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DougP
2006-08-07, 14:13
Hi All,

I use Music Collectorz (www.collectorz.com) to catalogue my CDs (some 1300). This app has already downloaded CD album covers for it's own use and I would like to use the covers for Slimserver. Trouble is the names are not complete and have names like:

HeavyWeatherWeatherReport54072_f
FeversAndMirrorsBrightEy53882_f

As you can see it drops some characters and has random numbers.
Anybody advise how to use these files within slimserver config? And will 1300 covers really slow the server down (I have XP with 1G RAM, and not much else really using the PC).

Thanks,
Doug

JJZolx
2006-08-07, 14:43
Hi All,

I use Music Collectorz (www.collectorz.com) to catalogue my CDs (some 1300). This app has already downloaded CD album covers for it's own use and I would like to use the covers for Slimserver. Trouble is the names are not complete and have names like:

HeavyWeatherWeatherReport54072_f
FeversAndMirrorsBrightEy53882_f

As you can see it drops some characters and has random numbers.
Anybody advise how to use these files within slimserver config? And will 1300 covers really slow the server down (I have XP with 1G RAM, and not much else really using the PC).There's no way to get SlimServer to recognize these as track/album artwork. If you have your library organized into one album per folder, then you'd rename or copy them all to files named either 'cover.jpg' or 'folder.jpg'.

There are some slight speed penalties associated with using cover art, but I wouldn't worry about them unless your server is quite slow. First, the server has to catalog the artwork when it scans your library. Second, the artwork (in version 6.5, which is due out shortly) is resized by the server to generate the smaller thumbnails that you see in the gallery views. Lastly, when the artwork is available, particularly in those gallery views, it has to be served up by the server to render a web page. On a relateively fast local network that last point shouldn't be an issue.