Author Topic: Is it possible to add more sources to Musicbee when search for album covers??  (Read 501 times)

DJboutit

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Is it possible to add more sources to Musicbee when search for album covers??

frankz

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It is not, but you can add an external application like AlbumArtDownloader to MB and then send files to it with custom parameters.  Mine are "<Artist>" "<Album>" -f "Cover.jpg" -p "<Path>"

My parameters save covers as a file, but you can copy/paste the cover if you embed your art.
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DJboutit

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It is not, but you can add an external application like AlbumArtDownloader to MB and then send files to it with custom parameters.  Mine are "<Artist>" "<Album>" -f "Cover.jpg" -p "<Path>"

My parameters save covers as a file, but you can copy/paste the cover if you embed your art.

I have added AlbumArtDownloader to Musicbee I am looking for 1200x1200 covers but it never finds any that size.

I have tested Musicbrainz Picard images it trys to add are garbage they are 275k to 300k 1200x1200x image would be so much better at 450x to 475k

frankz

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Look through the settings for AAD.  You can set which sizes you find acceptable.  Of course, it's only going to find what's available from providers.

watdub

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I find the 'iTunes Store' option (under Tags(2)/autotagging) very good at finding 1200px covers for the music I like.  Maybe make that #1 when searching and see if it helps?  There's a filter option as well to reduce the sizes but I don't use it.

DJboutit

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I find the 'iTunes Store' option (under Tags(2)/autotagging) very good at finding 1200px covers for the music I like.  Maybe make that #1 when searching and see if it helps?  There's a filter option as well to reduce the sizes but I don't use it.

I have been using Itunes store in my testing 

sveakul

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Man just using MusicBee's built-in Artwork Downloader (Tools->Artwork->Downloader) I get results like the below all day long, is your music perhaps very esoteric/niche?



DJboutit

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Man just using MusicBee's built-in Artwork Downloader (Tools->Artwork->Downloader) I get results like the below all day long, is your music perhaps very esoteric/niche?




I have a lot of underground 90s rap artist and late 60s and 70s reggae artists.

Another thing I run a internet radio station all my tracks are in one folder I have everything like this it makes it easier to make one big playlist. 

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Is it possible to add more sources to Musicbee when search for album covers??
Don't think I saw a mention of "yes, it is possible through plugins" - whether those plugins exist or not atm is another story though.
What other sources in addition to MusicBee's built-in providers did you have in mind that also have the image resolution you specified?
I already spend hours on end on social media. Might as well spare a few of those to a greater purpose here.