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tyler_durden
2007-01-24, 19:00
Is there wiki entry telling how-to set up cover art?

I am trying to use the touch-screen interface to slimserver. What size files should I use (I see a lot of 300x300 files can be DL'd easily), what size should thumbnails be, and art file naming (are there any wildcards, or does the art file name has to be set to one specific name everywhere?

My albums are broken into separate flac files and stored in folders named by album title, so I'd like to have one cover art file per folder/album. I don't think I want to embed the cover art in the flac files.

Thanks,

TD

jeffmeh
2007-01-24, 19:34
Have you tried just putting a cover.jpg file in each folder. That seems to work.

Skunk
2007-01-24, 21:55
There is an informative Wiki that explains resizing in-depth:
http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?AlbumArtwork

A couple more threads with tools listed:
http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=31209
http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=28466

I personally use Media Monkey, if only for the cover.jpg fetching. It's a windows thing though.

Gimp is a good open source raster image editing app, should you need one for cleaning up scans of your more obscure titles.

tyler_durden
2007-01-24, 23:57
That's the sort of stuff I was looking for. Thanks!

TD

TCM
2007-01-25, 01:19
A good tool for getting album art is in my opinion

Album Art Aggregator (http://forums.slimdevices.com/showpost.php?p=144545&postcount=4)

bergek
2007-01-25, 14:53
Personally I have found that automatic downloading of cover art works fine most of the time but for some records it is almost impossible to find a decent image.

As I wanted perfect rips with EAC/FLAC I felt that the quality of the online images was just not up to standard. Instead I have gone back to doing it the manual way, scanning all my covers and storing a JPEG of size 1080x1080 in the same folder as the music. I then use the attached perl script to automatically create resized copies of sizes 100x100 and 300x300 pixels. The bigger image size big was selected for future solutions that will hopefully allow full-screen cover visualisation on HD TVs.

I run it on Linux but I assume it could run on Windows as well with minor modifications.

Sounds complex but it was actually much quicker than the ripping part.