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Support and General Use => Plugins/Viewers => Topic started by: chadillacthrills on February 13, 2007, 01:21:16 PM

Title: Album Art Patch????
Post by: chadillacthrills on February 13, 2007, 01:21:16 PM
so i am sort of a newbie, and i am using the jblack glass themes and it supports album art, however mine does not show up, so any help of how to get it to show up and where to place the patch or tag in my .rockbox of my ipod drive would be greatly appreciated.

thanks

chad
Title: Re: Album Art Patch????
Post by: GodEater on February 13, 2007, 02:20:37 PM
Patches require you to download the rockbox source code, apply the patch to it, and then compile rockbox yourself.

http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/WorkingWithPatches
Title: Album Art Patch????
Post by: chadillacthrills on February 13, 2007, 02:20:58 PM
so i am sort of a newbie, and i am using the jblack glass themes and it supports album art, however mine does not show up, so any help of how to get it to show up and where to place the patch or tag in my .rockbox of my ipod drive would be greatly appreciated.

thanks

chad
Title: Re: Album Art Patch????
Post by: GodEater on February 13, 2007, 02:21:56 PM
Please don't double post - I already answered your previous post on exactly the same question.
Title: Re: Album Art Patch????
Post by: chadillacthrills on February 13, 2007, 02:26:28 PM
oh ok well sorry i double posted, i did not see there was a reply, and thank you i will try and work with it, also i have another question, i have chosen to view the database and i have 2 movies on my ipod but it does not show them in my database, any suggestions on a better way to do this?? like i said i am new and i have read the manuals and all and just sort of bugeyed from it all. thanks again

chad
Title: Re: Album Art Patch????
Post by: GodEater on February 13, 2007, 02:30:07 PM
I'm fairly certain you will have to temporarily switch back to the file browser to select your movies.
Title: Re: Album Art Patch????
Post by: chadillacthrills on February 13, 2007, 04:20:17 PM
ok, and as for switching back to the file browser then back to database whats the easiest way to do that and be able to just go right back to seraching rather than having to hook back up to my computer, i have been having some trouble with when i switch to database then choose update now and then i go to listen to music it says database not ready. then after i change to auto update then connect to my computer then i am good. i am sure there is an easier way...

thanks
Title: Re: Album Art Patch????
Post by: bascule on February 13, 2007, 04:24:28 PM
The Quick Menu (link) (http://download.rockbox.org/manual/rockbox-ipodvideo/rockbox-buildch5.html#x8-780005.11)

Update Now can take some time to complete. Patience is a virtue ;)
Title: Re: Album Art Patch????
Post by: chadillacthrills on February 13, 2007, 08:23:01 PM
well when i click on update now it says loading then goes away very quickly so i assumed it was done, so i guess not yeah patience and i never got along real well, but i really do appreciate your help alot... also since i am using jblack themes it says it already has an album art patch in it however i dont know if i need to do anything else, yeah....
Title: Re: Album Art Patch????
Post by: soap on February 14, 2007, 07:41:08 AM

well when i click on update now it says loading then goes away very quickly so i assumed it was done, so i guess not yeah patience and i never got along real well, but i really do appreciate your help alot... also since i am using jblack themes it says it already has an album art patch in it however i dont know if i need to do anything else, yeah....


I don't mean to be overly pedantic if I am simply misunderstanding you, but a theme would not have a patch.  A theme might require a patch, but you need to actually patch the Rockbox software itself.
Title: Re: Album Art Patch????
Post by: chadillacthrills on February 15, 2007, 02:34:38 AM
no you are right, but see thats where i am in grey area.... i dont know where to apply the patch or how to really, i mean as far as being a newbie, i think i am doing pretty well, but as far as getting the album art to show up i have just almost given up, i tried contacting the builder of the build and theme directly but had no luck... thanks again for your replies and understanding...

chad
Title: Re: Album Art Patch????
Post by: bascule on February 15, 2007, 03:39:49 AM
Are you sure you have got the actual album art in the right format? Filetype, image size, filename etc all need to be correct if the album art is to be picked up correctly.

However, it seems the major problem may be that you are not using the correct build.

Look through the Unsupported Builds Board (http://forums.rockbox.org/index.php?board=36.0)

I suspect you will need to download and install one of these:

Ipod 4G, 5G: Julius' "jbuild" build
iPod 5.5 30 GB: jClix build
Title: Re: Album Art Patch????
Post by: chadillacthrills on February 15, 2007, 12:16:25 PM
well all my files were tagged with album art in itunes by drag and drop..... and i have jclicks build and theme package directly from his website..... so the files names and all i guess are where i am hazy, like how would i rename the files with a tag in them for the album art and would i have to do that to every song file that i  have??

man you are so awesome for taking the time to help me on this thanks again

chad
Title: Re: Album Art Patch????
Post by: lexicon on February 15, 2007, 12:39:29 PM
It sounds like you need to read the following:

1) forums search for [album art itunes]
2) http://www.rockbox.org/tracker/task/3045
3) http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/AlbumArt

Of course, itunes with its cryptic folder/renaming means this won't work easily, but maybe somebody has a solution (I recall some discussion a while back...)

good luck.
Title: Re: Album Art Patch????
Post by: chadillacthrills on February 15, 2007, 05:07:23 PM
ok so where would i apply the patch for album art in my rockbox file or in my music files??
Title: Re: Album Art Patch????
Post by: soap on February 15, 2007, 05:52:11 PM

ok so where would i apply the patch for album art in my rockbox file or in my music files??

Neither.
Many people, when they hear the word "patch" think of the warez/cracks scene where binary files are patched (modified) to change the binary file's behavior.

With a project like Rockbox, the goal is every so slightly different.   ;)
A binary patch is near worthless because it doesn't update the underlying source code, therefore it would have to be reapplied (if not recreated) every time a new build is created.  If you'll notice the front page or "current build" page, new build come many times a day.

What my long-winded intro is trying to get at is that fact that the AlbumArt patch is a source code patch.  It is a cute little text file which you would apply to the source code, changing some lines while inserting others.  Because it is a source code (not binary file) patch you will need to download (or create) a "build environment" - a set of tools to download, manage, and compile the Rockbox source code.

There are three different Rockbox supported build environments available from this website (cygwin, VMware, and coLinux), and they are well documented in the wiki http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/DocsIndex#For_Developers.

Title: Re: Album Art Patch????
Post by: chadillacthrills on February 16, 2007, 12:24:02 AM
haha well dang, i think i should just give up on album art work, although i am huge fan of it..... but i am no where near good enough at coding and all to write all of that in to get a lil bitmap to show up and show me the cover of the album, but thank you so much for your help....i wish i understood all of this more, if i had more time to sit and just read and interpret and all i am sure i would... unless you know of a simple way of explaining it ha, which i doubt is possible.

thanks so much again

chad
Title: Re: Album Art Patch????
Post by: bascule on February 16, 2007, 04:11:32 AM
Chad, I'm of a mind to lock this thread as you are patently not paying attention and/or not reading the suggestions.

You don't want to patch? Fine. You have already stated that you are running  a custom build...


..... and i have jclicks build and theme package directly from his website.....


... so you do not need to apply a patch.

All you probably need to do is extract the album art from the files as per this post:

http://forums.rockbox.org/index.php?topic=7052.0

However, I'm not sure because you never say what you have done.

Your responses are not allowing anyone to help you because you are not explaining what problems you have experienced. Please post again if you have any specific questions.
Title: Re: Album Art Patch????
Post by: chadillacthrills on February 16, 2007, 09:56:21 AM
thats what i need to do, exactly is extract the album artwork..... and i have been reading the forums about how you are supposed to tag this and tag that, but thats what i am unsure about is where to put the tags, either in my rockbox folder on my ipod somewhere or in my music files.  But i will go read that post and see what that does then get back to you and let you know whats going on.... And yes i installed rockbox with the supported bootloader and daily build, then overwrote that with jclicks build and theme package, it said all patches applied, so yes extracting is what i need to do i guess, i am sorry for being so sparatic... thanks and let see how it works

chad
Title: Re: Album Art Patch????
Post by: GodEater on February 16, 2007, 01:20:12 PM
You're not extracting tags, you're extracting the album art.
Title: Re: Album Art Patch????
Post by: chadillacthrills on February 16, 2007, 10:55:34 PM
well i tried extracting exactly as that thread told me too and it only extracts one jpeg from all 3,000 of my songs, it says that all other jpegs are duplicated, so i am lost on that one.
Title: Re: Album Art Patch????
Post by: bascule on February 17, 2007, 08:24:27 AM
I suspect that the extract script is trying the name them all the same, which obviously won't work in a single folder.

Saying that, I have no idea what to expect that it does, so you may just have to play around with some settings, or perhaps PM ryan2632 (link) (http://forums.rockbox.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2948) directly