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MDB (talkcontribs)

We added audiomack as new player.

Known issues: twitter.com/mixesdb/status/843416931818455040

  • Doesn't use full width
  • Reads duration without the hour
  • After pausing, the layer cannot be closed
Caffeine205 (talkcontribs)

Clicking the x button doesn't work for some reason, but if you click on the area where the play button is located on the left, the layer will disappear.

MDB (talkcontribs)

Yep. Quite crappy, but every new player is welcome Smilie - smile.png

Live mix pages count

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Caffeine205 (talkcontribs)

Is there any way you could show an actual live count of all the mix pages at the top of the main page instead of 20X,000+ etc? I don't have an actual real reason for this suggestion other than it's easier than checking the Stats page whenever I get curious, lol. Plus, I just think it looks cooler.

Bulk/Batch editing sites

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FreaQ (talkcontribs)

Hi,

after all the Hulkshare player links were deleted I am uploading my stuff to archive.org. So I have to add 1100+ player links on 1100+ pages. Smilie - blink.gif I there any way to automate this? Or I could provide you a list with the links and MDBBot could add those player links?

MDB (talkcontribs)

Without a reference to the mix page (url or ID), that could only be done manually.

Note that archive.org is not really hosting stuff forever. I have seen a few going down so we had to remove them here.

Mail me your list and I will see Smilie - thumbsup.gif mailto:mixesdb@gmail.com

Buggy short URLs for artist pages

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Nelfox5 (talkcontribs)

I'm having a minor issue when linking short URLs to artist pages. Some unwanted codes show up. For example this link "mixesdb.com/?318992" shows


|dplcache=catImagesAvalon_EmersonisMobile0isAdv1min201702062226v1 |namespace=File |categorymatch=Avalon_Emerson |ordermethod=firstedit |order=descending |count=8 |mode=userformat

|resultsheader= Images Recently added: (3 total)(Explore)

|resultsfooter=

|format=«gallery widths="180px" heights="180px"»\n,\n%PAGE%¦ ²{ImageUsageLink¦%TITLE%}²,,\n«/gallery»

|eliminate=all


above the "Mixes" section. Am I the only one experiencing this? Smilie - ahhh.gif

MDB (talkcontribs)

Thanks, that wasn't tested well enough for categories as the short URL was no intended to be used there.

Will fix it later. Quick fix: Hiding everything except "Mixes" on such category URLs.

YouTube players for tracks

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MDB (talkcontribs)

Tracklists now come with YouTube players Smilie - listen.gif

A red YouTube icon means there's a toggable player. A grey icon means there was no proper match and you click to search the track on YouTube.

Tracklist YouTube players.png

MDB (talkcontribs)

In the preferences you can now set the second at which the video should start (default 45).

MDB (talkcontribs)

New default video start is 100 seconds.

Nelfox5 (talkcontribs)

Great addition! Smilie - joy.gif I see my suggestion didn't fall on deaf ears Smilie - whistle.gif

MDB (talkcontribs)

Users and visitors can now update YouTube IDs on tracks:

Tracklist YouTube players - edit.png

The changes are tracked for patrolling, but atm I patrol them myself. If it gets used a lot I may add a patrolling page for mods.

MDB (talkcontribs)

We added autoplay now. Play a YouTube track video and when it finished, the next unopened track with a YouTube player will start to play.

In autoplay mode the default start duration for the next track is 0 (for a better listening experience). When you click on another YouTube track individually, it will use your user pref or the default 100 again.

This has probably been asked a million times, but

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Kaotik Geek (talkcontribs)

Can someone explain how i get this "MixesDB Advanced" feature or whatever it is? I am i missing something from the "Help" page for it? If i have to donate somewhere, ill quite happily donate

MDB (talkcontribs)

Where do you see it "advertised"?

It once was a bunch of exclusive features for 9,99 € per year.

It wasn't used a lot so we made everyone a lifetime and added most of the advanced features for all users.

Some features are now still left: Help:MixesDB Advanced. We add add heavy contributors as advanced users to give something back.

If you want, donate 9,99 € via PayPal to mixesdb@gmail.com and add your username. I will give you lifetime access.

Kaotik Geek (talkcontribs)

I didnt see it advertised, i just saw it here on the site, and just thought that you would have to pay. Tbh, the only thing i really wanted to use from the Advanced Features was the "Own sidebar box" feature, did you make it avalible for free? or did you remove the feature?

MDB (talkcontribs)

Only 6 users use it. I made it available now: Help:Users#Quick_links

Kaotik Geek (talkcontribs)

Smilie - thumbsup.gif Thanks

MDB (talkcontribs)

The "related mixes" section has been massively improved now Smilie - joy.gif

MDB (talkcontribs)

We finally switched to https! Smilie - thumbsup.gif

The following players had to be removed because they do not support https

Juno Charts players are just hidden atm and not removed, as we wait for a final response from their devs.

Please post if you see a problem with images, players or samples. Smilie - whistle.gif

Raduna007 (talkcontribs)

Mdbot deleted links zippyshare but not correct maybe is this problem in more cases

MDB (talkcontribs)

Thanks, a few were there indeed. Fixed Smilie - thumbsup.gif

Raduna007 (talkcontribs)

MDBot problem

Raduna007 (talkcontribs)

but another sets look okay

MDB (talkcontribs)

Found that old mistake and fixed it so it won't happen again.

Raduna007 (talkcontribs)

I thought this was all deleted hulkshare?

Raduna007 (talkcontribs)

here is a weird deleting zippyshare MDBot

here is a weird deleting hulkshare MDBot

it's not perfect...

MDB (talkcontribs)

Yep, old scheme. Thanks.

- - (talkcontribs)

What is with audiomack.com/song/goldenyearz/fuse-brusse…

This hoster doesn't seem to be supported?

MDB (talkcontribs)

Thanks! Didn't know them Smilie - smile.png Added, will post an own thread.

Mixovery.com: some cool features we're missing?

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Nelfox5 (talkcontribs)

There's a new tracklist website downtown: Mixovery.com As some competition is always beneficial for everyone, let's wish them good luck! After all, we're all here for the love of music Smilie - smile.png

Like MixesDB, they are oriented on the crowd sourcing as they want "to provide a platform where bringing together all those discussions and comments that are dispersed on many different platforms."

A quick look to the few tracklist pages they host shows that their growing community is already responsive, thanks to their simple but effective design and the good visibility of the comments/discussions section. Their interactive tracklists display timecodes that directly link to the selected song in the embedded player and the track titles link to the related Discogs and Youtube pages. That's some really cool features!

Maybe could we also provide some features like these in the future? I always felt our tracklist pages are a bit impersonal, especially for newcomers. A short but explicit message like theirs, inviting visitors to suggest or request a track to the editors would be more engaging for example.

Stffr (talkcontribs)

The interactive tracklist is indeed a nice feature.
But the rest of the site is not my cup of tea... They have no clear naming convention (just a quick look gave variations of 'dj-set', 'dj set', 'DJ set'...) and I do not need all those fancy looking pictures and stuff.
I'll stick with the clearly organized and simple looking mixesb Smilie - wink.png

Nelfox5 (talkcontribs)

I agree, their database organization is confusing at best. But I don't think they're trying to compete with MDB standards. They're clearly willing to put forward popular sets and gather some visibility that way. About the features I mentioned, it appears that only a handful of their selected sets receive that treatment atm. I guess it has to be a super time consuming work to link all tracks to discogs/player so it's maybe wishful thinking of me to hope for the same features here. But who knows? maybe one day Smilie - smile.png

Just to be clear, my intention isn't to criticize what we have here nor find what others might do better but simply to discuss some ideas to make MixesDB even greater Smilie - listen.gif

MDB (talkcontribs)

The interactive tracklist is only possible on some players like youtube and soundcloud. We have tons of different players.

MixesDB is a database first of all. We would even continue without any players for the sake of tracklists, flyers and having a database of existing mixes in general. Things are complicated over here but that's the nature of a database compared to a fancy blog.

Btw: How do you guys like mixes.video? Even more impersonal but slick design and reduced to the max Smilie - roll.gif

How do you influence the Hotness level of a mix? (As in: star rating)

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DerDingobaron (talkcontribs)

All the mixes have a hotness level, but how is the hotness level changed? Like, can only special users rate a mix? And there's not a word about it in the help pages...

MDB (talkcontribs)

There is no info in the help section to avoid users manipulate the hotness for their own mixes.

It's a mix of the ammount of page views and number of favorites.