Difficulty fetching album covers

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Karajaru
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Difficulty fetching album covers

Post by Karajaru » Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:46 pm

Running v0.25 here. "Download album cover" doesn't work well. Often I have to fiddle with the source and the exact words in the album title. The only source that ever finds anything is Last.fm. Google never returns anything, whereas if I stick the search term into Google manually it will invariably turn up the right cover as first result. What gives?

Background. I've tried all the music players available on Debian Squeeze (with or without backports). None of them seems to have the "sort by album artist" issue resolved, so I settled on Guayadeque because the album-cover view is a good compromise solution. And because it's a decent player in general! So thanks for the work on this project, it's appreciated.

hasufell
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Difficulty fetching album covers

Post by hasufell » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:00 pm

0.25 is pretty old...

please follow the instructions from here http://guayadeque.org/forums/index.php? ... InstallPPA

tamalet
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Difficulty fetching album covers

Post by tamalet » Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:41 pm

That's indeed a quite old version.
The bug you mention was fixed some time ago, so you will have to update your version.

Karajaru
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Difficulty fetching album covers

Post by Karajaru » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:47 pm

But I'm not on Ubuntu and there seems to be no Debian Squeeze (ie, stable) backport. Stable-plus-backport is a pretty standard solution when you only want the newest version of one package. Anyway, never mind. Thanks anyway.

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anonbeat
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Difficulty fetching album covers

Post by anonbeat » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:57 pm

You may try to install the maverick or lucid package and see if works fine

tamalet
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Difficulty fetching album covers

Post by tamalet » Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:55 pm

And what's the problem with compiling from source code? Does it require some new library that you don't have?

Karajaru
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Difficulty fetching album covers

Post by Karajaru » Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:35 am

Thanks for the tips. My experiences with compiling from source have not in general been successful. If APT only wants to install 0.25 then by definition there must be dependencies, which in turn have other dependencies and I would quickly get into a mess. So if anyone ever wants to do a proper backport, there is at least one taker! Thanks again.

tamalet
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Difficulty fetching album covers

Post by tamalet » Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:10 am

But did you try at least?
At the time anonbeat is the only developer and he is really busy trying to fix bugs and implementing our never-ending requests, so I doubt he will have time for that, but of course, it would be great if more people get involved.

Karajaru
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Difficulty fetching album covers

Post by Karajaru » Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:34 pm

I won't try because I know from experience that it will take less time to hunt down the album cover URLs manually. Defeatist or pragmatic, depending on how you see it. I just wanted to make sure that this was a bug and I wasn't missing anything obvious. I'm not complaining, the software is great, as are you guys and anonbeat for creating it and helping out users like me. Much appreciated.

mrspacklecrisp
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Difficulty fetching album covers

Post by mrspacklecrisp » Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:32 pm

I have similar issues with cover art search. Not only can it not find covers for lots of common songs, it ends up replacing a bunch of the missing covers with cover art I have. (Everything is now by the Carpenters or Tin Hat Trio) I have the latest deb, 3.5

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