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eyn
Posted: Sep 18, 2006 4:36 pm Reply with quote
羽ありたまご 羽ありたまご
Joined: 13 Apr 2005 Posts: 2094 Location: Canada
iTunes album art fetcher

I got this cool script from digg that allows you to fetch high resolution album art (600x600) from iTunes music store. I implemented it on Channel-Ai server so now you can use this awesome script to get high resolution cover from iTunes store library.

Do take note that only music available on iTunes music store will have album art, for example Ai-chin's first 2 albums are on iTunes so you can get cover for both "LOVE PUNCH" and "LOVE JAM". Sony artists are not available on iTunes so you won't find cover for artist such as Mika Nakashima, YUI, L'Arc~en~Ciel (only "DUNE" is available) to name a few.

It will be nice if you guys can share some nice covers you found using this script and post them here. We pretty much have all Ai-chin's cover in high resolution already in the gallery so we can just skip those. Tongue

* This script supports Japanese character so feel free to put in "大塚 愛" or "ネコに風船" instead of guessing the Romaji iTunes used. For example, "Neko ni Fuusen" will not return any result but "Neko ni Fusen" will, so stick with Japanese if you want to avoid pitfall like this.
 
Aprilis.
Posted: Sep 19, 2006 5:13 pm Reply with quote
クムリウタ クムリウタ
Joined: 26 Aug 2005 Posts: 958 Location: Japan
That's very funky, thanks for installing the script eyn! I did a quick search on "popular" artists. Found some Ayumi's and Hikki's. I was surpised they didn't had anything on Koda Kumi! Then again, maybe I got the kanji wrong or something. I'll give it another shot tonight.

And eyn, when you say share with some nice covers that we found, do you mean any sort of covers from any artists (ex. popular artists like Ayu) or just nice covers? Also, should we make it a picture post (resize and all) or just provide the artist and album?
 
eyn
Posted: Sep 19, 2006 5:57 pm Reply with quote
羽ありたまご 羽ありたまご
Joined: 13 Apr 2005 Posts: 2094 Location: Canada
Yeah nice cover applies to all kinds of artists but preferably J-Pop. Resizing images takes too much effort, you can just upload them to imageshack and post the thumbnail with link to full-size image.

Here's all the covers available for Ai-chin on iTunes:




Instead of randomly putting in singer to see if iTunes have the cover, you can choose to browse the iTunes store in Japan, which you need to have iTunes installed. It's an easier way to see if they have the album art or not.
 
owikawa
Posted: Sep 19, 2006 6:23 pm Reply with quote
さくらんぼ さくらんぼ
Joined: 08 Nov 2005 Posts: 41 Location: Canada
I couldn't figure out how the script worked but I did see that you can get Ai's stuff from iTunes and it's funny because it calls her "Ai Ootsuka" so they have an extra o
 
Evil_tomba
Posted: Sep 19, 2006 8:53 pm Reply with quote
上塩タン焼680円 上塩タン焼680円
Joined: 18 May 2005 Posts: 357 Location: Toronto, Canada
owikawa wrote:
I couldn't figure out how the script worked but I did see that you can get Ai's stuff from iTunes and it's funny because it calls her "Ai Ootsuka" so they have an extra o

i don't think its an extra o, cause a lot of ppl (especially japanese speaking fans) use the extra o (i am not an expert - or anything actually >_< on japanese, but its just base on pass experiences)
 
Aprilis.
Posted: Sep 19, 2006 9:52 pm Reply with quote
クムリウタ クムリウタ
Joined: 26 Aug 2005 Posts: 958 Location: Japan
The extra 'o' is for pronunciation and writting in Japanese Kanji. 'Otsuka' is read with a long (or short... I'm not very good at determing long vs. short vowel sounds) 'O' sound as in the English word 'oh'.

If you have a Japanese typing program, you can try it out. If you key in 'otsuka', you'll see that there's no kanji that matches '大塚'. However, if you key in 'ootsuka', you should be able to get that kanji.
 
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