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Way force-update all Album Art? (XBMC is not getting any) - DaAwesomeP - 2013-10-13

Hi
I recently installed XBMC on my HTPC. I got my media streamimg over SFTP from my computer. Everything works fine except for the Music Album Artwork. In, the Music Settings, I set it to download media information when the library is updated, but it only downloads info for one or two albums (if any) when I update my library. I tried using the cdART plugin and did a "Automatic Album Artwork" download, and I could see it downloading every individual album (it took some time; 283 albums), but when I went back to the Music section, there was still only a little artwork.

I am using the Universal Album Scraper and am quite happy with it's results on the other computer where the album art is working. I really don't want to have to switch it.

Is it because I am using SFTP?

I know it's not the metadata or tags or name of my albums and artist because I have this working fine on another XBMC installation on another computer. I also don't want to have to manually do every single album (again, it's 280+).

Any help is appreciated! Big Grin

XBMC 12.2 (Frodo)
Ubuntu 13.04 32-bit
Samsung NP-N310 Netbook


RE: Way force-update all Album Art? (XBMC is not getting any) - DaAwesomeP - 2013-10-15

Bump - 24hr rule:
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RE: Way force-update all Album Art? (XBMC is not getting any) - teeedubb - 2013-10-15

Try millhousevh's great utility

http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=158373


RE: Way force-update all Album Art? (XBMC is not getting any) - DaAwesomeP - 2013-10-15

Thanks so much! This looks like an awesome script. I'll try it this weekend.

  1. I will change the properties (I am using a different port). I assume profiles don't matter, as the Web Server/Control operates per profile.

  2. I will run:
    Code:
    ./texturecache.py nc
    To make sure that it is correctly find my media.

  3. Then:
    Code:
    ./texturecache.py c
    To cache all of the artwork

  4. And if it still hasn't worked, I'll try:
    Code:
    ./texturecache.py C
I will record my results here afterward.


RE: Way force-update all Album Art? (XBMC is not getting any) - whitebelly - 2013-10-15

or the simpler approach, at the expense of reload time, would be just delete the textures.db, right? Could also consider importing the library from the other XBMC machine.


RE: Way force-update all Album Art? (XBMC is not getting any) - DaAwesomeP - 2013-10-15

I have no clue about the textures.db file, but importing from the other machine is ruled out because 1) One machine uses a direct USB drive and the other uses SFTP. 2) While this probably has less of an effect, one is Ubuntu and the other is Windows (C:\ and / are the same paths, but different on DOS and Unix).


RE: Way force-update all Album Art? (XBMC is not getting any) - DaAwesomeP - 2013-10-19

Well, when I ran the script I had accidentally turned off my SFTP server, and it cleaned my library (removing my music). When I added it back though, all of the info and album art loaded fine. A simple answer!