[Feature Request] Album Fanart support (1 Viewer)

axlt2002

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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... ;)
 

axlt2002

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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
 

axlt2002

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Has any developer of the plug-in a feedback about this proposal? :love:
 

ajs

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    Has any developer of the plug-in a feedback about this proposal?
    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:
     

    emphatic

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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
     

    ajs

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