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Album Art Downloader XUI, A tool for downloading cover art
AlexVallat
post Jun 23 2012, 17:04
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QUOTE (borisag @ Jun 20 2012, 16:51) *
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I think the GoogleImage script isn't working.
Is it possible a Bing script also?
Thanks

Thanks for pointing this out. google.boo has been updated and should be working again now. A Bing script might be possible - are you finding it produces better results than Google Images for some searches?

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Mus
post Jun 24 2012, 10:37
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Hi,

Would love to get this to work.

For example I am searching on ABBA - ABBA Gold or The Beatles - Please Please Me in Amazon, Google, iTunes (or every website) and the program is obviously looking at the ticked websites but not finding anything.

Thanks for any pointers.

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AlexVallat
post Jun 24 2012, 12:48
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QUOTE (Mus @ Jun 24 2012, 10:37) *
Hi, I'm not sure why you're having difficulty finding results for those searches. What I'd suggest is first, choose only a single source to search, Amazon (.com) for example. You can add more later if you like. When it's searching check to see if there is a progress bar, or if it just immediately stops. I assume there's no error messages or anything shown? After the search finishes, does it show a number in brackets on the right hand side of the source, like "(10)"? If so, and there are no results shown in the list, then they are being excluded by your filter settings. Click the Options link and check to see the minimum and maximum size settings, and which cover types you have selected. As a quick check, you can also click the Filter button to the left of the Group By control above the results list to toggle all filters off, so you can see any hidden results.

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post Jun 24 2012, 13:40
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Thanks for the reply Alex.

Yes there is a brief green Progress Bar and then Stop. No error and no results are shown. I have removed the size filter and have all of the cover type filters checked. Full size is set to Never but same results if I say always.

I have set a custom folder for the downloads and this is always empty.

This happens standalone and if I run via MP3Tag.

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AlexVallat
post Jun 24 2012, 15:16
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QUOTE (Mus @ Jun 24 2012, 13:40) *
Hmm. That's a bit of a mystery, then. Its the same whichever single source you have selected, and it never shows a number in brackets after the search at all? I suppose it could be a firewall or something preventing AAD from accessing the internet, do you have a firewall or similar software installed that's set to deny access to the internet for un-whitelisted applications?

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post Jun 24 2012, 18:45
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OK, good call on the firewall. For some reason AVG had stopped prompting me to allow access to certain programs.

All seems to be working fine now :-) And thanks for a real time-saver of a program!

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post Jun 26 2012, 17:57
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QUOTE (AlexVallat @ Jun 23 2012, 11:04) *
Thanks for pointing this out. google.boo has been updated and should be working again now. A Bing script might be possible - are you finding it produces better results than Google Images for some searches?

Alex

I updated my bandcamp.boo script and my googleLarge.boo to reflect these changes. Unfortunately, google no longer returns file sizes so that information is no longer available in the google Large Image script. That really frustrates me because it was a nice time saver being able to see that a 1500x1500 image wasn't worth even browsing because it's only 84k or something.
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post Jul 13 2012, 09:49
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just registered 2 to say TNX 4 this mighty t8l and got a serious question 2 ask:

HOW CAN I ADD album covers automatically EMBEDDED in MP3 tags?
i mean i don't want to create folder.jpg files....i want EACH & every MP3 files have their own ALBUM cover EMBEDDED in themselves...automatically!!!

how can i!? ...someone guide me to the right PATH!
tnx!
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AlexVallat
post Jul 14 2012, 08:20
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QUOTE (Aphotic @ Jul 13 2012, 09:49) *
HOW CAN I ADD album covers automatically EMBEDDED in MP3 tags?

Album Art Downloader does not do tag management, it only does art downloading. You need some tag management software like MP3Tag to do this. There are some instructions on how to do this here: Using AAD with MP3Tag.

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post Jul 14 2012, 15:31
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thanks 4 the fast response from this ghost town...
x^D

i'll be reading and trying & hoping it works....i need the covers "in" the MP3 tags to make my Sony XPERIA P l8k wicked!
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vagskal
post Jul 16 2012, 18:37
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I am adding some singles cover art. The scripts for two of the best sites for this unfortunately do not work: 45Cat does not provide any hits and Chartstats produces no or wrong hits. Could this perhaps be fixed somehow?

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AlexVallat
post Jul 16 2012, 18:57
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QUOTE (vagskal @ Jul 16 2012, 18:37) *
45Cat does not provide any hits and Chartstats produces no or wrong hits.

Thanks for letting me know, here's an updated 45cat.boo.

Chartstats seems to be working correctly, but their search engine is, unfortunately, rubbish. If you are getting different results from using the search box on their site to AAD, then let me know what you searched for and I'll see if I can figure out the difference.

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vagskal
post Jul 16 2012, 19:08
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Now that was fast! Thanks!

The new 45Cat script does not fill in the Name field in AAD (minor issue), but seems to work great!

The Chatrstats script has never provided correct results. I am not using the search engine on the site but Google search, which finds hits that the script does not. And the script often produces totally irrelevant hits. The site search provided is probably rubbish as you suggest.

I might get back with a few suggestions for singles cover art sites to possibly add, if you do not mind.

Thanks!

EDIT: PS. Sometimes the Stop All option is not available (although searches are being conducted).

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AlexVallat
post Jul 16 2012, 19:57
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QUOTE (vagskal @ Jul 16 2012, 19:08) *
The new 45Cat script does not fill in the Name field in AAD

Oops, guess I was too quick, I didn't notice! Here it is again: 45cat.boo. It uses the artist and the title of the A-Side as the title, which I think is accurate enough.

I don't want to add other specialist google searches, as multiple searches tend to trigger their anti-robot protection, so I'll only use site's built in search engines, sorry.

I'm not sure about the stop all issue, it seems to be fine here, but if you notice anything different about when it doesn't appear, or even better, any steps that can demonstrate it happening, let me know.

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post Jul 18 2012, 21:17
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How can I make Album Art Downloader to automatically download the covers for each single album / single etc. on the hard disk and save the covers accordingly to the albums / singles etc. in the right folders?


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AlexVallat
post Jul 19 2012, 07:54
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QUOTE (Dirki @ Jul 18 2012, 21:17) *
How can I make Album Art Downloader to automatically download the covers for each single album / single etc. on the hard disk and save the covers accordingly to the albums / singles etc. in the right folders?

Please see the wiki page here: Automatic Image Downloading

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post Jul 19 2012, 10:10
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Okay, many thanks, Alex.


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post Jul 20 2012, 12:31
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QUOTE (AlexVallat @ Jul 16 2012, 19:57) *
QUOTE (vagskal @ Jul 16 2012, 18:37) *
45Cat does not provide any hits and Chartstats produces no or wrong hits.

Thanks for letting me know, here's an updated 45cat.boo.


The 45Cat script does not like &. Try to search for Ike & Tina Turner, for example (http://www.45cat.com/45_search.php?sq=Ike+%26+Tina+Turner+A+Love+Like+Yours&sm=se).

Or ', try http://www.45cat.com/45_search.php?sq=The+...+Baby&sm=se

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AlexVallat
post Jul 21 2012, 08:01
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QUOTE (vagskal @ Jul 20 2012, 12:31) *
The 45Cat script does not like &.

Thanks for letting me know. I've updated the script 45cat.boo so it no longer strips out those characters from the query. It still won't find "Ike & Tina Turner", but that's because they have it as "Ike And Tina Turner" in their database.

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post Jul 21 2012, 17:12
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Thanks!

Strange that the AAD script for 45Cat produces no hits for Ike & Tina Turner although it works with the search engine for the 45Cat site, http://www.45cat.com/45_search.php?sq=Ike+...Yours&sm=se.
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post Jul 21 2012, 17:56
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QUOTE (vagskal @ Jul 21 2012, 17:12) *
Strange that the AAD script for 45Cat produces no hits for Ike & Tina Turner although it works with the search engine for the 45Cat site

The search I use is with quotes, to separate artist and album: "Ike & Tina Turner" "A Love Like Yours" (no results), "Ike And Tina Turner" "A Love Like Yours" (correct results)

I suppose it would be possible to auto-correct & to And, but then again there might be titles which do actually have & in them and not And, so it's probably not a good idea.

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post Jul 21 2012, 18:14
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Thanks for the explanation!

How about stripping & and the part before or after it ("Ike" or "Tina Turner" in this case)? That would produce hits instead of drawing a blanc, and I cannot think of a case where an artist or song/album begins or ends with &. Just a thought...
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post Jul 30 2012, 09:54
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Would it be possible to add this site?
http://www.soundstation.dk
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AlexVallat
post Jul 31 2012, 18:59
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QUOTE (vagskal @ Jul 30 2012, 09:54) *
Would it be possible to add this site?
http://www.soundstation.dk
Yep, sure, here you go: soundstation.boo. Let me know if there's any trouble with it.

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Thanks!
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