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psychoadept

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To the best of my knowledge, the artwork settings in Tags (2) only affect album art, not artist photos.
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the only change in v2.2 compared to v2.1 is that http://www.htbackdrops.org is also included - see the first post of this topic.
All the web sites used have very high quality pictures.
However if 'include flickr.com' is ticked in the Compact Player preferences, it can sometimes return lower quality and sometimes random pictures

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the only change in v2.2 compared to v2.1 is that http://www.htbackdrops.org is also included - see the first post of this topic.
All the web sites used have very high quality pictures.
However if 'include flickr.com' is ticked in the Compact Player preferences, it can sometimes return lower quality and sometimes random pictures
It looks like the photos are all now coming from http://www.htbackdrops.org instead of http://fanart.tv.  And the photos from htbackdrops.org that MusicBee is choosing are all 720p (I have a 1080p screen).  When the photos came from fanart.tv, they were all 1080p.  Is there a way for me to remove htbackdrops.org as a source for artist photos for my computer?

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for the next v2.2 update i have changed it so fanart.tv is given a higher priority than htbackdrops.
however i am not willing to include GUI changes so people can set the priority themselves due to lack of time/ benefit in doing this

edit:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/V2_2/MusicBee_Exe_Patched.zip
Last Edit: September 17, 2013, 09:27:16 PM by Steven

travelsoccerkid1

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for the next v2.2 update i have changed it so fanart.tv is given a higher priority than htbackdrops.
however i am not willing to include GUI changes so people can set the priority themselves due to lack of time/ benefit in doing this

edit:
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/V2_2/MusicBee_Exe_Patched.zip
Thank you for your help!

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Hello !
Is there a way to display artist pictures located in my own artist folders, in compact mode ?
I would like to not rely anymore on online galleries because, for some artists, they are not enough abundant, or simply don't provide any pictures (especially for underground artists).

I use to display LastFM gallery, but it is not available in compact mode, but anyway sometimes, LastFM galleries shuffle pictures for different artists with the same name, or display unrelated stuff... so in the end i thought that to use my own local pictures would be perfect.

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i am sure fanart.tv, htbackdrops.org, theaudiodb.com would appreciate any high quality pictures you have to build up the collection and it then becomes available for everyone.
As to local artwork, MB already gives pictures in the Preferences/Tags(1)/artist folder preference. I think there would be some info on that in the wiki:
http://musicbee.wikia.com/wiki

ThY

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Thanks for this answer, but how can i set this artist folder preference to be the one to display pictures slideshow in compact mode ?

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Not sure if my comment is in the right place but you've done a great job with the album artwork feature in the updates Steven. Love the quality of images I get now!

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As to local artwork, MB already gives pictures in the Preferences/Tags(1)/artist folder preference.

I'm wondering why the artist photo frame in the left panel is stuck in widescreen mode, shouldn't it adjust automatically to fit square images?
Last Edit: May 03, 2014, 04:09:59 PM by Alumni

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This is a cool feature indeed! The only thing I want is an option to "try next artist picture", in which case it would go to the next listed picture of the artist/band. That way if you don't like the default picture of the band, you can keep fetching a different image until you find one you like, and then once you got an image of the artist you like, it would save as the default photo for that band. Right now we're kinda forced to use the first picture of the artist that comes up. I guess there's a way to manually change it, but that seems needlessly complicated...or maybe it's not too hard, I don't know. Either way, a feature to try a different artist picture would be cool :) - maybe just a forward/back button to scroll through pictures of the artist/band.
Last Edit: May 06, 2014, 12:46:18 PM by ropeadope

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I have been using "Album Art Downloader" for a while and I realised that it always gets me 1200px square size iTunes artwork while MusicBee gets around 600px of the same. Any idea why?

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I have been using "Album Art Downloader" for a while and I realised that it always gets me 1200px square size iTunes artwork while MusicBee gets around 600px of the same. Any idea why?

Use the latest patch. It now retrieves 1200x1200 pics from the site.

http://musicbee.niblseed.com/V2_4/MusicBee_Exe_Patched.zip


Nerevarine

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Is there any way to use artist.jpg images in the album folders? I've also tried embedding my artist images and tagging them as "artist" but the artist view still uses its own pictures. I have spent so much time getting the artist images I wanted sorted and saved so it would be really nice to get to use them.