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Support and General Use => Audio Playback, Database and Playlists => Topic started by: AliasDanny on October 15, 2013, 02:25:29 AM

Title: Clip Zip FLAC cover art tagging?
Post by: AliasDanny on October 15, 2013, 02:25:29 AM
I normally use Mp3tag to attach cover art to my songs, but my Clip Zip won't read the tagged covers when they're in FLAC audio and it reverts to the folder picture.

How do I tag a cover art to FLAC and get Rockbox to show it?
Title: Re: Clip Zip FLAC cover art tagging?
Post by: [Saint] on October 15, 2013, 08:42:56 AM
How do I tag a cover art to FLAC and get Rockbox to show it?

To cut a long story short, you don't (http://download.rockbox.org/daily/manual/rockbox-sansaclipzip/rockbox-buildap3.html#x19-364000C).


[Saint]
Title: Re: Clip Zip FLAC cover art tagging?
Post by: PGuru on March 21, 2018, 07:17:24 PM
How do I tag a cover art to FLAC and get Rockbox to show it?

To cut a long story short, you don't (http://download.rockbox.org/daily/manual/rockbox-sansaclipzip/rockbox-buildap3.html#x19-364000C).


[Saint]

Are we saying that even if there are non-progressive files in .rockbox/albumart named as <filename>.jpeg, then the fact that a flac file is being played means that RB doesn't look for it?
Title: Re: Clip Zip FLAC cover art tagging?
Post by: Frankenpod on March 21, 2018, 07:43:57 PM
How do I tag a cover art to FLAC and get Rockbox to show it?

To cut a long story short, you don't (http://download.rockbox.org/daily/manual/rockbox-sansaclipzip/rockbox-buildap3.html#x19-364000C).


[Saint]

Are we saying that even if there are non-progressive files in .rockbox/albumart named as <filename>.jpeg, then the fact that a flac file is being played means that RB doesn't look for it?

Perhaps the (5 year old) comment you are replying to is out-of-date?  (Or only applies to the clip, I guess) I find art embedded in flac files shows up correctly on my rockboxed (5th gen) ipod.  Not that I use FLAC much but there's one on there and the art appears.
Title: Re: Clip Zip FLAC cover art tagging?
Post by: PGuru on March 21, 2018, 08:38:40 PM
I'm trying to tease an old H120 to display art with no success, hence my interest.  Your post helps, so thanks.
Title: Re: Clip Zip FLAC cover art tagging?
Post by: saratoga on March 21, 2018, 10:13:50 PM
2013-12-13: Add support for album art in FLAC files

https://www.rockbox.org/wiki/MajorChanges
Title: Re: Clip Zip FLAC cover art tagging?
Post by: PGuru on March 22, 2018, 03:54:07 PM
That's useful, thanks.  Clearly I've been out of this loop a lot longer than I thought!
Title: Re: Clip Zip FLAC cover art tagging?
Post by: Falco98 on May 25, 2022, 05:09:39 PM
2013-12-13: Add support for album art in FLAC files

https://www.rockbox.org/wiki/MajorChanges
This is cool (and I didn't realize until just yesterday), but why would it be added for FLAC files but not Ogg Vorbis files, since FLAC uses Vorbis comment (and therefore, AFAIK at least, the same convention for embedded album art)?  Or is there some fundamental underlying difference between how the art is embedded, which continues to prevent it from working in Ogg files?
Title: Re: Clip Zip FLAC cover art tagging?
Post by: saratoga on May 25, 2022, 07:37:12 PM
Flac and vorbis use different methods to store cover art and the one used by vorbis is a lot more work to support.