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album cover resolution from gracenote changed from 1024 to 720

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:00 pm
by thibaud
it may be a coincidence but the resolution of album covers returned by gracenote (WMP) is now 720 px.
it used to be 1024 px before the update.
anything we can do about it ?

Re: album cover resolution from gracenote changed from 1024 to 720

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:57 pm
by poiko
The service provides only one cover art with default size. I think the cover art size varies by CD. I will take a closer look at it to see if something has changed in the service.

Re: album cover resolution from gracenote changed from 1024 to 720

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:47 pm
by poiko
I made a quick tests and it seems like the resolution is now 720p. I did not change anything so it seems like it is a default change. I will check the protocol and see if there are multiple resolutions I can choose from.

Re: album cover resolution from gracenote changed from 1024 to 720

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:26 pm
by poiko
Yes, the Default resolution has changed to 720 px.

However, it is possible for me to request any dimensions of the image.

But thing to consider is that changing the request can either trigger higher resolution images (if available) or up scaled images (if the higher resolution is not available).

Should I change from the default (720 px) to custom (1024? px) :?:

Re: album cover resolution from gracenote changed from 1024 to 720

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:06 am
by thibaud
Thanks for the reply.
The highres resolution we used to receive was actually 1080. (not 1024 like previously mentioned).
Yes it would be great to be able to retrieve all these native 1080 one even if it is at the cost of risking to get a few lower res upscaled (hopefully they should be easy to spot, isn't there any way to know the native resolution ?)

Re: album cover resolution from gracenote changed from 1024 to 720

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:52 am
by poiko
There is no way to retrieve "native" resolution but it seems like the most of the album arts are 2160px native and only very old albums may be lower resolution. I can grab up to 2160px.

Re: album cover resolution from gracenote changed from 1024 to 720

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:59 pm
by aacton
I think the default should be to download the highest resolution (2160px for example). Downloading single images at that resolution should not present any issues for the vast majority of EZ CD users. In addition the storage space required is trivial compared to the music file(s).
Thx, Andrew

Re: album cover resolution from gracenote changed from 1024 to 720

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:07 am
by poiko
I will change the default Gracenote album art to 1080p. I will possibly add custom album art size settings to the Metadata services settings (there is also settingfor MusicBrainz high-res album art).

Re: album cover resolution from gracenote changed from 1024 to 720

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:43 pm
by thibaud
Great.
thank you

Re: album cover resolution from gracenote changed from 1024 to 720

Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:40 pm
by thibaud
Any release Date ? for the new resolution :)

Re: album cover resolution from gracenote changed from 1024 to 720

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:02 am
by poiko
thibaud wrote: Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:40 pm Any release Date ? for the new resolution :)
No release data as yet. I'll create an update pack that also includes other user suggested improvements, codec updates, etc.