have in their personal stash.

It's pretty easy to get/put a song on YouTube.
kurtster

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Posted: Feb 8, 2015 - 11:51am

 BillG wrote:

I've never done any tests on FLAC quality levels. I just use the default settings in the GNU FLAC encoder, which I *think* equates to quality level 6. I doubt that there's any truly audible difference, but I'd avoid the —fast (level 0) preset.

You're right that the new system does eliminate the ability to upload some obscure older material that's not on any of the 3 platforms. You can email us directly in that case.

 
Cool, thanks.  

 
BillG

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Posted: Feb 8, 2015 - 8:49am

 kurtster wrote:
Interesting.

This new system seems to eliminate the ability to add anything that would fall into the category of limited release, vinyl only or out of print material that one may have in their personal stash.

Two examples come to mind immediately, both Peter Gabriel, In Your Eyes Live in Athens and Quiet Steam.  Granted this is such a small category of music in the big picture.

Lastly, should an obscure track make the cut and a flac is requested, there are 8 levels of flac quality.  Would there be a minimum acceptable level ? 

 
I've never done any tests on FLAC quality levels. I just use the default settings in the GNU FLAC encoder, which I *think* equates to quality level 6. I doubt that there's any truly audible difference, but I'd avoid the —fast (level 0) preset.

You're right that the new system does eliminate the ability to upload some obscure older material that's not on any of the 3 platforms. You can email us directly in that case.
kurtster

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Posted: Feb 8, 2015 - 8:34am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 

 
It's hard to imagine many songs that aren't out there somewhere.

I thought maybe the Nick Lowe Campfire Sessions but there it is:
 
Of course uploading something obscure, we'd better have it in our collection. I hear stuff sometimes that I think RP could use but then it turns out to be some ancient promotional vinyl or an in-studio session etc.

 
Yeah, pretty much everything is on youtube by now.  Just have to look hard enough.
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Posted: Feb 8, 2015 - 7:10am

 kurtster wrote:
Interesting.

This new system seems to eliminate the ability to add anything that would fall into the category of limited release, vinyl only or out of print material that one may have in their personal stash.

Two examples come to mind immediately, both Peter Gabriel, In Your Eyes Live in Athens and Quiet Steam.  Granted this is such a small category of music in the big picture.

Lastly, should an obscure track make the cut and a flac is requested, there are 8 levels of flac quality.  Would there be a minimum acceptable level ? 

 
I think that version of "In Your Eyes" is on the playlist, but some more obscure stuff could be pretty challenging to find in an 'up-loadable' format, though that's not new.
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