Fanart setup/configuration

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    Have a new installation of MP2, and all parts work well - except I do not get any fanart. I understood from description, screen pix and configuration menu that the fanart mechanism is inbuilt, rather than needing a plugin. I have not altered any fanart settings in MP2 configuration menu. (I have also resorted to a complete reinstallation of MP2 to ensure I haven't altered the wrong settings.)

    Please can you give me any pointers as to what is missing or that I am not taking into account. Having come from MP1.22 (and getting some issues there!) where the fanart plugin was relatively straightforward, I confess to being a bit mystified.

    Would appreciate any help to unravel the mystery! Thanks.


     
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    Sorry about the heading of this category - should be "Fanart setup/configuration".

    My idiotic tablet changed the word - I had already changed one instance!
     
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    It is, but you need to activate fanart download in the settings. See Fanart Settings in the Wiki
     
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    I understand that I need to activate Fanart in settings, but all I can see in the fanart settings are a list of options regarding "maximum number ...." for various categories, all of which have at least a '1' or more. I did not want to increase these unless I could at those to work. Sadly, for whatever reason, I do not identify a way to 'activate' fanart. Sorry to sound thick, but,to use an expression, the penny isn't dropping. I do appreciate you help, thank you.

    P.S. thanks for changing the header.
     
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    Did you set up media shares (libraries)? Are you using them in library view mode?
     
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    Yes, set up media shares in Media Sources Configuration. All media is 'imported' - am playing music now. And yes, playing music in 'library view' - gives me folders/albums, from which I chose the first track, and they all play as expected.
     
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    Just to add: just realised that I am actually in 'Folder View' (that I have just described) and not 'Library View' that lists the music by artists. Does that make a difference?
     
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    Yes, it does. Please switch to Library to get FanArt.

    Library View allows you to display your files in any way you want. Configure it in the context menu with ‘Filter’.
     
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    Appreciate your comment - however, Library View doesn't work for me. In Folder view, I have a logical order: Type of Music/Album/tracks (e.g., Classical Composers B/ (list of 51 albums) / each album's tracks , or Pop Artists/ (list of 45 Albums [Adele … Natalie Cole … Tom Jones] / each album's tracks).

    All I seem to get in Library View is a muddled and mixed list that is not helpful to me. I have tried several (if not all options of Filter/Sorting. Anyway even as I have struggled with this, I only get a folder.jpg view on the right side (with the list on the left) (- so that is the offline fanart?) but nothing more than that - no online fanart downloading.

    Your help is appreciated, but what to do....?
     
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    Library View allows you to define your display separately for each logical level. For example Music:

    Level 1: Artist
    Level 2: Album and Track
    Level 3: Show all

    For each level you can set the view, eg list, Raster or cover
     
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