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Old September 30th, 2018, 09:46 PM
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Possibility of adding party Tyme catalog or at least the songs that you use into Song

It would be great if we could have a way to tell our singers what songs we have available to sing including the Party Tyme subscription.
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Old October 2nd, 2018, 04:10 PM
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Re: Possibility of adding party Tyme catalog or at least the songs that you use into

You mean away to export the list to be printed?

Any input you can give us would be great, we are very close to releasing version 6.01.
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Old October 2nd, 2018, 04:46 PM
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Re: Possibility of adding party Tyme catalog or at least the songs that you use into

A check box on the songbook window that says add subscription to your book that\'s greyed out if not using the subscription. And have it send it to SongbookDB as well.
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Old October 5th, 2018, 02:07 PM
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Re: Possibility of adding party Tyme catalog or at least the songs that you use into

Part of the reason for the request is for newbies just starting out. They get Hoster, sign up for the subscription and poof instant starting library. But as it stands right now no way to print books or use SongbookDB.
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Old October 8th, 2018, 03:13 PM
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Re: Possibility of adding party Tyme catalog or at least the songs that you use into

That is true. We will take a look into this, but those files also can not be used in the SongbookDb, as far as we know. Since that relies on them always being there, and if the subscription is not active it could not work.
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Old October 10th, 2018, 05:07 AM
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That is true. We will take a look into this, but those files also can not be used in the SongbookDb, as far as we know. Since that relies on them always being there, and if the subscription is not active it could not work.
If the database could be downloaded manually to a csv file, a user could upload manually to SongbookDB. Granted it wouldn\'t update automatically - they\'d have to repeat the process every so often to get all new releases - but it would give them a starting point.
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Old October 10th, 2018, 01:41 PM
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Re: Possibility of adding party Tyme catalog or at least the songs that you use into

It looks like SongbookDB is tied directly to Hosterís Song Database. Even if SongbookDB could present the PartyTyme songs to the singers, itís doubtful that those songs could be requested using the SongbookDB mobile app or from a Kiosk. Hoster Ė along with SongbookDB Ė probably would need software changes to make this happen (if itís even possible).
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Old October 10th, 2018, 04:57 PM
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Re: Possibility of adding party Tyme catalog or at least the songs that you use into

Again it could be loaded manually, it may not work with the auto submit turned on (songbookdb would have to be in lookup mode only), but it would definitely give the user song search ability if nothing else.
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True. Then, paper request slips could be submitted.
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True. Then, paper request slips could be submitted.
Or just a vocal request - I even have my messenger via my FB business page set up so people send me request via that as well.
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Old October 14th, 2018, 07:42 PM
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Re: Possibility of adding party Tyme catalog or at least the songs that you use into

I actually did a trial by downloading a csv file to SongbookDB.
The full book can be found in the Hoster data folder in a folder named karaokenet_songs.zip.

I then extracted that to a folder on my desktop and imported it into XL. I then deleted all columns except Title, Artist and disc id.

Now in my test I only used the first 20 songs to import into SongbookDB.

After doing so they can be searched for using SongbookDB and appear in the Request Plugin as shown in first attachment.


I then type the PH21322 id into the buy songs search box and it returned that same song ready for purchase and auto import into Hoster as shown in second attachment.

It seems it would be quite possible to build this into Hoster but in the meantime this is a workaround.
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File Type: jpg Karaoke-Net Buy songs dialog..jpg (151.9 KB, 6 views)
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Old October 15th, 2018, 02:27 PM
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Re: Possibility of adding party Tyme catalog or at least the songs that you use into

It sounds like you are thinking Hoster could recognize a DiscID of PHnnnnn (or PYnnnnn), discover that it is not currently in the Song Database, automatically open the Buy Songs window, place that DiscID into the Search field, and virtually press the Search button to display the song that is being requested for immediate purchase. This would require that the KJ has Internet connectivity at the time, of course.

Obviously, if a KJ works solely in venues that do not have Internet connections, this KJ would not want to add the Karaoke.net song list to their SongbookDB request list. There would be no point.
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It sounds like you are thinking Hoster could recognize a DiscID of PHnnnnn (or PYnnnnn), discover that it is not currently in the Song Database, automatically open the Buy Songs window, place that DiscID into the Search field, and virtually press the Search button to display the song that is being requested for immediate purchase. This would require that the KJ has Internet connectivity at the time, of course.

Obviously, if a KJ works solely in venues that do not have Internet connections, this KJ would not want to add the Karaoke.net song list to their SongbookDB request list. There would be no point.
First off, although I posted a workaround to this itís not something I myself would use. Mainly because I would get loads of requests for songs I have not got, Iíd prefer they picked the songs I already have.

The book id recognition works with the karaoke-net purchase a song list but if you wanted to use the PartyTyme streaming service list I donít believe they incorporate a song id in that list although I believe they are the same songs but only in mp4 format.

So if it was applied to that list you could only search by using Title and Artist fields.

The other thing I have been experimenting with is importing only Titles - Artist that I donít already have, that means searching out all the matching titles that I already have so that You only upload the ones to SongbookDB that are unique.

Thatís not entirely easy as spelling or punctuation may be different making them look like unique songs.

The point about playing a venue without internet. You could always create two different Rigs in SongbookDB one including the extra songs and one without.
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