arkryal Wrote:I don't use that, but lets look at the code and figure it out.
"cd/default.png" is the default or fallback image to load in the absence of other artwork. Changing that will make the new art the standard for all CDs. I assume you want the unique image of each CD, so we'll keep looking.
That says the script should first look in a folder called "backdrops/artist_fanart/cd" inside the skin/media directory. You may need to create those folders.
There it looks for a PNG image named "Artist-Album.png" where artist and album would obviously be changed to whatever text you have under each heading in the track's ID3 tag. Look at the info in XBMC and make sure you name your file exactly as it's listed (case included).
For example, we'll use the song "Rainbow in the dark" by Ronnie James Dio, off the Holy Diver album.
Go to (or if need be create) the directory "C:\Program Files (x86)\XBMC\skin\Confluence\media\backdrops\artist_fanart\cd"
Now paste the CD art into that folder and rename it: "Dio-Holy Diver.png" Now it should display instead of the default for songs on that album.
• If you use the CD+Vinyl mod, you'll have to change the code for albums before 1985.
• If you use the latest CD art I've posted, you must edit the visibility settings to remove the lighting effects or they will overlay the new art and it won't look good. The original version by dfmos works great for this by default since it uses no lighting overlays.
• Be sure your images are PNG files (NOT jpeg) and are transparency enabled. If you have a square image for a CD with a white background, you'll see the corners spinning too and it'll look pretty bad. Good art in = great output. The garbage CD scans you find in most torrents will look terrible. You'll have to search for CD art manually, as there's no one resource for them all, and the scraper (to my knowledge) doesn't grab that art.
I added the image as described to the folder and it works without any problems, but I think, it would be better placing the cdart image into the ablum folder.
The images are deleted when updating the skin.
What do I have to change to place it inside the album-folder?