CoverChooser
Nautilus Scripts
Description:

CoverChooser is a small application, that searches albumart at the internet and downloads your choosen file.
Run CoverChooser and enjoy (Applications -> Accessoires -> CoverChooser).

By applying the script at a music-file (or a folder that contains music-files) the script will use the metadata to get the interpret/album-info. It saves the selected file into the selected folder. By applying on a folder which contains subfolders (.../interpret/Album), images of the artist will be fetched.
Metadata of the following filetypes will be automatically detected: mp3, ogg, flac, m4a, mpc

To use the Amazon webservice you will need a personally key. Get this key for free at http://aws.amazon.com/ and apply the key into the settings.

Recommended Installation (Debian/Ubuntu):
Run:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:panthora/coverchooser-ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install coverchooser

that's it

Manual installation (Debian/Ubuntu):
Download and install the deb package

Other Distros
Download the source tarball and read the readme file.

Run CoverChooser
Run coverchooser by choosing Applications -> Accessories -> CoverChooser.
To use the Nautilus-script: go to preferences and hit on the Nautilus script button to add the Starter for nautilus-scripts.

Using nautilus-actions instead of nautilus-script
If you would like to use nautilus-actions instead, use the values:
"coverchooser -g" and "--path %d/%f"

Change settings
Use the preferences at the gui.

Enjoy the new release and please tell us your experiance with this script. So I can improove it!

Changelog:

5 years ago

0.1
* First public version (beta)
0.2
* First stable version
* Multiple bugfixes and changes
0.3
* Added: Image size and filetype is shown
0.3-2
* Solved: problems with permissions (only deb packaging changed)
0.4.12
* Complete rewrite
* New features added (like Drag n drop)


... And dont forget to vote :-)

7 years ago

boufonman35

Hello, i'm discovering your application and there is a small problem on my Ubuntu 9.10


When i choose a picture and clic on Use it the script shut down and nothing happen ...

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7 years ago

alexibaba

this is also not a bug.
on applying an image, the image will be stored in the choosen folder, and the script will exit.
If you want not to quit the script automatically, change the settings for QUIT_ON_APPLY in the conf file (/etc/coverchooser.conf).

Or is the picture not stored into the folder?

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7 years ago

boufonman35

Hello, i'm discovering your application and there is a small problem on my Ubuntu 9.10
When i run the scrit the current folder is: no folder given > dry-run
How to change this ??

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7 years ago

alexibaba

This is not a bug.
Apply the script directly on a folder or a music file (rightklick, scripts -> CoverChooser), then the active folder will be automatically set! There is no other way to set the active folder!

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7 years ago

boufonman35

Hello, i'm discovering your application and there is a small problem on my Ubuntu 9.10
When i run the scrit the current folder is: no folder given > dry-run
How to change this ??

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7 years ago

boufonman35

Sorry for multi-post ... i didnt find edit fonction ... this problem is solved bug i always have bug on Use it !

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7 years ago

ace214

Thanks for the useful script. Two questions:
Which Amazon key should be used, and should it be the entire key? I tried the "Access Key ID" and the "Secret Access Key" and neither of them produced any results (or error messages) for Amazon.

Also, is there a way to change the file name from folder.jpg to cover.jpg? Perhaps an option in .conf file?

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7 years ago

alexibaba

Hello,
at first to your second question: actually this is not possible, but in the next version you can change the default file name at the conf file. Im working hard on it, but please wait a few days.

For the Amazon module you will need a key, called "Access Key" in the email from Amazon. My key consists about 20 signs (letters and numbers).
Be sure to write "KEYS Amazon:XXXXXXXXXX" into the conf file (no # at the start and the Xs replaced).
You can try to test the following url in your browser (replace the XXX...)

http://free.apisigning.com/onca/xml?Service=AWSECommerceService&AWSAccessKeyId=XXXXXXXXXXXXX&Operation=ItemSearch&SearchIndex=Music&Artist=Fugazi&ResponseGroup=Images&Keywords=Repeater

If you get a xml-page, it should be the right key

I hope this helps

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7 years ago

ace214

Thanks- it must be a problem with my access key. I pasted the one that the Amazon website gives me, but it doesn't work in your script or on the page you linked me to.

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7 years ago

alexibaba

At the Amazon homepage the Key is called:
Access Key ID
I have seen, that their homepage is a bit confused. To find your key (if you allready got one), go here:

https://aws-portal.amazon.com/gp/aws/developer/account/index.html?action=access-key

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7 years ago

dael99

When a few albums are inside a folder, would be really nice to have the artist picture for the cover (so then, we could use the Cover Thumbnailer there)

I've see that you use the Lastfm API, so there's a quick way to get the pictures:

http://www.lastfm.es/api/show?service=407

just parse the larguesquare image and you are done. :D

Nice coding.

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7 years ago

alexibaba

That is a good idea. However Im not sure to manage this within the next version. Nevertheless I will promis You to include it at least in v0.3
Thank you for this post!

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7 years ago

powerpaul86

Unfortunately it does not work with flac files :/
Would it be possible to add flac support in a future version.

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7 years ago

alexibaba

Oh yes, Im already working on it. It will come with the next version. I think within the next days :-)

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7 years ago

BobCFC

Works great in Lucid

I think you need to install nautilus-script-manager before this if you haven't got any other scripts, then once you right click on a folder you have a menu

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7 years ago

alexibaba

The first time you have to openit by:
Applications > Utillities > CoverChooser
The script will then automatically place the launcher into the nautilus-script folder. I have tried it with the Ubuntu live cd (to have a clean os). After this first step the "scripts" option will appear in the context menu.
Hope that helps!

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7 years ago

BobCFC

Ah thanks, I tried a couple of things at once including logging out and I wasn't sure which made it appear.

You are right I did run /usr/bin/CoverChooser to test it.

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