AlexVallat - 2011-10-25

By design, Album Art Downloader will simultaneously search all selected sources. Each source individually will only make a single request at a time, though.

To limit the number of simultaneous requests, select fewer sources. You might also choose to have many sources selected, but have only a few of them set as "Search First", that way the others will only be searched if the first ones found no results. (https://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/album-art/index.php?title=Search_First)

If it isn't simultaneous requests that are the problem, but the total number of requests, then as well (or instead of) selecting fewer scripts, you could also limit the number of results each script is allowed to return. This will reduce the number of requests made to download thumbnails. (https://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/album-art/index.php?title=The_Sources_List)

Finally, if you have automatic downloading of full sized images turned on, then try setting that to Never. That will also reduce the number of requests made, as it won't be downloading full sized images for all results.

I hope this helps.

Alex