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Is it possible to override file-embedded album artwork with a freestanding JPG file?
01-08-2021, 18:54 (This post was last modified: 01-08-2021 18:55 by GreenMtnGringo.)
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Is it possible to override file-embedded album artwork with a freestanding JPG file?
Hi, I have a lot of albums that I ripped to FLAC many years ago. At the time, I was using ripping software that embedded artwork into the FLAC files. Many of these embedded images are extremely low resolution (7 to 10 KB). When I play these albums using Auralic Lightning LDS and Linn Kazoo, the low-resolution album cover image is displayed. Ideally, I would like to override these embedded cover images by downloading a higher-resolution image and storing it in the folder containing the FLAC files (as opposed to retagging every FLAC file). Is this possible? I tried it with one album folder and it did not work, but I may be misunderstanding the album art search order protocols discussed here:

https://minimserver.com/ug-library.html#Artwork

Thanks very much.

Melco HA-N1ZH60 Mk1 (MinimServer 2) --> network --> AURALiC ARIES G2 --> Lightning Link (WWPS7 hdmi) --> AURALiC VEGA G2 with AURALiC LEO GX Master Clock --> XLR --> Mark Levinson No. 523 --> RCA --> JL Audio E-Sub e110 (active crossover @ 100 Hz) --> RCA --> Bryston 4B3 (Cubed) --> Magnepan .7
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01-08-2021, 21:01
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Is it possible to override file-embedded album artwork with a freestanding JPG file?
Yes I think you can do what you want. See the Artwork section here
https://minimserver.com/ug-library.html#Artwork
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01-08-2021, 21:10
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RE: Is it possible to override file-embedded album artwork
With the current search order for artwork, you would need to create a high-resolution filename.jpg or filename.png file for every filename.flac file to override the low-resolution artwork embedded in the file. See point 1 under "audio file" in the Artwork section.

It shouldn't be difficult to remove all your embedded artwork using a tagging program. Which tagging program do you use at present?
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01-08-2021, 21:40
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RE: Is it possible to override file-embedded album artwork with a freestanding JPG file?
Hi Simon and Peter, and thanks for the responses. That is what I thought/feared, Simon. I use Mp3tag for Mac for file tagging. I guess I will begin removing embedded artwork, starting with the albums I listen to the most. Thanks again.

Melco HA-N1ZH60 Mk1 (MinimServer 2) --> network --> AURALiC ARIES G2 --> Lightning Link (WWPS7 hdmi) --> AURALiC VEGA G2 with AURALiC LEO GX Master Clock --> XLR --> Mark Levinson No. 523 --> RCA --> JL Audio E-Sub e110 (active crossover @ 100 Hz) --> RCA --> Bryston 4B3 (Cubed) --> Magnepan .7
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01-08-2021, 22:25
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RE: Is it possible to override file-embedded album artwork
To do a batch removal of embedded album art from all your files using Mp3tag, you can follow the procedure described on this page.

Note: I haven't tried this myself. I suggest you start with a single folder.
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02-08-2021, 00:51
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RE: Is it possible to override file-embedded album artwork with a freestanding JPG file?
Thanks, Simon, good to know!

Melco HA-N1ZH60 Mk1 (MinimServer 2) --> network --> AURALiC ARIES G2 --> Lightning Link (WWPS7 hdmi) --> AURALiC VEGA G2 with AURALiC LEO GX Master Clock --> XLR --> Mark Levinson No. 523 --> RCA --> JL Audio E-Sub e110 (active crossover @ 100 Hz) --> RCA --> Bryston 4B3 (Cubed) --> Magnepan .7
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