After some imports, I had to download/replace some of my cover images so I used the following command to embed the new art (as per the docs):
beet -vv fetchart ^art_source:filesystem
This resulted in the following error:
fetchart: Randy Newman - Sail Away: has album art Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/beet", line 11, in <module> load_entry_point('beets==1.4.8', 'console_scripts', 'beet')() File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/beets/ui/__init__.py", line 1266, in main _raw_main(args) File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/beets/ui/__init__.py", line 1253, in _raw_main subcommand.func(lib, suboptions, subargs) File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/beetsplug/fetchart.py", line 896, in func opts.quiet) File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/beetsplug/fetchart.py", line 950, in batch_fetch_art local_paths = None if force else [album.path] File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/beets/dbcore/db.py", line 465, in __getattr__ return self[key] File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/beets/dbcore/db.py", line 354, in __getitem__ return getters[key](self) File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/beets/library.py", line 1101, in item_dir raise ValueError(u'empty album') ValueError: empty album
After some Googling, I found the following bug report which seems to match my problem:
I’ve noticed that beets iterates though albums/artists alphabetically so I was able to determine the album that triggers the error.
# beet list -a | grep Newsboys Newsboys - Adoration: The Worship Album
I can confirm that this album is NOT in my filesystem. I recall deleting it after importing it (and running beet update to remove it). Regardless, I tried to delete it with the following command:
/config # beet -vv remove album:Adoration user configuration: /config/config.yaml data directory: /config plugin paths: Sending event: pluginload inline: adding item field multidisc library database: /config/library.db library directory: /music Sending event: library_opened error: No matching items found.
So it appears that this album is in the beets database, but I am unable to delete it. Any ideas on how to fix this without having to recreate the database? Following is my version info and stats:
# beet version beets version 1.4.8 Python version 3.6.8 plugins: acousticbrainz, chroma, convert, discogs, duplicates, edit, embedart, fetchart, ftintitle, inline, lastgenre, lyrics, missing, permissions, replaygain, scrub, the, zero # beet stats -e Tracks: 36621 Total time: 14.6 weeks (8827724.74 seconds) Total size: 310.3 GiB (333227998055 bytes) Artists: 5432 Albums: 1508 Album artists: 293