First of all thank you for an amazing site and community!
Second, I have a question:
I am using a script to easily download batches of samples according to search criteria.
Is there a way that I can see the files/attributions I downloaded in this way or download the relevant text
through the API? If I download 400 files and then decide to use 150 it will become really difficult
to return and find the sources.
All the best
Am I asking something that has already been answered?
Just in case you think that, the sounds downloaded using the API do not appear on my
downloaded sounds list (http://www.freesound.org/people/Autistic%20Lucario/downloaded_sounds/).
I would be grateful for any help as I need to use the sounds for my thesis
and therefore need to provide extremely clear references.
All the Best
I think this is what I am looking for as well.
Trying to go back and find the attribution for a file used
can be a headache and there isn't a visible and easy way
to get a copy of my downloads.
Actually, what I really want is a way to enter the original
file name of the sound and get back the attribution and maybe
some extra info like length, bit rate, license type, etc.
Can I do that with an API or script here?
Well hey, yes I can!
It is probably not what you mean and probably also know, but on your profile, you can click "attribute" to see your downloaded files.
Also check this: http://www.freesound.org/help/developers/
If you keep the original filenames (with the ID in front) it should be really easy to write a script that for each of the files you used creates an atrtibution list entry!
@burkay, Yeah, I do know I can see the list but I have to cut and paste to get the info I need as well as look at multiple pages.
@bram, Bingo! I just finished a look up script to assist me.
The problem I have most times is that file names are way too long for some of my hardware samplers so I end up with file names like "84998__jovica__l". Not very helpful.
Here is my simple script. (hope this shows up right). By the way, the API_KEY in the URL should be your API key.
Can't get the code for the script to show up in the post! Message me if you want a copy.
The next step will be to jam this into a Java app that will parse the information into a database for me (got the dbase set up but programming is not one of my best skills so it's a slow process)
Thanks you for all of your replies. I didn't mean to steal the thread from adroid28.
actually, in our DB we also have MD5 ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MD5 ) hashes of all sounds... This could help while still letting you rename your files (as long as you don't edit the sounds). Right now we don't externalize this via the API (not the search) - but I guess it could be added at some point.
Please DO share the script with us! Throw it somewhere on github!
Hope this is right (never used github before)
If something is broken or doesn't look right, please let me know.
ummmmmmm go to properties, find them . Then highlight the songs you used then Ctrl+C the edit the go to descipetion or comment then Ctrl+C