Easy way to add/fix cover art. Make existing cover art feature work better

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    Frans R

    Rename the cover art to "folder.jpg". Resize to maximum 600x600 pixels. Using a standard photo-editor. By doing this before re-indexing gives 100% success. If I make a mistake, the cover art does not show up. Solving that is kind of a problem. Did not find an easy solution yet. Nowadays I just correct and perform "reload artwork", a full library rebuild and then be patient. One or two days later the right artwork appears. Would be nice if that could be improved.

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    robert carroll

    Already tried all that, no success on either of my two Node 2's.

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    Sam R.

    Hello Robert, 

    Thank you for the feedback. Although I don't think an integrated tag editor may be added to the BluOS Controller app, given on principle the app only acts as a controller and makes virtually no edits to anything outside of the player's internal BluOS settings. That being said, I will pass this on to our Dev Lab for their consideration.

    In the meantime, I just want to make sure you're running the Help > Diagnostics > Rebuild Index after changing artwork (and closing out of the app when indexing completes usually helps). If that still doesn't help, please send a Help > Send Support Request to our support crew so they may see if there's any underlying reason the artwork isn't updating. 

    Regards,
    Sam R.

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    robert carroll

    Thank you. Yes, I i did the rebuild index afterward, and also reloaded cover art. To be clear: most of my cover art works. but I have jpg files that are 400 x 400 and 90-100k in size that I cannot get the system to see, whether as embedded or as separate files named cover.jpg or folder. jpg.

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    Frans R

    I have files up to 254k that show up without problems. But always remove the embedded files in mp3tag before re-indexing.

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    robert carroll

    Thanks for the info as it may be a piece of the puzzle here but I have absolutely no intention of ripping out the embedded files.

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    Gordon Delgado

    I have (frequently different) images attached to every song. Usually about 300x300.

    I like the way (for instance) Radio Paradise shows a different image with each song. But when playing from my library, it seems to just show the same piece of album artwork for every song (even though the songs have different artwork embedded in each).

    And I can't for the life of me figure out how BlueSound chooses which song image to represent an album:

    Is it the the image from the most recently modified song? Sometimes yes, sometimes no.

    Is it the the image from the larges song file? Sometimes yes, sometimes no.

    I would just like to know the rules.

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    Sam R.

    Hello Gordon, 

    The way to which BluOS shows artwork is outlined here: https://support1.bluesound.com/hc/en-us/articles/200271926-Why-is-some-of-my-Album-Cover-Art-shown-as-missing-

    That being said, if you have both embedded artwork and an artwork file in the same folder, in my experience the artwork file will take precedence. I have used embedded artwork to show different cover art for songs in the same album, but when doing so I remove any artwork file (usually named 'folder' or 'cover) in the directory. 

    Regards,
    Sam R.

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    Gordon Delgado

    Nope.

    With individual images embedded in metadata of each song AND a cover.jpg file in the folder, BlueSound is still randomly selecting an image from one of the songs to represent the album.

    That is after rebuilding the index and reloading the artwork.

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    Juan Carlos Quino

    I had the same problem and i fixed doing the following.

    Download mp3tag this is a free software for tagging mp3, flacs, .... 

    1. Load the album you have the problem with

    2. select all the files from the main window

    3. In the cover window. it says size and kb for the cover art. if it is over 600KB and/or 1200x1200 , then right click over the cover and select Adjust Cover. Just insert a number close to original file and then mp3tag will do all. Double check if it is under 600KB if not, redo the process adjusting size of the cover art file.

    By the way, you should have the same image for all the song on the same album. After that re-scan and there you go.

    mp3tag is an excellent tool to keep to music library as you want

    Cheers

    JC

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    robert carroll

    JC thank you for that suggestion, but Bluesound needs to know that I am a little tired of continuing to try new things in what so far have been vain attempt to get their cover art feature to work reliably. I have resized my cover art with Photoshop. It doesn't get any more industry-standard than that. Sometimes Bluesound sees it, and sometimes it doesn't. The ball's in their court now. I return to my original comment: With JRiver, I can search for and download cover art within their own UI and it finds it, does whatever it needs to do to ensure compatibility, plonks it in the proper format into the correct folder, and it works 100% of the time.  Bluesound: if you market the product for my aunt Gertrude, make it usable by her, and don't require her to have IT skills, download 3rd party apps, etc etc. for basic functionality such as this.

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    Mark Molinaro

    This exactly. You should not have to be a technical support person yourself to get the product to do what it should do right from the start (which is cover art).

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