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How to name images and fanart, etc in artist folder? - hawikoeln - 2016-10-09

After scraping all artist data with Kodi I would like to download and dump that content to my harddrive. The technical part is no problem but I don't know how to name the images in the folder. For example (The Rolling Stones).

As you can see below there are different providers with different rules (e.g. the audiodb has images with a "/preview" suffix and without it).

I just want to know where to store and how to name these files in the "Rolling Stones" artist folder.

MusicDB: Table: artist, Column: strImage
Code:
<thumb preview="http://assets.fanart.tv/preview/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistthumb/rolling-stones-the-4fdb9607ec297.jpg">http://assets.fanart.tv/fanart/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistthumb/rolling-stones-the-4fdb9607ec297.jpg</thumb>
<thumb preview="http://assets.fanart.tv/preview/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistthumb/rolling-stones-the-4fdb9651487cd.jpg">http://assets.fanart.tv/fanart/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistthumb/rolling-stones-the-4fdb9651487cd.jpg</thumb>
<thumb preview="http://assets.fanart.tv/preview/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistthumb/rolling-stones-the-4fdb9699ece2f.jpg">http://assets.fanart.tv/fanart/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistthumb/rolling-stones-the-4fdb9699ece2f.jpg</thumb>
<thumb preview="http://assets.fanart.tv/preview/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistthumb/rolling-stones-the-55a3a27f9053d.jpg">http://assets.fanart.tv/fanart/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistthumb/rolling-stones-the-55a3a27f9053d.jpg</thumb>
<thumb preview="http://assets.fanart.tv/preview/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistthumb/rolling-stones-the-55a3d5af883c9.jpg">http://assets.fanart.tv/fanart/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistthumb/rolling-stones-the-55a3d5af883c9.jpg</thumb>
<thumb preview="http://www.theaudiodb.com/images/media/artist/thumb/rputqs1367245834.jpg/preview">http://www.theaudiodb.com/images/media/artist/thumb/rputqs1367245834.jpg</thumb>

MusicDB: Table: artist, Column: strFanrt
Code:
<fanart>
<thumb preview="http://assets.fanart.tv/preview/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistbackground/rolling-stones-the-4fb29c1316732.jpg">http://assets.fanart.tv/fanart/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistbackground/rolling-stones-the-4fb29c1316732.jpg</thumb>
<thumb preview="http://assets.fanart.tv/preview/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistbackground/rolling-stones-the-52cc3ee862e65.jpg">http://assets.fanart.tv/fanart/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistbackground/rolling-stones-the-52cc3ee862e65.jpg</thumb>
<thumb preview="http://assets.fanart.tv/preview/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistbackground/the-rolling-stones-4ddc7278befc3.jpg">http://assets.fanart.tv/fanart/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistbackground/the-rolling-stones-4ddc7278befc3.jpg</thumb>
<thumb preview="http://assets.fanart.tv/preview/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistbackground/the-rolling-stones-4e492a8f61b76.jpg">http://assets.fanart.tv/fanart/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistbackground/the-rolling-stones-4e492a8f61b76.jpg</thumb>
<thumb preview="http://assets.fanart.tv/preview/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistbackground/rolling-stones-the-4fb29bd5d755c.jpg">http://assets.fanart.tv/fanart/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistbackground/rolling-stones-the-4fb29bd5d755c.jpg</thumb>
<thumb preview="http://assets.fanart.tv/preview/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistbackground/rolling-stones-the-515dda0040cef.jpg">http://assets.fanart.tv/fanart/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistbackground/rolling-stones-the-515dda0040cef.jpg</thumb>
<thumb preview="http://assets.fanart.tv/preview/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistbackground/rolling-stones-the-554e55707fb75.jpeg">http://assets.fanart.tv/fanart/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistbackground/rolling-stones-the-554e55707fb75.jpeg</thumb>
<thumb preview="http://assets.fanart.tv/preview/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistbackground/rolling-stones-the-55a3a2437611f.jpg">http://assets.fanart.tv/fanart/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistbackground/rolling-stones-the-55a3a2437611f.jpg</thumb>
<thumb preview="http://assets.fanart.tv/preview/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistbackground/rolling-stones-the-55a3a243772c3.jpg">http://assets.fanart.tv/fanart/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistbackground/rolling-stones-the-55a3a243772c3.jpg</thumb>
<thumb preview="http://assets.fanart.tv/preview/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistbackground/rolling-stones-the-55a3a264a0e4a.jpg">http://assets.fanart.tv/fanart/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistbackground/rolling-stones-the-55a3a264a0e4a.jpg</thumb>
<thumb preview="http://assets.fanart.tv/preview/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistbackground/rolling-stones-the-55a3a264a12c2.jpg">http://assets.fanart.tv/fanart/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistbackground/rolling-stones-the-55a3a264a12c2.jpg</thumb>
<thumb preview="http://assets.fanart.tv/preview/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistbackground/rolling-stones-the-55a3d61814648.jpg">http://assets.fanart.tv/fanart/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistbackground/rolling-stones-the-55a3d61814648.jpg</thumb>
<thumb preview="http://assets.fanart.tv/preview/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistbackground/rolling-stones-the-55a3a2437679a.jpg">http://assets.fanart.tv/fanart/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistbackground/rolling-stones-the-55a3a2437679a.jpg</thumb>
<thumb preview="http://assets.fanart.tv/preview/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistbackground/rolling-stones-the-55a3a24376ccd.jpg">http://assets.fanart.tv/fanart/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistbackground/rolling-stones-the-55a3a24376ccd.jpg</thumb>
<thumb preview="http://assets.fanart.tv/preview/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistbackground/rolling-stones-the-55a3a264a08b9.jpg">http://assets.fanart.tv/fanart/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistbackground/rolling-stones-the-55a3a264a08b9.jpg</thumb>
<thumb preview="http://assets.fanart.tv/preview/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistbackground/rolling-stones-the-55a3d61813f2d.jpg">http://assets.fanart.tv/fanart/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistbackground/rolling-stones-the-55a3d61813f2d.jpg</thumb>
<thumb preview="http://assets.fanart.tv/preview/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistbackground/rolling-stones-the-55a3d6181501e.jpg">http://assets.fanart.tv/fanart/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistbackground/rolling-stones-the-55a3d6181501e.jpg</thumb>
<thumb preview="http://assets.fanart.tv/preview/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistbackground/rolling-stones-the-55a3d618154ff.jpg">http://assets.fanart.tv/fanart/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistbackground/rolling-stones-the-55a3d618154ff.jpg</thumb>
<thumb preview="http://assets.fanart.tv/preview/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistbackground/rolling-stones-the-55a3d618159e8.jpg">http://assets.fanart.tv/fanart/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistbackground/rolling-stones-the-55a3d618159e8.jpg</thumb></fanart>
<fanart>
<thumb preview="http://media.theaudiodb.com/images/media/artist/fanart/xpwypt1367246036.jpg/preview">http://media.theaudiodb.com/images/media/artist/fanart/xpwypt1367246036.jpg</thumb>
<thumb preview="http://media.theaudiodb.com/images/media/artist/fanart/uyuvtx1367246043.jpg/preview">http://media.theaudiodb.com/images/media/artist/fanart/uyuvtx1367246043.jpg</thumb>
<thumb preview="http://media.theaudiodb.com/images/media/artist/fanart/tuxrsv1367246050.jpg/preview">http://media.theaudiodb.com/images/media/artist/fanart/tuxrsv1367246050.jpg</thumb>
</fanart>

Any help is highly appreciated.

Many thanks in advance.


RE: How to name images and fanart, etc in artist folder? - DaveBlake - 2016-10-09

Unless you use an addon that manages artwork, Kodi expects local artist art to be called folder.jpg, and located in the artist folder that needs to be common to all the songs that have that artist as the album artist. With respect to that collaboration albums (2 or more album artists that also have albums of their own) can cause problems.

I think fan art can be called fanart.jpg, located in the same folder.


RE: How to name images and fanart, etc in artist folder? - hawikoeln - 2016-10-09

Thanks for your answer.

Ok, if I download the very first link from both columns:

Code:
folder.jpg: http://assets.fanart.tv/fanart/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistthumb/rolling-stones-the-4fdb9607ec297.jpg
fanart.jpg: http://assets.fanart.tv/fanart/music/b071f9fa-14b0-4217-8e97-eb41da73f598/artistbackground/rolling-stones-the-4fb29c1316732.jpg

That's all? What is the use for so many different links in these columns?

Thanks in advance.


RE: How to name images and fanart, etc in artist folder? - black_eagle - 2016-10-09

So, if you are using ArtistSlideshow to show the art (most people are) then the background art needs to be in a directory named 'extrafanart'. Names in this directory are unimportant. AS will display whatever .jpg files are in there.

EG for the Rolling Stones, make a directory inside your artist directory called extrafanart and dump all your background images for the stones into there. In the artist level directory, you can have banner.jpg, fanart.jpg, folder.jpg and logo.png . Skins will use that art when browsing your music library (assuming a compatible skin (again, most are)). AS will use the extrafanart directory when you are playing music.

At an album level (within an artist directory), you can have cdart.png and folder/cover.jpg <- either name should work.

HTH


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