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Sajarac Offline
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(2013-11-29 02:11)Enlightened Wrote:  try removing artist nfo from the folder. then you should be able to go to the artist info and hit reload. Had a problem reloading info for an artist this morning myself. would hit reload and it was all just blank. This seemed to fix it for me. Music scraping in xbmc is a crap shoot it seems to me. not as easy as tv and movies. only this past week have I gone in to fix everything adding artwork and info. My first problem was extrafanart not caching for my other installs to pickup. Found out there absolutely needed to be a jpg in the artist directory named fanart before it would cache extrafanart.
folder directory as i have it on mine is
D:\Music\eminem\
Aritst.nfo
Fanart.jpg
Folder.jpg
Logo.png
Infinite [1996]\
album.nfo
cdart.png
folder.jpg
The Slim Shady LP [1999]\
album.nfo
cdart.png
folder.jpg
The Marshall Mathers LP [2000]\
album.nfo
cdart.png
folder.jpg
The Eminem Show [2002]\
album.nfo
cdart.png
folder.jpg
Extrafanart\
fanart.jpg
fanart1.jpg
fanart2.jpg
Encore [2004]\
album.nfo
cdart.png
folder.jpg
Relapse [2009]\
album.nfo
cdart.png
folder.jpg
Recovery [2010]\
album.nfo
cdart.png
folder.jpg
The Marshall Mathers LP 2 [2013]\
album.nfo
cdart.png
folder.jpg


If anything you can export music library to separate files and thumbnails, fanart. should add all the files xbmc scraped for you that you didn't add yourself to your music folders. then remove and clean library then readd.

Maybe that is my problem I don't have album.nfo, and I don't know how to do it. here is my music structure:
C:\Music
C:\Music\The Police - Greatest Hits\
C:\Music\The Police - Greatest Hits\Track1.mp3
C:\Music\The Police - Greatest Hits\Track2.mp3......etc
C:\Music\The Police - Greatest Hits\folder.jpg
C:\Music\The Police - Greatest Hits\cdart.png
C:\Music\The Police - Greatest Hits\fanart.jpg
C:\Music\The Police - Greatest Hits\extrafanart
C:\Music\The Police - Greatest Hits\extrafanart\fanart1.jpg
C:\Music\The Police - Greatest Hits\extrafanart\fanart2.jpg
C:\Music\The Police - Greatest Hits\extrafanart\fanart3.jpg
C:\Music\The Police - Greatest Hits\extrafanart\fanart4.jpg
C:\Music\The Police - Greatest Hits\extrafanart\fanart5.jpg
C:\Music\The Police - Greatest Hits\extrafanart\fanart6.jpg

The same structure is for all of my music, the problem is my music is not properly tagged, that is why I want to use my own fanart,because the scrapper didn't pick anything.

Thanks in advance.

Hey BTW maybe we can do a teamviewer and you can see my library, and also I'm willing to pay for your advise. Thanks in advance
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@Sajarac

For me, best tool to tag audio collection is "Tag&Rename". Fast and easy to work.
I structured my collection this way:

C:\Music\Music Stile\Autor\year - Album name\01 - Track1.flac...

(I use "music stile" because atm my music library counts 10 000+ albums, and that way is easy to organize it)

XBMC scraps music with "Universal Scraper" and it finds automaticly all needed info. For extra fanart, disk art, logos I use add-on "CDArt Manager".
To be honest, when I download new album, I'm checking tags and then from http://fanart.tv/ i'm looking for covers, cdarts and all sort of artwork. If I find anything useful, I copy it manually in album folder.
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Quote:Maybe that is my problem I don't have album.nfo, and I don't know how to do it. here is my music structure:
C:\Music
C:\Music\The Police - Greatest Hits\
C:\Music\The Police - Greatest Hits\Track1.mp3
C:\Music\The Police - Greatest Hits\Track2.mp3......etc
C:\Music\The Police - Greatest Hits\folder.jpg
C:\Music\The Police - Greatest Hits\cdart.png
C:\Music\The Police - Greatest Hits\fanart.jpg
C:\Music\The Police - Greatest Hits\extrafanart
C:\Music\The Police - Greatest Hits\extrafanart\fanart1.jpg
C:\Music\The Police - Greatest Hits\extrafanart\fanart2.jpg
C:\Music\The Police - Greatest Hits\extrafanart\fanart3.jpg
C:\Music\The Police - Greatest Hits\extrafanart\fanart4.jpg
C:\Music\The Police - Greatest Hits\extrafanart\fanart5.jpg
C:\Music\The Police - Greatest Hits\extrafanart\fanart6.jpg

The same structure is for all of my music, the problem is my music is not properly tagged, that is why I want to use my own fanart,because the scrapper didn't pick anything.

Thanks in advance.

Hey BTW maybe we can do a teamviewer and you can see my library, and also I'm willing to pay for your advise. Thanks in advance

Is it c:\music\The Police(artist)\Greastest HIts(album)?
or you don't have the artist/album in separate folders?
you need them to be seperate for the extrafanart folder to work so
c:\music\eminem - encore\extrafanart
c:\music\AC_DC - Back in Black\extrafanart
c:\music\Jay-Z - The black album\extrafanart

wouldn't work. It needs to be

c:\music\eminem\encore
c:\music\eminem\extrafanart
c:\music\AC_DC\Back in Black
c:\music\AC_DC\extrafanart
c:\music\Jay-Z\The black album
c:\music\Jay-Z\extrafanart

I use mp3tag for taging myself just redid my collection last week with it. I make sure artist and album artist is the same. and I remove any feat. tags.
Then when all the info is right I use covert tag - filename. with this you can use folder structures and it will rename and move the files.
This is the format string I use

C:\Music\%artist%\%album% '['%year%']'\$num(%track%,2) - %title%

it will rename and move your files to look like this

C:\Music\Eminem\Encore [1996]\01 - Infinite

If your folder structure isn't right then xbmc wont read it correct.
If you do decide to use mp3tag you might want to use a temp folder for the files moving say c:\music1 so

C:\Music1\%artist%\%album% '['%year%']'\$num(%track%,2) - %title%

reason being is mp3tag wont delete the old folder so you end up with a bunch of empty folders.
after moving the files simply delete c:\music then rename c:\music1 to music.
also make a copy of your music folder just encase you mess something up in mp3tag while trying to learn it. I accidentally removed all the track numbers from about 40 albums while i was learning it.
(This post was last modified: 2013-11-29 17:26 by Enlightened.)
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Enlightened Offline
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@harybary

10,000 albums damn. I'm at 1800. but my thing is tv shows currently at 41,631 episodes. I use xbmc for all my media or try to. can't find anything for comics or books. But games, roms, movies, tvshows, music, music videos all look great.
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41,631 episodes!! I have circa 7K and I thought that was a lot! I bet you've got more than Netflix lol

My fanart.tv & themoviedb.org accounts.

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wow, and I'm bugging you guys when actually I only have 100 albums, no fear ...:-(
so Enlightened, correct me if I'm wrong, because most of my music is not artist folder is a mix of everything but separate by folder your suggestion should be something like this:

C:\Music\Baladas del Ayer
C:\Music\Baladas del Ayer\track1.mp3
C:\Music\Baladas del Ayer\track2.mp3 etc
C:\Music\Baladas del Ayer\cdart.png
C:\Music\Baladas del Ayer\folder.jpg
C:\Music\Baladas del Ayer\fanart.jpg

and in a separate folder, with xbmc pointing as fanart folder the following:

C:\fanart\Baladas del Ayer
C:\fanart\Baladas del Ayer\extrafanart
C:\fanart\Baladas del Ayer\extrafanart\fanart1.jpg
C:\fanart\Baladas del Ayer\extrafanart\fanart2.jpg
C:\fanart\Baladas del Ayer\extrafanart\fanart3.jpg

Please let me know. Many thanks
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(2013-11-29 18:13)Sajarac Wrote:  wow, and I'm bugging you guys when actually I only have 100 albums, no fear ...:-(
so Enlightened, correct me if I'm wrong, because most of my music is not artist folder is a mix of everything but separate by folder your suggestion should be something like this:

C:\Music\Baladas del Ayer
C:\Music\Baladas del Ayer\track1.mp3
C:\Music\Baladas del Ayer\track2.mp3 etc
C:\Music\Baladas del Ayer\cdart.png
C:\Music\Baladas del Ayer\folder.jpg
C:\Music\Baladas del Ayer\fanart.jpg

and in a separate folder, with xbmc pointing as fanart folder the following:

C:\fanart\Baladas del Ayer
C:\fanart\Baladas del Ayer\extrafanart
C:\fanart\Baladas del Ayer\extrafanart\fanart1.jpg
C:\fanart\Baladas del Ayer\extrafanart\fanart2.jpg
C:\fanart\Baladas del Ayer\extrafanart\fanart3.jpg

Please let me know. Many thanks

c:\music\AC_DC\ then extrafanart and ablum folders
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(2013-11-29 19:51)Enlightened Wrote:  
(2013-11-29 18:13)Sajarac Wrote:  wow, and I'm bugging you guys when actually I only have 100 albums, no fear ...:-(
so Enlightened, correct me if I'm wrong, because most of my music is not artist folder is a mix of everything but separate by folder your suggestion should be something like this:

C:\Music\Baladas del Ayer
C:\Music\Baladas del Ayer\track1.mp3
C:\Music\Baladas del Ayer\track2.mp3 etc
C:\Music\Baladas del Ayer\cdart.png
C:\Music\Baladas del Ayer\folder.jpg
C:\Music\Baladas del Ayer\fanart.jpg

and in a separate folder, with xbmc pointing as fanart folder the following:

C:\fanart\Baladas del Ayer
C:\fanart\Baladas del Ayer\extrafanart
C:\fanart\Baladas del Ayer\extrafanart\fanart1.jpg
C:\fanart\Baladas del Ayer\extrafanart\fanart2.jpg
C:\fanart\Baladas del Ayer\extrafanart\fanart3.jpg

Please let me know. Many thanks

c:\music\AC_DC\ then extrafanart and ablum folders
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Sorry, this is unbelievable, still no luck just followed your advise and nothing. OMG so frustrated. do you mind to do a teamviewer and check my files? pls let me know. thx
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yea send me a pm
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Hi Guys, can someone give me a help? I'm using the MQ5 and trying to add extra fanart, but I've got no luck. I've spent many hours looking to add more extra fanarts for my music artists and followed many ways, and none of them were sucessiful.

First I tried to add the fanart.jpg file to the same folders of my music, such as:

d:\music\artist
*.mp3 files
folder.jpg
cdart.png
fanart.jpg

Didn't work.

Second: I created a folder called extrafanart inside one of the artist album and put the fanart inside, also didn't work.

Third: I followed Wanilton's advice on de video, but creating a separate folder with several artist fanarts there, such as:

d:\artist pictures\extrafanart
artist_1.jpg
artist_2.jpg...

I linked using the "collection change view->path" and didn't work.

Forth: I created separate folders for the artists, such as:

d:\artist pictures\extrafanart\
artist_1\fanart1.jpg
artist_1\fanart2_jpg...

didn't work as well.

I'm too frustrated because I'd like to add extra fanarts to the background while selecting the music and also to the slideshow on play mode, but I'm not able to do it... The CD cover spins correclty, folder.jpg is ok. Some fanarts captured by scrapper at fanart.tv works ok, but adding extra fanart doesn't work.

Can someone help me explaining step by step how to add the extra fanart to be used ad background and as slideshow?

Thank you in advance!
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For music visualization setting. You must go for this.
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=178254
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Hello solteir I have so many issues also, but thanks to the Enlightened's help can resolved most of them, I'll try to help you.

first did you check your mp3 files with a program such as MP3tag? to see if is properly tagged? if no do it and tip:

the tag must be the same for Artist and album as your file structure, mean, lets sday you have U2:
C:\Music\U2

and inside a folder called the best of U2
C:\Music\U2\The Best of U2

now the folder estructure should be:

C:\Music\U2
C:\Music\U2\extrafanart.jpg

C:\Music\U2\fanart\
C:\Music\U2\fanart\extrafanart1.jpg
C:\Music\U2\fanart\extrafanart2.jpg
C:\Music\U2\fanart\extrafanart3.jpg
C:\Music\U2\fanart\extrafanart4.jpg....etc

C:\Music\U2\The Best of U2\folder.jpg
C:\Music\U2\The Best of U2\cdart.png
C:\Music\U2\The Best of U2\folder.jpg
C:\Music\U2\The Best of U2\Track1.mp3
C:\Music\U2\The Best of U2\Track2.mp3

Now using MP3 tag be sure that the Artist and album are like this:

Artist : U2
Album : The Best of U2

after al of your music is prolerly tagged you need to change the setting in XBMC, artist slideshow select the path, set for use local files only.

hope this works, let me know
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solteir Offline
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Thank you @Sajarac, yes, this is the solution.

I received the same orientation from our group of XBMC Brazil and this is the only way to have it correctly shown on XBMC.

The problem is because i have some folders that I like to keep, such as:

100 best albuns of Brazilian Music
and
1001 albuns to hear before die.

And to be sincerly, I didn't want to put all these albuns toguether on the same folder "musics", but per my understanding this is the best way to interact with XBMC and with the add-ons, so now I'm thinking in a way to do it without separating those collections that I like too much. Maybe adding a tag on the file name or on mp3 details....

Anyway, thank you for the help Smile
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Hi there!!!
After a Mq5 crash; i ´ve to re configure all my settings Sad again.

The problem is : when i open a album and see all tracks inside. When i choose some of the songs, in some allbums artist fanart appear in background;: but in other nothing happen
All my music has this structure

MUsic/Artist/album01/mp3´s or flac´s
MUsic/Artist/album01/cdart.png
MUsic/Artist/album01/folder.jpg
MUsic/Artist/album01/fanart.jpg
MUsic/Artist/album01/extrafanart/jpg01; jpg02 etc

Here is an example in 3.26 minute

http://www.xbmcbrasil.net/showthread.php?tid=842

when he choose (...) three ponts in backrond appera a general fanart (a vynil disc)
When he choos the first song , appears a fanart of artits

THIS NOT Happend with all albums!!!!


thanx in advance
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@defleppard, I think you need this for work fine

MUsic/Artist/album01/mp3´s or flac´s
MUsic/Artist/album01/cdart.png
MUsic/Artist/album01/folder.jpg
MUsic/Artist/fanart.jpg
MUsic/Artist/extrafanart/jpg01; jpg02 etc

Look image
Artist Level
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Album Level
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