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Support and General Use => Plugins/Viewers => Topic started by: superkaybee on August 28, 2008, 08:13:46 AM

Title: AlbumArt works in WPS but can't get PictureFlow to load
Post by: superkaybee on August 28, 2008, 08:13:46 AM
Hi all,

I'm having trouble getting the PictureFlow plugin/demo working on my Sansa e250.

I'm using the latest build as of last night (r18358) and I've prepared album art following the guide in the wiki using the "/.rockbox/albumart/artist-albumtitle.bmp" method.  The artwork files are 100x100 bmps and the color depth is 32.

This works great in the WPS but PictureFlow doesn't seem to find them.  On startup, PictureFlow takes about 10 seconds "Preparing album artwork", with the progress bar moving along.  Then it shows "No albums found" and "Could not create album art cache".

I've tried re-initializing the database and removing the PictureFlow directory from rocks/demos but nothing seems to help.  Any ideas from those who have PictureFlow working?

Thanks.
Title: Re: AlbumArt works in WPS but can't get PictureFlow to load
Post by: karashata on August 28, 2008, 09:51:07 AM
Are you running the plugin with or without music playing..?  The plugin needs the memory empty in order to load and display the artwork, so if you're playing music and the buffer's full you won't have enough memory available to load the art.

Then again, that usually passes an error about a lack of available memory, so perhaps that's not your issue...
Title: Re: AlbumArt works in WPS but can't get PictureFlow to load
Post by: superkaybee on August 28, 2008, 10:23:18 AM
Thanks for the suggestion.  The music was stopped when I've tried this so I don't think its memory related.  I'm unclear on why PF won't discover the images if the database is working properly for the WPS.
Title: Re: AlbumArt works in WPS but can't get PictureFlow to load
Post by: MarcGuay on August 28, 2008, 10:54:21 AM
It seems like the database initialization isn't working.  If you go into the Database browser, does it function properly?
Title: Re: AlbumArt works in WPS but can't get PictureFlow to load
Post by: superkaybee on August 28, 2008, 11:22:30 AM
The database seems to be working ok.  I can browse the entries by artist, album, etc. and the correct album art is displayed in the WPS.
Title: Re: AlbumArt works in WPS but can't get PictureFlow to load
Post by: Strife89 on August 28, 2008, 01:34:39 PM
I brought this question up a good while back and got nowhere, with all the conditions known satisfied (e.g., working Database, music stopped). I was using the same method of album art storage as you were.

While PictureFlow is not exactly essential, I wound up redoing all of my Album Art just to get it to work. (I now use the ./albumname method; it was the easiest change to make.)
Title: Re: AlbumArt works in WPS but can't get PictureFlow to load
Post by: superkaybee on August 28, 2008, 01:44:27 PM
Strife89:  was the re-organizing of the album art files in the directory tree the fix for PictureFlow? 

update:
I was able to get it working by using Strife89's method of organizing the album art using the "./albumname" method.  However I'm unclear why the other method (using /.rockbox/albumart/artist-album.bmp) doesn't work for PictureFlow while it does for the WPS.  I'd like to keep all the art in one place rather than scattered through the subdirectories of music. Can anyone clarify?
Title: Re: AlbumArt works in WPS but can't get PictureFlow to load
Post by: rasher on December 04, 2008, 09:30:39 PM
This is because of a bug in Pictureflow (FS#9606 (http://www.rockbox.org/tracker/task/9606)).

Until this is fixed, Pictureflow won't work with albumart in /.rockbox/albumart/
Title: Re: AlbumArt works in WPS but can't get PictureFlow to load
Post by: superkaybee on December 05, 2008, 08:54:14 AM
Oh ok -- thanks for the update. 
Title: Re: AlbumArt works in WPS but can't get PictureFlow to load
Post by: rasher on December 12, 2008, 05:57:10 PM
This should now be fixed since r19408 (along with a few other PictureFlow bugs).
Title: Re: AlbumArt works in WPS but can't get PictureFlow to load
Post by: yapper on December 13, 2008, 07:59:22 PM
This should now be fixed since r19408 (along with a few other PictureFlow bugs).
Test on a c250 V1 - albumart in /.rockbox/albumart/ now works  :)