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tripdad

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« on: March 07, 2007, 04:12:36 pm »
Have had my Av500 100 gb for nearly a year now and still loving it.  Two repairs - one minor with the navigation button and one major - HDD crash.  Crossing fingers, but it has worked well for several months now.

I have over 12,000 songs, hundreds of photos, and over 175 full length movies at my fingertips (with my additional 120 gb WD Portable HD).  I keep all my songs on the Archos and rotate video in as needed for trips, but worse case I can play video from my external HD through the camera USB port.  So needless to say, I have plenty of entertainment available when I travel out of town or across town to a friend's place.

My question... I have never figured out how to add album art!  I have some albums that do display the artwork, but I can't figure out anything in these folders that is different.

Anyone sucessfully do this?

Thanks,

Tim

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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2007, 06:13:52 pm »
Hey there

Actually the album art needs to be embedded into the mp3 file itself. I've found that the best tool the for the job is 'Tag & Rename'. You can batch the files, rename them, add the artwork in, whatever you like. I do think the Archos limits the scale or the format of the image though; I've stuck with JPGs of varying size.

Just remember that it doesn't work like Windows Media player. Just adding in a jpg in the album folder won't work (and it's also a damn ugly way to catalog an album anyway). Also - I think you'll find that if you open one of the mp3s that does show an image on the Archos, you'll find it's embedded in the file too.
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2007, 07:24:37 pm »
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Hey there

Actually the album art needs to be embedded into the mp3 file itself. I've found that the best tool the for the job is 'Tag & Rename'. You can batch the files, rename them, add the artwork in, whatever you like. I do think the Archos limits the scale or the format of the image though; I've stuck with JPGs of varying size.

Just remember that it doesn't work like Windows Media player. Just adding in a jpg in the album folder won't work (and it's also a damn ugly way to catalog an album anyway). Also - I think you'll find that if you open one of the mp3s that does show an image on the Archos, you'll find it's embedded in the file too.
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Excellent!  Thanks for the reply.  I downloaded the trial program and it works perfectly.  Great information, I really appreciate it.

Tim

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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2007, 05:51:31 pm »
No problem! Good luck with the cataloging! Don't let it soak up too much of your time