foobar2000 works very nicely with the Album Art Panel plugin (foo_uie_albumart) to show folder album art, but it doesn’t support embedded album art.
If you have a 12 track album with a 1mb album cover, you will be wasting about 11mb of space for each album.
I am not very sure of this, but I don't think an iPod will display album art unless it is embedded in the music file itself. I don't know if iTunes recognizes separate 'folder.jpg' files and somehow magically makes them appear in the iPod. What I do know is that it cannot process 'cover.jpg' files, whereas Foobar2000 does that.
Will it automatically embed these when you add a directory to iTunes with a folder.jpg image in it?Been wondering this for a while as I've finally started trying to sort out my album art!Cheers Paul.
No, Itunes will not do this. Itunes will see embedded art or it uses its own separate database/file system for the album art. But it does not see the folder.jpg in a directory. This is one reason why I simply embed all my album art in each file. foobar and itunes both see it, most (all?) other players see it, etc. And the argument that it wastes space doesn't move me, as the incremental space is trivial compared to the storage required for the files themselves.
In my opinion it's wrong to embed album art. From a data structure view an album art is not a property of a track but a property of an entire album.
In my opinion it's wrong to embed album art. From a data structure view an album art is not a property of a track but a property of an entire album.Not a track has got a CD cover but an entire album does. Embed it to tracks is redundancy.