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Sticky Cover for Rainmeter - Spotify Album Art by TimoBRL Sticky Cover for Rainmeter - Spotify Album Art by TimoBRL
My second Rainmeter skin.
I was kinda disappointed by the lack of Rainmeter skins with full Spotify support. After looking at the code of Small Spotify With AlbumArt by ~JLundberg , I realized more could be done with some modifications.
Therefore, I decided to port the beautiful Sticky Cover for CAD by ~derrington12.

The skin uses the NowPlaying plugin to retrieve the artist and title of the current track, and the WebParser plugin to retrieve the album name and cover art.
I also included a simple start/stop button by clicking on the cover art.

Credits for the original Lua script go to ~Kaelri who first published it on the rainmeter forums.
Credits for the "no_cover image" go to ~stainless2.
The wallpaper is Waves HD Wallpaper.


Compliments, critiques, questions, or requests for improvement can be posted in the comments.

:+fav: if you like.

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Minor update
v1.1 -- 01/nov/'12
- Improved the play/pause art and added more substitutes.
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Minor update
v1.2 -- 01/nov/'12
- Fixed bug caused by last update.
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:iconrobbansj:
robbansj Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Great skin but yeah for some reason i cant get the album name and album art to show up. I have tried restarting it multiple times but with no luck. I am getting error messages with the message saying "WebParser: RegExp matching error (-1)"

Im also using the 3.1 version of rainmeter and 1.2 of the skin.
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:icontoasterpastries:
toasterpastries Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
This is great, thanks for your work!
I don't really need the Play/Pause functionality since I almost always use keyboard keys for that, so I was wondering how to go about changing the functionality of clicking the album art to launching the full Spotify app instead.

OR if there is an API hook to get the same dialog options as right-clicking a song in Spotify (save, add to.., share, etc.), that would be amazing. I'm going to dig into that and see what I can find out, if you have any advice it would be appreciated. If I figure it out, I'll send it your way.

Thanks again!
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:iconjjoosstt10:
jjoosstt10 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Spotify does only send the basic song information the the computer, so thats why the album art won't show up.
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:iconcitizenerased85:
citizenerased85 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
how can i make it work with itunes?
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:iconekiwaroke:
ekiwaroke Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
It's a great idea, but I think if the info for album and album cover were obtained from spotify's api instead of last.fm, it would give more accurate data. Also, having issues with characters showing up in the variables, like or . 
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:iconekiwaroke:
ekiwaroke Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
This is awesome! Thanks for this! 
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:iconmyssham:
Myssham Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For some reason it wont let me move it to the left of my screen, it stops around 1/3 the way in from the left....
anyway i can fix this?

attached a pic so you can see where it stops. Also the border on the right of it is a little large also so I cannot put it quite as right as I want to either.

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:iconanamikagrey:
AnamikaGrey Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Same issue. No idea how to fix so far.
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:iconridkurn:
RidKurn Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Right click > setting > uncheck keep on screen. Hope this help
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:iconanamikagrey:
AnamikaGrey Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Oh, thank you! Totally worked. :3
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:iconridkurn:
RidKurn Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
yep NP :)
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:iconmeapo13:
meapo13 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job!
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:iconidolhandz:
idolhandz Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
I'm getting the same issue where album name & art isn't coming up.  I tried reloading rainmeter a few times and restarting the PC.
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:iconjjoosstt10:
jjoosstt10 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Spotify does only send the basic song information the the computer, so thats why the album art won't show up.

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:iconroennev:
roennev Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
always says Unknown album and never loads cover art
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:iconroennev:
roennev Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Nvm, just started working :P
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:icondarkpatriotsniper:
DarkPatriotSniper Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Running Rainmeter Beta 3.0, Currently no cover art.
Otherwise looks and works great
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:icondarkpatriotsniper:
DarkPatriotSniper Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
moments after posting this the art kicked in, Ignore me XD

Again looks awesome, thankyou!!
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:iconsamirahhh:
samirahhh Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Thanks! After some tweaking and fixing, I finally got it the way I wanted it to look! :D The album art kept glitching, but I restarted Rainmeter and it worked just fine. Only suggestion is for previous/next buttons. My desktop is linked below! :)


I'm extremely happy with this skin. 
Hug 
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:iconriziger:
riziger Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Looks great. Would be awesome if you made a mirrored version. Text on the right instead of left.
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:iconmrqfish:
Mrqfish Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
The album art does not show for me:(
I'm from Poland, using Rainmeter beta 3.0.
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:iconmrqfish:
Mrqfish Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Nevermind ;) Just needed to relaunch Rainmeter :D

AWESOME WORK!
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:iconkizzuna:
kizZuna Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
I really like this skin :D but uhm is there a way to actually connect the album and image thing with the actual player and not online?
also,why won't it let me drag it to the left side of my desktop? ):
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:iconukaszxx:
ukaszxx Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Sice i changed my main music player from iTunes (I'm Windows 8 user) to Spotify and started using Rainmeter again I wanted nice skin player for it. YOUR IS THE BEST AND AWESOME :D. But there is lack of one function that is pain in my arse. There are no buttons for NEXT/PREV song. Could you do something about that? If you add them it will be awesome! BTW here is my desktop screen [link]
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goblinant Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
No album art or album name :(

Getting WebParser.dll: (1493) The operation timed out (ErrorCode=12002) in log.

Will be great when this is working, love the look and feel of the 'sticky'

Thanks,

Antony
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:icontimobrl:
TimoBRL Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
It's working fine for me. Try the fix I've also recommended for ~spotifydude, some comments above.
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:iconcitizenerased85:
citizenerased85 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
love it! but doesn't show the album art or info on the latest rainmeter beta
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:icontimobrl:
TimoBRL Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Thanks for the compliment. :)
Just tested it, and works fine for me on 2.5 Revision 1781.
Try the fix I've also recommended for ~spotifydude, some comments above.
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:iconvblst:
vblst Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
hi m8, thank you for the beautiful skin. I wonder how can I limit the track name length i.e. limit it to display only a number of characters?
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:icontimobrl:
TimoBRL Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Thanks for the compliment, and sorry for the slow reaction. Study's keeping me busy.
Regarding your question: There is a way to do this, but I've never tested it.
In the .ini file, the width and height need to be defined, and clipstring needs to be turned on.
Width should be whatever you like
Height should be about the fontsize * ~1.7

So in short, if you want the width to be 200 pixels, add this to the bottom of the relevant meters.
[MeterTrack]
(...)
clipstring=1
w=200
h=24


[MeterArtist]
(...)
clipstring=1
w=200
h=21

[MeterAlbum]
(...)
clipstring=1
w=200
h=20

Hope this helps you. :)
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:iconssnnzz:
ssnnzz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student General Artist
love that song <3
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:icontimobrl:
TimoBRL Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
I agree. :thumbsup: :stereo:
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:iconmiguelpppires:
miguelpppires Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i cant use it... when i click it nothin happens... i looked for the player variable in the html and i havent found it... im using itunes, i have the beta 2.5 version
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:iconmiguelpppires:
miguelpppires Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i really want this to work, cause its the best payer i've seen
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:iconmiguelpppires:
miguelpppires Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Got it to work with itunes, but no album cover
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:icontimobrl:
TimoBRL Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Here you go: the iTunes version :).

I'll include it in update 1.3, but kind of busy at the moment.
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:iconmiguelpppires:
miguelpppires Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you:)
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:iconzixxzack:
ZixxZack Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
why i can't install this ??
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:icontimobrl:
TimoBRL Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
You are the first one reporting this, so the problem is probably on your side. Make sure you have at least installed version 2.4 of Rainmeter.
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:iconspotifydude:
spotifydude Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
hey what's up. I installed this, and i still dont get the spotify album cover or album name

how can i fix this.


[link]

please help
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:icontimobrl:
TimoBRL Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
I assume that you're using the latest version of both Rainmeter and my skin? If not, first update to the latest versions.

That being said, sometimes the same thing is happening to me: the skin is not showing the art, even though all measures appear to work. This could be due to two things. An error in the last.fm api (that which delivers the album cover and name) or an error in the Rainmeter program.

A simple fix to this seems to be exiting and restarting rainmeter.exe a couple of times (shouldn't take more than three tries), although this is ofcourse no permafix.
I've got exams coming up, but I'll definitely look into this when I've got more time.

I hope you will enjoy using this skin. :)
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:iconjoergermeister:
Joergermeister Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Great stuff, many thanks for sharing :thumbsup:
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:icontimobrl:
TimoBRL Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
You're welcome, and thanks for the comment and the :+fav:. :)
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