Scott Hanselman

If ever there was a goodness...the iTunes Album Art Importer for Windows, written in .NET 1.1

July 01, 2004 Comment on this post [4] Posted in Web Services
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Thank you YVG Software Services as you have saved me time.  The way to a programmer's heart is by saving him/her time.  You wrote the iTunes Art Importer, and it was your FIRST VB.NET Application.  It uses the Amazon.com Web Service to find Album Covers for my iTunes collection - and it just works.  Kudos to you, and God bless you. :)  And thank you iTunes for having a COM Automation interface.  Ain't that something, a little .NET, a little Web Services, a little OLE Automation and a hard problem is solved n times.

(See their importer, there below iTunes itself?  Shiny, eh? I've set it off to find art for 4700+ songs.  A few hundred in, and I've got a 90% hit rate.)

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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July 01, 2004 15:14
I've thought about using the Amazon Web Services for similar purposes, but I believe it is a violation of their licensing agreement to store their images locally for more than 24 hours. So, in order for the Album Art feature to work, you would always need to be connected to the internet, so the image can be retrieved each day it is used.
Check out the License Agreement link on http://amazon.com/webservices and see if you have a different interpretation.
July 04, 2004 16:06
Do you really have Bow wow wow in your music collection ? ;-)
July 05, 2004 8:05
Um....MAAAAYBE. ;)
July 09, 2004 13:29
Thanks for finding this. It was the sort of thing that was on my list to do.

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