[solved] - FANART for my music original soundtracks (OSTs)

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  1. TeMorituri

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    Hi I have read a few threads a but am not sure I can follow where I have gone wrong.



    I have a number of movie soundtracks which I like to listen to [examples Star Wars,Aliens,The Lone Ranger, Man of Steel, The Hunger Games]

    At present when I am playing them the fanart shows the artist (I get to see a lot of Hans Zimmer and John Williams) but what I would like to see is artwork from the movies themselves.
    I have tried adding artwork in each specific music album folder in my NAS ( and have tried naming them fanart1,fanart2 etc and even tried naming them after the album eg The Lone Ranger1 etc etc) but the most I can manage is to get these to display as a general background when I select music in Mediaportal.

    I figure it must be an error on my part as to where I am adding the artwork and how I am naming it but am wondering if there is not a setting I am neglecting.

    Could anyone give me guidelines on how they have set their machine up ( which options they use ) and how they would name the fanart going into each movie soundtrack album
     
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    Or try add pictures to folder: Skin FanArt\UserDef\Albums with name like Album Artist - Album Name (N).jpg Example: Greg Edmonson - Firefly OST (1).jpg
     
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    Thank you ajs...I tried using your first suggestion and have edited my mp3 files using MPTagThat but I thjink I am coming unstuck at the regex point. I grasp the basic idea of the regex code but having ticked the box MusicFoldersArtistAlbumRegex I am then unsure how to write the code into the open space below it. Can I just copy the xml code like it shows in the reference you made? Do I need to give it line numbers?

    e.g is it
    <entry name="ScanMusicFoldersForFanart">True</entry>
    <entry name="MusicFoldersArtistAlbumRegex">\\(?&lt;artist&gt;[^\\]+?)\\(?&lt;album&gt;[^\\]+?)\\[^\\]+?\..+?$</entry>

    or should I put line numbers in before this ?e.g
    1.<entry name="ScanMusicFoldersForFanart">True</entry>
    2. <entry name="MusicFoldersArtistAlbumRegex">\\(?&lt;artist&gt;[^\\]+?)\\(?&lt;album&gt;[^\\]+?)\\[^\\]+?\..+?$</entry>


    When I tried using the regex I entered some artwork ( for The Lone Ranger OST by Hans Zimmerman I entered in the same folder as the mp3 : for example The Lone Ranger(1).jpg etc etc )
    Then I cleared my fanart and clicked to recreate my entire artwork. It kind of worked because the images appear in the background when i select the option for Music but they are not appearing when I play that specific album.Aaargh


    I will now try the second option with a specific user defined folder in fanart and see if that allows the images to be displayed only when I play that specific album. I will try and post an update after i have given it a good try
     
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    Ok update for all :

    It works - thanks again ajs

    The option using a specific user defined folder in fanart is the easiest part Just name the jpgs : Album Artist - Album Name (N).jpg

    Dont allow the art to be used in random because then the damn things appear any time you are playing that artist ( nothing worse than Man of Steel artwork appearing when you are playing The Lone Ranger)


    I finally managed to get the regex expression working by ticking the box MusicFoldersArtistAlbumRegex but then only use the second regex entry
    <entry name="MusicFoldersArtistAlbumRegex">\\(?&lt;artist&gt;[^\\]+?)\\(?&lt;album&gt;[^\\]+?)\\[^\\]+?\..+?$</entry>

    I do not think you have to insert the first regex entry of <entry name="ScanMusicFoldersForFanart">True</entry> That just seemed to stuff it up

    Now I have to go and find a bunch of nice user defined art for each of my soundtracks

    On that subject in "Now Playing" the lower half of the screen is obscured by a faux thermaltake box with the name of the artist play etc. It obscures half of this artwork that I have struggled to get displaying correctly. I am currently using the xtrme skin

    It looks like this : https://www.team-mediaportal.com/media/com_mtree/images/listings/o/2524.jpg

    Does anyone know of a skin that will just display the "Now Playing" without so much of the fanart being obscured ?
     
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    Album Artist the some? If Fanart for Album Artist - Album not found, FH use Fanart for Album Artist.
    Random fanart selected fan art and fan art to play, it's different fanart. Although formed from one and the same picture :)
    These were examples. Regular expressions should make the user. And to make their organization a music files and pictures.
    Now Playing in my Theme for Titan ... :):whistle::coffee:
    https://forum.team-mediaportal.com/...bugfixes-and-more.117693/page-51#post-1161011
     
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    Uhh I think the words I am looking for are Повторіть, будь ласка

    You say "If Fanart for Album Artist - Album not found, FH use Fanart for Album Artist."

    I think I understand you but what happened was that for Hans Zimmerman - (the artist for both The Lone Ranger and Man of Steel ) although there were already standard images of Hans Zimmer ( not my user defined artwork) when I played The Lone Ranger some images from Man of Steel popped up ( I guessed it was because it was the same artist and unticked the Enable/Disable in Random and the problem seemed to stop. You are saying that shouldn't be the case?

    Yes I need to learn a bit more regex..at most I am using it for is to create filters for RSS

    I clicked on the link you have given me and downloaded https://forum.team-mediaportal.com/attachments/ajs-theme-with-editor-20151114-beta-zip.171809/
    ...will it look the same in Titan Extended ? Where is basic Titan skin to download? Do I need to install Clear Art plugin?
     
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    If playing: Hans Zimmerman - The Lone Ranger and Fanart for Album The Lone Ranger presen then Fanart for The Lone Ranger is show.
    If playing: Hans Zimmerman - The Lone Ranger and Fanart for Album The Lone Ranger not presen then Fanart for Hans Zimmerman is show (all fanart, for Hans Zimmerman ignoring any albums).
    It looks like a Titan with my theme. :cool:
    My Theme Thread - https://forum.team-mediaportal.com/...ther-icon-on-screen-bugfixes-and-more.117693/
    Titan is already included in the media portal.
    I do not know this plugin. But if you need it, then why not install?
     
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