Solution for MySongBook

Charlezz wrote (2005-12-19): (corrections made)

Today I've been fiddling with the MySongBook problem as well, and I've got it working. Instead of downloading the whole page I was interested in downloading only the tabs of a certain artist.

First of all you should set your Browser ID to Mozilla because then MySongBook will display a plain download link on the page instead of a button. This will probably solve your problem and you can use it to download all the tabs from the site.

I used an alternative directory structure as suggested in a previous post to put all the tablature files and HTML files in seperate directories.

Then I go to the first page of an artist and take this as download URL.

Finally I adjusted some parameters to download only the things I need.

This is what I came up with for example to download all tabs by Steve Vai:

URL to download:

Scan rules:
+*.gp3 +*.gp4 +*.zip +*.gp5 +*.gtp

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.1) Gecko/20020826

Local Structure Type:
HTML in site_name/html, images/other in site_name/images

After a while you get a ton of HTML pages you can throw away and the other directory has all the tabs you need!


John wrote (2005-11-28):

Realise your question was a long time ago, but if you have a Guitar Pro license and you log on to the Guitar Pro website right now, you can download the entire contents as a zip file - it's about 150mb, but doesn't take too long with broadband.

Once you unzip it, it's nearly 2 gigabytes; takes a long time to unzip. When you unzip it, it is all in folders like the website - first by category, then by artist.