read what I said, again.
The EMI uses Windows Media Services to identify _DISCS_ ... NOT AMAZON.
And actually EMI works very damned well. Put in a disc to see what i mean.
When I was testing the 7.10Release (which I'm running now with great success), I grabbed some of my store bought DVD's and inserted them into a MD.
It came up and started playing the DVD... I click the green media button to bring up the menu (or F7 on keyboard) and told it to copy the DVD. When it was done everything was packaged up nicely for me, including cover art and attributes.
To me, the EMI thing worked perfectly.
I haven't ripped a music CD as I've already done them long ago using Windows Media Player and have dumped my music collection into the system. I really don't care about cover art on my music collection, I usually just hit Play All, then Random and pay no attention to the monitor/tv.
I've also found that adding my own cover art (to videos), when amazon lookup doesn't work, quite easy.
I just open up another tab in my web browser and go to imdb and search for whatever, then bring up the cover art, right click on it, copy location, and paste that into the LMCE web page (under Files & Media > Media & Files Sync). I find it quite easy to add performers or the long synopsis when needed too.
I find this very simple to do. Amazon doesn't miss much from my collection, but when it does, it just pop open a browser tab, get the info, paste it into LMCE admin. Can't get much easier than that to me!?
If you want a thumbnail directly from your video, while it's playing you can bring up the menu with the green media button or F7 keyboard and click on the Thumbnail option at whatever point you want to grab an image. Again, it's so simple.
Granted, if you dump in a large collection of music or video and then want to auto populate the database with all your cover art and attributes automatically, that's a different story.
There are plenty of scripts available from the MythTV project that do that... I would look into seeing if those scripts are compatible with LMCE and if not, perhaps trying to fine tune them for use here.