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Subject: Re: Cover art as jpg images?

Re: Cover art as jpg images?

From: Dominik Riebeling <>
Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2007 23:09:37 +0200

On 8/25/07, Gert Brinkmann <> wrote:
> there are some rockbox themes that support cover art. AFAIK these cover
> images have to be bmp images. This means that you have to convert all
> the jpeg images that covers are usually stored as to bmp. Is this true?


> Some weeks ago I have read something about this and a feature request
> that IIRC was rejected. But I cannot find it anymore. Also I do not know
> anymore the reason for rejection.

it's currently not done the "proper" way. Album art will require the
so-called metadata-on-buffer to get done properly. I'll omit the
technical details here; metadata-on-buffer is a Google Summer of Code
project and it's being worked on.

> It would be great if jpg-images could be displayed as cover art. A
> jpg-plugin already exists. So why can't it be used for loading covers?

the general idea is that everything that could be done in advance on
the PC should also be done there. This includes decoding and resizing
images -- for displaying a decoded format is needed, and bmp is an
uncompressed format. The player only has one thing plenty, and that is
disc space.

 - Dominik
Received on 2007-08-25

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