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Post Posted:: September 6th, 2013, 6:41 am 

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Hello!
Thx for the great work so far ;), I am currently developing an Android-app which is using the new API and have some minor changes that would help me to get stuff parsed to the screen as fast as possible ;).

Is it possible to include another two fields, one that gives a link to the album-cover in the xml (<url_cover>) and a second that includes the link to the playlist (<url_playlist>http://archive.org/download/avenger_1207_librivox/avenger_1207_librivox_64kb.m3u</url_playlist>)?

It also seems that genres are not working so far, is this going to be included in the next updates?

It also seems that the old API (http://librivox.org/newcatalog/latestworks.xml?offset=0&limit=50) is not working since today. Will it be up again or does the new one now totally replace it?

Michael


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Post Posted:: September 6th, 2013, 6:46 am 
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I have no answer for you at the moment - there's a lot of work still going on, so please be patient. I think it unlikely, if the old API has already ceased functioning, that it will be brought into service again, but that is merely my conjecture.

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Post Posted:: September 6th, 2013, 7:35 am 

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Ok thx, just noted two more things ;)

The readers-tag (<readers>) is also not yet present and the download-link of the tag <url_zip_file> seems not to be valid.
For instance "http://www.archive.org/download/Count of Monte Cristo_47_librivox_/Count of Monte Cristo_47_librivox_64kb_mp3.zip" is returned where the valid url seems to be "http://archive.org/download/countofmontecristo_1303_librivox/countofmontecristo_1303_librivox_64kb_mp3.zip"

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Post Posted:: September 6th, 2013, 7:44 am 
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Reported, thank you

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Post Posted:: September 12th, 2013, 5:28 pm 

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Hello,

This is my first time on this forum. I have been working on an iPad app with the old API until a few days ago when the old API is no longer available. I have since switched to the new API which seems to work well and with much cleaner XML syntax.

I would also like to make a request for a URL link to the book cover photo, to be included in the new API.

Potential bug: I have also tried to use the "fields={title,genres,authors}" option of the new API, and the result came back without the data for "genres" and I can only obtain "genres" with the "extended=1" option.

Thanks for all the good work with Librivox.

Marvin


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Post Posted:: September 13th, 2013, 12:35 am 
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The API is no longer on the dev server. Please see information on the new API at http://librivox.org/api/info

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Post Posted:: September 13th, 2013, 7:37 am 

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Thanks! I'll try it out! Since the status is "released," I am assuming that we can expect it to stay the same for now.

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Post Posted:: September 13th, 2013, 10:40 am 
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If there are any critical fields missing, do let us know!

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Post Posted:: September 13th, 2013, 11:54 am 

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The main thing that it seems to lack from my point of view is a good way to get a listing of the most recent books. The "since" field is nice, and I can probably build something to work with that, but I don't see a way to request, for example, the 5 most recent books.

Also, I suppose that the RSS feeds haven't changed? Lots of them were missing reader / cover image information. I didn't look thoroughly to see if that had been added.

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Post Posted:: September 13th, 2013, 11:47 pm 

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Agree with that, it is almost impossible to get the most-recent books. Would be nice if the list is either sorted by date, an additional completion-field is added or I could specifiy the order with an additional parameter (&order="date-asc"). When thinking about different languages, maybe an additional query-parameter like &language="french" would also be convenient.

Is it also possible to add a field with the size (in bytes) of the zip-file to the audiobook-xml? (url_zip_size?)

I just noted that the fields-parameter is not working for http://librivox.org/api/feed/audiobooks/id/1939. Would also be good to reduce unnecessary information.


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Post Posted:: September 14th, 2013, 12:30 am 

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Hello Jo san,

knotyouraveragejo wrote:
If there are any critical fields missing, do let us know!

I think the following information should be included.

Catalog date:
Read by:
Book Coordinator:
Meta Coordinator
Proof Listener:

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Post Posted:: September 14th, 2013, 3:06 am 
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I'm not sure any of those need to be included for the creation of apps though ? I suspect they woould be included in the removal of unwanted information request

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Post Posted:: September 14th, 2013, 2:15 pm 

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Hello,

I would love to have a field to indicate the popularity of a book as 'the number of times this book has been read.'

Alternately, this field could be normalized on some sort of scale, for example, from 0..100 -- a book could be on the on the top 20% most read.

Thanks,

Marvin


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Post Posted:: September 14th, 2013, 2:17 pm 
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That you will not get - we do not rate our books or our readers and never will :D

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Post Posted:: September 16th, 2013, 8:20 am 

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Regarding the "Reader" information, anyhow, I think it would be great for apps - people ask me for that feature all the time. Right now, I think it is supposed to be included in the chapter data in the RSS feeds, which is fine, as many books have multiple readers. The problem is, for most of the books, the reader info is missing there. Of course, a field that gave the reader's name (for a solo work) or something like "Various" for a collaborative work would also be handy.

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