Additional column for Amazon cover search result


#1

For most of my samplers I try to get the single covers so i changed a few things from amazon.com to amazon.de and from album as search string to title.

When I look for 4 Just 1 Day from Kai Tracid I get 4 very similiar results in the search query box with infos about
artist, publisher , release , album

While I am looking for covers it would be interesting to see which of the four offers a cover.

In this case it is the third. I assume that amazon uses the same picture for “no picture availabe” so there should be a chance to get an additional column with “picture available” or an “icon”.
Because I prefer quadratic covers I would like to see if it is quadratical and the resolution.
If you have a cover with 299x300 you’ll get an info like “is not quadratic”. Than both infos (audratical & resolution) are useful. I would prefer a 399x400 over an 435 x 600 cover.

I checked the amazon “picture not available” filename and it is the same http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/G/03/n…8510_AA192_.gif

What must be done to get these additional columns “square cover” & “cover resolution”?

Thanks
Wolfgang


#2

I have added an updated .de script to the web sources archive.
It list only albums with covers, shows the dimension and the album format.
Please test it.


#3

Hey Dano,
first of all thanks for the fast solutoin. I played with it and unfortunatelly got no hit for the tracks I wanted to tagg with a cover.
I changed the search criteria from album to title.

I found an example where the resolution wasn’t shown but there was a real cover available (I checked the previwe). The example is “Sweet Thing” from Mick Jagger.

Peter Mintun and than The Ohio Players didn’t show a resolution but they have covers.

Maybe in one or two hours I will post my experience.
THANKS
Wolfgang


#4

If there is no resolution shown, it means it has a very small cover (maybe 130x130). I just have not implemented it for smaller covers.
Do you need it?