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Millwood
2009-01-30, 15:12
I'm lobbying for support for
http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=10442
or its friends.

The issue is that it takes a full rescan to get SC to notice changes in cover art - be they additions or replacements. That gets frustrating when you're trying to get the cover art right.

Or am I the only one?

MeSue
2009-01-30, 15:18
I'm thinking this is only an issue if you don't embed the cover art. When it's embedded, it would change the file modification date of the songs, and get picked up on the New&changed scan.

What happens if you browse to the music folder where you have just added artowrk. Does SC see it then?

dcote
2009-01-30, 15:22
hi!

hmmm.... dont think i've seen this behavior. i've been adding album art slowly but surely to my collection only through a "scan for changes" with consistently perfect results.

but here is the (possible?) caveat: since most of my music is vorbis, i am not embedding it (due to known bugs and incompatibilities), rather just putting an "album.jpg" file in the same directory as the track itself.

quite possible that (re-)discovering _embedded_ albumart requires a full re-scan tho...

iPhone
2009-01-30, 15:52
I'm lobbying for support for
http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=10442
or its friends.

The issue is that it takes a full rescan to get SC to notice changes in cover art - be they additions or replacements. That gets frustrating when you're trying to get the cover art right.

Or am I the only one?

Are you talking about changes to Cover Art for music files already on the drive that SC has already scanned in the past?

Enoch Soames
2009-01-30, 16:32
I'd like to see something like that as well. The new music scan will pick up new art with no problem, but if you change the art in a previously scanned album you've got to do a complete rescan before the changed art will show up.

furonfour
2009-01-31, 07:19
I'm not exactly sure if this will work, I think it has for me in the past.

I once replaced the album art of an album, did a rescan and noticed there was no change in the album art on the album itself, yet the album art on the songs themselves did change.

Clearing the browser cache didn't help. I figured it had to be cached elsewhere, so I changed the size of the thumbnail display in the SqueezeCenter settings:

Settings - Interface - Thumbnail Size

After doing so, the artwork for the album was updated. I do still think you need to run the "Look for new and changed music" rescan prior to this. If this does work, it should help avoid doing the complete rescan.

After it was done I changed the size back, and the image was still as it should be.

Hope this helps.

bpa
2009-01-31, 07:43
Can people be more explicit whether the problem they are experiencing is with art as it appears on the web browser interface or on the controller.

A web browser and controller have different caches. I think refreshing the precache (e.g. by changing thumbnail size) is important for controller.

furonfour
2009-01-31, 07:49
In my case it was the artwork displayed in the web browser interface of SqueezeCenter. I'd like to point out it's been a while since I had that issue and used that "fix", a few versions of SqueezeCenter have been released since, so the problem I had may no longer exist. I just made the post hoping it would help the original posters artwork problem.

bpa
2009-01-31, 07:54
With browsers you must also clear the browser cache or do a full reload - some images are very sticky and it is the browser who may be caching.

notec
2009-02-04, 21:43
I still have this problem. Album art does not appear when new albums are added on both the SC and the Controller. Running "Look for new and changed music" fails to do anything. Occasionally, it picks one up. Occasionally. If I drill down in SC to the Album itself still no images.

Controller no images.

Only after a "Clear library and rescan everything." Will album art display in both the SC and Controller.


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