Author Topic: Search for Cover with Album Art Downloader  (Read 2390 times)

EnduringGuerila

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https://sourceforge.net/projects/album-art/

I thoroughly love this cover search software.

Search Preview:
https://i.gyazo.com/b77c1882d4b8e40edd887a8948f90296.png


I setup:
A toolbar button in Musicbee that, based on the selected track, searches the artist and album in Album Art Downloader






Directions:

1. Open MusicBee Preferences and select the "Tools" tab



2. add the application path (mine is C:\Program Files\AlbumArtDownloader\AlbumArt.exe) {just click the button on the right side with three dots then navigate to the exe file}

3. Make sure you set the parameters to: "<Artist>"  "<Album>"



4. click Save


---- You can stop at this point and just right click the file and use the "Send To" feature ----




If you wish to add the toolbar button as I did:

5. Right click your toolbar then "Configure Toolbar"




6. Click the plus sign to add a new button command



7. click the three dots and Set the command to the "Send To: External Application (selected file) [your #]"

Mine was #3 because Audition and MediaInfo were apps 1 and 2...



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Last Edit: March 19, 2019, 07:53:23 PM by EnduringGuerila
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Very much very helpfully this extension  :)  functions very well with my MusicBee version 3.3.7015.

Because I hear many rather unknown artists, I have searched in the past long with Google for a suitable album cover.

'Albumart' shortens this cover Searching uncommon.

In addition, this description also for laymen like me understandably

Many thanks for it  :)  :)  :)
Last Edit: March 19, 2019, 11:05:39 AM by stardepp

Bizy

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Thanks indeed! Very helpful (when not yet finding the right cover with all inbuild MB functions)
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Full installer Version 3_3_7114
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stardepp

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👍👍👍   To @Steven and the other administrators...I think this very useful plugin should definitely be added to the MusicBee Addons   👍👍👍
Last Edit: October 15, 2019, 01:15:55 PM by stardepp

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To @Steven and the other administrators...I think this very useful plugin should definitely be added to the MusicBee Addons
This is not a plugin. It is a stand-alone app that can be linked to be used from MB's 'send to' context menu. Read the first post for instructions.
Last Edit: October 15, 2019, 10:55:36 PM by phred
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clatix

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Thanks a lot EnduringGuerila.
In order to speed up the saving on the hard disc I added the following:
"<Artist>" "<Album>" /path "$replace(<path>,<.ext>,)cover.jpg"
In this way you save directly the image on the track directory with the name "cover.jpg". Right click if you want to change the name (e.g. Back instead of cover).

adamf

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  • Hello and thanks in advance for any help you give
Hi all,

I followed the instructions but if i select a track to find the artwork using 'send to', I get a prompt to install the software again, even though it is already installed on my pc. When I decline, I get this error:

MusicBee v3.3.7261.33657P  (Win10.0), 4 Apr 2020 17:09:

System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception (0x80004005): The operation was canceled by the user
   at System.Diagnostics.Process.StartWithShellExecuteEx(ProcessStartInfo startInfo)
   at System.Diagnostics.Process.Start()
   at #=zZayNzbiQusTiMxpjyrnkLZz66MZF.#=zEu4gozI=.#=z$0IN0hIa2sb4(Int32 #=zgVk0Ap0=, IList`1 #=zT1jd8mI=)
   at #=zZayNzbiQusTiMxpjyrnkLZz66MZF.#=zEu4gozI=.#=zNpevpPM=(ApplicationCommand #=zuaDB7A8=, Object #=zIc23yZg=, IList`1 #=zT1jd8mI=)
   at #=zHW35cuEUhoBsWKH_P4qJZY4=.OnClick(EventArgs #=zRiDv2sk=)
   at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.HandleClick(EventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.HandleMouseUp(MouseEventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.FireEventInteractive(EventArgs e, ToolStripItemEventType met)
   at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.FireEvent(EventArgs e, ToolStripItemEventType met)
   at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mea)
   at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripDropDown.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mea)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.ScrollableControl.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripDropDown.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

What am i doing wrong?
Thanks in advance,
Adam

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Is the path to your installation (step 2) correct? Are you using the one for your actual install rather than the example provided in the instructions? You should click the three dots and find your exe rather than copy / pasting the one provided.

phred

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While the app is pretty good at obtaining album art, the issue I have with it is that it's opening up a new window for every track in the album. It doesn't seem to matter if the parameter is "<Album Artist>" "<Album>" or "<Artist>" "<Album>"
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hiccup

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While the app is pretty good at obtaining album art, the issue I have with it is that it's opening up a new window for every track in the album.

If you use it on a regular base you'll learn to run it on a single track of an album and not on the whole album.
I learned that, but I still also have the occasional 'Doh!' when I forget ;-)

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There's a setting to let you keep just one window. I think you just have to untick "open search results in a new window".
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There's a setting to let you keep just one window. I think you just have to untick "open search results in a new window".

Correct. I mentioned that before:
https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=28829.msg166543#msg166543

but that didn't satisfy you in solving the issue you had with the exact same thing then.
Has something changed by now?

phred

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Both methods work. Selecting a single file from an album as does disabling the option to open each search in a new window.

Thank you both.
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but that didn't satisfy you in solving the issue you had with the exact same thing then.
Has something changed by now?

The issue I was having was not that it opened more than one window, but that it launched the search multiple times in the same window.
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