adding images from CD inserts
#31
(2017-05-15, 18:50)manfeed Wrote:
(2017-05-15, 15:41)docwra Wrote: TheAudioDB can provide the back cover from its API, just for info.

Here is what I have until now...





...it searches for back.jpg and spine.jpg in the album folder and show them if they exist, otherwise a mockup is shown; now two questions:

1.- Are those the right names for those kind of artwork?
2.- Is it possible to scrape the existing back and spine artwork from theaudiodb.com? If so, how?

Thanks!

That's awesome, this is exactly what I was looking for.
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#32
(2017-05-15, 18:50)manfeed Wrote:
(2017-05-15, 15:41)docwra Wrote: TheAudioDB can provide the back cover from its API, just for info.


...it searches for back.jpg and spine.jpg in the album folder and show them if they exist, otherwise a mockup is shown; now two questions:

1.- Are those the right names for those kind of artwork?
2.- Is it possible to scrape the existing back and spine artwork from theaudiodb.com? If so, how?

Thanks!

Manfeed, The back.jpg name make sense for the back cover. But I am not entirely sure whether spine is the way to go, I think the standard being used for the cd scan is cdart.png in many of the skins for music visualizations. May be you should look for cdart.png and spine.jpg.
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#33
Then the artwork file names for albums should be:

Front cover: folder.jpg
CD: cdart.png
Back cover: back.jpg
Spine: spine.jpg

What I sorely miss is some way to scrape music artwork much in the way that Artwork Downloader addon does for movies... Sad
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#34
^^ Yep correct.

Regarding scraping, I have asked for this feature from the new python scrapers on github here

https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/11755
Image Formally chef Zag
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#35
I have just discovered that the script skin helper service now returns the back cover and spine from theaudiodb.com using...

Window(Home).Property(SkinHelper.ListItem.Art.ThumbBack)
Window(Home).Property(SkinHelper.ListItem.Art.Spine)

...so I adapted my mod (Aeon Nox Spin) accordingly, it will be available soon... only thing to take into account is that if you have those artworks stored locally the file names in the album folder should be:

thumbback.jpg
spine.jpg

...in order that they are detected by the script.

Time to populate theaudiodb.com with more images Wink
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#36
Small word of warning for those with very large music collections running client/server on MySQL, the skin helper service addon polling the music library every 15 mins can cause a memory leak. It is an issue I have been unable to pin down or fix, so all I can do for now is make people aware.
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