Album Art Downloader [DotNET image utility]

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Album Art Downloader [DotNET image utility]

#1 Post by the accountant » Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:15 am

Added to Database. Please vote if you like it. I found it by accident but havent used it myself.

http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1707

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Re: Album Art Downloader

#2 Post by joby_toss » Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:05 am

I like this program but it is not portable.
Modifies the registry, writes to %appdata% and I'm pretty sure it needs .net v2.0.

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Re: Album Art Downloader

#3 Post by Ruby » Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:59 pm

Actually .net v3.0 here's their page on Hydrogenaudio
the accountant wrote:Added to Database. Please vote if you like it. I found it by accident but havent used it myself.
I'm a little curious, why would you add something to the database you haven't even tried/tested?

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Re: Album Art Downloader

#4 Post by flector » Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:00 pm

I tried it, it works. It also hits every single music vendor in sight.

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Re: Album Art Downloader

#5 Post by MiDoJo » Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:35 pm

flector wrote:I tried it, it works. It also hits every single music vendor in sight.
Wonderful except it's not portable; breaks many of the ideals set by this site and the OP didn't even bother to test it first much less check it for portablility

PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT WITHOUT TESTING AND DON'T SUBMIT THINGS THAT ARE NOT PORTABLE. If you don't know what the community considers portable, then read the forums and don't submit til you understand.
'nuff said

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Re: Album Art Downloader

#6 Post by the accountant » Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:32 am

Wonderful except it's not portable; breaks many of the ideals set by this site and the OP didn't even bother to test it first much less check it for portablility

PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT WITHOUT TESTING AND DON'T SUBMIT THINGS THAT ARE NOT PORTABLE. If you don't know what the community considers portable, then read the forums and don't submit til you understand.
'nuff said
Thanks Midojo,

I think we all understand the point of portable apps, otherwise there wouldnt be so many users here. I tested with MJregwatcher and previosly with regfromapp. However i forgot that .net is on my machine. I dont like submitting stuff here which gets rejected when i get .net back from the main players. Do you think i like wasting 15 mins of my life each time i submit a listing? I just spent the morning trying to remove .net from win 7 x64 using dotnet cleanup tool which does not work on this os! Maybe you prefer that people dont try to submit apps to db and just list them on forum and expect others to do their work as was the previous case here - I dont! I want give back to this community as much as i get. And before you say Sandboxie, a 64 bit version has only been in play since 1 month. I just started using this morning because this app has not been 64 bit before whereas my machine has been 64 bit for 1 year.

Maybe you can use you excellent understanding of software to create a proper .net uninstaller for windows 7 or create a online virtual test environment for this site rather than criticize honest mistakes!

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Re: Album Art Downloader

#7 Post by joby_toss » Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:37 am

I don't think .net can be removed from win7!
It is an integrated part of the OS, not an addon like before.

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#8 Post by guinness » Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:46 am

No you can remove it, http://www.blogsdna.com/4171/how-to-com ... dows-7.htm but it will probably break the system. For example I think Microsoft Office relies a little bit on .NET
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Re: Album Art Downloader

#9 Post by I am Baas » Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:13 am

joby_toss wrote:I like this program but it is not portable. Modifies the registry, writes to %appdata% and I'm pretty sure it needs .net v2.0.
Why is Album Art Downloader in the DB then?
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Re: Album Art Downloader

#10 Post by joby_toss » Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:32 am

I have no idea (didn't add it, didn't vote it). Maybe my test was off ...

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Re: Album Art Downloader

#11 Post by Emka » Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:42 am

I think it does not (any more) write to registry, but it does still leave a folder in AppData.
The settings there are, I would say, non-crucial. Deleting it does not break the programme. Maybe a launcher could take care of that.
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Re: Album Art Downloader

#12 Post by I am Baas » Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:54 am

1. user.config in AppData\Local\AlbumArtDownloader\AlbumArt.exe_Url_badoot4fiifhnrxtcstjqvwnajrfhuef\0.44.0.0
2. boo script cache.dll in AppData\Local\AlbumArtDownloader\AlbumArt.exe_Url_badoot4fiifhnrxtcstjqvwnajrfhuef\0.44.0.0\Scripts

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How would you go about disabling auto check for update if you delete the config file?
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Re: Album Art Downloader

#13 Post by Emka » Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:57 am

I am Baas wrote:How would you go about disabling auto check for update if you delete the config file?
You're right there.
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Re: Album Art Downloader

#14 Post by I am Baas » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:28 am

Well, Midas should downvote Album Art Downloader.
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Re: Album Art Downloader

#15 Post by Midas » Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:59 pm

Done!

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