Cover Art Vis

by acozzOctober 21st, 2004 9:38am


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 Author's Notes: divider
This plugin allows one to load cover art image files to the vis window (created with cover art in mind but any picture file will work)!

This plugin will find covers in a few different ways: a filename template, internet url template, Now Playing image list, or ID3v2 tags.

After installing, go to plugin configuration first to set it up the way you'd like.

If you are using a Windows version less than Windows XP, you must click on the "website" or "support file" link above and download the GDI+ redistributable from Microsoft. Install it to your Quintessentail Player application folder. This is necessary to load the covers. If you are on XP or Server 2003, you need not install this as you already have it.

This plugin will not work on Windows 95.

New to version 2.971:
- Fixed default filename template to be folder.%E, not a lowercase 'e'.
- Updated support and website links to be newest version of gdi+

New to version 2.97:
- Fix for id3 image loading (images should load from most mp3s correctly now)

New to version 2.95:
- More fixes for Win9x/ME

New to version 2.94:
- Now should work properly on Win9x/ME

New to version 2.93:
- Fix for files with no tag (such as video) ; now will not freeze player.
User Comments and Ratings: divider
 acozz Rating: -- 
 juggernott on January 18th, 2004 10:34am Rating: 100 
This plugin is such a huge help for those of us that like that added information about music we're listening to. It takes a minute or two to become fluent with, but once you get it, you'll be rewarded immensely. Excellent plugin.
 hedge on February 22nd, 2004 8:40pm Rating: 100 
Finally, i can view all those covers stored in my id3v2 tags!!! Love this plugin!
 gzero3k on March 22nd, 2004 6:29pm Rating: 100 
Err, how does this work, none of my music is showing a cover...
 Cabinessence on March 23rd, 2004 11:22am Rating: 50 
I can't get it to work. Is there a FAQ or some sort of help file to guide a noob like me?
 ross on March 26th, 2004 11:29am Rating:
I don't see why this plugin not viewing ANY picture in folder with mp3's?
 blastura on March 29th, 2004 3:32pm Rating: 85 
great plugin! Would be even better if it supported m4a tags though. Keep up the good work
 Marco1019 on April 10th, 2004 9:48am Rating: 50 
I got this to work in an earlier version of the player, but I can't get it to work now despite following the instructions. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
 scat r. brane on April 20th, 2004 10:03am Rating: 60 
Marco- the file template in the config is not clear & I couldn't get anything to load.. But I've gotten it to work OK by filling in 'cover.%E' and naming the cover pic, well.. cover.jpg or cover.gif.
 Aaron on April 21st, 2004 2:37pm Rating: 100 
This is an awesome plugin - I managed to get it to work (easily) but getting coverart from or and storing these on disk. Well done!
 nequissimus on June 7th, 2004 5:14am Rating: 99 
Awesome plugin!!! Worked for me only after I flushed the plugin cache SEVERAL TIMES. The only missing feature would be automatic switching to another visual plugin of user's choice if no cover image is available.
 thetribe on June 7th, 2004 12:31pm Rating: 100 
Spot on Acozz :-) You get 100 from me, 90 for the plugin (like to leave a bit incase I find something later) but you make that 10 back with the support when I couldn't get certain parts working. Cheers.
 Tokelil on June 28th, 2004 5:20am Rating: 90 
Very nice ideed. It would be cool if the bagground of the vis area could be set to another color though. (To match the skin)
 Ed Rauch on July 19th, 2004 4:19pm Rating:
Can't get this Plugin to work, haven't tried specific Internet site yet but expected it to "default" to something that would work. Like QCD does for GraceNote. Also would expect it to work with another PlugIn for QCD such as Music Collector's MUC Plugin, thereby getting data and in this case Cover Art from MUC.
 xuzon on August 17th, 2004 10:13pm Rating: 100 
Great job , great plugin !!!!
 dardevilbrequin on October 19th, 2004 6:38am Rating: 90 
Nearly perfect !!!! Just one thing: I've noticed a little "bug" : to display the cover .jpg rename in the default config folder.%e with folder.%E (in uppercase). Really great job, Thanks !!!
 auguste.sage on March 31st, 2005 3:15pm Rating: 100 
Great plug-in! No probs with it at all. No more trolling the Net for cover art. Choice!
 Deather on May 22nd, 2005 3:57am Rating: 99 
Very useful plugin for me! But I want ask its author to modify filename template option: it would be great if plugin first search cover in playing file's directory and when in some particular directory (or vice versa). I store cover arts for mp3-albums with mp3 files. Then it's good to use "playing file's dir" option. But for audio cd I use special dir to store cover arts. Then it's good to use "special dir" option.
 Rocklin on June 30th, 2005 2:51am Rating: 100 
Great plugin!!! First i made an imagelist (hard job) but actually i use the filename template option filling %a.%e and saving the pics wiht the name of the artist without spaces, and it works perfectly.
 Odeon on October 3rd, 2005 9:54pm Rating: 100 
Perfect plugin, thanks. Can author make this understand the way WMP10 names automatically downloaded coverarts? The plugin doesn't see it, as of now.
 mysticrhythms on January 7th, 2006 12:11pm Rating: 50 
HELP! I cant figure out how to configure this plugin. No matter what I do it shows nothing, can anyone help?
 Jaba on April 13th, 2006 10:05pm Rating: 100 
 The Big Cheese on May 15th, 2006 9:12am Rating: 100 
Ooh, fancy! And if anybody's looking for a program to automatically download cover art for all your music then I recommend -
 Ours Bondissant on May 30th, 2006 1:45am Rating: 100 
Fonctionne parfaitement. Peu de lecteurs offrent la possibilité d'afficher les infos de couverture intégrés au ID3 tag 2, et grâce à ce plug-in, QCDPlayer le gère nickel !
 Rex_Mundi_Incarnit on August 2nd, 2006 5:25am Rating: 100 
Sweet plugin. Even allows random images to be displayed. I've been looking for this for a long time.
 labrat80 on November 24th, 2006 12:31pm Rating: 90 
For a good result type %A - %D.%E in the Filename Template, put all your CD Covers in the same directorie and name all the covers like EX: Lemon Jelly - Lost Horizons if you have the front, back and CD EX:Lemon Jelly - Lost Horizons Front type %A - %D Front.%E don't forget the space. You can find Alot of cover at
 Xlioces on January 9th, 2007 7:00am Rating: 95 
SUPER GREAT! Best add-on to download for me! One suggestion to the author, it may be most useful to be able to use like 5 or 10 differents file name templates in several differents directories, so we can avoid the work of renaming the artwork. Lots of thanks! Great work!
 a-man on April 18th, 2007 3:50pm Rating: 95 
Great work, but a strange problem occured: I get a no cover image (some stupid cow saying no cover art available) I never put in my directory. Sometimes the plugin would use my no cover art picture, sometimes this strange pic appears (even when a cover is available - listening to an album the pics change) What's wrong here?
 gu5tavo on September 22nd, 2007 1:04pm Rating: 99 
Root web address???
 kristenhofgaard on July 2nd, 2008 5:56am Rating: 70 
Great tool! But how do I make it show any picture (jpg) from my music-file-folder? No matter what name it has? I can only make it work when I rename my picture to "cover.jpg" and write "cover.%E" in the filename template, but thats a lot of work... Pleae help!! Thanks


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