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  • Anas
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iTunes Covers Downloader
Please note: Since iTunes no longer allows you to download album art, without buying at least one song of the album, this program is pretty useless.

iTunes Cover Downloader


Cover Downloader for iTunes Covers, using this script.

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  • Last Edit: 24 May, 2006, 08:59:34 AM by Anas

  • Jojo
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Reply #1
thanks for sharing. A nice feature would be if the program would automatically go through my music folder and download covers automatically based on the file's name or ID3 tags. If there are multiple choices the program could ask which one to use.
--alt-presets are there for a reason! These other switches DO NOT work better than it, trust me on this.
LAME + Joint Stereo doesn't destroy 'Stereo'

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thanks for sharing. A nice feature would be if the program would automatically go through my music folder and download covers automatically based on the file's name or ID3 tags. If there are multiple choices the program could ask which one to use.
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try [a href="http://www.yvg.com/]http://www.yvg.com/[/url]

  • Anas
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thanks for sharing. A nice feature would be if the program would automatically go through my music folder and download covers automatically based on the file's name or ID3 tags. If there are multiple choices the program could ask which one to use.
[a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=352539"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]

Will add this feature tomorrow or so, don't know how long it will take. I've got a lot of things to do, so please be patient. 
  • Last Edit: 27 December, 2005, 05:02:12 AM by Anas

  • Habla
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Reply #4
Can you also make it embed the art in the tags?

  • Jojo
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thanks for sharing. A nice feature would be if the program would automatically go through my music folder and download covers automatically based on the file's name or ID3 tags. If there are multiple choices the program could ask which one to use.
[a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=352539"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]

Will add this feature tomorrow or so, don't know how long it will take. I've got a lot of things to do, so please be patient. 
[a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=352606"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]

sweet  Take your time though...

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Can you also make it embed the art in the tags?
[a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=352666"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]

I don't think that is as easy to implement...but one can always use a different program for that such as iTunes or mp3Tag
  • Last Edit: 27 December, 2005, 04:39:40 PM by Jojo
--alt-presets are there for a reason! These other switches DO NOT work better than it, trust me on this.
LAME + Joint Stereo doesn't destroy 'Stereo'

  • Synthetic Soul
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I worte a cover downloader for iTunes using Delphi and this script.
I think it's not that bad and should work for you (for me it does   ).

It did work for me, but now it doesn't.  After submitting my search I quite quickly get a dialogue with the mesage "<HTML><HEAD>.".  When it first went wrong the message was longer than this (I think it was a DOCTYPE statement), but I didn't record it.

Is this just happening to me?

The online script quoted still works fine.
I'm on a horse.

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It did work for me, but now it doesn't.  After submitting my search I quite quickly get a dialogue with the mesage "<HTML><HEAD>.".  When it first went wrong the message was longer than this (I think it was a DOCTYPE statement), but I didn't record it. Is this just happening to me?
[a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=353771"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]


No. The same here.

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Reply #8
Thanks for the confirm - I was surprised that no-one else had reported so I thought maybe my router was blocking it somehow.  I've never really figued out the firewall aspect of my router!
I'm on a horse.

  • Anas
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I worte a cover downloader for iTunes using Delphi and this script.
I think it's not that bad and should work for you (for me it does   ).

It did work for me, but now it doesn't.  After submitting my search I quite quickly get a dialogue with the mesage "<HTML><HEAD>.".  When it first went wrong the message was longer than this (I think it was a DOCTYPE statement), but I didn't record it.

Is this just happening to me?

The online script quoted still works fine.
[a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=353771"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]

I realized too late that something in the used script changed. I'll fixed it and added support for auto-scan and auto-scan with One-Folder-Mode ( One Folder, All Covers ).
I'll update my first post now and upload new version.

EDIT: Updated first post, just redownload the attachment to get the new version. [a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=352535"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]
  • Last Edit: 15 January, 2006, 04:26:58 AM by Anas

  • Synthetic Soul
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Now just download & enjoy (and hope it works   ).

Many thanks Anas, working great now.

Edit: I've just worked out what the Scan function does.  That's cool.
  • Last Edit: 16 January, 2006, 09:01:13 AM by Synthetic Soul
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  • Anas
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Now just download & enjoy (and hope it works   ).

Many thanks Anas, working great now.

Edit: I've just worked out what the Scan function does.  That's cool.
[a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=357567"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]

Good to hear that you like it.

I just released a new Version: 0.0.1.3.
See first post [a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=352535"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a].

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Reply #12
Thanks Anas for this tool... It works great. Question: could we have the sources of this app ?

  • Habla
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Reply #13
Can this work with foo_openwith? I've tried a couple strings, but none of them worked.

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Reply #14
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Thanks Anas for this tool... It works great. Question: could we have the sources of this app ?
[a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=358331"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]


Does this app access iTMS directly, based on the PHP source code on that page, or does it take the images from the example script ? The latter is probably not a good idea, especially when he has sourece available

  • Anas
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Can this work with foo_openwith? I've tried a couple strings, but none of them worked.
[a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=358357"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]

No, it can't yet.

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Thanks Anas for this tool... It works great. Question: could we have the sources of this app ?
[a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=358331"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]


Does this app access iTMS directly, based on the PHP source code on that page, or does it take the images from the example script ? The latter is probably not a good idea, especially when he has sourece available
[a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=358367"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]

Nope it takes the images directly from the iTMS. The 'Stripped Down Art Search' provides the URL's to the images.

  • Habla
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Reply #16
Any plans on making it compatible then?

  • Anas
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Any plans on making it compatible then?
[a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=358605"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]

I'm working on it, forgot to say that in my post.
The feature will probably be available in the next version, which I (hopefully) will release this weekend.

iTunes Covers Downloader
Reply #18
Can you explain what I am doing wrong.

I set it up, as I thought the scan was supposed to be done, pointed it at a bunch of MP3s with appropriate tags.

When I click Scan I get the messages you can see, then a list of all the MP3s, but it does nothing.

It works fine in manual mode.

In your notes you say it doesn't check the music folder, yet the message appears to say its looking for a certain jpg, without substitution. Then it says no results. It only takes a couple of seconds to do all this, it isn't going out and looking for anything.

Help?

  • Habla
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Any plans on making it compatible then?
[a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=358605"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]

I'm working on it, forgot to say that in my post.
The feature will probably be available in the next version, which I (hopefully) will release this weekend.
[a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=358611"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]

Great!

  • Anas
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Can you explain what I am doing wrong.

I set it up, as I thought the scan was supposed to be done, pointed it at a bunch of MP3s with appropriate tags.

When I click Scan I get the messages you can see, then a list of all the MP3s, but it does nothing.

It works fine in manual mode.

In your notes you say it doesn't check the music folder, yet the message appears to say its looking for a certain jpg, without substitution. Then it says no results. It only takes a couple of seconds to do all this, it isn't going out and looking for anything.

Help?
[a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=358619"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]

The program can't read file tags. To use the program you have to have a folder structure (for example D:\Music\ABBA\Album\ABBA - One Of Us.mp3).
I don't know if I ever will add tag support, but I don't think so.
I will try to add support for guessing fields from the filename.

  • Anas
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Reply #21
New Version 0.0.1.4 now supports Commandline usage.
See first post [a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=352535"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a].

  • Anas
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Reply #22
New Version, see first post [a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=352535"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a].

  • Synthetic Soul
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Reply #23
If I do an Artist search for "editors" I get:

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iTunes Cover Search
Search started...
Looking for covers...
13 covers found.
Downloading cover #1 of 13...
Downloading cover #2 of 13...
Downloading cover #3 of 13...
Downloading cover #4 of 13...

... in the console, and then a dialogue pops up :

Title: "iTunes Cover Search"
Message: "HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found."

A similar thing happens with the last version (three images appear and then the same dialogue).

I did a search for "ben folds" and the same dialogue appears when trying to download 15 of 19.

Any ideas?
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If I do an Artist search for "editors" I get:

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iTunes Cover Search
Search started...
Looking for covers...
13 covers found.
Downloading cover #1 of 13...
Downloading cover #2 of 13...
Downloading cover #3 of 13...
Downloading cover #4 of 13...

... in the console, and then a dialogue pops up :

Title: "iTunes Cover Search"
Message: "HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found."

A similar thing happens with the last version (three images appear and then the same dialogue).

I did a search for "ben folds" and the same dialogue appears when trying to download 15 of 19.

Any ideas?
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Thanks for reporting.
I looked after it and found this out:
I searched for Editors just like you did and got the same error, so I checked the script I'm using.
I'm using the stripped down art search you can find [a href="http://tpemble.urfbownd.net/itunes/itunes-iart.php]here[/url].
I searched there for Editors again and got this results. As you can see there are all 13 results listed. To get the art URL you have to call the script with the post variable 'pid' which should contain the playlist id.
Let's take the fourth result where the 404 Error occured. You will get this PHP error.
As you can see it's not my fault  , but an error in the script I'm using.
I will try to get in touch with tpemble, the author of this script.