Rebuild album art cache?

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Jon EP
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Rebuild album art cache?

Post by Jon EP » Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:35 pm

Hi, I'm doing a major revamp of my collection which involves making sure that album art is both written to tags and stored as a folder.jpg

After this operation, album art often disappears from the thumbnail view, even though it is present in tags and as a jpg, and I understand this is because of the album art cache.

Is there a way to force MM to delete and then rebuild the cache, so that thumbnails (ie., in left-most column of library view) will be updated to reflect the artwork in the tags?

Thanks,
J

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Re: Rebuild album art cache?

Post by Eyal » Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:16 pm

Jon EP wrote:Is there a way to force MM to delete and then rebuild the cache
I don't think there is, but you can do it manually.

MM's Temp directory is specified in the options (Tools|Options|General).
- Close MediaMonkey
- Open this directory in Explorer and delete all directories that begin with MMCache********
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MusicKing
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Re: Rebuild album art cache?

Post by MusicKing » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:58 am

Eyal wrote:
Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:16 pm
Jon EP wrote:Is there a way to force MM to delete and then rebuild the cache
I don't think there is, but you can do it manually.

MM's Temp directory is specified in the options (Tools|Options|General).
- Close MediaMonkey
- Open this directory in Explorer and delete all directories that begin with MMCache********
I've tried that as well, but still ending with wrong album art for a lot of my songs. Also there are 2 other options

1: CTRL - L --> Auto Label from the internet
2: Select all the songs, go to 'Edit' and then you see the Properties menu, go to the tab 'Illustrations' and click on 'Lookup artwork'

But the first option doesn't do very much and the second only makes things worst. So:

1. What do those 2 options do exactly?
2. How can I restore the album art of all of my songs? Help would be really appreciated

When I play songs on MMA without any album art, the app searches for it and that works pretty sweet almost all the time. Is something similar possible for MMW

Lowlander
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Re: Rebuild album art cache?

Post by Lowlander » Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:45 pm

You can only use it per Album. Otherwise you're making the change for all selected files, thus ending up with the wrong Artwork.

Auto-Tag from Web requires an Addon: http://www.mediamonkey.com/broken-auto-tag.htm?l=en

It sounds like your Artworks are incorrectly tagged, thus removing the cache doesn't fix that as it will still get the incorrect ones from tag on rebuild.

Useful tool for fixing Artwork: https://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewt ... art+tagger
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MusicKing
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Re: Rebuild album art cache?

Post by MusicKing » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:07 am

Thank you, the Artwork fixing tool worked for me. Too bad I lost the Artwork for all of my songs in the process.
When I play songs on MMA without any album art, the app searches for it and that works pretty sweet almost all the time. Is something similar possible for MMW?
Could you answer this question for me, since I've lost all artwork. I never download complete albums, mainly loose songs. So using 'Auto-Tag' is pretty cumbersome when it comes to 'Tag per song'.

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Re: Rebuild album art cache?

Post by Lowlander » Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:54 pm

Tools > Options > Metadata Lookup to enable this and have the Art & Details window enabled, set to Now Playing tab and showing Artwork.
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Re: Rebuild album art cache?

Post by MusicKing » Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:40 pm

Where can I find the 'Art & Details window'? And the 'Now Playing and showing Artwork'?

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Re: Rebuild album art cache?

Post by Lowlander » Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:52 pm

In the View menu.
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Re: Rebuild album art cache?

Post by MusicKing » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:37 am

Lowlander wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:54 pm
Tools > Options > Metadata Lookup to enable this and have the Art & Details window enabled, set to Now Playing tab and showing Artwork.
But does this mean that MMW starts searching for the missing artwork for each individual song automatically (even without playing songs)? Because MMA does search for missing Artwork when a song starts playing, you know where I'm getting at?

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Re: Rebuild album art cache?

Post by Lowlander » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:51 pm

MMW only looks up Lyrics and Artwork for the song shown in the Art & Details window (Now Playing if tab is set to Now Playing and selected if the Selected tab is selected). Note that the Art & Details window is a separate window, not the Filelisting.
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Re: Rebuild album art cache?

Post by MusicKing » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:30 pm

Lowlander wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:51 pm
MMW only looks up Lyrics and Artwork for the song shown in the Art & Details window (Now Playing if tab is set to Now Playing and selected if the Selected tab is selected). Note that the Art & Details window is a separate window, not the Filelisting.
I'm really sorry but what do you mean with: ".....(Now Playing if tab is set to Now Playing and selected if the Selected tab is selected)...". I'm afraid I don't quite understand that 'Selected tab'.

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Re: Rebuild album art cache?

Post by Lowlander » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:57 pm

The Art & Details window has 2 tabs, Now Playing and Selected. You can enable/disable this window under the View menu.
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Re: Rebuild album art cache?

Post by yarguy » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:24 pm

You can also toggle the Art & Details window off and on using CRTL+ALT+A. In most skins I think it appears in the lower right corner of the screen. Note that it is not the same as Show Art with Details or Show Art Browser with Details. If no image appears in the window, right click for a menu of choices (the choice you make then becomes the choice for all tracks that you select or which are playing - until you right-click and change your mind).

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Re: Rebuild album art cache?

Post by MusicKing » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:22 pm

Thanks guys, I'm gonna test this out.

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