Author Topic: [3.1.6454] Last.fm artwork are only being grabbed in 300x300  (Read 3912 times)

Cypher

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I noticed that last.fm artwork grabber only gives the down/upscaled 300x300 artwork instead of the original version of the uploaded artwork on last.fm.

Currently i use Album Art Downloader to get the last.fm artwork which does get the original uploaded artwork from last.fm but downloads the uncompressed png most of the time. There's a jpg version of this but it's noticeably compressed like it's saved via paint.

If the last.fm artwork grabber can be changed, i would like it be change so that it grabs the original artwork instead of the 300x300 version. If musicbee can convert png files to jpg it would be nice if it's downloading the uncompressed png version and convert it to jpg with less compression. If not, the grabber can download the compressed jpg version.

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Not sure why you think this is a bug. I have moved this to the wishlist

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Steven

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MusicBee is already pulling the largest picture size. It looks to me like all sizes are now fixed on 300x300  ie. i think this is a recent change by last.fm.
Can you give me an example artist and album where you think there is a larger picture that you have downloaded recently in another application?

Sofocl

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Can you give me an example artist and album where you think there is a larger picture that you have downloaded recently in another application?
https://www.last.fm/ru/music/Lustmord/Rising/+images/e3b94d2c598b4beb9756226c1fe02718
"Album Art Downloader" downloads 600x600.
There are often several covers on last.fm, (in the example I gave 2 covers), it would be great if they could also be chosen.
Sorry for my bad English.

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when retrieved by the official last.fm api, this is what is returned
https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/e3b94d2c598b4beb9756226c1fe02718.png

If album artwork downloader is returning the size as shown on the website then i guess its using screenscraping but i wont do that in MusicBee. If a developer wants to build a plugin then there is an API interface already available

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when retrieved by the official last.fm api, this is what is returned
https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/e3b94d2c598b4beb9756226c1fe02718.png
"Album Art Downloader" downloads this version.

If album artwork downloader is returning the size as shown on the website then i guess its using screenscraping but i wont do that in MusicBee. If a developer wants to build a plugin then there is an API interface already available
The site is loaded UpConvert version 770x770 with obvious degradation of quality and compressed into ".jpg".
Sorry for my bad English.

Cypher

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The link for the original version is to replace the 300x300 with an underscore.
https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/_/e3b94d2c598b4beb9756226c1fe02718.png

You can also change the png to jpg if you want the more compressed jpg version of it.

I'm not sure if you change it in the API methods, but i hope this helps.