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Album Art Downloader XUI, A tool for downloading cover art
AlexVallat
post Sep 9 2007, 09:06
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AlbumArtDownloader XUI - You know you want it...

This project is a rewrite of the Album Art Downloader code, using .NET Framework 3.5.

Features:
  • Dynamically resizeable thumbnails
  • Thumbnail information
  • Sort by Name, Size, Source, Type, and Page
  • Filter results under or over a specified size, or by type (front, back, etc.), 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.
  • Analyse folder and file names to find Artist and Album names based on a path pattern, and check for album art.
  • Read your foobar2000 media library or playlists to find Artists and Albums, and check for album art.
  • Checks for existing album art embedded in file tags.
  • Queue up multiple searches to occur sequentially.
  • Automatically download album art that matches set criteria for several albums as a batch.
  • Show previews windows to compare art side by side, zooming and panning to check details.
  • Many, many scripts included. (I would seriously not recommend using all of them at once, choose the ones that suit you best.)
  • Prioritised searching - can set some sources to always search, and some to only search if the first ones didn't find anything.
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
Wiki and reference guide (incomplete)
Donations

Download:
AlbumArtDownloaderXUI.exe (Installer. Recommended)
AlbumArtDownloaderXUI.zip (zip archive for those who don't like installers)
.NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (required, except for Windows 7)

This post has been edited by AlexVallat: Jun 27 2011, 20:19
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AlexVallat
post Sep 14 2007, 08:11
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QUOTE (david_dl @ Sep 13 2007, 01:19) *
A few changes to the headers sent in the initial request seem to make all the difference:

Yes, that does fix the search you mentioned, and doesn't appear to break others. Here's an updated itunes.boo script with them in.

QUOTE (phunkydizco @ Sep 13 2007, 19:17) *
Performance of the new version is really great. Good work.

What do you think about a context menu item for windows explorer? I organize my library with windows explorer and use the following structure: Artist/(Year) Album. It would be great to start aad with the right parameters by clicking on the album folder.

Thanks! It took some doing, but I'm pleased with the results. If I've understood you right, what you want to be able to do is right click on a folder and choose "Browse for Album Art..." or similar, and have AAD launch with the file browser window searching that folder? AAD has a command line parameter you can use for that, /fileBrowser "path". Here's a little .reg file that will add that command line to the context menu for folders for you: AlbumArtDownloaderBrowseFolder.reg

Of course, if you've installed AAD somewhere other than "C:\Program Files\AlbumArtDownloader", or you want the command called something other than "Browse for Album Art...", then edit the file before merging it.

QUOTE (masterrossi @ Sep 13 2007, 19:25) *
I have the album art in the folders of my albums. How can I search those for artwork with the foobar browser and how can I save them in those folders?

If you run the foobar browser it will search your foobar library for artist and albums. For each one it finds, it will try to find art for it. By default, it will look for "Folder.jpg" in the same folder as the album. If that's not where you are storing your art, then click the Options link in the Foobar Browser window, and change it to the right filename. The search is done relative to the media file that the artist/album information was read from.

To save art in the album folder from the Foobar Browser, just double click on the album in the Foobar Browser results list, or select several and click "Get Artwork for Selection...". Each art search window launched from the foobar browser will be set to save the art into the place where the Foobar Browser was searching for art for that album. So, if it was looking for Folder.jpg in the album folder, that's where the search window will save it by default when you click the Save button.

I hope this answers your question.
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- AlexVallat   Album Art Downloader XUI   Sep 9 2007, 09:06
- - TheTravis   First! Finally I got .NET Framework succesfull...   Sep 9 2007, 10:25
- - Max Spicer   Does Album Art Downloader XUI only work with mp3s?...   Sep 9 2007, 18:02
|- - AlexVallat   QUOTE (Max Spicer @ Sep 9 2007, 18:02) Do...   Sep 9 2007, 18:39
|- - entrecour   QUOTE (AlexVallat @ Sep 9 2007, 18:39) QU...   Sep 20 2007, 21:14
- - SmilerSmiles   Does it handle more than 50 albums at a time yet?   Sep 9 2007, 20:42
|- - AlexVallat   QUOTE (SmilerSmiles @ Sep 9 2007, 20:42) ...   Sep 10 2007, 08:36
- - fooruncle   Hi, I still use the old version on my old noteboo...   Sep 10 2007, 09:47
|- - AlexVallat   QUOTE (fooruncle @ Sep 10 2007, 09:47) Hi...   Sep 10 2007, 10:47
|- - fooruncle   QUOTE (AlexVallat @ Sep 10 2007, 10:47) D...   Sep 10 2007, 12:34
|- - AlexVallat   QUOTE (fooruncle @ Sep 10 2007, 12:34) Th...   Sep 10 2007, 14:29
|- - fooruncle   QUOTE (AlexVallat @ Sep 10 2007, 14:29) Y...   Sep 10 2007, 19:09
- - Jojo   can this be used with iTunes? http://www.thejosher...   Sep 11 2007, 05:43
|- - david_dl   QUOTE (Jojo @ Sep 11 2007, 16:43) can thi...   Sep 11 2007, 06:22
|- - AlexVallat   QUOTE (david_dl @ Sep 11 2007, 06:22) Als...   Sep 11 2007, 08:16
||- - david_dl   QUOTE (AlexVallat @ Sep 11 2007, 19:16) I...   Sep 11 2007, 10:12
||- - AlexVallat   QUOTE (david_dl @ Sep 11 2007, 10:12) Tha...   Sep 11 2007, 11:30
||- - fooruncle   Hmmm, using it with the old version (again...), I ...   Sep 11 2007, 12:37
||- - AlexVallat   QUOTE (fooruncle @ Sep 11 2007, 12:37) Hm...   Sep 11 2007, 13:16
|- - Jojo   QUOTE (david_dl @ Sep 10 2007, 22:22) Hmm...   Sep 18 2007, 03:07
|- - david_dl   QUOTE (Jojo @ Sep 18 2007, 14:07) QUOTE (...   Sep 18 2007, 07:41
- - AlexVallat   Turns out, adding thumbnail support only needs a s...   Sep 11 2007, 14:57
- - david_dl   Thanks, it seems to work for most albums, however ...   Sep 12 2007, 01:34
|- - AlexVallat   QUOTE (david_dl @ Sep 12 2007, 01:34) Tha...   Sep 12 2007, 08:26
|- - david_dl   QUOTE (AlexVallat @ Sep 12 2007, 19:26) I...   Sep 12 2007, 09:42
- - david_dl   A few changes to the headers sent in the initial r...   Sep 13 2007, 01:19
- - phunkydizco   Performance of the new version is really great. Go...   Sep 13 2007, 19:17
- - masterrossi   I have the album art in the folders of my albums. ...   Sep 13 2007, 19:25
- - AlexVallat   QUOTE (david_dl @ Sep 13 2007, 01:19) A f...   Sep 14 2007, 08:11
|- - phunkydizco   QUOTE (AlexVallat @ Sep 14 2007, 09:11) T...   Sep 14 2007, 08:49
||- - AlexVallat   QUOTE (phunkydizco @ Sep 14 2007, 08:49) ...   Sep 14 2007, 09:32
|- - masterrossi   QUOTE (AlexVallat @ Sep 14 2007, 09:11) T...   Sep 14 2007, 09:07
- - mobyduck   I just had the following crash:CODEAlbum Art Downl...   Sep 15 2007, 07:50
|- - AlexVallat   QUOTE (mobyduck @ Sep 15 2007, 07:50) I j...   Sep 15 2007, 09:06
- - AlexVallat   QUOTE (iElectric @ Sep 16 2007, 16:22) I ...   Sep 16 2007, 20:18
- - fuffi   hi, i were looking after artist "Joe Bataan...   Sep 16 2007, 23:26
|- - AlexVallat   QUOTE (fuffi @ Sep 16 2007, 23:26) hi, i ...   Sep 17 2007, 08:22
|- - fuffi   QUOTE (AlexVallat @ Sep 17 2007, 07:22) Q...   Sep 17 2007, 19:46
- - iElectric   Sorry, I wasn't careful about that info. I wil...   Sep 16 2007, 23:54
- - fuffi   hi, another *small* issue :-) my settings: ...   Sep 17 2007, 19:26
|- - AlexVallat   QUOTE (fuffi @ Sep 17 2007, 19:26) cant w...   Sep 17 2007, 20:46
|- - fuffi   QUOTE (AlexVallat @ Sep 17 2007, 19:46) F...   Sep 17 2007, 22:43
- - fuffi   hi, an addition to my/your last post: i use foobar...   Sep 17 2007, 22:29
- - fuffi   hi, you could add an icon file (AlbumArt.ico/bmp/p...   Sep 18 2007, 04:02
- - fuffi   ok, it crashed again. did not done alot with AAD m...   Sep 18 2007, 04:27
- - AlexVallat   QUOTE (fuffi @ Sep 17 2007, 22:29) do you...   Sep 18 2007, 08:36
|- - fuffi   QUOTE david_dl is correct in that you can copy you...   Sep 18 2007, 22:57
- - Blueinferno   Fantastic app. But I'm wondering, is there a w...   Sep 18 2007, 15:38
|- - kockroach   QUOTE (Blueinferno @ Sep 18 2007, 09:38) ...   Sep 18 2007, 15:43
|- - AlexVallat   QUOTE (Blueinferno @ Sep 18 2007, 15:38) ...   Sep 18 2007, 15:45
|- - Blueinferno   QUOTE (AlexVallat @ Sep 18 2007, 15:45) Q...   Sep 18 2007, 22:48
- - david_dl   Here is an updated version of the iTMS script that...   Sep 19 2007, 06:49
|- - AlexVallat   QUOTE (david_dl @ Sep 19 2007, 06:49) you...   Sep 19 2007, 07:57
|- - david_dl   QUOTE (AlexVallat @ Sep 19 2007, 18:57) Q...   Sep 19 2007, 08:34
- - Mercachifle   I can't load the program. It crashes on start:...   Sep 19 2007, 23:59
|- - AlexVallat   QUOTE (Mercachifle @ Sep 19 2007, 23:59) ...   Sep 20 2007, 08:02
- - Jojo   ok, I'm trying to figure this out. Is it possi...   Sep 20 2007, 20:15
|- - mobyduck   QUOTE (Jojo @ Sep 20 2007, 11:15) Is it p...   Sep 21 2007, 08:03
- - AlexVallat   QUOTE (Jojo @ Sep 20 2007, 20:15) ok, I...   Sep 21 2007, 08:20
|- - entrecour   I have sent you a PM with text output. Let me know...   Sep 21 2007, 13:43
- - ~*McoreD*~   Thanks david_dl and AlexVallat for providing base ...   Sep 22 2007, 00:40
- - pirlouy   Hello Alex, AlbumArtDownloader XUI has well progr...   Sep 22 2007, 15:56
- - AlexVallat   QUOTE (~*McoreD*~ @ Sep 22 2007, 00:40) I...   Sep 22 2007, 17:52
- - AlexVallat   AlbumArt Downloader XUI v0.10 Released Some of yo...   Sep 22 2007, 19:31
- - ~*McoreD*~   Great stuff Alex. I noticed that the 0.10 has ...   Sep 23 2007, 06:48
|- - AlexVallat   QUOTE (~*McoreD*~ @ Sep 23 2007, 06:48) G...   Sep 23 2007, 08:19
- - ~*McoreD*~   Alex! Have a go with and I wonder if you will...   Sep 23 2007, 09:13
|- - AlexVallat   QUOTE (~*McoreD*~ @ Sep 23 2007, 09:13) 5...   Sep 23 2007, 10:00
- - ~*McoreD*~   Alex, but did you try his alternative method using...   Sep 23 2007, 10:12
- - pirlouy   Just a little little bug: when you launch a new se...   Sep 23 2007, 11:17
|- - AlexVallat   QUOTE (pirlouy @ Sep 23 2007, 11:17) Just...   Sep 23 2007, 13:45
- - pirlouy   After some search, in fact, I think it's the l...   Sep 23 2007, 19:17
|- - AlexVallat   QUOTE (pirlouy @ Sep 23 2007, 19:17) Afte...   Sep 23 2007, 19:49
- - pirlouy   QUOTE (AlexVallat @ Sep 23 2007, 20:49) A...   Sep 23 2007, 20:12
- - iElectric   AlexVallat, this has grown into a very nice app...   Sep 24 2007, 12:08
|- - AlexVallat   QUOTE (iElectric @ Sep 24 2007, 12:08) Al...   Sep 25 2007, 12:47
- - 2Pacalypse   does version 0.10 contain everything needed for do...   Sep 26 2007, 20:41
|- - AlexVallat   QUOTE (2Pacalypse @ Sep 26 2007, 20:41) d...   Sep 26 2007, 21:29
|- - Scidd0w   QUOTE (AlexVallat @ Sep 26 2007, 12:29) I...   Sep 28 2007, 21:19
|- - mobyduck   QUOTE (Scidd0w @ Sep 28 2007, 12:19) With...   Sep 28 2007, 23:51
- - mwfuss   This seems to be an excellent program. There are s...   Sep 28 2007, 17:15
- - xamphear   I reaaaaaaaaly like this program. It's just mi...   Oct 6 2007, 02:20
- - TedFromAccounting   Has anyone written a script for buy.com?   Oct 6 2007, 07:58
- - Hamilcar   Hey excellent app but I was scanning my foobar lib...   Oct 7 2007, 14:54
- - AlexVallat   QUOTE (xamphear @ Oct 6 2007, 02:20) I re...   Oct 7 2007, 17:11
- - Hamilcar   thank you very much for your fast reply!   Oct 7 2007, 17:48
- - francesco   AMAZING this program is amzing thanks really for y...   Oct 16 2007, 14:18
- - pirlouy   If you click on 'options', you will see a ...   Oct 16 2007, 16:42
- - hugo25   I think it miss an option to show size in kb for e...   Oct 16 2007, 16:54
- - francesco   i would love to download automatically the best m...   Oct 18 2007, 09:27
- - francesco   QUOTE (AlexVallat @ Sep 9 2007, 02:06) ...   Oct 28 2007, 17:18
- - Chaser   This component is not designed for downloading lyr...   Oct 28 2007, 19:11
- - francesco   QUOTE (Chaser @ Oct 28 2007, 12:11) This ...   Oct 30 2007, 15:38
- - eldust   QUOTE (francesco @ Oct 30 2007, 06:38) QU...   Oct 30 2007, 16:56
- - Chaser   Though beeing off-topic, take a look at foo_uie_ly...   Oct 30 2007, 21:11
- - Tich   Is the Cover-Paradies script working for anybody? ...   Nov 2 2007, 17:12
|- - AlexVallat   QUOTE (Tich @ Nov 2 2007, 17:12) Is the C...   Nov 2 2007, 18:22
|- - Tich   QUOTE (AlexVallat @ Nov 2 2007, 18:22) Fi...   Nov 2 2007, 19:45
|- - joen   QUOTE (AlexVallat @ Nov 2 2007, 18:22) Fi...   Nov 2 2007, 19:51
- - Melomane   i have a bug with "local files" display....   Nov 2 2007, 21:07
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