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Craig, James (IT)
2006-12-29, 07:30
There's a bug open for this
http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=4180
But I don't think there's been much progress.

I searched around last week and there still doesn't seem to be any
documentation anywhere of how to link a track to an art file using only
what's in the library xml.
I doubt Apple are going to provide any but I'm surprised no-one else has
figured it out yet!
And I still don't know how to easily view the .itc file content on
Windows or I'd have a look.

It is a shame because I now have artwork for almost all my music but can
see none of it in SlimServer!


James
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MelonMonkey
2006-12-30, 12:16
Why don't you just imbed the artwork into your tracks? That way it's portable, perdiod.

Also, there's nothing extremely cryptic about the way iTunes is storing its album art. It keeps it all as plain image file in a folder. Sure, the filenames don't make much sense to the naken eye, but it wouldn't take more than an afternoon or two to figure out the relationship of those files to their parent tracks for anyone truly interested.

This topic has come up many (many) times. There another thread posted within a day of this one with the exact same subject ion this very forum.

The solution has been posted, but you probaby can't find it due to the inability of Search in this BBS software to find anything.

Original concet for imbedding iTunes downloaded artwork:

http://twistedmelon.com/blog/sep2006.html#09230601

AppleScript to do exactly the same thing to the currently selected tracks (ispired by above):

http://nslog.com/archives/2006/09/24/itunes_artwork_in_id3.php

tomjtx
2006-12-30, 12:40
Buy "cover scout" from equinux.com

It will autimatically embed the art so you can see it in slimserver