[mini-App] Pocket Album Covers "Get Album Art" (version .05)

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digitaldon37

Senior Member
Oct 19, 2007
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Houston, TX
Inspired by this: Update Album Art directly from your device!

Pocket Album Covers
Current Version: .05 (developer's release)
Download: GetAlbumArtFolders.zip

Description

Music players like A_C's S2P (slide 2 play) will usually download any missing album art, but not always. (I have some older MP3s and WMA that S2P didn't download)

This program will scan your music directory and download album art.

Requirement: Music must be stored in directories Artist\Album Name

Libraries required for source code modification: http.dll, binary.dll (written in Basic4PPC)

Tested on:
1. PC (PC version is available)
2. AT&T Tilt

Instructions:

1. Run program
2. Specify location of your music "root" folder. Usually it is "\Storage Card\Music". The default is the location where the program is ran from, but this can be changed at run-time.
3. Click on "Get Album Art"

The program will list what artists and albums are being downloaded. If the album art ("folder.jpg") exists in the album folder, it will skip that directory.


Source code is included in the zip file.

History
=====================================
1/24/09 - fix for safe mode (wouldn't download missing folder.jpg)
.05 - add new menu, Google art search, force over-write
.04 - add error check for parse html, option for either small/large covers
.03 - change to download larger album image
.02 - added VGA
.01 - initial version

There is also a version "Pocket Get Single Album Art" that you can specify Artist & Album and it will save the image as "folder_artistname_albumname.jpg"
 

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digitaldon37

Senior Member
Oct 19, 2007
231
1
Houston, TX
Inspired by this: Update Album Art directly from your device!

Description

Music players like A_C's S2P (slide 2 play) will usually download any missing album art, but not always. (I have some older MP3s and WMA that S2P didn't download)

This program will scan your music directory and download album art.

Requirement: Music must be stored in directories Artist\Album Name

Libraries required: http.dll, binary.dll (written in Basic4PPC)

Tested on:
1. PC (PC version is available)
2. AT&T Tilt

Instructions:

1. Run program
2. Specify location of your music "root" folder. Usually it is "\Storage Card\Music". The default is the location where the program is ran from, but this can be changed at run-time.
3. Click on "Get Album Art"

The program will list what artists and albums are being downloaded. If the album art ("folder.jpg") exists in the album folder, it will skip that directory.


Source code is included in the zip file.

Reserved for future use
 

starbase64

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Apr 3, 2007
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Hi,

please make a VGA Version.

attachment.php


wfg

starbase64
 

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digitaldon37

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Oct 19, 2007
231
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Houston, TX
Version .03 has been uploaded to the main post. This version will download the larger album image that is associated with the album image returned by "albumart.org" search

[update] Version .04 has been uploaded. It adds some error checking and the ability to select either the smaller album cover or the larger one.
[update] Added second program that allows you to specify artist & album and it saves the image file as 'folder_artist_album.jpg'
[update] I thought that only albums would work on the single artist & album version, but it works ok for artist+song title as well.
 
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digitaldon37

Senior Member
Oct 19, 2007
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Houston, TX
[mini-App] Get Album Art (version .05)

New version .05 has been uploaded to the main post.

Changes include:

1. New menu added
2. Added Google option for searching album art
3. Added forced overwrite

Note: Use at your own risk. By default, the program only downloads art for directories that do not have any ("folder.jpg") If you select Overwrite mode, it will overwrite art in ALL directories, whether you have art or not. Next version will have an "Undo" feature
 

aussiebum

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Dec 5, 2008
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Hmm, nice concept, but pity doesn't seem to work... it detected my music folder and albums fine but didn't download anything over HSDPA....
 

EraserHR

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Nov 23, 2008
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Hmmm, it does seem to work for me. It downloads them all nicely and all.

However, that Album Art is not updated and displayed in the Music Tab (but is properly displayed in S2P). Does Music Tab search for a different file than Folder.jpg? :s
 

bartonq

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Mar 18, 2009
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Updated mortscript version

I loved this program and used it to update most of my album cover art, but it had trouble with albums with parenthesis or square brackets. Since I wasn't sure how to modify it, I updated the original mortscript post from Sudermatt with more prompts and comments.

It also works on the PC if you have Mortscript installed there. Occasionally, it fails to download if the image link on albumart.org is broken. During debug, I also created a kill program to kill it at any time.

Enjoy, modify, update, whatever...it worked well for me.
 

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eriche

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Sep 25, 2007
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ID3 Tags

GetAlbumArt would be nize if it also would get the covers reading the ID3 Tag.
Then the foldersystem would be more flexible,...

GreeT`s Erich