Music FanArt Pack

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digitalhigh Offline
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Gamester17 Wrote:Sorry, no ETA => http://trac.xbmc.org/ticket/4834 don't even know if htbackdrops.com is any good for this.

LOL...don't tell me that. I just finished uploading every one of the music fanarts I made. Big Grin

Why don't you know if HTbackdrops will work?
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digitalhigh Wrote:Why don't you know if HTbackdrops will work?
There is no API so the site would have no be scraped, and some sites are not scrape friendly.

All discussed in the other thread => http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=35471

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Gamester17 Wrote:There is no API so the site would have no be scraped, and some sites are not scrape friendly.

All discussed in the other thread => http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=35471

Oh. I thought there was an API added...

I was talking about checking out the xbmc-360 thread. Wink
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Gamester17 Wrote:Yes, there does not seem to be any other website which offers organized FanArt backdrops for Music Artists/Groups/Bands, and without a such site there can be no scraper for XBMC, (other than for locally stored files of course).


http://forum.xbmc.org/member.php?action=...&uid=28343, see http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=35471

Probably missed this in last, but do you get local fanart for music to show up?
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Do you mean "Does fanart work for music like it does for movies?"

Not yet...they're working on it.
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digitalhigh Wrote:Do you mean "Does fanart work for music like it does for movies?"

Not yet...they're working on it.

well no, I mainly use XBMC for TV Shows and Music, so not sure how it works for movies.

I seen screenshots of people having fanart for music, just not sure how.
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Well, for Aeon, you just point the skin to a folder where you have all your music fanart stored together. When you're browsing music, it'll just display those images at random in the background. The screenshots you see where the fanart matches the album/artist shown is most likely a mock-up. AFAIK, xbmc does not yet support contextual fanart. That feature is slated for sometime in the not-so-distant future.

So, getting the backdrop to match the artist for music...doesn't work yet.
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thanks for info
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n/p

My pleasure...
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Exciting isn't it?
Quote:Timestamp: 01/10/2009 06:36:53 AM
Author: spiff_
Message: added: ticket #4834 - Local Music Fanart. stick fanart.jpg in the artist folder. we assume some/path/artist/album/

P.S. I also just uploaded music fanart for Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish to htbackdrops.com. DH can add them to his pack or lists or whatever. Cheers.

P.P.S. I am a little worried about htbackdrops.com as the admin hasn't approved any fanart since Nov 10, 2008.
(This post was last modified: 2009-01-10 01:49 by crash123.)
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crash123 Wrote:Exciting isn't it?


P.S. I also just uploaded music fanart for Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish to htbackdrops.com. DH can add them to his pack or lists or whatever. Cheers.

P.P.S. I am a little worried about htbackdrops.com as the admin hasn't approved any fanart since Nov 10, 2008.

Yeah, I was getting the same feeling about HTbackdrops. This was right after I uploaded this entire pack over there for scraping purposes, then one of the devs told me that they weren't sure if they could use HTbackdrops as it doesn't have the proper API.

Either way, that's just one more thing for me to do now. Having XBMC is like having a kid...you're always trying to keep up with it and never even get close. Big Grin
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crash123 Wrote:Exciting isn't it?


P.S. I also just uploaded music fanart for Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish to htbackdrops.com. DH can add them to his pack or lists or whatever. Cheers.

P.P.S. I am a little worried about htbackdrops.com as the admin hasn't approved any fanart since Nov 10, 2008.

Sorry everybody .. I have been out of the loop due to illness ... back again.

Thanks to all who uploaded ... everything has been approved.

Again, sorry for the delay.
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It's great that you health is better mate and thanks for approving those fanarts. DH even if it isn't possible to scrape from htbackdrops.com it's still a good place to keep them all together.
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nuzecast Wrote:Sorry everybody .. I have been out of the loop due to illness ... back again.

Thanks to all who uploaded ... everything has been approved.

Again, sorry for the delay.

Sorry to hear you're sick man...but glad to see everything added. Big Grin


LOL @ some of my descriptions. You can def. tell I was bored at the end:

http://www.htbackdrops.com/displayimage....s=35&uid=6

I'm not just a semi-decent skinner...I also sing for a band. Check us out.

http://www.corruptable.com/main.html
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Hi there,

I can help to create an online database + api for the fanart.
I created for the Vista Media Center a little Plugin to listen to internet radio (http://www.mcetools.de). I fetch all kinds of information for the currently played artist.

I recently extend the functionality to be also available for the normal (offline) music library. I want to provide my users the fanart if they are listening to an artist.

So we can help eachother. I would like to hear from you If there is any interest.

Cheers

Sörnt
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