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Post by ej400 » November 20th, 2019, 12:56 pm

dalewking wrote:
November 19th, 2019, 4:13 pm
Why does the API return un-finished books? Is there a way to filter them out?
I'm pretty it's because it's letting you know the book is in progress. I'm not sure there's a way to filter them out though.

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Post by annise » November 20th, 2019, 5:46 pm

I assume it's because it's based on projects, not completed projects. We know it's not perfect, and it isn't that we don't care about listeners, we just ran out of money to improve the API
It is, however, possible to use it for apps etc. Many outsiders do.
But LV is successful because we concentrate on releasing audiobooks of books that are public domain and making them available on Archive and in our catalogue. And whether 1 person listens to a particular book or a million does not make 1 book succesful and the other a failure

And any frills that are possible with our existing software can be done by anyone who wants to do them. But whether they do or don't do is up to them , we have still done our prime directive

Anne

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Post by danielius » November 21st, 2019, 12:44 pm

dalewking wrote:
November 19th, 2019, 4:13 pm
Why does the API return un-finished books? Is there a way to filter them out?
Somebody in this post earlier mentioned to check for "url_iarchive" (in the http request with extended=1 query) tag if its null/empty that means the book isnt finished as its not uploaded to archives

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Post by danielius » November 21st, 2019, 12:46 pm

If a book has both for example, english and spanish translations will those translations be included in the sections part of the json or be 2 different books with unique ids ?

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Post by m8b1 » November 21st, 2019, 1:08 pm

danielius wrote:
November 21st, 2019, 12:46 pm
If a book has both for example, english and spanish translations will those translations be included in the sections part of the json or be 2 different books with unique ids ?
It would be two different books with unique ids. There are multiple versions of the same book in the same language, and they each have unique ids. For example search the catalog for: Anne of Green Gables, Pride and Prejudice, etc.

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