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Mp3 download programs correct way to enter artist name?

Feb 16, 2018 4:15PM PST

I have been trying out many android apps that cater to mp3 downloading.

Many of them have the same problem which has me scratching my head regarding the intention of the developer.

The issue is when I type in the artist full name like artist_firstname artist_lastname the app does not parse the line completely and only returns songs with the first name of the artist which is essentially useless.

Obviously when such type of app works correctly, the songs returned relate to the artist complete name (first and last names).

I have tried putting a dash in between the first and last name, a comma, putting the complete name within single or double quotes etc. All these rational attempts typically just yields errors or nothing is returned.

Does anybody know what the "secret sauce" is to make this work correctly?

I have a hard time believing that a developer would be that dense and stop parsing at only the first name. Surely he/she would know that this would only yield an "infinite" amount of returned songs with most unrelated to what the user needs etc.

Thanks for all responses and help.

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I had an issue with an app or two.
Feb 16, 2018 4:22PM PST

I left a note at the author's app store and the issue was addressed. Since I can't guess which apps you are using I'll leave it with this. I use my PC for my home collection and sync my phone with my PC. There are folk that are trying to get away from the usual PC or Apple computer and finding out that apps are not perfect.

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Feb 16, 2018 5:37PM PST

Not sure by what you meant by "leaving a note at the author's app store"? When you say "author" are you referring to me the writer of the original post? If it is me, I really don't know how to access that note.

I did not specify a particular app only because I have found TOO many that have this same issue of not parsing the ENTIRE search line when the user enters the title of a song, the complete name of an artist or the album name...these all claimed by the program as the only things the user has to enter in to get the right info back.

All these phrases potentially have multiple words separated by a space char. Nevertheless, for the record, one app with this problem is "mp3 music download pro".

An app that does it right (parses the ENTIRE line prior to searching for the phrase as it should, else how will the app ever get it right if an entered album name happened to have say four words...see what I mean?) is the "SuperCloud Song Downloader app.

It just seems incomprehensible to me that unless the developer provides EXPLICIT instructions (and none of these apps provided any kind of such help etc.) in entering a search phrase if he/she has chosen to NOT parse the entire search line, that the search would stop at the first word of the search phrase and then return an "infinite" amount of songs that contained only the first word of the entire search phrase.

This of course would yield songs unrelated to the ENTIRE search phrase. So, anyway you look at this, it just makes no programming sense.

thanks for your response

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Feb 16, 2018 6:05PM PST

I mean to ask the owner/writer/company that has this app to address your concerns.

As to SuperCloud I googled that and found it appears to not be in the Google Play store. As such I won't go near it. I see they have a web site so tell them what you want fixed.

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