Author Topic: Is Gracenote artwork download working for anyone?  (Read 12546 times)


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Working fine for me.
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Working fine for me.
It's been a while since I saw any Gracenote at. Mostly either Google or FanArt shows results.

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In your case, had it worked before and then suddenly stopped working? Or, never worked at all?

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In your case, had it worked before and then suddenly stopped working? Or, never worked at all?
It worked before. I know because usually I used to get 720px image (gracnote) and now I find 1000px images (fanart.tv). So yea, been a few weeks since I saw any Gracenote images.

PS: It IS fanart.tv right? Because there is not fanart.com on the internet as the settings shows.

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PS: It IS fanart.tv right? Because there is not fanart.com on the internet as the settings shows.

Yes, that's just a misprint.
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It's also still working fine for me
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It's also still working fine for me
Doesn't work. Checked again. But it's fine, Fanart is enough for me. :D

redwing

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This is what I found out.

So this is what's going on technically.

There IS a file that enables GraceNote service. I found in my AppData folder of original portable MB installation a file named GraceNoteUserId.dat
No idea how this file was created, but it seems this file gets no longer created for new installations for whatever reason.
Anyway if I copy this file to my new installations, it starts retrieving data from GraceNote. So now I can enable the service for multiple installations on my PC.

Then the question is: why is the file no longer created? If nothing is faulty with the new MB patches, then GraceNote may no longer assign a new user id as Steven suggested.

If the service worked for you before, you must have had the file. If you have backups, look for the file.

Quentin

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Gracenote has never worked for me - either in tagging or album art.

Any clues as to how to activate the service?

I have enabled gracenote in the Tags(2) preferences panel for both tags and art.

redwing

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Not possible currently. Steven is contacting them.

i think there might be too many people in general using musicbee with gracenote for the non-commerical license. I have contacted them too see what is going on

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i havent heard anything back from them so its possible things will remain as is ie. only the early adopters will be able to use this functionality and it wont work for newer users