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Reply #25
I get the problem with a folder of 20 pictures, but many subfolders. Maybe they are scanned too?

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Reply #26
Is there a way to cache the known files so it doesn't need to rescan once it has found an image before?

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Reply #27
Version 0.5 Final is released. Please read the first post.

Marc

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Reply #28
This component is shaping up nicely, though I miss the days of leeching iTunes for covers. I would like to request the ability to place the image sizes as text beneath the image name/title. The overlay is nice and all but the black text really fails to show up on dark covers, maybe adding a light border or shadow to the text? Though I'd rather just have some plain text under the image name.

I just updated to the 0.5 version and it appears to be ignoring all parameters passed to it. No artist, no album, no output location. Were things changed with regard to the command line syntax? The older version seems to still work fine.

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Reply #29
Version 0.5 Final is released. Please read the first post.

Thanks
With the new switches I'm able to get rid of the problem of having too much pictures in a folder / albumart GUI not appearing

Though I'd rather just have some plain text under the image name.

Would like that too

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Reply #30
Hi Mark/Alex,

I was wondering if it might be possible to have a command line switch that allows you to run the program, but only using one specific script.  If the switch isn't used, then it uses all active scripts.  This would be a nice option so that you could have one command line to pull out only the artist images using the artists.trivialbeing script, and another to use all scripts to pull out album images.

An option like this could help keep the window from being cluttered if only looking for an artist picture.

Just a thought.

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Reply #31
Hi,

I was wondering if some kind soul would take a look at the Walmart.boo file. It was working last week, but it doesn't seem to be working now. I know that it wasn't updated for this new version, but the last version was working, nontheless. I went to the walmart site this morning, and it is up & the search is working properly. So, maybe something changed in the search string.

I ask for this only because it provides 500x500 quality pics, and rarely if ever, does it not produce whatever I am searching for.

Thanks in advance for looking into this.


EDIT:  It is working this afternoon, so my apologies.
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Reply #32
This is a great program - incredibly useful.  One minor problem - among all you programming gurus there are a few dummies like me that can't figure out certain obvious things

1.  I tried the batch mode.  It didn't seem to properly identify folders with art in them.  A very few were identified but most folders which did contain .jpg files were identified as not having artwork.

2.  I don't understand FOO_RUN at all.  Can you give simple directions for installing it and getting it working?  Including the proper executables and where to get them?

3.  A lot of people keep the album art in the same folders as the .mp3 files, but I can't seem to find a way to get it to save there by default.  I seem to need to browse to the proper folder for each save.  Is there a way?  If not, can you make a way?

4.  Is there a way to keep the same filename, not have to input it?

5.  Is there any way to select several album arts (example, back, front, CD, etc.) and download all to the folder with the MP3's with the same filename as downloaded?  If not, can you put it in?  This would be an incredible time saver.

This is a lot of information to ask for.  Maybe you could put it in a file, say, "Album Art for Dummies?"

Thanks

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Reply #33
This is a great program - incredibly useful.  One minor problem - among all you programming gurus there are a few dummies like me that can't figure out certain obvious things

1.  I tried the batch mode.  It didn't seem to properly identify folders with art in them.  A very few were identified but most folders which did contain .jpg files were identified as not having artwork.

2.  I don't understand FOO_RUN at all.  Can you give simple directions for installing it and getting it working?  Including the proper executables and where to get them?

3.  A lot of people keep the album art in the same folders as the .mp3 files, but I can't seem to find a way to get it to save there by default.  I seem to need to browse to the proper folder for each save.  Is there a way?  If not, can you make a way?

4.  Is there a way to keep the same filename, not have to input it?

5.  Is there any way to select several album arts (example, back, front, CD, etc.) and download all to the folder with the MP3's with the same filename as downloaded?  If not, can you put it in?  This would be an incredible time saver.

This is a lot of information to ask for.  Maybe you could put it in a file, say, "Album Art for Dummies?"

Thanks


I am currently working on setting up a Wiki for Album Art Downloader.

Anyone who wants to contribute is welcome.

Marc

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Reply #34
Great Plugin, thank you!

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Reply #35
i've just tested the new version - working better than ever. only thing missing for me is that request of mine, which i added to request tracker .

edit: could the browse folder function be fixed to support va albums in a better way (not spam the browser with entries for each artist in the compilation)?

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Reply #36
I must be crazy, because I can't figure out how to add a bug at SourceForge.
So here it is.
Search for artist "Big & Rich" and album "Horse Of A Different Color" and check the Amazon results.
Then search for "Big Rich" and album "Horse Of A Different Color"  and check the Amazon results.
The second search will return the correct result, the first will not.


P.S. - Thanks for picking this thing up!  The updates you've implemented are great.

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Reply #37
How's that Wiki coming along?

Is there an installation guide or something that I've missed? I'm not sure I even understand 100% what this program does, though it does sound a lot like what I'm after.

Will this program automatically grab album art, or does it simply automate the finding and downloading of it? I've been trying to use the album art downloader separately from foobar, and haven't been able to get it fully to work, as I can't figure out how to actually assign the images once they're found.

any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Reply #38
I must be crazy, because I can't figure out how to add a bug at SourceForge.
So here it is.
Search for artist "Big & Rich" and album "Horse Of A Different Color" and check the Amazon results.
Then search for "Big Rich" and album "Horse Of A Different Color"  and check the Amazon results.
The second search will return the correct result, the first will not.


P.S. - Thanks for picking this thing up!  The updates you've implemented are great.


That's probably a problem with the URLEncode function. I'd suggest modifying utils.boo to manually replace & with %26 and ? with %3F.

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Reply #39
I'm trying to get it to work, I've got the latest version of the program, and foo_run . I've added the commandline said to be working in this thread. But when I click to get some nice cover arts, the program starts but it wont fill in the artist / album title and neither the path it should be saved to. Don't know what I'm doing wrong :S

I've tried both:

"C:\Program\AlbumArtDownloader\AlbumArt.exe" "%artist%" "%album%" "$replace(%_path%,%_filename_ext%,)folder.jpg"

and:

"C:\Program\AlbumArtDownloader\AlbumArt.exe" "%album artist%" "%album%" "$replace(%path%,%filename_ext%,)Front.jpg"

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Reply #40
How's that Wiki coming along?

Is there an installation guide or something that I've missed? I'm not sure I even understand 100% what this program does, though it does sound a lot like what I'm after.

Will this program automatically grab album art, or does it simply automate the finding and downloading of it? I've been trying to use the album art downloader separately from foobar, and haven't been able to get it fully to work, as I can't figure out how to actually assign the images once they're found.

any help would be greatly appreciated.

Wiki? Not well, to be honest. It's up, at album-art.sourceforge.net, but has pretty much no content. I wouldn't hold your breath.

Installation guide? Not so much. The first post of this thread has some guidance on how to use it, you might find what you are looking for there.

It does not do fully automatic album art grabbing, the usual usage is to have a foo_run command that launches the album art downloader, then you browse the resulting images and choose one to save as the album art for that album. An alternative usage is to run the album art downloader directly, and browse the foobar library albums or file folders using the built in browser, downloading art for those that don't have any yet.

To 'assign' images once they are found, you typically just save them in the same folder as the album music files with the name Folder.jpg. There are other schemes, some people prefer having a single folder with all the art for all their albums in, with the art filenames including the artist and album. It all depends on how you have configured foobar to show the album art.

That's probably a problem with the URLEncode function. I'd suggest modifying utils.boo to manually replace & with %26 and ? with %3F.

Good suggestion, it appears to do the job. The next release will have this fixed in it, until then, you can download a fixed util.boo and put it in your scripts folder.

I'm trying to get it to work, I've got the latest version of the program, and foo_run . I've added the commandline said to be working in this thread. But when I click to get some nice cover arts, the program starts but it wont fill in the artist / album title and neither the path it should be saved to. Don't know what I'm doing wrong :S

Check the first post in the thread. The command line should now be: albumart.exe -ar "%artist%" -al "%album%" -p "$replace(%_path%,%_filename_ext%,)folder.jpg"

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Reply #41
With me it bangs with following >

"E:\Programme\foobar2000\coverdownloader\AlbumArt.exe" -ar "%artist%" "%album artist%" -p "$replace(%path%,%filename_ext%,)%artist%.jpg"

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Reply #42
I can't get it to open... all I get is the loading cursor for a second and nothing happens. I'm using the latest foo_run, the latest album art downloader, and vista 64bit. I can open the program fine via double clicking the exe, just not through foo_run. Any ideas?

The console says this:
Successful execution of "shell32.dll,ShellExec_RunDLL "C:\Program Files "

And this is my foo_run command:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\AlbumArtDownloader\AlbumArt.exe" "%artist%" -al "%album%" -p "$replace(%_path%,%_filename_ext%,)cover.jpg"

Edit: I figured it out, that pretty much gave it away. It installs to "Program Files (x86)" in vista 64bit, and foo_run doesnt like the brackets. I moved it into another folder outside of that and it worked fine.

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Reply #43
It should run as a 64-bit process because it's 100% .NET? Of course this probably doesn't make any difference if its not an MSI package? (Haven't tried your installer)

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Reply #44
It should run as a 64-bit process because it's 100% .NET? Of course this probably doesn't make any difference if its not an MSI package? (Haven't tried your installer)


I believe that as a .net application, it will be JIT compiled to 64 bit code on a 64 bit platform. I don't know what logic Vista uses for whether to install things into "Program Files (x86)" or not, perhaps the installer has to specifically ask for the 64 bit program files folder to install into if it wants it. The installer used is NSIS based, not MSI.

In any case, I don't think the problem is with the album downloader, or with 64 bit execution, but simply with parenthesis in the path. If you are using foo_run to run a path with parenthesis in it, then they need to be escaped.

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Reply #45
There are other schemes, some people prefer having a single folder with all the art for all their albums in, with the art filenames including the artist and album. It all depends on how you have configured foobar to show the album art.

how do you do that? i wish i could just have 1 dir with all my album pics.

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Reply #46

There are other schemes, some people prefer having a single folder with all the art for all their albums in, with the art filenames including the artist and album. It all depends on how you have configured foobar to show the album art.

how do you do that? i wish i could just have 1 dir with all my album pics.
One example source:

C:\My Music\covers\%artist%_%album%.*

HTH.

Alessandro

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Reply #47
I'm trying the following string with foo_run:
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"C:\Program Files\foobar2000\AlbumArtDownloader\albumart.exe" -ar "%artist%" -al "%album%" -p "C:\My Music\covers\%artist%_%album%.jpg"
When I run a search, I see in task manager foobar and albumart eating up all my CPU cycles and albumart doesn't appear on the screen.

Works fine if I remove the path parameter: is my syntax invalid?

Alessandro

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Reply #48
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Reply #49
Thanks for this program, I use it constantly.

Two things it would be nice to see fixed:
  • Middle-clicking the existing art doesn't give the new window focus, like it does on new art.
  • It hangs up often waiting for threads before exiting.  I have to kill it with the task manager about every 15 runs.  Once it has saved the files I asked for, kill the remaining threads!
And a wishlist:
  • Put dimensions outside the picture instead of overlapping.
Thanks again.


I second that one. It seems that within time, doing a lot of searches, even if not "all at once", it eats a lot of cpu time (maybe memory leak, too many threads?) and it slows down my whole computer, especially my internet-connection. After killing it with the task-manager (Where it shows to use like 97% of CPU) everythings OK again on my computer. So i guess its the AlbumArtDownloader causing this.

Otherwise, that's the only flaw i see. And this thingie has saved me a lot of time.
It would be nice if you could find a solution.

Thanx in advance.

Edit: Syntax

 
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