[RELEASE] cdART Manager Script

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mato2015 Offline
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Hi Guys.
First thanks alot to stef.an for this great job. some of us had much long sleepless nights Tongue Big Grin
I use Kodi 14.2 stable from 26.03.2015 and stef.ans newest script from gith on WIN7

All running now fine, but i get an error in the log :

10:18:10 T:1020 NOTICE: [{'backgrounds': [u'http://assets.fanart.tv/fanart/music/66c662b6-6e2f-4930-8610-912e24c63ed1/artistbackground/acdc-4fcad35eb2643.jpg', ...........
10:18:10 T:1020 ERROR: XFILE::CDirectory::Create - Error creating C:\

what the f... the script will store backgrounds in C:\ ... Confused

all other artworks are fine in the art Directory on x:\ (external device)

thanks for help...

... now i see this error comes first on startup Update database without downloading...

14:34:47 T:6728 NOTICE: [cdART Manager] - Looking for settings.xml
14:34:47 T:6728 NOTICE: [cdART Manager] - Checking for new Artwork on fanart.tv since last run...
14:34:48 T:6728 NOTICE: [cdART Manager] - No new Artwork found on fanart.tv
14:34:48 T:6728 NOTICE: [cdART Manager] - Start method - Update Database in background
14:34:48 T:6728 NOTICE: [cdART Manager] - Cache not being cleared
14:34:48 T:6728 NOTICE: [cdART Manager] - Updating Addon's DB
14:34:48 T:6728 ERROR: XFILE::CDirectory::Create - Error creating C:\
(This post was last modified: 2015-03-30 14:37 by mato2015.)
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Cinder Offline
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(2015-03-29 18:18)guandms Wrote:  Hi guys,
I configured the folder path , but i cant get the add on to download anything .
It scan my folder found all the artists but nothing is downloading .
Im using version 14.1 on windows 8.1 and skin Aeon Shednox

The same is happening to me using XBMCMania skin (Aeon Nox mod) on 14.1 (also updated to 14.2 - same problem) and W8.1 - I'm also using the DSPlayer version of Kodi if that makes any difference. I can update the cdArt database and Kodi library, but nothing happens when I select "automatic download" or anything else from the main menu of cdArt.

Also, when I try to update fanart.tv data I immediately get the progress bar to pop up at a stuck value, its been 50% and 94% at different tries, but it never moves from there.

Any suggestions?
(This post was last modified: 2015-03-30 22:59 by Cinder.)
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guandms Offline
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Guy i have a workaround for the CDart plugin not working on 14.1/14.2 .
What i did is very simple , i downloaded version 13.2 , changed the skin to Aeon Nox (you need to change to a skin that supports this add on).
I configured the backup folder the same path like Kodi 14.2 and started the add on , after it finished i backed up everything , and returned to Kodi 14.2 and everything is working great now Smile
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(2015-03-31 10:20)guandms Wrote:  Guy i have a workaround for the CDart plugin not working on 14.1/14.2 .
What i did is very simple , i downloaded version 13.2 , changed the skin to Aeon Nox (you need to change to a skin that supports this add on).
I configured the backup folder the same path like Kodi 14.2 and started the add on , after it finished i backed up everything , and returned to Kodi 14.2 and everything is working great now Smile

Will have to try this, but its still a pain when you add music to your library to have to go back to 13.2 and do it that way.
Unless you can install 13.2 as portable and use that until the add-on works properly with Helix, or can you have 13.2 and 14.x installed at the same time separately?
In any case, many thanks, will try this out tonight.

EDIT: I will extend another round of Thank You for your help, getting XBMC 13.2 and running cdArt Manager in it worked perfectly!
Now my music library looks f**cking awesome Big Grin
(This post was last modified: 2015-03-31 18:28 by Cinder.)
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MKANET Offline
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Post: #2195
I just installed this addon under Kodi. I'm not able to navigate the CDArt manager GUI. I can hear the navigation sounds of my skin (Aeon MQ5); but can't see a highlight cursor until I exit out of this manager. I'm "hoping" my skin supports this addon.

Just out of curiosity, does this plugin download artwork automatically? Maybe I don't need to use the GUI?
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(2015-04-01 03:16)MKANET Wrote:  I just installed this addon under Kodi. I'm not able to navigate the CDArt manager GUI. I can hear the navigation sounds of my skin (Aeon MQ5); but can't see a highlight cursor until I exit out of this manager. I'm "hoping" my skin supports this addon.

Just out of curiosity, does this plugin download artwork automatically? Maybe I don't need to use the GUI?

Try moving the mouse cursor over the menu options, then use the arrow keys.
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(2015-04-01 03:16)MKANET Wrote:  I just installed this addon under Kodi. I'm not able to navigate the CDArt manager GUI. I can hear the navigation sounds of my skin (Aeon MQ5); but can't see a highlight cursor until I exit out of this manager. I'm "hoping" my skin supports this addon.

Just out of curiosity, does this plugin download artwork automatically? Maybe I don't need to use the GUI?

I am seeing the same thing, can hear the menu navigation clicks but do not see anything on the screen.
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(2015-04-07 14:22)amcfarla Wrote:  
(2015-04-01 03:16)MKANET Wrote:  I just installed this addon under Kodi. I'm not able to navigate the CDArt manager GUI. I can hear the navigation sounds of my skin (Aeon MQ5); but can't see a highlight cursor until I exit out of this manager. I'm "hoping" my skin supports this addon.

Just out of curiosity, does this plugin download artwork automatically? Maybe I don't need to use the GUI?

I am seeing the same thing, can hear the menu navigation clicks but do not see anything on the screen.

Just discovered there is a new version for Helix, https://github.com/stefansielaff/script....tree/Helix since the previous version doesn't seem to work anymore, which fixes the navigation.

(Edited) Looks like a comma got included in the hyperlink, removed it.
(This post was last modified: 2015-04-09 12:13 by amcfarla.)
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guandms Offline
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the link is dead
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MKANET Offline
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There was an extra quote in in the link URL. I think this is what he meant to post:

https://github.com/stefansielaff/script....tree/Helix

Is Giftie's addon on the official repo abandoned? My understanding is the latest version from the official repo DOES work (automatic cd art downloads), however, it needs a computer mouse to fix the focus to the highlighted items in the menu.

I'm a little hesitant to switch to a fork of the official version; unless I'm sure the stefansielaff fork will supersede the one on the official repo.

(2015-04-08 06:21)guandms Wrote:  the link is dead
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Cinder Offline
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Is there a way of having cdArt Manager download all art at once for all album artists? I mean, instead of having to go through each of the options cdArts, Covert Arts, Fanarts etc one by one?

Would love to be able to do this, and just leave the program to do its thing.
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MKANET Offline
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Post: #2202
I thought this addon it was fully automatic that runs in the background; just like all other Media Info addons. It wouldn't be very useful if people had to constantly download artwork manually. I'm not sure anymore where I'm getting my music artwork from. Maybe, all that's needed is the builtin Kodi addon for Music?

(2015-04-08 18:11)Cinder Wrote:  Is there a way of having cdArt Manager download all art at once for all album artists? I mean, instead of having to go through each of the options cdArts, Covert Arts, Fanarts etc one by one?

Would love to be able to do this, and just leave the program to do its thing.
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Oh, just a few holidays and so much confusion here...

Anyone having problems with the script might start here:
http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=...pid1892414

But if you don't have the "time" to read the last pages it here's my humble opinion:
  • the (Gotham) repo version of cdART Manager won't work on your Helix-Kodi
  • you CAN install my fork if you'd like to continue using it NOW or you can wait for the original developer to update the repo version
  • keep in mind that you have to uninstall the original version first or unzip and overwrite the original addon's files manually
  • I've only published the fork here because I thought it might be useful for some people

Back to business...

The "I hear sound but nothing happens to the menu" issue should be fixed with today's commit to my repo. This might be important for people not using a mouse or touch device Smile
I hope the change doesn't mess up anything.

@cerealkiller050
I'm not sure about the timeouts you experience and I even can't provoke this behaviour here. Have you tried it again? Maybe it was just a temporary problem with fanart.tv?

@mato2015
As far as i know you can safely ignore the error "XFILE::CDirectory::Create - Error creating C:\". It's caused by XBMC's copy function and of course the script downloads the artwork to a temporary folder (usually within your userprofile if you're on Windows). It simply cannot create C:\ because it already exists, skips the creation, downloads the file to the temporary directory and then moves the file to its final destination. If you can't find the file you didn't configure your download path in the settings correctly. Refer to this post: http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=...pid1962923

For those with skin-support-issues: I'm pretty sure there is no special skin support required to run this script. If so, could you please switch to confluence once, try if it works better then and maybe report back?

@Cinder
There's no "do it all button" yet. We'll see what happens to the script and the original developer's actions on it.
Maybe some day a bored third-party-developer might implement this function when all bugs are fixed Wink

@MKANET
Well, no automatic - this is a manual mass downloader for your artwork. With scripting capabilities of couse, if you take it seriously: http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=...pid1911875
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