Feature Request About Album Art

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Feature Request About Album Art

Postby jeffgt14 » Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:29 pm

Would it be possible to allow DSub to pull a *.jpg picture for the cover art if there is no music in that specific folder? The reason I ask this is for things like boxsets and such. I’ll try to give an example of my music directory, as the structure would go like this:

Jethro Tull/2015 – Minstrel In The Gallery (40th Anniversary) [2CD]/Disc1 – Minstrel in the Gallery/tracks…
Jethro Tull/2015 – Minstrel In The Gallery (40th Anniversary) [2CD]/Disc2 – Live at the Palais des Sports/tracks…

Now when I’m browsing through albums under Jethro Tull, even though I have a cover.jpg in “Jethro Tull/2015 – Minstrel In The Gallery (40th Anniversary) [2CD]/” it won’t show the cover art because the music is in another folder within that directory. Currently I try to get around this by placing essentially a 0.01 second long “blank” mp3 file in that same directory so DSub thinks that there is music there and pulls the cover.jpg so I can see it but it’s very inconvenient to do.

I get the same problem with boxsets of albums too where I would like the main cover under the artist to be the cover of the boxset and then once I go into that directory, the individual albums would have their own cover art to them.
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Re: Feature Request About Album Art

Postby acroyear » Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:19 pm

I don't think it is possible. I just tried it on my own box, putting an image in it, following the API JSON exchange between my app and my server, and nothing.

The API doesn't return cover art except for a 'child' that it thinks is an album, meaning a folder that has song tracks within it. The API would need to be updated to return cover art for getMusicDirectory for any folder no matter if it has music files in it or not. That would need to be a feature request for Subsonic itself.

I agree it would be very useful, especially for all the deluxe 2-disc special editions of classic albums coming out these days. It would also be useful if you want 'artist' artwork without relying on what the last.fm lookup provides.
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Re: Feature Request About Album Art

Postby jeffgt14 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:31 pm

Hmm thanks. Maybe I’ll make this post in the main subsonic thread. My workaround works for now at least.
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