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Album Art Downloader XUI, A tool for downloading cover art
AlexVallat
post Sep 25 2007, 12:47
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QUOTE (iElectric @ Sep 24 2007, 12:08) *
AlexVallat, this has grown into a very nice app! Thanks.

I have only one "note".. Have you considered using tabs instead of new windows?

Thanks, I'm glad you like it! I'm not sure how well tabs would work for this application, really. The original decision at design-time was to make this an SDI rather than MDI app. This means that there is no overall application window to have child 'document' windows, which could be shown as tabs or any other UI to taste.

The design was chosen to mesh well with its intended usage of being called from a command from another application (like foobar), rather than typically being the starting-point application for a task. Running a command opens a window as a result of that command, it does not generally open another tab in the window of the previous command's results.

Thanks for the suggestion, though.

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post Sep 26 2007, 20:41
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does version 0.10 contain everything needed for downloading from iTunes or do i need to get a seperate script?
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post Sep 26 2007, 21:29
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QUOTE (2Pacalypse @ Sep 26 2007, 20:41) *
does version 0.10 contain everything needed for downloading from iTunes or do i need to get a seperate script?

It contains everything you need, but only searches iTunes storefront 143457. I put up an alternative script to search storefront 143441 instead, which some users have been reporting has having better results. If you want to use that instead, you need to download it: itunes.boo, and replace the existing script with it.

If I have time, I hope to create a script that searches all storefronts until it finds a match, as suggested by McoreD.

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mwfuss
post Sep 28 2007, 17:15
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This seems to be an excellent program. There are several features mentioned in the opening post that I have been unable to figure out how to implement. The features in question are:

# Analyse files to find Artists and Albums from tags, and check if album art is already present.
# Read your foobar2000 media library to find Artists and Albums, and check for album art.

I have been able to search for album art one album at a time by imputing the necessary information in the search fields, but I have not been able to figure out how to do the above.

One other matter, when I go to File>New>File Browser or File>New>Foobar Browser the only thing that happens is that a blank window opens. Am I missing some necessary Foobar components. I have the foo_browser component installed.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Nevermind. I must have been using an older version of the program. After installing the latest, everything works just fine.

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post Sep 28 2007, 21:19
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QUOTE (AlexVallat @ Sep 26 2007, 12:29) *
It contains everything you need, but only searches iTunes storefront 143457. I put up an alternative script to search storefront 143441 instead, which some users have been reporting has having better results.
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With almost every search i do the itunes script gives me 1 result back. That is at first unknown by size and after clicking for a preview its 177x177. This is also happens with albums that i allready downloaded via the itunes script with a very old version (coverart) a long time ago.
Is the above also related to my problem with the itunes script. Or is it normal for this script to output such small files?
The rest if the scripts worked way fine. Thank you for this tool!
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post Sep 28 2007, 23:51
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QUOTE (Scidd0w @ Sep 28 2007, 12:19) *
With almost every search i do the itunes script gives me 1 result back. That is at first unknown by size and after clicking for a preview its 177x177.
Yeah, same here since yesterday. I'm afraid it's related to this.

Alessandro
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xamphear
post Oct 6 2007, 02:20
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I reaaaaaaaaly like this program. It's just missing one feature that would save me so much time. Could you possibly include some built-in image resizing feature?

ie: I specify that my target size is 500x500, so when i save a 800x800 cover it resizes it down to 500x500, but leaves a 300x300 cover alone (because resizing up is ugly!)

I often times find covers in 200x200 and 1000x1000 size with nothing really good in-between.

At any rate, thanks for this great and useful application.
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post Oct 6 2007, 07:58
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Has anyone written a script for buy.com?
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Hamilcar
post Oct 7 2007, 14:54
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Hey excellent app but I was scanning my foobar library when I got this message:

Error occured while reading media library: The specified path, file name, or both are too long...

anyway I can check a log to change the file or directory name?
or is that a bug that will be fixed ?
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AlexVallat
post Oct 7 2007, 17:11
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QUOTE (xamphear @ Oct 6 2007, 02:20) *
I reaaaaaaaaly like this program. It's just missing one feature that would save me so much time. Could you possibly include some built-in image resizing feature?

Thanks for the suggestion. I'm not sure whether I want to be doing post-processing on the images after downloading or not. If I do, then resizing will certainly be one of the options offered, as would conversion to .jpg, and possibly aspect ratio correcting.

QUOTE (Hamilcar @ Oct 7 2007, 14:54) *
Hey excellent app but I was scanning my foobar library when I got this message:

Error occured while reading media library: The specified path, file name, or both are too long...

anyway I can check a log to change the file or directory name?
or is that a bug that will be fixed ?

There is a way to get a log file - create a file called AlbumArt.exe.config in the program folder (or edit your user.config for Album Art Downloader, but that's trickier to find!), and put this in it:
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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<configuration>
<system.diagnostics>
<trace autoflush="true">
<listeners>
<add name="debugListener"
type="System.Diagnostics.TextWriterTraceListener"
initializeData="tracelog.txt" />
</listeners>
</trace>
</system.diagnostics>
</configuration>

For any .net app, that causes the trace log output to be written to a file called tracelog.txt in the program folder.

Unfortunately, reviewing the source for 0.10, I don't think you will see anything useful enough to tell you which file it is that is too long. I've stuck up a version 0.10.1 which if you update to will provide more useful information, and also not abandon scanning the rest of the library just because one file failed. The only other change to 0.10.1 is to remove the iTunes script from the installer, since Apple have blocked access again.

Alex

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post Oct 7 2007, 17:48
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thank you very much for your fast reply!
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post Oct 16 2007, 14:18
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AMAZING
this program is amzing
thanks really for your job!

but how can i save the thumbs in covers.jpg?
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post Oct 16 2007, 16:42
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If you click on 'options', you will see a field in which you can choose the name.
Else, if you want to save it automatically in a specific path, you have to use command line options:
http://album-art.sourceforge.net/index.php..._Line_Reference
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post Oct 16 2007, 16:54
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I think it miss an option to show size in kb for each cover.

Thanks for this amazing software !
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post Oct 18 2007, 09:27
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i would love to download automatically the best match
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post Oct 28 2007, 17:18
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QUOTE (AlexVallat @ Sep 9 2007, 02:06) *








AlbumArtDownloader XUI - You know you want it...

This project is a rewrite of the Album Art Downloader code, using .NET Framework 3.0.

Features:
  • Dynamically resizeable thumbnails
  • Thumbnail information
  • Sort by Name, Size or Source
  • Filter results under or over a specified size, or by maximum results for each source
  • Substitution syntax path to save images
  • Local files search that matches save pattern
  • Enable or disable scripts from the command line
  • New strongly typed interface-based script model; write compiled scripts in any .net language
  • Backwards compatible with existing scripts
  • Backwards compatible with existing command line parameters, including old CoverDownloader parameters.
  • Analyse files to find Artists and Albums from tags, and check if album art is already present.
  • Read your foobar2000 media library to find Artists and Albums, and check for album art.
For the graphically-minded out there, although this app isn't skinnable, the UI is all created in XAML, so if you want to grab the source and start editing the UI, please feel free. It is under the XUI folder in the SVN Repository

Links:
SourceForge project page
Command Line Reference
Wiki page

Download:
AlbumArtDownloaderXUI.exe (Installer. Recommended)
AlbumArtDownloaderXUI.zip (zip archive for those who don't like installers)
.NET Framework 3.0 (required)

Updated 2007-09-22: version 0.10



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do u plan to add a lyrics support ,to download lyrics ?
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post Oct 28 2007, 19:11
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This component is not designed for downloading lyrics. franesco, you get quite some plugins for acquiring lyrics here in the forum - just do a search.
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post Oct 30 2007, 15:38
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QUOTE (Chaser @ Oct 28 2007, 12:11) *
This component is not designed for downloading lyrics. franesco, you get quite some plugins for acquiring lyrics here in the forum - just do a search.

yes i know
the lyrics downloader doesn't work

it's could be a great new feature for album art downloader
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post Oct 30 2007, 16:56
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QUOTE (francesco @ Oct 30 2007, 06:38) *
QUOTE (Chaser @ Oct 28 2007, 12:11) *

This component is not designed for downloading lyrics. franesco, you get quite some plugins for acquiring lyrics here in the forum - just do a search.

yes i know
the lyrics downloader doesn't work

it's could be a great new feature for album art downloader

but then it wouldn't be called album art downloader rolleyes.gif
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post Oct 30 2007, 21:11
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Though beeing off-topic, take a look at foo_uie_lyrics. It does it's job quite well!
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post Nov 2 2007, 17:12
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Is the Cover-Paradies script working for anybody?
Seems like I'm not getting any results from it anymore (been like this for weeks, if not more than a month) while I get nice results when using the web-search.

Example: Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
http://www.cover-paradies.to/?Module=ViewEntry&ID=282622

I would appreciate it if somebody could take a look at it and possibly provide an updated version of the script, since this is the best source for high-quality Albumart scans imo.
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post Nov 2 2007, 18:22
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QUOTE (Tich @ Nov 2 2007, 17:12) *
Is the Cover-Paradies script working for anybody?
Seems like I'm not getting any results from it anymore (been like this for weeks, if not more than a month) while I get nice results when using the web-search.

Example: Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
http://www.cover-paradies.to/?Module=ViewEntry&ID=282622

I would appreciate it if somebody could take a look at it and possibly provide an updated version of the script, since this is the best source for high-quality Albumart scans imo.

Fixed: cover-paradies.boo

While I'm here:
  • Lyrics Downloading: Not going to happen. Sorry, but its out of scope for this utility.
  • Automatically downloading the best match: Interesting, but 'best' would have to be a little better defined. Largest isn't always best. I suppose you could set up an order of preferred sources, too. Needs more though.
  • Show size in kb for each cover: Probably counter-productive, as to know the size, you'd generally need to download it first, and by then it's no longer important.

Alex
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post Nov 2 2007, 19:45
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QUOTE (AlexVallat @ Nov 2 2007, 18:22) *

You Sir, are a Legend!
Thank you very much Alex! biggrin.gif

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post Nov 2 2007, 19:51
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QUOTE (AlexVallat @ Nov 2 2007, 18:22) *


Excellent, I really missed using this script, it's by far the best. Thanks a lot, it's much appreciated smile.gif
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post Nov 2 2007, 21:07
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i have a bug with "local files" display.

image is sometimes wrong but path is correct.



i use this string with foo run and foobar 0.95 b2

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


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