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Support and General Use => Audio Playback, Database and Playlists => Topic started by: Umar147 on June 08, 2018, 04:20:33 AM

Title: No Album Art
Post by: Umar147 on June 08, 2018, 04:20:33 AM
Running rockbox on my iPod 7G, it doesn't matter which theme i apply, the cover art never shows. The files have ID3v2.3, they are correctly tagged with jpg covers (minimum 1200x1200 so not sure if it's something to do with that). There is even a file called cover.jpg in the album folders so why won't the album covers show?
Title: Re: No Album Art
Post by: wodz on June 08, 2018, 06:00:40 AM
My bet is huge albumart size or fancy progressive jpg which we do not support.
Title: Re: No Album Art
Post by: Frankenpod on June 08, 2018, 02:19:19 PM
Running rockbox on my iPod 7G, it doesn't matter which theme i apply, the cover art never shows. The files have ID3v2.3, they are correctly tagged with jpg covers (minimum 1200x1200 so not sure if it's something to do with that). There is even a file called cover.jpg in the album folders so why won't the album covers show?

Yeah, as wodz says, could well be the album art being too huge.  You say _minimum_ 1200x1200?  That seems massive to me.  Personally I go with 240x240 at most, as that is pretty much the largest that's ever going to be displayed, after all.  There are lots of free utilities that can batch convert or resize embedded art, I think I had to use one to get rid of all the PNG format art that iTunes had put in there. It might also be that they are progressive jpgs, but that size sounds a likely problem.    Reducing it would also save you a measurable bit of disk space, if its embedded in every track.