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Tom Wynne
2004-03-09, 15:01
More info - tried another skin (Touch) and the same behaviour occurs. Let
me know if I can provide more information (or if it's intended to work this
way!)

Thanks,

Tom

Brendan Donohoe
2004-03-12, 08:53
I just noticed that the Browse Artwork feature doesn't see artwork
stored in AAC files. Any plans to add that ability?

Brendan

kdf
2004-03-12, 10:24
Quoting Brendan Donohoe <brendan (AT) peacedividend (DOT) com>:

> I just noticed that the Browse Artwork feature doesn't see artwork
> stored in AAC files. Any plans to add that ability?
>
> Brendan

This should already be supported in 5.1.1. What tool was used to add the
artwork? Would you be able to make a sample file available for download so
that I can try it out?

-kdf

Brendan Donohoe
2004-03-12, 22:36
On Mar 12, 2004, at 9:24 AM, kdf wrote:

>> I just noticed that the Browse Artwork feature doesn't see artwork
>> stored in AAC files. Any plans to add that ability?
>
> This should already be supported in 5.1.1. What tool was used to add
> the
> artwork? Would you be able to make a sample file available for
> download so
> that I can try it out?

I used iTunes to add the artwork. Actually I used an AppleScript, but
it was driving iTunes. Here's a sample file:

<http://spazmo.peacedividend.com/Bosco's%20Disposable%20Driver.m4a>

Brendan

kdf
2004-03-12, 23:16
Quoting Brendan Donohoe <brendan (AT) peacedividend (DOT) com>:

> On Mar 12, 2004, at 9:24 AM, kdf wrote:
>
> >> I just noticed that the Browse Artwork feature doesn't see artwork
> >> stored in AAC files. Any plans to add that ability?
> >
> > This should already be supported in 5.1.1. What tool was used to add
> > the
> > artwork? Would you be able to make a sample file available for
> > download so
> > that I can try it out?
>
> I used iTunes to add the artwork. Actually I used an AppleScript, but
> it was driving iTunes. Here's a sample file:
>
> <http://spazmo.peacedividend.com/Bosco's%20Disposable%20Driver.m4a>
>

I'm guessing this isn't id3 tagged then. What format was the image before you
added it? I can see the image in iTunes, but slimserver isn't finding
anything...yet.

-kdf

Brendan Donohoe
2004-03-14, 02:07
On Mar 12, 2004, at 10:16 PM, kdf wrote:

>>>> I just noticed that the Browse Artwork feature doesn't see artwork
>>>> stored in AAC files. Any plans to add that ability?
>>>
>>> This should already be supported in 5.1.1. What tool was used to add
>>> the artwork? Would you be able to make a sample file available for
>>> download so that I can try it out?
>>
>> I used iTunes to add the artwork. Actually I used an AppleScript, but
>> it was driving iTunes. Here's a sample file:
>
> I'm guessing this isn't id3 tagged then. What format was the image
> before you
> added it? I can see the image in iTunes, but slimserver isn't finding
> anything...yet.

The image came off a website as a jpeg, but I believe the script uses
QuickTime to copy the image and then pastes it into iTunes. I don't
know what format the clipboard is using. Once upon a time, I would
have guessed PICT, but now I don't know. PDF?

I tried dragging the jpeg directly into iTunes as well, but so far,
that doesn't seem to have had any effect.

Brendan

kdf
2004-03-14, 02:22
Quoting Brendan Donohoe <brendan (AT) peacedividend (DOT) com>:

> On Mar 12, 2004, at 10:16 PM, kdf wrote:
>
> >>>> I just noticed that the Browse Artwork feature doesn't see artwork
> >>>> stored in AAC files. Any plans to add that ability?
> >>>
> >>> This should already be supported in 5.1.1. What tool was used to add
> >>> the artwork? Would you be able to make a sample file available for
> >>> download so that I can try it out?
> >>
> >> I used iTunes to add the artwork. Actually I used an AppleScript, but
> >> it was driving iTunes. Here's a sample file:
> >
> > I'm guessing this isn't id3 tagged then. What format was the image
> > before you
> > added it? I can see the image in iTunes, but slimserver isn't finding
> > anything...yet.
>
> The image came off a website as a jpeg, but I believe the script uses
> QuickTime to copy the image and then pastes it into iTunes. I don't
> know what format the clipboard is using. Once upon a time, I would
> have guessed PICT, but now I don't know. PDF?
>
> I tried dragging the jpeg directly into iTunes as well, but so far,
> that doesn't seem to have had any effect.
>
It turns out that tags within AAC files are a proprietary format. They are not
extracted by slimserver, thus no artwork. itunes provides track/artist/album
info, but no artwork. There is some chance it could be figured out eventually,
but for now the solution would be to place the jpg into the same directory as
the aac file as cover.jpg, or if you have many files in teh same dir, you can
use the server settings and enter %ARTIST-ALBUM.jpg. Then you just have to name
the jpg accordingly.

-kdf

Brendan Donohoe
2004-03-14, 09:58
On Mar 14, 2004, at 1:22 AM, kdf wrote:

>>>>>> I just noticed that the Browse Artwork feature doesn't see artwork
>>>>>> stored in AAC files. Any plans to add that ability?
>>>>>
>>>>> This should already be supported in 5.1.1. What tool was used to
>>>>> add
>>>>> the artwork? Would you be able to make a sample file available
>>>>> for
>>>>> download so that I can try it out?
>>>>
>>>> I used iTunes to add the artwork. Actually I used an AppleScript,
>>>> but
>>>> it was driving iTunes. Here's a sample file:
>>>
>>> I'm guessing this isn't id3 tagged then. What format was the image
>>> before you added it?
>>
>> The image came off a website as a jpeg, but I believe the script uses
>> QuickTime to copy the image and then pastes it into iTunes.
>
> It turns out that tags within AAC files are a proprietary format.

I was afraid it might come to that. Oh well. I'll pull the images out
and put them in the same directories as the AAC files.

Seems like a proprietary tag format would be a point against wide
adoption of AAC as a file format. I know the FairPlay DRM system is
proprietary, but I thought the rest of the format was supposed to be
open. Anyone else know anything about it?

Brendan

kdf
2004-03-16, 10:59
Quoting Brendan Donohoe <brendan (AT) peacedividend (DOT) com>:

> On Mar 12, 2004, at 9:24 AM, kdf wrote:
>
> >> I just noticed that the Browse Artwork feature doesn't see artwork
> >> stored in AAC files. Any plans to add that ability?
> >
> > This should already be supported in 5.1.1. What tool was used to add
> > the
> > artwork? Would you be able to make a sample file available for
> > download so
> > that I can try it out?
>
> I used iTunes to add the artwork. Actually I used an AppleScript, but
> it was driving iTunes. Here's a sample file:
>

Dean did some major update work in the aac tag parsing routines. Try out the
latest nightly and you should see your AAC artwork.

-kdf

Brendan Donohoe
2004-03-19, 09:16
On Mar 16, 2004, at 9:59 AM, kdf wrote:

>>>> I just noticed that the Browse Artwork feature doesn't see artwork
>>>> stored in AAC files. Any plans to add that ability?
>>>
>>> This should already be supported in 5.1.1. What tool was used to add
>>> the
>>> artwork? Would you be able to make a sample file available for
>>> download so
>>> that I can try it out?
>>
>> I used iTunes to add the artwork. Actually I used an AppleScript, but
>> it was driving iTunes. Here's a sample file:
>>
>
> Dean did some major update work in the aac tag parsing routines. Try
> out the
> latest nightly and you should see your AAC artwork.

That's awesome. It does indeed see the embedded art. Of course, if
I'd read this message when you sent it, I might not have spent last
night extracting all the artwork from my AAC files. ;-)

Thanks for the update, Dean (and kdf)! This is why I love Slim Devices.

Brendan