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#1 Darkieth OFFLINE  

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 04:03 PM

I'm setting up a new music library and most (~80%) are missing artist information & pictures despite the scan being complete. Instead all that's visible under each artist is a musicbrainz link to the correct artist. Manually identifying them with Emby matches the artist with musicbrainz but does not pull information. Attempting to match them with AudioDB ID does not show any results despite their existence on the site. Any idea what's causing this?

 

Example: https://www.theaudio...m/artist/141281

 

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 04:07 PM

Hi, what platform are you running emby server on?



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Posted 27 October 2018 - 04:16 PM

Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon

Emby Version 3.6.0.57 beta



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Posted 27 October 2018 - 04:24 PM

Ok, unfortunately due to some crashes caused by the audiodb provider, we had to disable it for now. These crashes are actually coming from the .net core runtime. It looks like MS has resolved the issue, but we are waiting for the fix to be included in a .net core release, as it was not in the 2.1.5 release.

 

What you can try in the meantime is installing the lastfm provider. I don't think it's as good as audiodb, but it might be able to fetch some images.



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Posted 27 October 2018 - 04:31 PM

Thank you for the help. I'll see what I can do with lastfm until this has been sorted.



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Posted 27 October 2018 - 05:11 PM

So I added the lastfm plugin and set it to top priority and it seemed to add a few pictures however there's quite a few still missing and doing a manual image search through emby comes up with no results despite there being plenty of images existing on lastfm. Are there size limitations perhaps? I couldn't find any settings for the plugin.

 

Example I'm currently using is https://www.last.fm/...c/Billie Eilish



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Posted 27 October 2018 - 05:15 PM

It doesn't lookup by name. You'll need to make sure your artists have music brainz id's.



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Posted 27 October 2018 - 05:18 PM

The artists are correctly tagged with musicbrainz id and emby has no trouble matching them with musicbrainz. Despite that it does not find image results from any source.



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Posted 27 October 2018 - 05:25 PM

So in my example Billie Eilish is matched with this musicbrainz id f4abc0b5-3f7a-4eff-8f78-ac078dbce533 and the lastfm link on https://musicbrainz....3/relationships is correct and has 171 images but none are pulled to Emby.



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Posted 27 October 2018 - 05:31 PM

Try refreshing the artist manually, because just installing the plugin alone will not do anything. It will only be used on new media added, or on manual refreshes.



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Posted 27 October 2018 - 05:34 PM

I have done manual refresh of all metadata for the artist as well as a manual image search with no results.



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Posted 27 October 2018 - 05:37 PM

Well then perhaps last.fm just doesn't have the musicbrainz id, which is why when querying for that mbz id it produces empty results. the plugin could always be updated to lookup by name in this situation, but so far we've avoided doing that because it will inevitably lead to some incorrect matches.



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Posted 27 October 2018 - 05:47 PM

I suppose I'll add what's missing on my own. A bit off topic but is there a method to merge artists? I.e I have three versions of the same artist which I think is because two of them have a feature. On Plex I could manually edit the metadata to have the same name which would automatically merge them, but it does not seem to have the same effect with Emby.



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Posted 27 October 2018 - 06:22 PM

how are they the same? are they named slightly differently?



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Posted 27 October 2018 - 06:27 PM

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 06:29 PM

When did you setup this music initially?



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Posted 27 October 2018 - 06:47 PM

Emby library was created this evening. Music itself is older.



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Posted 27 October 2018 - 06:48 PM

What version of emby server?



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Posted 27 October 2018 - 06:56 PM

Emby Version 3.6.0.57 beta



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Posted 27 October 2018 - 06:58 PM

Ok so if you right click -> edit metadata for each of those, do they all show the same path, or are they different?







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