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Support and General Use => Theming and Appearance Customization => Topic started by: FingerEater1234 on July 12, 2008, 01:56:34 AM

Title: album artowrk
Post by: FingerEater1234 on July 12, 2008, 01:56:34 AM
i have a 5 G 80GB ipod where ae the directions to put my album artwork for the rockflow type themes where it shows the cd's cover. Please help. and if you'd like to help me yourself that would be pleasent. so i need step by step on how to get the cd cover (album artwork) on the wps that support it. I'm new to all this and i've looked aroun dand it says that you must edit things and such and i don't know where to edit it. I'm using the rockflow wps by the way so please help!!!!
Title: Re: album artowrk
Post by: Llorean on July 12, 2008, 02:08:06 AM
I told you very clearly to search the wiki, and even gave you the exact name of the wiki page. What kind of problems are you having using the wiki?
Title: Re: album artowrk
Post by: FingerEater1234 on July 12, 2008, 02:20:20 AM
i dont know where to find it in the wiki.... i'm sorry im new to this you dont have to get mad
Title: Re: album artowrk
Post by: Llorean on July 12, 2008, 02:22:39 AM
Well, you could use the "Search" button in the upper right of every wiki page.

Or you could go to the wiki, where there's a link to the "DocsIndex" that says "Documentation index - Looking for something?". Since you're looking for something, I'd click it. Then when you read the next page, there's a link called "AlbumArt". Did you get this far? Or did you even go to the wiki yet?

The reason we're getting frustrated with you is that you're not telling us anything about where you're getting lost, so all evidence suggests to us that you're not making an effort to search at all. The page really isn't hard to find, and if you type "AlbumArt" in the wiki Go To box you'll even skip right to there.
Title: Re: album artowrk
Post by: FingerEater1234 on July 12, 2008, 02:33:16 AM
i guess you helped... but seriously you need to calm down its your job to do this you should be happy i'm asking easy questions like these so quit getting mad at me its a question and im new at this and im totally lost but i kinda get it but people like you who are supposed to help jsut give attitude when your job is to help people have you ever new at something and totally lost well if not then you should ask yourself what your doing with your lifee..... answering peoples questions on forums..... wow.... i looked at it i dont even know where the parent directory is, what bit depth is and what the numbers next to it means, and i certainly dont know where to put all this stuff 

Where To Put The Images
The pictures can be stored in the same directory (.) as the track or in the parent directory (..). There can be a track-specific, album-specific or generic picture.

The order of priority is the following:

./ filename .bmp - same filename as currently playing music file
./ albumtitle .bmp - name of the album, found in metadata of the music file
./cover.bmp
/.rockbox/albumart/ artist-albumtitle .bmp
../ albumtitle .bmp
../cover.bmp
Title: Re: album artowrk
Post by: Llorean on July 12, 2008, 02:37:00 AM
1) It's not my job. Nobody pays me. I have absolutely no obligation whatsoever. I'm happy when people have the common decency to do what they agreed to, rather than blindly ignoring posted guidelines.

2) The forum has rules. You agreed to follow them. While I didn't agree to help you, you did agree to follow our rules. That means spending time searching first. That also means using punctuation in your posts. If you did not mean to agree to our rules, and did so in error, I'll happily help you in removing your account.

So this is your warning: This forum has guidelines. They're in the announcements section. Read them and follow them.

As for what to do: "Parent directory" is a common computer term. "Bit depth" means how many colors a picture has, and while you don't need to know exactly what it means, you do need to make sure the same option is set in the program you're using to save the pictures.

That list is all the possible places to save album art, depending on how you want to do it.

Look, you're going to need some fundamental computer knowledge if you plan to use Rockbox. If terms like "parent directory" or paths like "../cover.bmp" confuse you you're probably not going to be able to effectively use Rockbox.
Title: sansa c200 album art size
Post by: Rock_sansac200 on July 20, 2008, 12:27:35 AM
can some one tell me the right album art sizr for the sansa c200
Title: Re: sansa c200 album art size
Post by: soap on July 20, 2008, 12:36:17 AM
can some one tell me the right album art sizr for the sansa c200
The "right size" is whatever size your heart desires and can fit on the screen.
Title: Re: album artowrk
Post by: Rock_sansac200 on July 20, 2008, 12:38:59 AM
you people are no help. tell me what you think you are the expert
Title: Re: album artowrk
Post by: soap on July 20, 2008, 12:43:25 AM
80x80 is the largest square, but then you have no room for a line of text above or below.
I wold use 50x50 as I would want three full-width lines @ 10 pixel font.
Then again, 50x50 album art seems kind of silly IMHO.  I'd rather have useful information on such a tiny display.

I'm sorry I'm not an expert in your tastes.

Title: Re: album artowrk
Post by: Rock_sansac200 on July 20, 2008, 12:55:09 AM
ok then thanks i try the sizes and judge them :D
Title: Re: album artowrk
Post by: saanaito on July 20, 2008, 07:52:42 PM
you people are no help. tell me what you think you are the expert

I'm paraphrasing Llorean: These guys are trying to answer a large number of peoples' questions. They do not always have time to give a detailed answer; neither are they obligated to, as they are doing this on their own free time, without any pay (money or otherwise). Sometimes it's best to just spend a few minutes searching for the answer.

When I asked about the Album Art size for the c200 version of Cabbie, I was told to look at the WPS file itself (in a text editor) and figure it out. So I went to the CustomWPS (http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/CustomWPS) page and found the syntax, then looked at the WPS to find that the Album Art is set up to be 40x40.

I do a lot more searching for myself these days. :)
Title: Re: album artowrk
Post by: robin0800 on July 21, 2008, 07:04:22 AM
To blow my own trumpet, there is a text only wps in the themes c200 section of the wiki.
Soap is right 80x80 is the largest square album art you can have  on the c200.
If you have album art correctly set up the default CabbieV2 will show it but IMHO its not really any good.
Title: Re: album artowrk
Post by: saanaito on July 21, 2008, 10:03:13 AM
If you have album art correctly set up the default CabbieV2 will show it but IMHO its not really any good.

Yeah, but I'm not a big fan of having 80x80 album art cropped. ;) At least at 40x40 it looks uniform.

Soap is right 80x80 is the largest square album art you can have  on the c200.

When I said 40x40, I only meant for Cabbie:

When I asked about the Album Art size for the c200 version of Cabbie, I was told to look at the WPS file itself [...] so I went to the CustomWPS (http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/CustomWPS) page and found the syntax, then looked at the WPS to find that the Album Art is set up to be 40x40.

To blow my own trumpet, there is a text only wps in the themes c200 section of the wiki.

I know, and I like it, but Cabbie looks better for showing off. ;)