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Re: Album Art Downloader XUI

Reply #2950
Script updates
Country-specific overrides to search stores other than the main USA one are available here: iTunes Country-Specific Searches, but will not show up in the online updates "new scripts" notification, or be bundled with the installer. They depend on having the main script installed, and only that main script will need to be updated if future changes are required.

This Link does not work anymore.
Are the country specific script files anywhere else on the sourceforge website?

Re: Album Art Downloader XUI

Reply #2952
I have a wish for this useful tool: in the search result thumbnail view, could the context menu for every entry be extended by choice Copy source URL to clipboard? Furthermore, if using drag & drop and releasing the image not over a file container, butt text capable container, the source link could be pasted there.

Re: Album Art Downloader XUI

Reply #2953

For some reason album artwork downloader does not work correctly. The first time I start it it shows me the start screen but nothing after. I can see it running in task manager for a couple of seconds and then stop. If start it after this it does not even even show the start screen. Same task manager results. I had it running with no problems before, but after a fresh install of Windows because my ssd died. It doesn't want to start anymore. Any help would be appreciated.

Re: Album Art Downloader XUI

Reply #2954
Do you get any error reported in the Windows Event Viewer? Or in an errorlog.txt file in the AAD program folder? If not, I can only offer generic advice to try re-installing .net framework 3.5 and hope for the best.

Re: Album Art Downloader XUI

Reply #2955
Hi Alex

Thanks for the quick response. There was no errorlog.txt file in the AAD program folder. But I did check windows event viewer and i do get an error when i try to start aad. (edit): I have now tried re-installing .net framework 3.5. It seems to have done nothing.
Here is the event viewer Log :

Log Name:      Application
Source:        Windows Error Reporting
Date:          07.08.2019 13:40:39
Event ID:      1001
Task Category: None
Level:         Information
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      DESKTOP-SOAKDO1
Fault bucket 2068282392258535810, type 5
Event Name: CLR20r3
Response: Not available
Cab Id: 0

Problem signature:
P1: albumart.exe
P3: 5a9aaeb0
P4: mscorlib
P6: 5c9ef717
P7: 284f
P8: 41
P9: System.ArgumentException

Attached files:

These files may be available here:

Analysis symbol:
Rechecking for solution: 0
Report Id: d1181644-1153-45d5-80eb-a8549d004c25
Report Status: 268435456
Hashed bucket: b323ca8557ebc7284cb403e0a5c3e182
Cab Guid: 0
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="">
    <Provider Name="Windows Error Reporting" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="0">1001</EventID>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2019-08-07T11:40:39.702851200Z" />
    <Security />
    <Data>Not available</Data>

Re: Album Art Downloader XUI

Reply #2957
I can't remember what language it was but, after the windows setup i changed it to English (United States).
(edit) Scrap the top part i checked my ISO and it is in en-us.
(edit2x) Well scrap the above again. Looked at the language as suggested and swapped my native language to windows display and back to English(US). Now it works again. Very weird bug.

Re: Album Art Downloader XUI

Reply #2958
Hi Alex. I don't seem to be getting any results from Google Play anymore through the app. I know they've just made a change to the site, I guess it maybe needs an update?

Re: Album Art Downloader XUI

Reply #2959
Sorry for the delay, update to Google Play script is now available at:

Re: Album Art Downloader XUI

Reply #2960
Several people have reported recently an issue where Album Art Downloader XUI crashes out at startup. With assistance from some of those reporting the bug, and some research, I have determined that this is due to a bug in WPF on .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows 10, where it will crash out if the input language is anything in this list: MS-LCID that has the non-specific Language ID of 0x1000. I think that's anything that was first introduced in Windows 10.

To try and work around this, I have re-compiled Album Art Downloader using .NET Framework 4.7.2, which I believe doesn't suffer from the same problem. Of course there may be other problems, so if the current version of AAD is working just fine for you then don't feel any pressure to install the recompiled version!

On the other hand, if you would like to try it, especially if you are running Windows 10, and doubly-especially if you are using some unusual input language locale, then I'd appreciate any reports of it working or not working.

Re: Album Art Downloader XUI

Reply #2961
Multiple Image Sizes

I play my music on a variety of devices with very different size screens and storage ranging from my iphone to my tv via apple tv.
On the phone, storage is at a premium and the display is small. On the tv, its the opposite.  Other devices can play flac. So my plan is to have multiple versions of the music each with different encodings of the music and with different artwork resolution.

It looks like I'll need artwork in 200 x 200, 600 x 400, and some bigger sizes say 3000 x 300.
So, how do i 'maintain' the ability to encode the music with multiple versions?  I can either

a) store multiple resolutions in my 'source' folder for each album/track
b) store the highest resolution available and resize it when creating the 'output' folder.

I am ruling out storing the biggest resolution image and using it everywhere due to the space concerns on small devices and also the cpu load to resize on the fly when displaying it.

For a)  Is there any support for a) in Album Artwork downloader?
For b)  is there a command line resizer of artwork that can resize an existing jpg?

Thanks for any thoughts and ideas!

Re: Album Art Downloader XUI

Reply #2962
Hi and thanks for the update! It works great for all the past years! Love the program!
Keep up the great tool! (and enjoy life!)

Re: Album Art Downloader XUI

Reply #2963
Thanks for the quick mirrors

SF repo is still offering 1.03, update it

In addition to it, could please be added a context menu entry, to copy original source URL to clipboard? (or to disclose it other way)

One more request: please add checkbox to File with same name already exists... dialog, to remember choice and not show this dialog in the future (that could reset somewhere in options)

Re: Album Art Downloader XUI

Reply #2964
The Google Play script isn't working again. No results, even for common albums.

Re: Album Art Downloader XUI

Reply #2965
Hi guys.
First of all, totally new to this forum. Can't seem to find how to post a new message, so I'm just using REPLY. Forgive me if I shouldn't have.
Anyway, I've been using MuvUnder Cover for many years now and I'm so used to it and it works great and it does exactly what I want an MP3 cover downloader to do and much more... But, the company that supports it, are really terrible in supporting it... So now all of the sudden it doesn't download any covers, so... I was searching for an alternative and found this which does look really promising.
I'm not sure if anyone has seen the MuvUnder Cover app and how it works!? The magic of it is that you have it on the Windows explorer so just a right click on a single MP3 or a list of as many as you want and select Send To -> MoveUnder Cover and boom, the app starts searching and downloading the covers...
What I really need to have is to be able to embed the cover in the MP3 which it does, and also save the cover file in the same folder as the track itself with the same name as the track and also set a limit of how many pixels do you want your artwork to be, I can only have 480 by 480 so it does that as well automatically...
Can this app do all that? I'm trying to play around with it and I can't seem to get the grasp of it, although, it does look promising!

Re: Album Art Downloader XUI

Reply #2966
I have not used this in quite a long time. Is this a stand-alone install? or, is it a plug-in?

Re: Album Art Downloader XUI

Reply #2967
I have not seen MuvUnder Cover, no. For Album Art Downloader XUI (AAD), the installer has an option to "Add to Explorer context menu" which will add a "Browse for Album Art..." entry to folders. That should serve a similar workflow to your Send To, but bear in mind it's for searching for albums (which is why it's on a folder), not individual mp3 files.

AAD is just for downloading artwork, it does not handle tagging and embedding tasks. That's a job for library management software. It will download the cover in the same folder as the album. Usually called folder.jpg, but you can customise this naming by using artist and album name, and some other presets. The name of the track is not an option, as AAD works on albums, not tracks.

You can filter the size of the artwork to 480x480. It will not resize art, but it can filter out any results which are larger than that (some sources do return large images, though, so this may prevent all of their results). I would suggest a better approach would be to download the image at any size and then have your library management or image processing software resize it, but that's up to you.

This is a stand-alone install, not a plug-in

Re: Album Art Downloader XUI

Reply #2968
A couple issues.

1) The version on Source Forge is 1.0.3 which is annoying because everytime you start up AAD it tells you to update to 1.0.4. Came here to see what was going on and found the 1.0.4 version was released here.
2) The google image search has stopped returning results.

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