Cairo-dock plugin musicPlayer loads ridiculous covers

Bug #538569 reported by Takkat on 2010-03-13
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Cairo-Dock Plug-ins
Matthieu Baerts

Bug Description

MusicPlayer desklet (1.0.3) detached from the dock (2.1.3-7) does not display album covers irrespecitve of players e.g. exaile, rhythmbox, or others tested (maybe this is related to []).

When letting the desklet download covers from internet then covers are displayed but 10-20% of covers are ridiculously wrong.

It would be nice when covers were not loaded at all if they don't fit. An additional improvement could be to let the user choose different sources from where to download, including local folders.

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Fabounet (fabounet03) wrote :

ok thanks I'll test it.
normally the applet tries to download the cover only if the player didn't send it a cover.
but the applet should use the cover present in the song's folder before trying to get it on the net (files searched are cover.jpg, Cover.jpg, album.jpg, folder.jpg, albumart.jpg). Do you confirm that it doesn't get it ?

Takkat (takkat-nebuk) wrote :

thank for your reply.

No. We don't usually have cover art stored in the song's folder.

Therefore musicPlayers most always tries to fetch them from internet with rather unsatisifying results. In addition, to my experience even if in some way related to the artist playing, covers are not always the same than the ones displayed on the player. Therefore I doubt that musicPlayer received any from the players tested here (Rhythmbox and Exaile).

Takkat (takkat-nebuk) wrote :

In fact, musicPlayer still gets wrong covers stored somewhere even when we disable internet-search and had deleted all covers from ~/.config/cairo-dock/musicplayer/

It would be a nice thing to have CD/musicPlayer display covers not only from the local folder or by download but also from the tags. At least for some people this would be the place to put them - if they don't like keeping jpgs in their song folder.

Fabounet (fabounet03) on 2010-03-25
Changed in cairo-dock-plug-ins:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in cairo-dock-plug-ins:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
assignee: nobody → Matthieu Baerts (matttbe)
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