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Add Audiobooks & Authors #453

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lincalinca opened this issue Aug 17, 2018 · 22 comments
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Add Audiobooks & Authors #453

lincalinca opened this issue Aug 17, 2018 · 22 comments

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@lincalinca lincalinca commented Aug 17, 2018

I've tried adding authors like George R. R. Martin and Douglas Adams as audiobook authors, and Lidarr picks up on them just fine.

But what I can't seem to do is to create profiles for Audiobooks. It's fine to capture author information from Musicbrains, but the works themselves are in profile categories which Lidarr doesn't let me set up.

Can you please enable access to collect Audiobook data? I'd like to hook in my Witcher, Harry Potter and Oathbringer books too.

Note: there are some musicians who've written books too. I realise this may complicate things, such as separating the destination directories (personally, I have one place for audiobooks, and another for music, and would like to keep the Sara Bareilles book separate from her albums, so I know that's a complexity, but one I can overcome secondarily).

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@kianrafiee kianrafiee commented Sep 9, 2018

I would love this too!

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@Qstick Qstick commented Sep 28, 2018

So I can easily add the audiobook type to Lidarr for availability in metadata profiles, but this issue I have is in parsing and identification. Most audiobooks on musicbrainz seem to have several 100 tracks per book. I’m fearful this isn’t going to work to well without some extra type specific code. Any thoughts from you guys? How do most audiobooks download? A single audio file or many files?

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@lincalinca lincalinca commented Sep 28, 2018

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@Qstick Qstick commented Sep 28, 2018

Thanks, what are the best indexers for audiobooks? I’d like to test some things out

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@lincalinca lincalinca commented Sep 28, 2018

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@lincalinca lincalinca commented Sep 28, 2018

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@Qstick Qstick commented Sep 28, 2018

Yea I was just looking for one or two good ones lol

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@lincalinca lincalinca commented Sep 28, 2018

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@Tailchakra Tailchakra commented Oct 5, 2018

MyAnonaMouse ;)

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@jneljeff jneljeff commented Dec 3, 2018

Is this still an active feature request? I have been looking for an audiobook fetcher forever.

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@kevinpawsey kevinpawsey commented Dec 4, 2018

Is this still an active feature request? I have been looking for an audiobook fetcher forever.

try LazyLibrarian for audiobook downloads if Lidarr doesn’t have support at the moment... it is based on Headphones and works well for me

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@kianrafiee kianrafiee commented Dec 12, 2018

Is this still an active feature request? I have been looking for an audiobook fetcher forever.

try LazyLibrarian for audiobook downloads if Lidarr doesn’t have support at the moment... it is based on Headphones and works well for me

Its disappointing the status for this changed from Accepted to Under Consideration because LazyLibrarian has such a horrible UX design :( It got so bad for me that I just gave up using it because of how frustrated I got trying to navigate, find books, and download them.

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@kmlucy kmlucy commented Dec 21, 2018

If this ever happens, it would be great if they could integrate sandreas/m4b-tool or something like it.

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@PhilipWhiteside PhilipWhiteside commented Dec 29, 2018

Is this still an active feature request? I have been looking for an audiobook fetcher forever.

try LazyLibrarian for audiobook downloads if Lidarr doesn’t have support at the moment... it is based on Headphones and works well for me

Its disappointing the status for this changed from Accepted to Under Consideration because LazyLibrarian has such a horrible UX design :( It got so bad for me that I just gave up using it because of how frustrated I got trying to navigate, find books, and download them.

Me: LL can't be that bad.
... spins up container ...
Me: OMG it's awful.

  • Couldn't even find the add button, so linked to Goodreads instead.
  • Then it just wouldn't download the book, despite Jackett finding a match, LL said there was no matches.
  • Have killed it now, will stick to manual until Lidarr has support.
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@lincalinca lincalinca commented Dec 30, 2018

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@linedpaper linedpaper commented Jun 4, 2019

I'd like to add my vote to this one as well. The alternatives are just not very good in comparison.

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@Qstick Qstick commented Jun 6, 2019

I'm not sure that Lidarr is the best candidate for this. I would think a separate arr fork for ebooks and audiobooks that could focus specific on that would be best. Besides musicbrainz isn't the best source for audiobook info I don't think.

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@killermallow killermallow commented Jun 8, 2019

I'm not sure that Lidarr is the best candidate for this. I would think a separate arr fork for ebooks and audiobooks that could focus specific on that would be best. Besides musicbrainz isn't the best source for audiobook info I don't think.

Awesomefox made a good case for using Audible in the original feature request:

https://feathub.com/lidarr/Lidarr/+22

Also, as a MaM member it would be great to integrate their FL Wedges as suggested by seanap

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@Avamander Avamander commented Jun 23, 2019

Besides musicbrainz isn't the best source for audiobook info I don't think.

That can be improved, to be fair. MB has support for both audiobooks and audio dramas, it's just the catalogue that needs additions.

It's also worth mentioning that audio dramas are also worth separate consideration when designing the UI - they can have a lot of artists. In addition to that unlike many other types of media, there are many audio dramas that have multiple series and subseries (for example Big Finish Audiobooks -> Doctor Who: The Monthly Adventures -> Doctor Who: The Classic Series -> Doctor Who: The Sirens of Time) and support of that is quite important for comfortable consumption.

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@Qstick Qstick commented Aug 25, 2019

For now, not going to implement. Try Readarr

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@undaunt undaunt commented Jan 6, 2020

Readarr has been marked as inactive by its developer.

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@Qstick Qstick commented Jan 6, 2020

That's unfortunate, we thought about taking over if he did that, but we are spread thin with Radarr and Lidarr already.

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