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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Get AllMusic Guide scraping working again on Openelec XBMC


(copied from my forum post for easier finding!)

You must first copy the addons from the read-only system section:

/usr/share/xbmc/addons/metadata.albums.allmusic.com
/usr/share/xbmc/addons/metadata.artists.allmusic.com
/usr/share/xbmc/addons/metadata.common.allmusic.com

..to

/storage/.xbmc/addons

..and THEN copy the file in this xbmc forum post:

http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=116461&pid=995098#pid995098

to this folder:

/storage/.xbmc/addons/metadata.common.allmusic.com

(this will get xbmc to first use the local copies rather than the system level addons, and then you add the appropriate changed files).

I can confirm the above method works with Openelec nightlies and I am getting album reviews, artist info, pictures etc.

1 comment:

  1. Allmusic is broken again, looks like the new Universal scraper of MusicBrainz will be the way to go instead, sigh...

    Hopefully those get built via an API rather than scraping, much more resilient...

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