Cover Art Downloader

Cover Art Downloader

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
1.9
out of 13 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    65,954
  • Date Added:
    November 26, 2004
  • File Size:
    958.47KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    16
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

+
In spite of its all-business design and rather slim feature set, this utility for retrieving album cover art from the Web demostrates largely reliable performance. Cover Art Downloader's ho-hum interface is no more exciting than its name, with a large queue for loading up MP3s and another pane for selecting album art. Operating the program is simple: you just open a folder containing MP3s, select files, and press the Find Cover button. The application then will quickly generate a list of albums from the artist in question and let you scroll through them to find the right one. If you've never seen the album cover in person, you can resize the picture to get a better view. After you've found the right art, you can choose to resize it and automatically save it to the same location as your audio file. In our tests, Cover Art Downloader located art for the lion's share of the MP3s we threw its way, although it choked on a couple of obscure records in our collection. Still, we would like to see a few extra features, such as support for audio formats beyond MP3. An integrated player also would be a nice touch. Nevertheless, anyone who wants to add some visual flair to their digital music collections will find this application useful.
 
read more +

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+

Results 1–10 of 13

1 stars

"doesnt do anything"

June 06, 2012  |  By spazzychalk

 |  Version: Cover Art Downloader 1.1

Pros

i like the preview windows of old & new

Cons

will not access most of the existing tags, cannot write to any of my files even though all tags were done in windows explorer

1 folder at a time, 1 song at a time. useless. I cant even tag an entire album at once.

Summary

garbage, dont waste your time

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

2 stars

"Have to manually pick one folder at a time?"

December 25, 2011  |  By n8_Mills

 |  Version: Cover Art Downloader 1.1

Pros

Finds cover art

Cons

You have to pick each album individually... ***.

Summary

I have thousands of albums. What good is this software? No good at all. I'm on to search for the next. I recommend the developer add recursive search through subdirectories.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

2 stars

"I can't see a purpose to it"

September 27, 2010  |  By cjard

 |  Version: Cover Art Downloader 1.1

Pros

I'm sure it works, thoguh I stopped at the "Select Files..." stage

Cons

Can only pick one directory to search, doesnt look through subdirectories. It's not as usable as the itunes covert art importer, and that's what I was hoping it would replace

Summary

iTunes organises a various artists album of 40 tracks into 40 different folders. Putting cover art in them all using this utility would hence take approximately 40 times longer than the proces in itunes which is:
Switch to album view
Click album
Find image on web using web browser
Copy image
Paste into artwork area in itunes
40 tracks are updated


The creators of this software need to take a look at the functionality it offers; it's superceded by most media library aware music players

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

1 stars

"It Simply Sucks!"

December 10, 2008  |  By divyanshuduttaroy

 |  Version: Cover Art Downloader 1.1

Pros

Absolutely None!

Cons

Everything!

Summary

Use CD Art Display

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

1 stars

"No Longer works here either!"

September 10, 2008  |  By SpeaksHisMind

 |  Version: Cover Art Downloader 1.1

Pros

Sounded like a good idea,add album art. That would be great when playing music on my laptop at a party!

Cons

Error Message that shows up is this:
An error was encountered while attempting to download images from Amazon.
Error:The request failed with HTTP status 410: Gone.

Summary

Program simply does not work anymore. I'm going to try the search on Yahoo as recommended before me.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

1 stars

"No longer works"

July 23, 2008

 |  Version: Cover Art Downloader 1.1

Pros

Would be very nice if it worked.

Cons

It doesn't work because it uses only one service to grab cover art from and it seems that the service at Amazon doesn't exist anymore. So, the program can no longer search for the cover art and it just doesn't work.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

1 stars

"No Longer Works?"

July 03, 2008  |  By jacobm

 |  Version: Cover Art Downloader 1.1

Cons

Could no longer find any art at all.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

3 stars

"Does what it says on the tin!"

November 11, 2007  |  By wotchablighty

 |  Version: Cover Art Downloader 1.1

Pros

I like the way it just did it! No messing - easy to understand.

Cons

I didn't like the fact that it referred me to the installation folder for the help file and it wasn't there. Hence I'm uncertain as to what some buttons do. This doesn't detract from the fact that it does what it says.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

1 stars

"Doesn't work"

November 01, 2005  |  By Sumerah

 |  Version: Cover Art Downloader 1.1

Cons

I installed the program succesfully, but when I open the program it stops running and gives me this error: "The application failed to initialize properly". My Windows XP is healthy.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

2 stars

"Poor Customer Service!!! Do not purchase!!!"

August 11, 2005  |  By kingmb

 |  Version: Cover Art Downloader 1.1

Pros

Software easy to use, simple. Liked the ability to choose which cover art to use, unlike Fixtunes which you cannot change easily.

Cons

Better free alternatives out there. I purchased the software and was told in 24 hours I would receive info on how to register. Eight days later, no response to 3 e-mails. Was refunded promptly when a complaint was filed with Paypal, however. Search for Album Cover Art Downloader instead on Yahoo, it's the first link. It's free and it is better.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

Results 1–10 of 13

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Cover Art Downloader
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update your review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

 
see all reviews +

Full Specifications

+
General
Publisher White Bolt Software
Publisher web site http://www.white-bolt.com
Release Date November 26, 2004
Date Added November 26, 2004
Version 1.1
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 98
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server, .NET Framework 1.1
Download Information
File Size 958.47KB
File Name setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 65,954
Downloads Last Week 16
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 50-save trial
Price $9.99

Previous Versions:

Add to my list Report a problem
 
read more +

More Products to Consider

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for Cover Art Downloader

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK