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randomnoise says

Awesome track, Sascha! Hope this feature gives it the boost it deserves! :)

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randomnoise says

...instantly felt like an audiojungle hymn to me.

:D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuQt9N4Dsok#t
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randomnoise says




Please invite me, my username is Creattive
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Do we need invitations? I’ve posted a bunch of comments without one..
You can post comments but you can’t add new cards without an invitation.

Now I see, please send me an invite… Username: randomnoise

Thanks! :)

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randomnoise says

You need to install the greasemonkey plugin (for firefox) or tampermonkey plugin (for chrome).

Then install this userscript: http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/141953

...and you’ll see the Dashboard-Plus-Tab in your settings.

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randomnoise says

Try Dashboard Plus…

http://audiojungle.net/forums/thread/introducing-dashboard-plus/71870

Check out the advanced statement section. I guess that’s close to what you’re looking for?

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randomnoise says

I think GEMA is one of the more strict and militant societies. It’s actually good that Germany “gets it” and does what is right to protect composers. They know how to shake money out of people to ensure that composers are paid properly. Good for GEMA. What I like about GEMA’s approach is that they seem to take a “you are either all in, or all out” approach and they clearly want music users to be using music that is PRO registered.

Believe me… What may sound like a dream to you is actually a nightmare in reality. What you describe as “militant” is actually more a form of dictatorship. GEMA is on of the most intransparent, undemocratic and unflexible institutions we have here in Germany. And it only cares about the big (I mean BIG) selling artists/authors – for smaller composers it’s simply hell. That’s the reason why not becoming a member there when I started my business years ago was one of the best decisions of my life and also the reason why german authors are right now fighting to found the first real aternative to GEMA, the C3S: https://www.c3s.cc/en/

Anyway – I think the only reason for a confusion here is the fact that GEMA forces their members to register ALL of their work with them. This is why buyers from Germany might think that it might be the same for any author worldwide, not realizing that outside Germany you can be a PRO member but have the freedom to chose which of your tracks you register.

So @ perki2000: It’s all good. And if GEMA really has the balls to bother you, take Gareth’s advice and contact the author directly.

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randomnoise says

Hi, I just noticed some search-related behaviour that I think might be confusing for buyers:

When I search for any term, the system first shows the “Best Match” results.

When I now move from the first page of the “Best Match” results to any following page – and then sort by sales, I don’t get redirected to the FIRST page of the “Sort by Sales” results. Instead I stay on the page number that I had been on…

How does this make sense regarding usability? When I search through several pages of “Best Match” results and don’t find what I want and therefore want to resort the results for my search term, I’d want to start from page one…!

Am I missing something here? Has it always been like this?

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randomnoise says

In all seriousness though, yes, I have to agree that the results on videohive and audiojungle in particular need some work. They’re harder to index and search on as there is less text data to go on than with things like themes/plugins that are rich in text by their nature. There are a few things that we’re thinking about though.

Hi madlep,

as an audiojungle author I want to comment on your problems indexing music:

I think the main problem is the approach itself. Text search simply is the worst way to search for music. From my point of view a faceted search system can be the only goal here – yet I didn’t hear anything about this topic – apart from several authors (throughout ALL marketplaces) who are asking for it.

When anybody searches for music they have to be able to filter through the database COMBINING several factors like:

  • Genre
  • Instrumentation
  • Mood/Emotion
  • Targeted Film Production Genres
  • Tempo
  • Length (including lenghts for edits of a track)

Of course I can already see the difficulties in making the transition to a faceted search system for audiojungle:

  • Genre categories on audiojungle would need a complete overhaul. (One of the biggest category “Corporate Music” is actually no musical genre at all, maybe a “Mood”.)
  • Instrumentation is not specifically indexed anywhere. Although there is a lot of info on it in item tags and descriptions that could be used.
  • Mood/Emotion – same here… One of the most crucial aspects for buyers, but the info on audiojungle is buried somewhere in item tags and descriptions.
  • Targeted Film Production Genres – again… some info in tags and descriptions here and there – but nothing structured
  • Tempo is metadata that is already there – yet you can’t properly search for it (or COMBINE a min-max duration filter with other metadata)
  • Length is also a problem – since you give us no proper way to let you index additional edits inlcuded in items

So – there’s a vast amount of badly indexed items. And to have a faceted search system the metadata needs to be structured – not only for new items but for all the unstructured info on existing items as well… a huge challenge indeed.

I can only think of two ways to achieve this:

1. You can use the data that is already there: Create a list of genres / instruments / moods etc. and relate items to them by matching the data in tags and descriptions

2. You can ask the authors to provide you with the additional structured info: Let them know that they have a certain amount of time (lets say 3 months) to add the new metadata to their items and let them do the work. (Of course – for me having 24 items at the moment this should be an easy task, yet I can see why authors with huge portfolios will have a different perspective.)

OR – you could work with a combination of both. Re-index the data by matching categories to tags and description terms – and then (before going public with it) letting the authors refine the automated metadata (= Let everyone check and refine what the system proposed).

My point is (regarding music): You can tweak on boosting factors etc. as much as you want – but as long as you don’t start rethinking music search as a whole it will only stay a slightly improved system that is flawed from the ground up.

Can you give us any hint on your progress regarding faceted search? Are you at least actively planning anything like this?

All the best,

randomnoise

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randomnoise says

www.soundizer.com has this feature… (Type in your search and then got to ‘track filter’)

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