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Henry (Administrator) #1
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I'd like to create this topic 'cause I dont want to search the whole web for cover art everytime I get a new album on my pc...

www.amazon.com, small pics but they have almost everything.
www.alphamusic.de, great german music store. Big cover art pics!!
Keefy #2
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I've had some success with Gotcha Covered, a program to retrieve cover art. It's a difficult to get started due to it's unusual interface, but it did really well with any [artist]/[album] directories I had.

It gets the images automatically from Buy.com, amazon.com and WalMart.

For general music info as well as cover art, the website AllMusic is my favorite. Has artist bios, very complete discography, reviews, track listings etc. Highly Recommended!

Finally, I've read something in the past about an open CDDB database that can get track listings. Might also have some sort of cover art, I'm not too sure, but it may be worth checking out.
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Azimuth #3
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I also use graphics that Windows Media Player finds with some songs.
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Henry (Administrator) #4
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CDDB is only used by audio cd ripper programs to gather tracklists when extracting audio tracks. They don't provide any cover art. Or maybe I didn't found it...

allmusic is also very complete but they only have post-stamp-like cover art...

I also tried Gotcha Covered and I also do like it but you are right, it has a very strange interface.
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Use DC++ and search for the album and select images only and you will find it easily :-p
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eracerbit #6
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This may seem too obvious to mention, but I've never come across an album (video game, movie...) that I couldn't find cover art for simply by using Google's image search... http://images.google.com/images?q=name of artist and album
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jimmyb2 #7
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Been using MA3D with much success. About 95% accurate. Goes and finds album art automatic. Unfortuantely website seems down. Do google search.
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HypnoToad #8
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Hi, thought I'd repost this.

Album Cover Art Downloader is a great tool, but has poor documentation. To get it working you have to sign up to Amazon's web services developer program, which is free. Here's the sign up link to save you the greif of typing it in like I had to :blink::

https://associates.amazon.com/exec/panama/a...0873489-2667844


This generates a folder.jpg file in each music folder (a la WMP9), and can also embed it in mp3's meta data. It has an automated get all missing images function, which works quite well though after it's completed you'll want to check its picked the right ones. If it hasn't then the right one is usally only a few clicks away. :-D

BTW it's freeware :)


Cheers,

David
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This post was edited on 2005-02-08, 15:43 by Unknown user.
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Quote by HypnoToad on 2005-02-08, 14:42:
Album Cover Art Downloader is a great tool, but has poor documentation. To get it working you have to sign up to Amazon's web services developer program, which is free. Here's the sign up link to save you the greif of typing it in like I had to :blink::

https://associates.amazon.com/exec/panama/a...0873489-2667844
I just found out that the new version does not require you to register with Amazon's web services developer program anymore.


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moreTunes is agreat app that accesses amazon and will amend the tag with cover art
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