tagged information from your music collection into a MySQL-database. A lot of configurable options exists in order to fine-tune the operation. Read more
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What's retrieve and display biographies about ?
What it is:
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You can have AmpJuke retrieve, store (in the database), and display biographies for performers as well as albums. Automatically.
In other words: You (and other users of your AmpJuke box) can read interesing (?) biographies for performers and albums.
How it's configured:
If you check (enable) "Retrieve and display biographies" on the site configuration page (Login -> Configuration -> Miscellaneous options), AmpJuke will first retrieve a biography for the album/performer in question, then - if a biography is found - store it in the database, and finally show the bio every time somebody displays the performer or album that the bio belongs to.
This functionality is possible by using a webservice provided by the good people at last.fm (and countless hours of coding+debugging in AmpJuke, naturally!).
Should a biography already exist in the database it will be displayed, however there's an option to "refresh" the biography as well (only for users with adminsitrator access).
When "refreshing" a new request is made against last.fm's webservice in order to try and obtain a new biography for the performer or album in question.
When displaying a bio, there's an option - "Edit bio" - that enables administrators to edit the existing biography for any album/performer.