Author Topic: Artist Pictures  (Read 39179 times)

Steven

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MusicBee makes use of a couple of great websites for high quality artist pictures:
http://fanart.tv/
http://www.htbackdrops.com - no longer available
http://www.htbackdrops.org (included in v2.2 of musicbee)
http://theaudiodb.com

I just wanted to advertise these websites so people are more aware (I have no affiliation to any) and suggest if you do have any good quality artist pictures that you upload them to these websites so others can benefit as well.
Last Edit: July 21, 2013, 12:26:35 PM by Steven

abhinavsays42

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Thanks for sharing this info. I love the artist pictures feature in MB.

Zak

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Has this thread accidentally been made sticky? It keeps appearing at the top of my list.  ???
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ma_t14

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Yes its a sticky but I am not sure its unintentional. Maybe Steven wants to avoid what happened with albumartexchange by giving the sites more recognition and support

Steven

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yes i would like to raise awareness for these sites

Zak

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Cool bananas.
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jamburglar

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What happened with albumartexchange? Just wonderin'.

Maleko12

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The developer came and demanded Steven to remove its database from MB immediately. So that was that...
Here's the topic: http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=457.0

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Analytics sent me this way :)

Don't worry about being asked to remove fanart.tv from MB I released an API so that other programs could use us :)

I do appreciate you trying to give us more exposure though, the more people that visit the site the better :)

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yaniv297

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Great pics indeed. Is there any way to use these pics in Theater mode? all I get is Flickr...

Steven

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choose the "Artist Pictures" skin or a number of the skins in http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?board=17.0 also have artist pictures

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Is there any way to use these images when grouping by artist in artwork mode?  If I try to use artist pictures there, they're always poor quality.

p.s. in Preferences, it lists the site as fanart.com rather than fanart.tv.  Fanart.com is a junk site.  Doesn't seem to affect functioning, though.
Last Edit: March 15, 2013, 10:50:50 PM by scampbll
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redwing

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If you know good websites for classical music artist pictures, please let me know. Most pictures gathered by Google are too small and not looking good.

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Is there any way to use these images when grouping by artist in artwork mode?  If I try to use artist pictures there, they're always poor quality.

p.s. in Preferences, it lists the site as fanart.com rather than fanart.tv.  Fanart.com is a junk site.  Doesn't seem to affect functioning, though.

Haven't seen answer to this question by scampbll. Is it possible to control which images are shown in case the image is wrong, you don't like it or the quality is poor?

Thx.

redwing

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Is there any way to use these images when grouping by artist in artwork mode?  If I try to use artist pictures there, they're always poor quality.

p.s. in Preferences, it lists the site as fanart.com rather than fanart.tv.  Fanart.com is a junk site.  Doesn't seem to affect functioning, though.

Haven't seen answer to this question by scampbll. Is it possible to control which images are shown in case the image is wrong, you don't like it or the quality is poor?

Thx.

Probably that won't looking good in artwork view since the chances are that most of those pics are not in square shape. That's why current artwork view images are low quality (If there's a web source that provides high-quality square-shape artist pictures other than last.fm, the problem will be easily solved).

To modify those pics manually, you might want to use this workaround.

I simply wanted to save the picture in ArtistThumb folder for Artwork view without embedding it in the music file, and found a workaround. Because MB not only embeds the picture in the music file but also updates the cache with it I only need to remove the picture from the file after using "Paste Artwork" command. Then MB still keeps the cache for Artwork view, which was all I wanted.

But keep in mind that you'll need to crop the picture in square type before pasting it if you want them looking good in artwork view. And this "Paste artwork" command is for main panel of artwork view or artwork tab in tag editor. So do not confuse it with the same command for compact player and playing track tab.
Last Edit: March 28, 2013, 07:46:21 PM by redwing