Rework of Music Database Thumb Handling

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    There were numerous requests to change thumb handling, since especially in Shares view, the correct thumb was not always displayed.

    I have created a Build based on MP 1.9, which will handle Cover art in the following way:

    1. Look for Embedded Cover Art
    2. Get Cover Art from Thumbs Folder based on "Artist - Album"
    3. Retrieve folder.jpg
    It is currently only implemented in Shares view.
    If it works, we will implement it also for Database View

    i Need you to test:



    1. Is it working correctly
    2. Performance
    3. Question: Should this be the default or do we need an additional config switch to turn on reading of embedded covers? I would like to avoid it.
    Feedback and suggestions are welcome?

    Build from 12.10.2014: http://tinyurl.com/ovdv959

    ** EDIT **
    Build from 12.12.2014: http://tinyurl.com/lsqxlas
     
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    Works perfect here - THX Helmut (y)
     
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    Please do some performace tests on files with a lot of different files.
    I did one on a Top 100 folder with ~1000 files. every file has a different Coverart. Worked reasonable fast.

    Question is, if we would need that also for Database Views.
    This would mean file access to grab the picture in addition to querying the database, since we don't have the cover art stored in the DB.
    Should only be slow on NAS systems, tough.

    And then we need to decide, if we want to intriduce another switch or leave this handling as the default.
     
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    So, did a check.
    It works with 100% of my coverart.
    performance is fine.
    During press/hold up or down button, I did notice some covers take longer to pull than others. probably resolution related or something.
    But other than that, I did not find anything wrong.

    I did bump into one issue, but havent been able to reproduce it... If it pops up again, ill make a report which is useful of it. Thing I saw was during press/hold up or down arrow, the scrolling seemed to slow down after 10 seconds, and after a little longer black covers/backdrops start to show. But I think this is a fluke anyway... After reboot I havent seen it again until now.
     
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    Hey hwahrmann, thanks for your work. As I am working mostly in shares view I would love to have a better thumb handling.

    Unfortunately when trying to re-install my 1.9 Final installation, I get a Error message afterwards when trying to get into MP-Config: "MP and TVPlugin don't have same versions: MPconfig version 1.9, TvPlugin version 1.9.0 ...(git).

    Any idea?
     
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    No Idea. They should be all the same, sionce i was using the Build Server on IRC
     
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    Investigating...seems I cannot write mediaportal.exe...dunno why...maybe restart helps
     
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    Testers, please check that upon exit of MP the Temp files, which are used to hold the cover art are erased.
    They are in: c:\Users\<your username>\AppData\Local\Temp\TeamMediaPortal
     
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