Album Artist / Artist images not being picked up

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MarkCoyle
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Album Artist / Artist images not being picked up

Post by MarkCoyle »

In RC7 it seems that the images in the portable/artist images folder are not being picked up - so the image is recreated as an album image or composite if multiple exist.
I have tried rescanning the library afterwards and it does not have any impact.

Thanks
Mark
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Re: Album Artist / Artist images not being picked up

Post by Lowlander »

Did the same install (db) put the images there?
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IanRTaylorUK
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Re: Album Artist / Artist images not being picked up

Post by IanRTaylorUK »

My experience is that this works well.

I typically install each new version of the software in a fresh folder i.e.:
C:\MediaMonkey 5 2330\
C:\MediaMonkey 5 2333\

After installation I copy the contents of the older installation to the new one e.g.

C:\MediaMonkey 5 2330\Portable\ArtistImages\ to C:\MediaMonkey 5 2333\Portable\ArtistImages\

for the portable install. And:
C:\MediaMonkey 5 2333\Portable\ArtistImages\ to C:\Users\IanRT\AppData\Roaming\MediaMonkey5\ArtistImages\

for a normal install. This is not just for "Artists" but also includes tile images publishers and composers (about 6000 images total in my case).
Ian Taylor
MM4W 4.1.29.1919 (Portable 12Feb2021) on Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit (v20H2 Build 19042.928)
Add-Ons:Export / Import Playlists for Child Nodes; Magic Nodes; RegExp Find and Replace; Tagging Inconsistencies
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MMA 1.4.4.0952 on Samsung Tab S5e with Android 9 & ~14,167 Tracks
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MarkCoyle
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Re: Album Artist / Artist images not being picked up

Post by MarkCoyle »

Thanks. Yes I can do the install into a new drive and copy the Portable folder - I know that works to date.

With recent release candidates I have installed in the normal not portable sense (you then get the Windows Shell integration). The portable folder remains with all the artists images with the install into the same root folder that the install package picks.

However in RC7 it seems that whatever route was used, the artist images are not picking up - even for artists with an image.
IanRTaylorUK
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Re: Album Artist / Artist images not being picked up

Post by IanRTaylorUK »

Hi Mark,

For a normal installation I think the artist (composer / publisher) images can be found in:

C:\Users\IanRT\AppData\Roaming\MediaMonkey5\ArtistImages\

Is the file count for this "normal" location similar to the "portable" location for artwork?
Ian Taylor
MM4W 4.1.29.1919 (Portable 12Feb2021) on Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit (v20H2 Build 19042.928)
Add-Ons:Export / Import Playlists for Child Nodes; Magic Nodes; RegExp Find and Replace; Tagging Inconsistencies
Music library of 32,483 files backed up to OneDrive
MMA 1.4.4.0952 on Sony Xperia XZ with Android 8 & ~14,167 Tracks
MMA 1.4.4.0952 on Samsung Tab S5e with Android 9 & ~14,167 Tracks
Android Devices synchronised with MM4W using USB
Trying MM5W 5.0.0.2401 (Portable & Normal 29Apr2021) on same Windows 10 a copy of media files (and separate library for each version / type installation!)
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