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Issue 482: album art downloader should have non-interactive mode
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Reported by, Apr 11, 2010
At first, try this:
1) select all songs in library (preferably several thousand)
2) right-click and select "Download album art"
3) have fun and watch as hundreds of windows pop up and make your desktop

What I expected: download missing albums automatically in the background.

A workaround: use Amaroks automated, non-interactive cover download, and
copy all the files with the copycover2 script (found at kde-apps).

Apr 11, 2010
Here is a little commandline tool that downloads all missing covers. It demonstrates
the algorithm - use as you please.
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Oct 12, 2012
Project Member #2
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Status: Open
Aug 7, 2013
I ran into this today. If all your albums are missing cover art, the natural thing to do is select "All albums", and right click on "Donwload album art". This instantly makes your computer unusable!
Aug 8, 2013
Project Member #4
As I see it, there are two requests here:

 1. An offline album art downloader - solutions as per (untested) patch, and indeed other programs.
 2. A warning / limit based on numbers of windows spawned

I've started on a patch for 2, for the more general case (this is also an issue with other songsmenu plugins, e.g. ReplayGain)
Labels: -Priority-Low Priority-Normal Component-UI Component-Plugins
Aug 28, 2013
Project Member #5
Split #2 to separate new  Issue 1231 

This is now about a "downloading album art offline" plugin (feature) only.
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Labels: -Priority-Normal -Component-UI Priority-Low
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