Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#9028 closed Bugs (Invalid)

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
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform: All


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.

Rgds, Rich

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by overbyrn

Folks, please feel free to close this ticket.

When raised, changes around Add-ons were still quite new and only a fraction of the final functionality had been implemented. Now that scraper settings can be got at through add-ons, all the problems reported above are rendered obsolete.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by spiff

  • Milestone Future / Pending deleted
  • Resolution set to Invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed
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