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Old 02-24-2010, 12:09 PM
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Very very good !!

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ZuneConsole not work with some artists (JPOP), even if they have official UUID.

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- Mika Nakashima, UUID 99b10900-0600-11db-89ca-0019b92a3933
- Boa, UUID 38b10d00-0600-11db-89ca-0019b92a3933

but it work with Ayumi Hamasaki and Hikaru Utada.

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Bonnie Tyler and Lene Marlin not work.
Thanks for the feedback I'll see where the error lies and get back to you asap
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Old 02-24-2010, 01:35 PM
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http://www.shell‐tools.net/index.php?op=xml_format

this address in the tutorial, doesn't work for me either?
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http://www.shell‐tools.net/index.php?op=xml_format

this address in the tutorial, doesn't work for me either?
What exactly does it say? For me, it works perfectly well.

Try googling "xml formatter". It's the fourth result.

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If this one doesn't work for you, try one of these:

http://aaronkarp.com/prettyXML/
http://xmltoolbox.appspot.com/
http://x01.co.uk/tools/online-xml-formatter

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Just to let you know, adding artists not known to Zune (e.g. Microsoft's Metaservices) yet partially works now. Gonna finish it up tomorrow and update everything accordingly.

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Old 02-24-2010, 08:28 PM
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This program is working great. I was able to get background images working without clearing my entire ZuneHD by following DavidJ84's instructions.

Will this program work with artists with existing background images though? For example, some artists have really bad backgrounds that I would like to replace with a custom one. Would using this program override the "official" background with one of your own?

Great job Christoph680 and keep up the good work. I'm really looking forward to whatever else you can come up with.

Edit: I just tried the program on an artist with an existing background and it did replace the official one with the one I chose.

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This program is working great. I was able to get background images working without clearing my entire ZuneHD by following DavidJ84's instructions.

Will this program work with artists with existing background images though? For example, some artists have really bad backgrounds that I would like to replace with a custom one. Would using this program override the "official" background with one of your own?

Great job Christoph680 and keep up the good work. I'm really looking forward to whatever else you can come up with.
Yep, you can use it to change an artist's existing background too. I changed the picture for Green Day to the band before their American Idiot era back when they played punk music.
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Old 02-25-2010, 12:00 AM
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ZuneConsole not work with some artists (JPOP), even if they have official UUID.

(example)
- Mika Nakashima, UUID 99b10900-0600-11db-89ca-0019b92a3933
- Boa, UUID 38b10d00-0600-11db-89ca-0019b92a3933

but it work with Ayumi Hamasaki and Hikaru Utada.

[edit]

Bonnie Tyler and Lene Marlin not work.
I had that issue with the Japanese band "m.o.v.e" until I figured out that the Zune Software had associated them with the 60's band "The Move" for some reason. I managed to clear my Zune software's media library cache and got their album's plays to link up properly on my Zune card, but the Zune software still treated them as "The Move" when I clicked "more about this artist." So I basically had to settle for creating a directory for "The Move" in ZuneConsole and change their information and picture to "m.o.v.e"s instead for it to work. What a pain in the ass!
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:26 AM
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I had that issue with the Japanese band "m.o.v.e" until I figured out that the Zune Software had associated them with the 60's band "The Move" for some reason. I managed to clear my Zune software's media library cache and got their album's plays to link up properly on my Zune card, but the Zune software still treated them as "The Move" when I clicked "more about this artist." So I basically had to settle for creating a directory for "The Move" in ZuneConsole and change their information and picture to "m.o.v.e"s instead for it to work. What a pain in the ass!
That's one of the things the next release's gonna fix.
Zune not only stores artist information, but also binds each album to a specific artist UUID. By closing Zune, renaming the artist corresponding to an album in the MP3's ID3 tag and then restarting Zune you can trick the software into re-requesting the artist ID corresponding to that album. That's where ZuneConsole comes into play again.
If spoofs the album ID with the new artist information and the artist gets updated.

That's also pretty much the way adding of artists unknown to zune will work, since Zune always tries to request album information from Microsoft's Metaservices to assign an artist UUID to albums added.

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Old 02-26-2010, 11:42 AM
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Hey there!

I'm a bit lost looking for artists not known to the Zune software. Would be nice if you guys could post any artists you know that are not being recognized.

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Hey there!

I'm a bit lost looking for artists not known to the Zune software. Would be nice if you guys could post any artists you know that are not being recognized.

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The only artist I have that isn't recognized at all is "The Black Mages"
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Does the new version only allow photos/bios for the device? Or does it work for the desktop software also? Because I'd love to have photos for more artists in the now playing screen.
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Does the new version only allow photos/bios for the device? Or does it work for the desktop software also? Because I'd love to have photos for more artists in the now playing screen.
It currently only supports the device, but software support is planned for the next release.
by "now playing screen" you mean the one with lots of album images appearing when playing a song in fullscreen-mode, right?
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It currently only supports the device, but software support is planned for the next release.

Ah ok thanks!


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by "now playing screen" you mean the one with lots of album images appearing when playing a song in fullscreen-mode, right?
Yes. Certain artists (only mainstream ones currently) display slowly moving/panning photos, playcounts, number of listeners, etc. while playing their music. I don't listen to many mainstream artists so it'd be awesome to add some for my favorite ones. I've only seen the photo collage for these artists in my collection: Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, The Beatles, The Doors, ZZ Top, Gorillaz, AIR, Zero 7, Tool, U2, and maybe some others.
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I have a Question. Will it work if I just change the artist pic only and then leave the bio and overview alone?
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I have a Question. Will it work if I just change the artist pic only and then leave the bio and overview alone?
The "createTemplate" command automatically downloads all files necessary, including bio and overview for existing artists. If you leave these alone, they'll be updated as-is to the Zune and only the picture will be changed to your custom one

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Thanks. One more question. How long should I hook? I couldn't get it to work. I deleted a artist from from the Zune HD and then I started the process (zune console)
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The command "getUUID" takes a single argument which is the artist's name you want to get the UUID for. So if you for example want to get the UUID of Lady Gaga, enter the following:

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getUUID "lady gaga"
Note that it's case-insensitive, so it doesn't matter if you type "Lady GAGA" or "lady GaGa" or something entirely different, as long as the name matches.

Do you feel that this step wasn't explained well enough in the tutorial? If so, please tell me and I'll fix it up for the next release

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I'm not having any luck. it's not pulling the artwork:4(
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:38 AM
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The command "getUUID" takes a single argument which is the artist's name you want to get the UUID for. So if you for example want to get the UUID of Lady Gaga, enter the following:

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getUUID "lady gaga"
Note that it's case-insensitive, so it doesn't matter if you type "Lady GAGA" or "lady GaGa" or something entirely different, as long as the name matches.

Do you feel that this step wasn't explained well enough in the tutorial? If so, please tell me and I'll fix it up for the next release

Greets,
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oh my goodness! what a stupid mistake by me!

sorry about that i totally just forgot about adding the artist name.. durr

and i think the tutorial is fine
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I'm a bit lost looking for artists not known to the Zune software. Would be nice if you guys could post any artists you know that are not being recognized.

Greets,
Philipp
Artists that are not recognized for me include:

Theocracy
Falconer
Leverage
Menchen
The O'Jays
Rascal Flatts

The can understand the first 4 not being detected because they are obscure metal/rock bands. But as for the 2nd two I was quite surprised because they are much more popular.
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