GMPC not showing album covers

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bananabob
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GMPC not showing album covers

Post by bananabob » March 21st, 2013, 10:51 pm

I store my albums in seperate folders the structure is:
Artist folder - contains Album folder - contains tracks, playlist, and file cover.jpg
for example

"Rolling Stones" folder - contains "Let It Bled" folder contains all the tracks an .m3u and a cover.jpg

GMPC will show covers for some of my collection but not all. Even when a cover.jpg is present.
I can manually sellect the cover, but obviouslly I would like GMPC to recognise the cover.jpg files. How can I achieve this?

Thanks
James

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Re: GMPC not showing album covers

Post by Qball » March 22nd, 2013, 7:43 am

What gmpc Version?
Did you set the music directory in preferences?

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Re: GMPC not showing album covers

Post by bananabob » March 22nd, 2013, 8:07 am

GMPC is 0.20.0

No the music directory is not set - I will set it now.

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Re: GMPC not showing album covers

Post by bananabob » March 22nd, 2013, 8:13 am

Ok I have set the music directory and it is still not working for some of the albums.

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Re: GMPC not showing album covers

Post by Qball » March 22nd, 2013, 10:53 am

GMPC remembers not finding the cover, so there are two solutions:

* Clear all 'failed' hits from the database (gmpc --clean-cover-db if I remember correctly, see gmpc --help)
* Right mouse -> refetch on each album.

Also make sure you have the music_directory plugin installed.

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Re: GMPC not showing album covers

Post by Ran » March 22nd, 2013, 2:43 pm

When having the music_directory plugin enabled, what is the file name / format GMPC is looking for and can it be changed? All my folders contain a front.jpg file.

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Re: GMPC not showing album covers

Post by bananabob » March 22nd, 2013, 10:02 pm

I have found a mixture of .jpg and .png thay all have cover.xxx as their name

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Re: GMPC not showing album covers

Post by Ran » March 22nd, 2013, 10:19 pm

Is there a way to change this or do I have to change all my "front.jpg" to "cover.jpg"?

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Re: GMPC not showing album covers

Post by bananabob » March 22nd, 2013, 10:48 pm

I think what is happening is that GMPC is downloading covers from Amazon or whereever and ignoring the ones I have in the directories. The albums with covers missing would be the albums taht it can not find covers for on the Internet.

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Re: GMPC not showing album covers

Post by bananabob » March 22nd, 2013, 10:56 pm

Qball wrote:GMPC remembers not finding the cover, so there are two solutions:

* Clear all 'failed' hits from the database (gmpc --clean-cover-db if I remember correctly, see gmpc --help)
* Right mouse -> refetch on each album.

Also make sure you have the music_directory plugin installed.
I ran the gmpc --clean-cover-db restarted GMPC and covers that were missing are appearing

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Re: GMPC not showing album covers

Post by bananabob » March 22nd, 2013, 10:57 pm

Sorry I should thank you for your help.

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Re: GMPC not showing album covers

Post by sofiabovinoclaudia » August 24th, 2017, 2:23 pm

What version is this ? Did you set the music directory in preferences?

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