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jboeddeker@web.de
2005-06-05, 09:25
hi.

i just discovered that there are more covers displayed in my slimserver
than i did download. Is slimserver downloading the cover from somwhere?

i am running slimserver 6.02 on freebsd 5.3.

thanks for the info.

Joachim

Jacob Potter
2005-06-05, 10:07
On 6/5/05, jboeddeker (AT) web (DOT) de <jboeddeker (AT) web (DOT) de> wrote:
> i just discovered that there are more covers displayed in my slimserver
> than i did download. Is slimserver downloading the cover from somwhere?

No, although some MP3s have the cover art embedded in the ID3 tag of
the song file itself. That could explain the extras.

- Jacob

jboeddeker@web.de
2005-06-05, 13:01
Jacob Potter schrieb:

>On 6/5/05, jboeddeker (AT) web (DOT) de <jboeddeker (AT) web (DOT) de> wrote:
>
>
>>i just discovered that there are more covers displayed in my slimserver
>>than i did download. Is slimserver downloading the cover from somwhere?
>>
>>
>
>No, although some MP3s have the cover art embedded in the ID3 tag of
>the song file itself. That could explain the extras.
>
>
Thanks for the info, although this is strange. Because the extra covers
are not for downloaded mp3s, but for the albums i converted from my own
CDs. And i do definately not know how to embed cover art in the tag...

I am somehow confused now.

Joachim

mherger
2005-06-05, 13:26
> Thanks for the info, although this is strange. Because the extra covers
> are not for downloaded mp3s, but for the albums i converted from my own
> CDs. And i do definately not know how to embed cover art in the tag...

Many ripping programs will do this automatically for you.

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scalesr1
2005-06-05, 13:56
Well, the only cover art that I have is for my own CD's that I have
converted. I used MusicMatch Jukebox software which also did the tagging so
I would guess that this is where the cover art was added to the ripped music
files.

I have looked around today and found a couple of tools for adding cover art
to your existing MP3 database (subject to the quality of your tags).

I'll let you know how I get on if it helps.

Kind regards

Richard


-----Original Message-----
From: jboeddeker (AT) web (DOT) de [mailto:jboeddeker (AT) web (DOT) de]
Sent: 05 June 2005 21:02
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: Re: [slim] Does Slimserver download cover?

Jacob Potter schrieb:

>On 6/5/05, jboeddeker (AT) web (DOT) de <jboeddeker (AT) web (DOT) de> wrote:
>
>
>>i just discovered that there are more covers displayed in my slimserver
>>than i did download. Is slimserver downloading the cover from somwhere?
>>
>>
>
>No, although some MP3s have the cover art embedded in the ID3 tag of
>the song file itself. That could explain the extras.
>
>
Thanks for the info, although this is strange. Because the extra covers
are not for downloaded mp3s, but for the albums i converted from my own
CDs. And i do definately not know how to embed cover art in the tag...

I am somehow confused now.

Joachim

Bustofa
2005-06-06, 05:11
I am similarly puzzled by the appearance of cover art for some, and only some, of my own ripped CDs. Like others I am also confused.
Michael's explanation seems logical but I am using EAC and I didn't think that it downloaded cover art.
I already have a comprehensive set of cover art linked to a separate CD database but the images are large; full-sized. I would appreciate hearing how Richard gets on and from anyone else who can offer advice on how I could link my MP3 albums into my existing collection of album art - without copying images.

Regards

Chris

scalesr1
2005-06-06, 05:46
The first one I tried is from here.

http://louhi.kempele.fi/~skyostil/projects/albumart/dist/


I have only tried it briefly but it seemed to work well, I admit that it
only had to process a handful of files but the option seem to exist for
writing the image into the MP3 data and/or adding them as folder.jpg into
the same folder as the MP3 data.

As soon as I get my music migrated to a new server I will test it out on a
larger selection!


This one requires the .NET framework installing first.

http://str8dog.com/archive/2004/06/23/1232.aspx

Not tried yet but will report back when I have.

Kind regards

Richard




-----Original Message-----
From: Bustofa [mailto:Bustofa.1q7f30 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com]
Sent: 06 June 2005 13:12
To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
Subject: [slim] Re: Does Slimserver download cover?


I am similarly puzzled by the appearance of cover art for some, and only
some, of my own ripped CDs. Like others I am also confused.
Michael's explanation seems logical but I am using EAC and I didn't
think that it downloaded cover art.
I already have a comprehensive set of cover art linked to a separate CD
database but the images are large; full-sized. I would appreciate
hearing how Richard gets on and from anyone else who can offer advice
on how I could link my MP3 albums into my existing collection of album
art - without copying images.

Regards

Chris


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Bustofa