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tobyjug05
2005-04-12, 00:42
Maybe someone can help me with this problem. I have done a search of the FAQ and this forum but can't find an answer to this question. When browsing by album using the handheld skin on a PDA, when selecting an album, the cover art, when present, is displayed at whatever size it happens to be, so it can be the size of a postahe stamp or you can only see the top left hand corner. Is there any setting that can set the cover art to always display at 100x100 or 175x175.

Thanks

mherger
2005-04-12, 00:56
On Tue, 12 Apr 2005 00:42:43 -0700, tobyjug05
<tobyjug05.1nd7wz (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:

> Maybe someone can help me with this problem. I have done a search of the
> FAQ and this forum but can't find an answer to this question. When
> browsing by album using the handheld skin on a PDA, when selecting an
> album, the cover art, when present, is displayed at whatever size it
> happens to be, so it can be the size of a postahe stamp or you can only
> see the top left hand corner. Is there any setting that can set the
> cover art to always display at 100x100 or 175x175.

There's no user configurable setting, except if you know a little bit
html: edit HTML/Handheld/browsedb.html. You'll find the following lines:

[% IF coverArt %]
<p><a href="/music/[% coverArt %]/cover.jpg" target="cover"><img
src="/music/[% coverArt %]/thumb.jpg"></a></p>
[% END %]

Change this to something like this:

<p><a href="/music/[% coverArt %]/cover.jpg" target="cover"><img
src="/music/[% coverArt %]/thumb.jpg" width="175" height="175"></a></p>
> </a></p>

This will fix the size to 175 pixel (even if the ratio of the original
file is different).

The Handheld skin is using the thumb.jpg, if available. I've therefore
started to have two artwork files per album: thumb.* (about 120x120) and
cover.*.

There's a script around which will automatically download them from amazon
(http://www.pfarrell.com/music/slimserver/slimsoftware.html). I've never
tried it, though.

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tobyjug05
2005-04-12, 01:21
On Tue, 12 Apr 2005 00:42:43 -0700, tobyjug05
<tobyjug05.1nd7wz (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:

> Maybe someone can help me with this problem. I have done a search of the
> FAQ and this forum but can't find an answer to this question. When
> browsing by album using the handheld skin on a PDA, when selecting an
> album, the cover art, when present, is displayed at whatever size it
> happens to be, so it can be the size of a postahe stamp or you can only
> see the top left hand corner. Is there any setting that can set the
> cover art to always display at 100x100 or 175x175.

There's no user configurable setting, except if you know a little bit
html: edit HTML/Handheld/browsedb.html. You'll find the following lines:

[% IF coverArt %]
<p><a href="/music/[% coverArt %]/cover.jpg" target="cover"><img
src="/music/[% coverArt %]/thumb.jpg"></a></p>
[% END %]

Change this to something like this:

<p><a href="/music/[% coverArt %]/cover.jpg" target="cover"><img
src="/music/[% coverArt %]/thumb.jpg" width="175" height="175"></a></p>
> </a></p>

This will fix the size to 175 pixel (even if the ratio of the original
file is different).

The Handheld skin is using the thumb.jpg, if available. I've therefore
started to have two artwork files per album: thumb.* (about 120x120) and
cover.*.

There's a script around which will automatically download them from amazon
(http://www.pfarrell.com/music/slimserver/slimsoftware.html). I've never
tried it, though.

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Thanks Michael,

From what you have said your fix will only work if there are separate image files. However the images I'm displaying come from the tag info on the actual Apple Lossless music files. Is there a fix for this.

Thanks

mherger
2005-04-12, 01:28
On Tue, 12 Apr 2005 01:21:33 -0700, tobyjug05
<tobyjug05.1nd9rn (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:

[..]
>> There's no user configurable setting, except if you know a little bit
>>
>> html: edit HTML/Handheld/browsedb.html. You'll find the following
>> lines:
>>
>> [% IF coverArt %]
>> <p><a href="/music/[% coverArt %]/cover.jpg" target="cover"><img
>> src="/music/[% coverArt %]/thumb.jpg"></a></p>
>> [% END %]
>>
>> Change this to something like this:
>>
>> <p><a href="/music/[% coverArt %]/cover.jpg" target="cover"><img
>> src="/music/[% coverArt %]/thumb.jpg" width="175"
>> height="175"></a></p>
>> > </a></p>
>>
>> This will fix the size to 175 pixel (even if the ratio of the original
>>
>> file is different).
>>
>> The Handheld skin is using the thumb.jpg, if available. I've therefore
>>
>> started to have two artwork files per album: thumb.* (about 120x120)
>> and
>> cover.*.
>>
>> There's a script around which will automatically download them from
>> amazon
>> (http://www.pfarrell.com/music/slimserver/slimsoftware.html). I've
>> never
>> tried it, though.
>
> From what you have said your fix will only work if there are separate
> image files. However the images I'm displaying come from the tag info
> on the actual Apple Lossless music files. Is there a fix for this.

What happens, if you still put a small cover.jpg into the album's folder?

But editing the html template is fairly simple. And if you backup the file
before changing it you don't risk a lot ;-)

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tobyjug05
2005-04-12, 01:54
OK I'll take your point. Its just that I've got over 600 albums and am using iTunes, so this adds quite a lot of work and another level of complexity.
Instead of just adding the new album to iTunes and attaching the cover art, I'll then have to save a copy of the cover art in the album directory. I suppose it's not too much work appart from the 600 already existing.

Thanks for your help.

mherger
2005-04-12, 02:01
On Tue, 12 Apr 2005 01:54:19 -0700, tobyjug05
<tobyjug05.1ndb5n (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:

> OK I'll take your point. Its just that I've got over 600 albums and am
> using iTunes, so this adds quite a lot of work and another level of
> complexity.
> Instead of just adding the new album to iTunes and attaching the cover
> art, I'll then have to save a copy of the cover art in the album
> directory. I suppose it's not too much work appart from the 600 already
> existing.

There's still the option to edit the HTML template.

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Jack Coates
2005-04-12, 06:14
tobyjug05 wrote:
> OK I'll take your point. Its just that I've got over 600 albums and am
> using iTunes, so this adds quite a lot of work and another level of
> complexity.
> Instead of just adding the new album to iTunes and attaching the cover
> art, I'll then have to save a copy of the cover art in the album
> directory. I suppose it's not too much work appart from the 600 already
> existing.
>
> Thanks for your help.
>
>

look on the plugins page, there are at least two scripts for
automatically doing this for you via Amazon.

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tobyjug05
2005-04-13, 03:19
I edited the HTML file last night and the page is now working exactly how I wanted.

Thanks for your help.

Peter