implementing AlbumArtDownloader

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zombiefly
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implementing AlbumArtDownloader

Post by zombiefly » Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:28 am

Hi,
I'm almost entirely switched to MediaMonkey as my total solution. I was previously using Foobar. I have been less than satisfied with the album art solutions in media monkey as the majority don't find covers for my music collection [it's mainly electronic music]

In foobar i implemented AlbumArtDownloader. I can right click a file select album art and the external program is spawned with the parameters passed to it. This solution rarely fails and i'd like to implement it into MediaMonkey.

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I've tried to butcher a few scripts but i've had no success as yet.
maybe one of you super brains could implement it? :)

firstly, here's a link to the component:
Album Art Downloader @ Sourceforge

now, from foobar, i use a run script to execute:
"c:\program files\foobar2000\AlbumArtDownloader\AlbumArt.exe" "%artist%" "%album%" "$replace(%_path%,%_filename_ext%,)folder.jpg"

there's more info here at Hydrogen Audio.

so i guess all that's needed is to add a right click menu item to media monkey and pass the same params as above?

Any help appreciated. I'd love to get this working in MM3.


zombiefly
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Post by zombiefly » Sun Mar 16, 2008 2:17 pm

onenonymous wrote:Try Trix's Batch Art Finder script- it has similar functionality.
http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10435
ive tried the batch art script, it's not retreiving anywhere near as accurate results as album art downloader, plus AAD is really fast in comparison.

RedX
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Post by RedX » Sun Mar 16, 2008 5:28 pm

Take a look at the moodbar script for an idea on how to launch other application from an script. The code is at the fairly at the end of the script.

If that doesn't help i might be able to help you once i have more time (might not be soon).

Cheers,
Red

Aphex_Twin77
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Post by Aphex_Twin77 » Sun Mar 16, 2008 5:54 pm

sounds like a great script if it gets up and running. I too have lots of electrnica and fail to find album art with Batch Art finder. Unfortunately I don't have a clue about scripts so I can't really help out.
However, I started a thread a a little over a month ago where we could share our experience with different tagging software. I'm surprised at how little activity it has had but that could be because I put it in off-topic.
http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=26123

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Post by drjboulder » Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:22 pm

Maybe Steegy's External Tools could be of help.
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zombiefly
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Post by zombiefly » Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:15 am

external tools looks like it might just do the job. :D
i'll have a go this evening!

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Post by zombiefly » Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:12 pm

ok, its done

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1.download external tools as mentioned above and install

2.download album art downloader, unzip and place the entire folder somewhere useful. I put mine into the MM3 folder

3.We now need to create a parameter to use which is just the path to the album directory [as the default MM "path" parameter contains the file name also] To do this, edit the ExternalTools.vbs script and find Function Fillin(Song, MaskTextInternal) Add the last line as the function reads exactly as is:

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Function Fillin(Song, MaskTextInternal)
    Fillin = MaskTextInternal
    Dim key
    For Each key In FieldDict.Keys
        Call Execute("Fillin = Replace(Fillin, key, CStr(Song." & FieldDict(key) & "), 1, -1, 1)")
    Next
    
    Dim ThePath
    If Song.Cached Then
        ThePath = QStr(Song.CachedPath)
    Else
        ThePath = QStr(Song.Path)
    End If
    Fillin = Replace(Fillin, "%P", ThePath, 1, -1, 1)
    Fillin = Replace(Fillin, "%F", Left(ThePath, InStrRev(ThePath, "\") - 1), 1, -1, 1)
End Function
Then save the script

4. Start media monkey, open options, find the external tools node, add a new entry:
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Program Path = the location of AlbumArtDownloader.exe
Parameters = /artist "%A" /album "%L" /path %F\Folder.jpg




thats it, it works a treat. You can mess around with parameters etc with varying results. I hope this is of as much use to someone else as it is to me! :P
Thanks everyone for your help!

for more info on the AlbumArtDownloader, click here

more info on MM masks can be found here

Steegy's external tools can be found here

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Post by Dreadlau » Mon Mar 17, 2008 5:21 pm

can this also save the album arts to the tags and link mm to it?

zombiefly
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Post by zombiefly » Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:01 pm

unfortunately not. it just finds stuff that nothing else does for me....

Dreadlau
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Post by Dreadlau » Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:17 pm

Ok.
but in this case,
Can I drag and drop or copy paste full images from the albumart downloader window to MM albumart window. That would already be realy nice.

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Post by MoDementia » Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:23 pm

I was going to check this out till I found out i needed to install .net 3.5 :(

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Post by MoDementia » Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:46 pm

Well finally got around to installing this.

Although it only writes to folder.jpg you can just copy and paste into the album art panel :)

Only tried a couple of examples and the results are impressive

zombiefly
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Post by zombiefly » Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:26 am

:D yes, it's a bit basic but it's all about the results for me :D

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Post by Seeker » Wed May 28, 2008 1:39 am

Fantastic script - as you say - it's about results and your script provides them in many cases.

Classical, not so much, but I haven't found anything to find that!

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