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Nick Walker
2003-12-16, 00:04
I am considering using the cover art feature with the fishbone skin. I have
a few questions I could do with a little help on.

1. When I place a file in the directory called cover.jpg it is displayed in
the right pane in a thumbnail format near the song info etc and when I
browse the album its is shown above the track info in the left pane. The
image shown in the left pane is very large and can only be seen by scrolling
around in the left pane. Is there a way to stop this ?

2. Can the image in the left pane be switched off altogether and still get
the thumbnail view in the player in the right pane ?

3. When you specify different filename in the server/interface what to the
two settings effect, ie where and when are the specified images shown.

4. When I placed the cover art in the tag file it introduced a delay when
moving between the tracks, is this down to the size of the cover art file
placed in the tag - approx 1.2Mb


Amy help would be appreciated.

... nick

kdf
2003-12-16, 00:51
Quoting Nick Walker <nickwalker911 (AT) hotmail (DOT) com>:

> I am considering using the cover art feature with the fishbone skin. I have
> a few questions I could do with a little help on.
>
> 1. When I place a file in the directory called cover.jpg it is displayed in
> the right pane in a thumbnail format near the song info etc and when I
> browse the album its is shown above the track info in the left pane. The
> image shown in the left pane is very large and can only be seen by scrolling
> around in the left pane. Is there a way to stop this ?

not currently. The left side, for song info, shows the image as natural size.
It was created based on my setup, which sometimes only had small images which
looked awful when scaled. you can edit browseID3.html and songinfo.html and put
the width="200" modifier in the href for the cover.jpg. That, or resize your
cover.jpg and save it as smallcover.jpg, then enter smallcover.jpg in the
settings. Thus, when the smallcover.jpg does exist, the skin will load that
instead of the cover.jpg. I can't recall it the server setting overrides the
ID3 tag, however.

>
> 2. Can the image in the left pane be switched off altogether and still get
> the thumbnail view in the player in the right pane ?

if you customise the skin, yes. edit Fishbone/songinfo.html and remove the href
that includes cover.jpg

>
> 3. When you specify different filename in the server/interface what to the
> two settings effect, ie where and when are the specified images shown.

I know of now current skin that uses both thumb.jpg and cover.jpg. Currently
Fishbone only uses the cover.jpg setting, which is sized to 100 in the status
pane, and left unscaled in the browser pane.

>
> 4. When I placed the cover art in the tag file it introduced a delay when
> moving between the tracks, is this down to the size of the cover art file
> placed in the tag - approx 1.2Mb

erk...that's huge. It is probably a slight delay caused by the server having to
read though so much extra data which is not meant for playback.

-kdf