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Title: Use folder name to search for covers, download one?
Post by: Biff on August 16, 2020, 07:22:26
It there is no entry in the tag fields
(https://i.imgur.com/xXShPFt.png)
it seems Aimp uses a file name to search for a cover:

(https://i.imgur.com/FRI599w.png)

Could Aimp use instead the name of the folder to search for one?
Title: Re: Use folder name to search for covers, download one?
Post by: ᛤᚤᛠᛥⴲ 👽 on August 16, 2020, 15:22:22
Biff,

Hello!

I think that's not possible since, some people use the format [Artist] - [Album], while some others use [Album name] - [Artist name] for folder names.

Some people even add the year of the album, while some others add:

Others use:

or


Then, in the case of multiple CD albums, audio files could be saved in folders like:

For the time being, try and don't be so lazy, and don't ask for a piece of software to do everything (and everything good) always for you. ;)

I prefer to fill all fields and insert a high quality cover art manually. Just do it once, save it in a safe place and then enjoy! :D
Title: Re: Use folder name to search for covers, download one?
Post by: Biff on August 16, 2020, 18:56:00
Hello ᏦᏁᎢᎵᏫ,

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Some people even add the year of the album, while some others add:

    FLAC
    MP3


Others use:

    Art
    Audio


or

    Art
    Music


Then, in the case of multiple CD albums, audio files could be saved in folders like:

    CD1
    CD2
    CD3
    etc

Yes, that is right, but the search might be able to distinguish between the interpret, album title etc. and information like about the format, e.g. flac, mp3 and many more. Respectively it would not search for such information (because such words could be excluded from the search).

Yes, yes, but I would like very much such a piece of software which did everything for me (and the best) I want.

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I prefer to fill all fields and insert a high quality cover art manually. Just do it once, save it in a safe place and then enjoy! :D
If the download from the Internet with Aimp does not work I do it with the Catalogs menu (Google or Yandex) in Aimp.

Title: Re: Use folder name to search for covers, download one?
Post by: ᛤᚤᛠᛥⴲ 👽 on August 17, 2020, 14:44:58
the search might be able to distinguish between the interpret, album title etc.

Unfortunately, it's not that easy. For instance, check the album titles from Weezer (https://www.discogs.com/es/artist/105730-Weezer). Then, these (https://www.discogs.com/es/The-1975-EP/release/9448475) three (https://www.discogs.com/es/The-1975-102/release/12977643) cases (https://www.discogs.com/es/The-1975-The-1975/release/14033814) from the band The 1975 will be hard to "understand" for any search engine as well. What about the duo Greatest Hits (https://www.discogs.com/es/artist/1915986-Greatest-Hits), or the band The Very Best (https://www.discogs.com/es/artist/1274639-The-Very-Best), or the proyects like The The (https://www.discogs.com/es/artist/23368-The-The) and Unknown Artist (https://www.discogs.com/es/artist/1145345-Unknown-Artist-3)?

There's plenty of more and more examples. :o
Title: Re: Use folder name to search for covers, download one?
Post by: Biff on August 17, 2020, 15:22:02
Yes, yes, not so easy, indeed. But doable, I could imagine. But I do not have any idea of anything / coding, may be I am totally wrong. And may be or really there will be some interprets, album titles which absolutely cannot be found (correctly), may be 1 % or more or less. Those ones would have to be found manually.
Title: Re: Use folder name to search for covers, download one?
Post by: ᛤᚤᛠᛥⴲ 👽 on August 17, 2020, 16:48:31
may be I am totally wrong.

No, you are not wrong. However, current pieces of software have technical limitations. For instance, most search engines can't deal with symbols, just letters and numbers. So, an album title like this one (https://www.discogs.com/es/Bersuit-Vergarabat-/release/7434736) could be impossible to find if you have no idea of the artist name. ???
Title: Re: Use folder name to search for covers, download one?
Post by: Biff on August 17, 2020, 17:54:59
Yes, I believe you, some (I assume, very less) albums just cannot be find.