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Cover manager patch for 1.4

obeythepenguin
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Cover manager patch for 1.4  Topic is solved

Sat Aug 22, 2009 6:50 pm
First of all, the obligatory disclaimer: Yes, I know Amarok 1.4 is no longer maintained, but I still use it, and figured this might be helpful for anyone else who still does.

After reinstalling my laptop the other day, I noticed the cover fetcher had stopped working. I couldn't find a patch on Google, so I assumed it must have been recent. I noticed the current git branch now uses last.fm rather than Amazon to fetch covers, so I more or less backported the changes to my copy of 1.4.10.

Anyway, the patch: amarok-1.4.10.coverfetcher.diff. Note: This makes some pretty extensive changes to the code, including removing all Amazon-specific functions. It appears to be stable on my machine, but I am not intimately familiar with Amarok's source, so there may be bugs.

Hope this helps any other 1.4 users out there :)

EDIT: The original link went down, so the patch has a new permanent home on SourceForge (including links to a few binary packages).

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Re: Cover manager patch for 1.4

Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:00 pm
So what do I do with this .diff file? Place it somewhere or BASH it?

Thanks.
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Re: Cover manager patch for 1.4

Sat Aug 29, 2009 4:35 am
You need to manually download and patch, then compile and install Amarok 1.x using the patched sources.


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Re: Cover manager patch for 1.4

Sat Aug 29, 2009 3:18 pm
Oh. That's going to require some study. ;) Way beyond my current skills... THANKS! I'll see what I can do with it.
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Re: Cover manager patch for 1.4

Mon Sep 07, 2009 3:38 pm
Hi There,

I'd love to go on using Amarok 1.4, since it works perfectly with my iPod Classic 120GB. Would it be possible, that someone applies the patch to the source and give us a link to the patched source, or even better a .deb file? Would be really happy if someone could help us out here :-) Using the Coverfetcher Script downloadable as an Amarok script isn't any fun :(

Thanks
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Re: Cover manager patch for 1.4

Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:48 pm
i tried to compile amarok myself and i failed :( it was very frustrating

it would be awesome if somebody could provide a build. a deb for ubuntu jaunty would be great
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Re: Cover manager patch for 1.4

Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:52 am
Hello
I have compiled Amarok with the patch.
and I tried it..
No covers found.. ---- what's wrong ???
After I rescan my collection .. I can fetch the covers,


Very strange . But great work
8)

much thanks .. I will try to commit this patch to gentoo

Update:
If last.fm don't have a cover then the search dialogue will stay there with a waiting cursur thats not so nice.
mael
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Re: Cover manager patch for 1.4

Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:51 pm
care to share the binaries? :)
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Re: Cover manager patch for 1.4

Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:16 pm
mael wrote:care to share the binaries? :)

Someone did: https://edge.launchpad.net/~bogdanb/+archive/amarok14
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Re: Cover manager patch for 1.4

Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:28 pm
thanks, but i already switched to pana: http://pana.bunnies.net/

 
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