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    Program to grab mp3 album art?

    Does anyone have any good recommendations for programs that will automatically download album art for mp3's?

    I've tried a couple that didn't work very well (or at all).

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    I've written an album art grabber in java - I'll repost my album art program in a few hours (atm i'm converting it to use the amazon xml listings, as amazon have changed something and its currently broke)

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    If you have full albums Tag and Rename is the best IMHO.
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    http://www.toiletduck.me.uk/artgrabber.html is the URL to my album art grabber. You need the java JRE to run it. Its working again, and a few bugs have been fixed (no longer creates 1x1 images, doesnt search if a file already exists). Its not perfect at the moment, but it works for the majority of files.
    The next release (which will be pretty soon) will use a proper XML parser, that should mean its very accurate

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    will it work with all info on the ID3 Tag or the filename?

    I do not split my MP3s by folders for all albums and the like, I prefer having 'em all in a single folder with significative name (Artist-album-song.mp3)

    And would like to have the same name as the song with .jpg for the art. Its to be frodoplayer compatible.
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    It doesnt do ID3 tags atm
    ID3 tags is something i will add though in the future.

    At the moment it works it all out by having an Artist folder, inside that an album folder, and then your mp3s or whatever inside that.

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    Ok, after a little bit of mistrial I got it to work.

    If I specified a single artist directory it didn't work. That confused me at first as I thought it just didn't work at all because it would say:
    starting search...\finished search
    0 albums found on your system.

    I had it do this on me once also: (This appears to be due to ending the directory with a '\')

    starting search...
    java.lang.StringIndexOutOfBoundsException: String index out of range: -1
    at java.lang.String.substring(Unknown Source)
    at java.lang.String.substring(Unknown Source)
    at ArtGrabber.processDir(ArtGrabber.java:132)
    at ArtGrabber.traverse(ArtGrabber.java:276)
    at ArtGrabber.searcher(ArtGrabber.java:113)
    at ArtGrabber$1.run(ArtGrabber.java:88)
    at java.awt.event.InvocationEvent.dispatch(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForHierar chy(Unknown Source)

    at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarch y(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(Unknown Source)
    at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.run(Unknown Source)

    THANKS!!!!!!

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    I grab all my album art manually. I do not embed it into the MP3. Each album I have is in its own folder (Artist - Album\). I go to either allmusic.com or amazon.com, search for the album, and copy the pic that they have. I say it as folder.jpg so this way (when in Thumbnail view) the album cover will be show as the folder.

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    Here's inside one of the letters:

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    Yeah, Toiletduck's program does automatically what you are doing manually.
    All though I have noticed that it does sometimes grab the wrong pictures so it's search isn't perfect. But it's still cool

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