Manic Moose (S2) - BDP's third major firmware release

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Re: Manic Moose (S2) - BDP's third major firmware release
« Reply #2280 on: 2 Oct 2017, 11:04 pm »
Cover Art in MM 2.36 Artist View

Halloo, Hi-Res fans. Here's an issue that may affect your BDP (though I hope not).

Thanks for the Manic Moose 2.36 build, Chris. As always, I truly appreciate your expertise and generous assistance, most recently your email help with configuring a 1TB internal SSD in my BDP-2. MM works very well for me (in default view), and I can't wait for NN (Naughty Newts?). Thanks, too, for your cogent video orientation to MM 2.36.

I have a question on cover art that may interest others in this thread: does/can Manic Moose get cover art locally or exclusively from an online database? Can MM be set to default to local cover art, in the form of JPG files in the album's folder?

I have jpegs of cover art in my music folders on the internal SSD. I find that in default view, cover art displays accurately. Yet, in the new Artist view, cover art does not display or is jumbled: for many albums or tracks (e.g., Bryston or HDTracks samplers) there are no cover art thumbnails in the left-hand column, or the wrong cover art for individual (often, but not always sampler) tracks and for entire albums. The same is true for the larger cover art images in the Albums tab in the center of the MM page. I would be happy to post screenshots, if this would be helpful.

Typically, the BDP-2 Dashboard shows the BDP at optimal operation. However, I will sometimes get the message when opening MM on my iMac that there is no internet connection. Yet, I am able to update firmware, and the software clearly has found some images online to associate with tracks and albums (albeit the wrong ones) In some cases for little-known artists like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, or Santana, there are no images at all.

But seriously . . . I do have in my computer's FLAC files many classical and some rock, jazz, and pop albums for which I've had to add jpg images locally because they are on lesser-known labels and not available via online databases. Thus, my question above: is there a way to default to local images in MM and thereby avoid the cover art omissions or errors noted above?

Thanks very much to all for your advice,

Rich
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Re: Manic Moose (S2) - BDP's third major firmware release
« Reply #2281 on: 4 Oct 2017, 11:13 pm »
Hello  Rich. Great question. You read my mind.  8)

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Re: Manic Moose (S2) - BDP's third major firmware release
« Reply #2282 on: 5 Oct 2017, 03:25 pm »
Hi Rich,

Its online lookup capabilities have been altered, we use to have a universal system in place but the service is no longer available.  We have also started integrating Musicbrainz and other services they branch into for finding missing cover art, currently we are integrating this into the cd backup feature.  By default manic moose should grab cover art that is locally stored with the music files using the extensions jpeg, jpg or png.  Filenames can also be prioritised, by default they are folder, cover and front; and these values can be changed within media player settings.  If no file is found then it would attempt to look for embedded tags in the first track (album view) or currently playing track (default view), but it only checks a hand full of tag titles for an image file.

If your updating album art images they won't start to get used in the album view until the bryston db is reset or otherwise rebuilt, this will trigger the cached data that generates the artist view to be rebuilt.  This seems to be working for me and others, but I have had a few users report otherwise so if you find this doesn't help perhaps consider placing the bdp into service mode and email me the service id along with some example of albums that should have art but do not.

Chris

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Re: Manic Moose (S2) - BDP's third major firmware release
« Reply #2283 on: 12 Oct 2017, 12:36 am »
Sorry to delay in replying, Chris, et al.

With Napa, California fires, we lost internet, cell, landline, and power, so I haven't been able to respond to your message, Chris. Power and connectivity are restored but spotty. The utilities may need to cut power and other services due to the uncertain tracks of several fires, and we may need to evacuate. I'll reply when things are stable. Thanks for your patience.

Cheerio,

Rich
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Re: Manic Moose (S2) - BDP's third major firmware release
« Reply #2284 on: 12 Oct 2017, 12:42 am »
Sorry to delay in replying, Chris, et al.

With Napa, California fires, we lost internet, cell, landline, and power, so I haven't been able to respond to your message, Chris. Power and connectivity are restored but spotty. The utilities may need to cut power and other services due to the uncertain tracks of several fires, and we may need to evacuate. I'll reply when things are stable. Thanks for your patience.

Cheerio,

Rich
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Fingers crossed Rich

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« Reply #2285 on: 12 Oct 2017, 02:11 pm »
Fingers crossed Rich

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Same here.  :(