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Farid Shenassa
2003-11-20, 12:47
A bit off topic,

But using EAC and LAME now to re-rip everything for the slimp3. However,
though EAC does a real nice job with freedb, it doesn't get the album
cover/art now supported by the slimp3 web interface.

Is there a way to get it to do this, or a separate tool that can auto check
a album dir on disk and find/download the image file for it?

I'm sure this has been asked a million times, but didn't see it in the new
newsgroup list.

Kevin Deane-Freeman
2003-11-20, 12:49
Quoting Farid Shenassa <fshenassa (AT) usaninc (DOT) com>:

> A bit off topic,
>
> But using EAC and LAME now to re-rip everything for the slimp3. However,
> though EAC does a real nice job with freedb, it doesn't get the album
> cover/art now supported by the slimp3 web interface.
>
> Is there a way to get it to do this, or a separate tool that can auto check
> a album dir on disk and find/download the image file for it?
I used Tag&Rename to get my cover art from allmusic.com. You have to select
each album manually and grab the info, but it works. There was also a script
posted that tries to use the Amazon SOAP interface to grabe covers. It works
fairly well, but some images still come across as just blank placeholders.

-kdf

Jean-=?ISO-8859-1?Q?St=E9fane=20Bergeron?=
2003-11-20, 13:36
Farid,

I have used two different programs to do this -

Tag&Rename, which is really a very good tag editor that also allow you to
search and save cover art. T&R allows you to either save the cover art as
a .jpg in the same folder as your album and/or within the MP3 file
itself. - www.softpointer.com

Gotcha Covered, which will search several sites for cover art, including
doing multiple folders in a batch. Gotcha Covered will only save the
image to the folder, even offering you several cover art images, allowing
you to chose the most appropriate.
-http://home.mchsi.com/~ron.crawley/gcunlocksuc.htm

These work under M$ ...

Hope this helps.

On Thu, 20 Nov 2003 14:47:38 -0500, "Farid Shenassa"
<fshenassa (AT) usaninc (DOT) com> said:
> A bit off topic,
>
> But using EAC and LAME now to re-rip everything for the slimp3.
> However,
> though EAC does a real nice job with freedb, it doesn't get the album
> cover/art now supported by the slimp3 web interface.
>
> Is there a way to get it to do this, or a separate tool that can auto
> check
> a album dir on disk and find/download the image file for it?
>
> I'm sure this has been asked a million times, but didn't see it in the
> new
> newsgroup list.
>
>

Victor Brilon
2003-11-20, 18:34
That would be my script that Kevin is talking about:
http://www.victorland.com/slimp3

It's not 100% perfect as Kevin points out -- but the results are
completely dependent on how clean your ID3 tags are. My personal results
(purely anecdotal evidence of course), is that after a thorough
scrubbing with MusicBrainz and Tag&Rename, I was able to hit about 90%
of my CD collection (about 600 disks) using this code.

The disks it won't work for for sure are things like compilations,
soundtracks, and classical music. These have so many different naming
variations that it's hard to match them up to Amazon album names
automagically.

Victor

Kevin Deane-Freeman wrote:
> Quoting Farid Shenassa <fshenassa (AT) usaninc (DOT) com>:
>
>
>>A bit off topic,
>>
>>But using EAC and LAME now to re-rip everything for the slimp3. However,
>>though EAC does a real nice job with freedb, it doesn't get the album
>>cover/art now supported by the slimp3 web interface.
>>
>>Is there a way to get it to do this, or a separate tool that can auto check
>>a album dir on disk and find/download the image file for it?
>
> I used Tag&Rename to get my cover art from allmusic.com. You have to select
> each album manually and grab the info, but it works. There was also a script
> posted that tries to use the Amazon SOAP interface to grabe covers. It works
> fairly well, but some images still come across as just blank placeholders.
>
> -kdf
>
>