Friday, May 31, 2019

3.0 Album Art Selector Preview

I've been working on the album art downloader and album art selector for the last few days and i wanted to show off the progress.  The album art search was completely rewritten using retrofit.  Its quite a nice library.  The old album art search was about 5 times as much code as the new version.  Its great how easy retrofit makes making web calls. 

Over the years gmmp has gone through a bunch of different album art search providers (google, bing, amazon, and itunes), but now all thats left is itunes.  Fortunately their api is very simple and it appears they auto scale their album art images based on the resolution you request.  Instead of returning a single image, the album search will now return 4 options: small (600x600), medium (800x800), large (1000x1000), and very large (largest size available on itunes.. usually 1600x1600ish).

Whats shown in the video below is just a rough cut at the album art selector