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Subject: Re: Embedded albumart

Re: Embedded albumart

From: David Hall <dmhall_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2011 18:29:42 -0500

On 02/13/2011 06:14 PM, Paul Louden wrote:
> If I have a folder jpeg, and I want my embedded art to be used for a
> single song, or subset of songs, how do I fix this on the player other
> than removing the folder image and making duplicates of it for every
> individual song in the folder? I'm not sure I see this as really
> "fixable" on the player in any practical sense.

That's exactly how it can be fixed.

It really doesn't matter if you find that practical or not. It is
doable, period. The priority scheme you propose is backed with nothing
other than edge cases, just as mine. They are equally valid concerns,
and unless there is some reason to suspect your edge case is somehow
"better" than my edge case one should err on the side of PC-independence.

>
> If it needs to be fixable on the player, wouldn't a much simpler
> solution be a plugin you can "open with" that strips embedded album art
> (or even allows the optional export of it)? While this requires a bit of
> developer effort, it means that any time a single embedded image is
> used, you need to perform one action rather than potentially dozens
> including probably use of the virtual keyboard.

The day said plugin exists I'd agree. It doesn't today so we might as
well talk about a plugin which reads my mind and fixes everything for me.

I have no problem copying album art around with existing functionality.

--soap
Received on 2011-02-14


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