Each album should reside in its own subfolder, and the files should all have correct metadata so that Album Art Downloader knows what to search for.
If your house is in order, great; but if you need a bit of help getting there, check out our previous post showing How to Clean Up and Fix Your Music Library with the Music Brainz Database.
Now that we’re all set, it’s time to point Album Art Downloader at our music collection and tell it what it should fetch. The File Browser is a separate window; that’s what’s odd about the Album Art Downloader interface – it uses lots of separate windows that pop up all over the place.
Once you get used to that, the application is very easy to use.
We’re going to be using a free application called Album Art Downloader.
It’s got an unconventional interface, but it works very well.
Point the File Browser at your music library (C:\Users\ezuk\Music above) and click the large Search button.
Album Art Downloader will go through your entire music library quite rapidly, looking for the artist name, album name, and whether or not the album already has artwork.With Windows Media Player 11, it is easier than ever to create and edit custom playlists to contain your favorite media.With playlists, you can create the perfect layout of songs for any occasion.To get started, click the link, download the application and install it.For this tutorial to work, you’re going to need a very neat, orderly music library.Click “Select all albums with missing artwork”, and then click Get Artwork for Selection.