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Hi!
What Artist- and Album-Scrapers should be used under Kodi 19.4?

Background of my question: After newly importing my Music Database in a fresh installation of Kodi 19.4 using the well established Universal Artist and Album Scrapers i realized that the Music Library was imported but ZERO Artist or Album Info displayed. So there must have been a systematic problem in the scraping process, i assume.

Could it be, that the Universal Scrapers are not supported by Kodi 19.4?
What are the preferred/optimised scrapers for the latest Kodi Versions?
I just found Karelens Post:
https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=363391

Based on this i would assume that only the "Python approved" Generic Album and Artist Scrapers should be used for the latest Kodi Versions. Can anybody confirm?
(2022-10-07, 09:02)Reelyator Wrote: [ -> ]Based on this i would assume that only the "Python approved" Generic Album and Artist Scrapers should be used for the latest Kodi Versions. Can anybody confirm?
Yep, that is correct.
https://kodi.wiki/view/Add-on:Generic_Album_Scraper
https://kodi.wiki/view/Add-on:Generic_Artist_Scraper

Thanks for the heads-up with the music scrapers. I'll check the Universal scrapers and see if they are working. Its rare to hear comments about music scraping.
Thank you Karellen!

No "Python approved" Scrapers for Music Videos so far?
(2022-10-07, 09:38)Reelyator Wrote: [ -> ]No "Python approved" Scrapers for Music Videos so far?
No. Nobody is interested in writing one, unfortunately.
So last night when I tried to create my music library (like I have a dozen times before)this time the Generic Artist and Album scrapers scraped the albums into the library but didn't provide ANY metadata, artist biographies or album reviews, etc,for any artist. I have the same settings and my files are configured the same way  they always have been. When I refresh an artist or album, THEN the correct info pops up. But I don't wanna do that 500 times. Is there an alternative to doing that? I tried running Query Info for all artists and a
bums but it would start in the middle of my library, then boot me out of Kodi after a few minutes.

Between this and trying to create a movie library using Universal movie scraper (without knowing that it has been broken for a while), building Kodi libraries has been a gigantic PITA the last couple of days. When it's always  worked like a charm before now.
...in such a case usually the following worked for me:
- Got to Music / Artists, then right click and hit "load all artist info"
- Got to Music / Album, then right click and hit "load all album info"

This might take a while depending on the size of your library
@Karellen :
Are there any news related to Phython Scrapers for Music Videos?

Your post:
https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=363391
...seems to be not updated for a while. Still zero??
(2023-02-18, 13:41)Reelyator Wrote: [ -> ]Are there any news related to Phython Scrapers for Music Videos?
Unfortunately not. Nobody has mentioned any work for music videos.