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Title: How can i add cover art tags to my large collection automatically?
Post by: dangerous_dom on 2006-08-25 17:55:41
Hi there,

I have not posted here for ages, but need a little bit of advice from you kind people

Ok, I have a medium-large music collection in multiple formats. In each folder for each album, i have aready got my cover art stored as 'folder.jpg'.

I would like to store each album cover in the actual file as a tag. My questions are...

1) Which audio formats support this (i have ogg, flac, mp3 and wma)?

2) Is there any software that can automatically take each cover and add it to the files as a tag for my WHOLE collection automatically?

Thanks.
Title: How can i add cover art tags to my large collection automatically?
Post by: dano on 2006-08-25 18:33:47
1) Mp3 + Wma

2) http://www.mp3tag.de/en/ (http://www.mp3tag.de/en/)
Title: How can i add cover art tags to my large collection automatically?
Post by: dangerous_dom on 2006-08-25 18:36:18
Thanks for youre reply. So there is no way of doing it with Ogg and FLAC then?
Title: How can i add cover art tags to my large collection automatically?
Post by: ...Just Elliott on 2006-08-25 20:05:39
Thanks for youre reply. So there is no way of doing it with Ogg and FLAC then?

yes, yes there is. use a custom vorbis comment.
Title: How can i add cover art tags to my large collection automatically?
Post by: dangerous_dom on 2006-08-25 22:55:08
Excellent. So can mp3tag add the correct custom vorbis comment for the album art? And does it actually store the image in the audio file or just reference it?

Most importantly, can mp3tag, or aything else, album art tag my entire collection in one run or will i have to do each album or file one by one?
Title: How can i add cover art tags to my large collection automatically?
Post by: dano on 2006-08-25 23:37:54
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Excellent. So can mp3tag add the correct custom vorbis comment for the album art? And does it actually store the image in the audio file or just reference it?

Vorbis comments are text only. I don't know where ...Just Elliott got that from. Haven't seen a program that puts covers in vorbis files yet..
 
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Most importantly, can mp3tag, or aything else, album art tag my entire collection in one run or will i have to do each album or file one by one?

That's why I mentioned the tool..
Press Shift+Alt+5 and select
# Import cover from file
and use the string folder.jpg
It's maybe better to select only 500 files for a run since the images also consume RAM
Title: How can i add cover art tags to my large collection automatically?
Post by: pepoluan on 2006-08-26 00:31:10
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Excellent. So can mp3tag add the correct custom vorbis comment for the album art? And does it actually store the image in the audio file or just reference it?

Vorbis comments are text only. I don't know where ...Just Elliott got that from. Haven't seen a program that puts covers in vorbis files yet..

Technically, it can be done. Do a base64-encoding, and you can embed any binary file inside an .ogg file.

But it must be done manually: You have to manually base64-encode and embed, and the other way around. No automated tools (yet).

Hmm... might experiment on that though...
Title: How can i add cover art tags to my large collection automatically?
Post by: ...Just Elliott on 2006-08-26 08:57:18

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Excellent. So can mp3tag add the correct custom vorbis comment for the album art? And does it actually store the image in the audio file or just reference it?

Vorbis comments are text only. I don't know where ...Just Elliott got that from. Haven't seen a program that puts covers in vorbis files yet..

Technically, it can be done. Do a base64-encoding, and you can embed any binary file inside an .ogg file.

But it must be done manually: You have to manually base64-encode and embed, and the other way around. No automated tools (yet).

Hmm... might experiment on that though...

I'd gzip it first.


How about storing all the image data raw?
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