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Nighthawk_NL

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Hi Steve,

When a particular song don't have Cover Art I use the function: Search the internet for Pictures.

But now I get the following error:

Search cannot be done without the artist and album.

This always worked just fine. Am I doing something wrong ?

Many thanks

Paul

Steven

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yes an artist and album is required as track title searches via last.fm is no longer available

Nighthawk_NL

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Hi Steve,

Ok thanks but besides last.fm you could also search on Google before.

I don't have any albums only tracks.

Best,

Paul

Freddy Barker

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Hi Steve,
Ok thanks but besides last.fm you could also search on Google before.
I don't have any albums only tracks.
Best,
Paul

Most if not all, tracks should have an album designation unless only ever released as a single, for which you could try using Greates Hits or experiment by entering the track title into the album tag..
Failing that, search on Google or Bing from your web browser and find / download a suitable album cover and use that.
Freddy

sveakul

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I don't have any albums only tracks.

If your songs aren't tagged with album name just artist and track name, this entry in preferences/Internet/custom web links will use your browser to search Discogs with the artist and title from the song, normally displaying the album cover and album name the song is on in the results.  Then you can copy/paste or download the image from there.

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https://www.discogs.com/search/?type=all&artist=<Artist>&track=<Title>

Steven

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i have made a change so track is used in place of album for google searches when there is no album

https://getmusicbee.com/patches/MusicBee33_Patched.zip

Nighthawk_NL

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Many thanks Steve and Sveakul,

I also added Discogs.

Sveakul do you know how to set up a search for Artist and Track on the site below

https://germancharts.de

Many thanks


sveakul

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This works for a track title-plus-artist search from a MusicBee web link on that site:

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https://germancharts.de/search.asp?cat=s&artist=<Artist>&artist_search=starts&title=<Title>&title_search=starts
This website's searcher can do a "starts with" or "exact match" search for both or either term.  The one above does a "starts with" for both track and artist; to change either or both to "exact match" change the word "starts" to "exact" in the code string.

Once you actually do a search using a website's search GUI,  most of the time it's easy to pick up the context for a code string by just looking at the what the URL changes to in your browser window at the results page.

I noticed that you can go directly to the detailed song results that include a small album art picture and album listing with this code:

Code
https://germancharts.de/showitem.asp?interpret=<Artist>&titel=<Title>&cat=s
Happy MusicBee-ing!  :)
Last Edit: July 17, 2019, 12:41:29 AM by sveakul

Nighthawk_NL

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Hi Sveakul,

Many thanks this works great.

Best,

Nighthawk

Nighthawk_NL

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Hi Sveakul,

I have tried but cannot figure out how to setup the line correctly.

Can you take a look how to setup a search for Artist and Title on the website below.

https://www.top40.nl

Many thanks again.

Nighthawk


Nighthawk_NL

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Hi Steve,

You said: I have made a change so track is used in place of album for google searches when there is no album

When you don't have any albums only just Artists and Tracks tags I cannot search for any covers with Google.
I choose "Search Internet for Picture"

I get: Unable to locate any pictures for album .....

Am I doing something wrong ?

By the way do you know what the correct phrase is to Add the Top 40 site below to get the Covers instantly ?

Can you take a look how to setup a search for Artist and Title on the website below.

https://www.top40.nl

Many many thanks again.

Nighthawk


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sveakul

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Can you take a look how to setup a search for Artist and Title on the website below.

https://www.top40.nl

I looked at this and cannot find a good way to do that, it only seems to support a general keyword search initially.  Can't win 'em all.  FYI, for further such discussion please post in the "General Discussions" forum or "Beyond MusicBee."