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DaveSte
2009-10-09, 09:06
All my CDs were ripped to FLAC, and now I want artwork. Is there some simple way to do this? Must I install iTunes and re-rip everything into MP3?

Blackfiction
2009-10-09, 09:37
I think you can just add artwork to the files using an tag editor like mp3tag or tag&rename. I have lots of flac files and always add artwork using tag&rename.

cunobelinus@mac.com
2009-10-09, 10:00
Coverscout 3.

www.equinox.com

If I remember correctly.

On 9 Oct 2009, at 17:06, DaveSte wrote:

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> All my CDs were ripped to FLAC, and now I want artwork. Is there some
> simple way to do this? Must I install iTunes and re-rip everything
> into
> MP3?
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cunobelinus@mac.com
2009-10-09, 10:02
Sorry. Slip of the fingers. That should be

www.equinux.com

unless you're into yoga.


On 9 Oct 2009, at 18:00, cunobelinus (AT) mac (DOT) com wrote:

> Coverscout 3.
>
> www.equinox.com
>
> If I remember correctly.
>
> On 9 Oct 2009, at 17:06, DaveSte wrote:
>
>>
>> All my CDs were ripped to FLAC, and now I want artwork. Is there
>> some
>> simple way to do this? Must I install iTunes and re-rip everything
>> into
>> MP3?
>>
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ddewey
2009-10-09, 10:24
Quoting Blackfiction (Blackfiction.3zsslb1255106281 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com):

>
> I think you can just add artwork to the files using an tag editor like
> mp3tag or tag&rename. I have lots of flac files and always add artwork
> using tag&rename.

Same, using mp3tag.

radish
2009-10-09, 11:16
You can also just drop the image in the album directory with a name of "folder.jpg" and SC will pick it up from there.

DaveSte
2009-10-09, 19:10
OK, I understand that I could tag the files. But where do the little jpegs (or whatever) come from? AFAIK they are not part of the ripped files. Are they on the CDs somewhere?

I naively hoped that there would be some archive of art that I could download automagically. Not so?

chinablues
2009-10-09, 20:03
Both MP3tag and Tag&Rename will find artwork (and other info) directly by looking up Amazon.com. MP3Tag is free, but I prefer Tag&Rename. (does other things apart from artwork). If you cannot find the artwork on Amazon.com, I find http://www.cdcovers.cc/ to be quite useful. Amazon.com typically has the folder.jpg in 300x300 or 500x500 pixels size which is ideal. Cdcovers you download the album art separately and then resize/rename to folder.jpg.

Dan

wodkab
2009-10-09, 20:47
Take a look ak MediaMonkey:
http://www.mediamonkey.com

cunobelinus@mac.com
2009-10-09, 21:39
Are they on the CD somewhere? No. They are not.
Is there an archive of art to download? No. There is not.

Coverscout 3. www.equinux.com.

Again.


On 10 Oct 2009, at 03:10, DaveSte wrote:

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> OK, I understand that I could tag the files. But where do the little
> jpegs (or whatever) come from? AFAIK they are not part of the ripped
> files. Are they on the CDs somewhere?
>
> I naively hoped that there would be some archive of art that I could
> download automagically. Not so?
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Mnyb
2009-10-10, 00:44
You can get pictures of amazon, ( mp3tag could do this a while it have stopped working for some reason). Now You can manually fetch cover from Amazon or any other CD selling site

You can get them via google, google works really well if you search for pictures

example:

http://images.google.se/images?hl=en&source=hp&q=Bruce+springsteen+Born+in+the+usa&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2&aq=f&oq=

Or amg ( all music guide )

I try to get pictures that are not under 300*300 pixels in resolution

There is always a picture somewhere.

Teus de Jong
2009-10-10, 01:30
You can get pictures of amazon, ( mp3tag could do this a while it have stopped working for some reason).

Amazon changed it's authentication mechanism to one that is much more complicated. As far as I know, it works again (at least here, using MP3Tag 2.44, I get covers).

Teus

moley6knipe
2009-10-10, 02:36
Artwork motherlode > http://www.albumartexchange.com/covers.php

cunobelinus@mac.com
2009-10-10, 03:04
May be OK for non-classical, useless for classical. ("Bach cantatas"
produces no results; "Bach," 34 results. "Mozart," 67 results
"Mahler," 8 results. Yes, well........)


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bobkoure
2009-10-10, 13:24
I just put a cover.jpg in each album folder.
I had to find a lot of album art - had a couple thou CDs ripped when a version of the server came along that would show art in the web UI (this before the controller).

I've had good luck with Album Art Downloader (http://sourceforge.net/projects/album-art/).
I wrote a python script to go through all my album folders, calling AAD for each that didn't have a cover.jpg or a folder.jpg
I'm glad to share, but it only works for albums named "artist name - album name" - and you'd need to install python (free/easy, but still...)

bobkoure
2009-10-10, 13:28
I forgot to mention: the dbPowerAmp CD ripper has access to the AMG album covers (small images, but fine for a controller).
I use it and like it - have the ripper set to write an image file (rather than embed) - and I have it using the file name "thumb.jpg", which the server will pick up, but which I can treat as "no art" when scanning with AAD (see prev post).

I've settled on 500x500 as an appropriate album art size. That might not be right for you, but you might want to think through what you want the art for before finding you need to do a major re-do...