I haven't been able to display ANY album art. I have tried the advice given by "srconklin" and I have also tried playing different songs but nothing has worked. Any suggestions? It's a great design, I just wish I could get it to work.
i get the same thing as the others: on occasion the cover art just stops working. I tried to figure out what was causing it by setting debug=1. The log file shows that on a particular song it where it should have found the image (Last FM does have the song with the small image beside it) it just goes into refreshing mode every 3 seconds ... Then songs that i just played where the images were working are no longer showing..
Thanks a lot! One bug fix for you: you have to substitute "&" with "%26", "+" with "%2B", etc for the characters that show up as HTML codes. Not only did playing a song with a & or + in either the artist or track not bring up the album art, it sometimes caused the album art to stop showing up, which might be the problem other people have wrote about. After you do this, you'll have to create another measure without the substitution, to use for displaying the name, so that you will see the correct character rather than the HTML character codes. Hope this helps.
Easy instructions for others:
1) Duplicate [MeasureArtist] and [MeasureTrack] and rename them to [MeasureArtist2] and [MeasureTrack2] 2) Add the following line: Substitute="&":"%26", "+":"%2B" to [MeasureArtist] and [MeasureTrack] 3) In [MeterArtist] and [MeterTrack], change the measurename to MeasureArtist2 and MeasureTrack2 respectively.
When you say breaks, do you mean it just displays the default, "no art" image. It does it properly crash?
The cover art are isn't perfect. All it's doing looking up the artist and track on last.fm api. If the track in Spotify is listed under something unusual then it often isn't found on last.fm. I haven't tested it with the free version actually, I have premium. Does it display something obvious as the artist or track when an ad is playing? Like "advertisement" or something.
There's isn't proper support for Spotify cover art in the NowPlaying plugin. And Spotify itself doesn't support much in the way of APIs.
Works almost great, benjMiN! Thanks for putting it up. The controls work great. But I'm experiencing what seems to be a bug on the album art. Whenever the ads pop up (I'm a spotify freemium user), the album art breaks. Any suggestions?