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    Display Album Art for Streaming Music (e.g. Radio Paradise)

    I see that this has been asked before but I couldn't find a solution.

    I would like to display the album art from a streaming music source such as Radio Paradise.
    I know that for music in my Squeezebox folder, I can use:

    URL= (SqueezeboxIP)/music/current/cover.jpg?player=(Player name or MAC)

    For streaming music the above URL displays the Radio Tower Graphic not the current Album cover.

    Is there a way to do this? I know that it works on the apps like iPeng.
    Last edited by DSteiNeuro; 2015-08-08 at 08:16.

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    Display Album Art for StreamingMusic (e.g. Radio Paradise)

    > I would like to display the album art from a streaming music source such
    > as Radio Paradise.


    I guess you want to say: you'd like to display this artwork on some UI
    _other_ than the player's or the web UI?

    > Is there a way to do this? I know that it works on the apps like iPeng.


    Send a status query to the server and you'd get some "remoteMeta" data
    back, among which there's artwork_url.

    TBH I have no idea why this is so complicated, why "current" wouldn't
    work. That would probably be something to look into for 7.9...

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    Display Album Art for StreamingMusic (e.g. Radio Paradise)

    > TBH I have no idea why this is so complicated, why "current" wouldn't
    > work. That would probably be something to look into for 7.9...


    Oh, I already did this :-). /music/current/cover.jpg would return what
    you want in LMS 7.9.

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    Thanks, I have been looking for an excuse to go to 7.9!
    Your support of Squeezebox and LMS is greatly appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    > TBH I have no idea why this is so complicated, why "current" wouldn't
    > work. That would probably be something to look into for 7.9...


    Oh, I already did this :-). /music/current/cover.jpg would return what
    you want in LMS 7.9.

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    Sweet, loaded 7.9 and that did the trick The Album Art from the streaming stations now show at /music/current/cover.jpg.
    As you suspected, I want to embed into a Home Automation Music Player (HomeSeer).

    No issues with 7.9 so far and I will look at the other new features.

    Again, greatly appreciated!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSteiNeuro View Post
    Sweet, loaded 7.9 and that did the trick The Album Art from the streaming stations now show at /music/current/cover.jpg.
    As you suspected, I want to embed into a Home Automation Music Player (HomeSeer).

    No issues with 7.9 so far and I will look at the other new features.

    Again, greatly appreciated!!
    Hey Guys!

    Got the same problem and no clue. Updated to 7.9 but no Artwork is shown.
    Did I miss some settings? On some webradio streams i got radio cover, some strems only the radio antenna - but never the album cover.

    Thanks for your help,
    Sonicx

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    Display Album Art for StreamingMusic (e.g. Radio Paradise)

    > Got the same problem and no clue. Updated to 7.9 but no Artwork is
    > shown.


    Please note that hardly any station does provide artwork. Radio Paradise
    is the one exception. The issue which was addressed here is not to
    provide artwork when there's none, but to always display it when it is
    available.

    Your best bet is to play the station through the Internet Radios menu
    (or TuneIn), as in this case TuneIn will try to provide the missing
    artwork. Unfortunately even they don't do this right now for some legal
    reason. But they promised to be back in 2016.
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