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CDMasterworks
2006-04-03, 15:38
Is it possible to have a skin that would list a discography of an artist showing artwork instead of titles.

ie select an artist say "Genesis" and all artwork for that artist appears in the left hand pane.

Sorry if i'm being vague

Kind Regards
CDMasterworks

JJZolx
2006-04-03, 17:17
Is it possible to have a skin that would list a discography of an artist showing artwork instead of titles.

ie select an artist say "Genesis" and all artwork for that artist appears in the left hand pane.
Have you run the 6.5 beta yet? 'Browse Artwork' allows you to sort by artist/year/album, so you can browse through your albums sorted by artist, with artwork displayed, and now also with text captions showing the album name, artist and year. Definitely a big step forward.

The reworking of skins in 6.5 that KDF has been doing is inching more and more toward being able to display artwork in any of the web browsing modes. Not sure how close that is, but I wouldn't be surprised to see it in 6.5.

kdf
2006-04-03, 21:43
On 3-Apr-06, at 5:17 PM, JJZolx wrote:
>
> The reworking of skins in 6.5 that KDF has been doing is inching more
> and more toward being able to display artwork in any of the web
> browsing modes. Not sure how close that is, but I wouldn't be
> surprised to see it in 6.5.
>
The effort I was on is stopped, since the section of code I was working
with will be gone soon (split-scanner branch)
Some skins already support the ability (and can already show album art
with the wrong layout), and I am hoping that it remains feasible to
have the server dipslay any album listing with or without artwork (and
the right layout) on demand. I didn't really have much planned for
anything outside of album listings, since it gets complicated assigning
a cover art to a genre, or an artist, etc. There is a lot going on
around 6.5, so it will all depend on how it comes together and when.

-kdf