Music and Music Video's - Shared Artwork?
@DaveBlake, So I have some questions regarding Kodi 17, that you may or may not be able to enlighten me with.

Currently (Kodi 16.1 and older), Music and Music Video's share posters, fanart, and misc artwork. There are issues with this arrangement that they don't always seem to work together. For example: Weird Al Yakovic doesn't always show Posters and Fanart in Music Videos, but they are fine in the Music section. Now this could be because Weird Al can be listed as "Weird Al" Yakovic, or just play "Weird Al" (notice the quotes). The Group 'Til Tuesday (notice the single quote in the artist name) also seems to have this issue, and there are others like AC/DC, etc.

Just as an FYI, I have tagged all my Music(200+ gigs worth) with Music Brainz Picard (in preparation for Kodi 17), and have .NFO files for Artists, Albums, and all Posters, Fanart ect (downloaded through MediaElch).

So my workaround for the above issue, has been to create .NFO files for every artist (and Music Video), and copy posters and fanart directly into the Music Video Artist folder. But even doing this hasn't fixed all the issues I've had with Artwork and Music Videos. So If I'm scrolling through Artists in Music Videos, In the "Weird Al" Yakovic artist, I see "Weird Al"'s Poster but not the fanart. The same thing happens with 'Til Tuesday, but in AC/DC there is no poster or fanart at all under Music Videos, but they are there in Music when browsing by Artist.

1. What I'm wondering is, if the issue is that Windows cannot create folders with " or ' or / and this is causing Kodi to mess up the artwork (as it's searching via the folder name first, instead of reading what the Artists .NFO file has in it).

2. I intend to do a fresh install of Kodi 17 when it is final, but should I import my Music first, before importing my Music Videos in Kodi 17, so that all the artwork for Music will be available to Music Video's (or does it even matter)?

3. Is there a plan in future Kodi's to include Music Videos as part of Music (since they basically share the same information anyway). So I could put Katy Perry's Music Videos, under the correct Albums in Music, and Kodi will be able to use the Posters, Fanart, and .NFO information contained in the Music folder to fill out all the information when searching for Katy Perry's Music Videos?

As always, keep up the great work, and I look forward to all the changes and advances you've put forward in Kodi 17.

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Music and Music Video's - Shared Artwork? - by Powerhouse - 2017-01-11, 23:31

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