Music scrapers not retrieving thumbs, fanart since add-ons
|Reported by:||overbyrn||Owned by:|
|Priority:||4 - Normal||Milestone:|
|Component:||Scraper (Music/Video Metadata collector)||Version:||GIT|
Not sure if genuinely missed or simply not there yet as part of ongoing add-on merge. Probably the latter, but thought it best to open a ticket just in case.
XBMC SVN 28839 OS: Win 7 64-bit
Having zero success in scraping music fanart & thumbs when using allmusic scraper. Before add-on merge, when selecting allmusic as scraper of choice in settings, a sub-settings option appeared allowing granular choice of where artist/album thumbs should be obtained and whether fanart should be scraped via htbackdrops. Since add-on merge, this sub-settings menu is no longer available and as a result no thumbs or fanart is being scraped when using Allmusic.
Having a hack about with allmusic.xml inside com.allmusic.scraper, I first tried - without success - to alter the default boolean flags.
I then removed a couple of the 'conditionals' from the body of the xml relating to "lastfmalbumthumbs", "htbthumbs", "lastfmartistthumbs" & "htbfanart".
Which resulted in new scrapes bringing in artist and fanart thumbs.
Oh, and I also included the common xml scraper elements to the allmusic.xml.
eg. <include>com.htbackdrops.scraper.common/htbackdrops.xml</include> <include>com.allmusic.scraper.common/allmusic.xml</include> <include>fm.last.scraper.common/lastfm.xml</include> <include>com.discogs.scraper.common/discogs.xml</include>
As said, it's probably still on the to-do list for Allmusic and other scrapers with common xmls, but for anyone wating to make scraping work whilst waiting for SVN builds to resume, I thought I'd share.