[Feature Request] Album Fanart support

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    Hi everybody!



    I think that is quite common to have different albums from the same artist in our music collections.

    I was wondering if there is a way do have the background changed according to the album title and not to the artist name. For example i have two Dream Theater albums in my collection: "Images And Words" and A "Dramatic Turn Of Events". The band had two different lines-up for the albums (Mike Portnoy, I miss you!!!!). How can I have the right background images with the band line-up according to the album?

    I hope I have explained clearly the point... ;)
     
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    Hi All,

    Just changed the title for a feature request for this plug-in. To summarize:

    When browsing the music albums, normally the artist fanart is diplayed on the background. It would be nice to have the possiblity to display a specific fanart for each album. In this way:

    - even the more obscure albums would get fanart
    - artists who've had a long career can have a group shot from that time with the correct members
    - movie soundtracks can have the movie's backdrop
    - etc.

    Looking forward for any feedback.

    Cheers,

    emphatic and axlt2002
     
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    Has any developer of the plug-in a feedback about this proposal? :love:
     
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    Up!:coffee:
     
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    I'm trying to understand the plugin. But not fully understand how it works. :whistle:
    And how to do what you want.:cool:
    Not one site does not provide this information, there is a backdrop for the artist and have thumbnails for the album. How to understand a backdrop display for the album is unknown. :coffee:
     
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    What's needed here can't be accomplished by scraping. The user has to put fanart in the album folder as the logic needs a human brain. :)

    Just adding a function into FanArtHandler that will override the artist fanart if a "fanart.jpg" exists in the album's folder.

    Emph
     
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    Need to think how it is easiest to implement. Can be look at neighbors (XBMC/Kodi). As it is made from them.
     
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