Old 25th January 2004, 07:06   #1
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Text can't display SONGARTIST, etc. in WA5?

I've been working on a skin, and it has two text areas, one that shows the artist, and the other shows the track name. However, I cannot get the display="SONGARTIST" to work. SONGALBUM does not appear to work either, and SONGTITLE is now identical to SONGNAME--they show the artist and the trackname (shouldn't SONGTITLE just show track name?). Here's the code:

PHP Code:
   <text
        display
="SONGARTIST"
        
ticker="1" align="CENTER"
        
color="0,0,0"
        
font="main.titlefont" fontsize="11"
        
x="18" y="49" w="145" h="19"
        
valign="top"
    
/> 
Is this a problem with my XML or a limitation of WA5? It seems I'll probably just have to do a MAKI script for it, but I'm holding off on all MAKI coding for the skin until they release a WA5 compiler and library.
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Old 25th January 2004, 08:53   #2
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just becuase you put something in the xml doesnt mean itll work...you couldnt put MYNAME in there and expect it to work. you can get metadata through maki, which is the best way to do what you want to do.
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Old 25th January 2004, 20:19   #3
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display="info" : Automatically display info, possible values for info : SONGNAME, SONGINFO, SONGARTIST, SONGTITLE, SONGALBUM, TIME, COMPONENTBUCKET.
From Francis Gastellu's skinning tutorial (http://www.bluemars.org/wa3skintutorial/)
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Old 26th January 2004, 02:56   #4
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good to know, i really wish francis had finished that tutorial
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Old 1st June 2005, 08:54   #5
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I'm currently having this same problem.

In particular, I want to display Artist, Song Title and Album separately in my skin. Like the other person, songartist and songalbum don't display, and songtitle combines Artist and Title.

What's the point of having songartist, and songalmbum if they don't do anything.

I can only presume that this hasn't been resolved (or updated).

Here is my code.

<groupdef id="player.normal.group.songdisplay">
<Text
id="Songticker.artist"
display="songartist"
x="5" y="5"
w="210" h="12"
fontsize="12" color="255,255,255"
bold="1"
/>
<Text
id="Songticker.title"
display="songtitle"
x="5" y="18"
w="210" h="12"
fontsize="12" color="255,255,255"
bold="1"
/>
<Text
id="Songticker.album"
display="songalbum"
x="5" y="31"
w="210" h="12"
fontsize="12" color="255,255,255"
bold="1"
/>

Are there any pre-made scripts to get this to display as I would like it to (note, I haven't had a chance to learn specifically about scripts).
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Old 1st June 2005, 14:28   #6
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it's very easy to get that info from maki, just use:
code:

string artist = System.getPlayItemMetaDataString("artist");


you can use: "album", "year", "length"... (fields from ID3 tags editor)


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Old 6th September 2015, 08:49   #7
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Wink Just what i've always wanted

how do I put that into my skin as its exactly what I wanted

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