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Viewing and Storing Embedded Cover Art
« on: April 15, 2019, 02:35:52 am »

I have some mp3 files with multiple embedded album art images.  How do I view and store embedded album art, not just:   Cover (front), but also:

Cover (back)
Leaflet page?

I only seem able to access the front cover.

Is this possible in MC 24?

I did find this tool that allows it:

I asked this same question for version 17 in 2013 and got no answers or feed back.  I wonder if I will this time.


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Re: Viewing and Storing Embedded Cover Art
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2019, 03:10:29 am »

As far as I know, there is still no way to view more than one image embedded in a file.

However, there is an answer for you today. It is called "View Extras". See,106819.0.html

A summary of what it supports it below, since all the additions were spread about a bit.

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View Extras functionality

22.0.21 (8/24/2016)
4. NEW: When files have sidecar images, PDF files, or documents, they'll be shown in a "View Extras" submenu to open each individual file.
22.0.22 (8/29/2016)
2. Changed: Add text files to the list of "View Extras" files.
22.0.23 (8/31/2016)
1. NEW: Added HTM and HTML to the list of sidecars shown by the new View Extras menu.
3. Fixed: The View Extras menu in images would show all the images in the same folder.
5. Changed: Sidecar searching for the "View Extras" menu also looks in subfolders called "Extras", "Scans", "PDF", "PDFs", "Booklet", "Art", "Artwork", "Cover", "Covers", "Cover Scan", or "Cover Scans".
22.0.24 (9/2/2016)
2. Changed: When viewing a sidecar image with the View Extras menu, it will add all the images it found to the current playlist so you can switch between them like normal image playback.
3. Changed: Added the extension to the list of View Extras menu choices.
22.0.27 (9/19/2016)
1. NEW: Added the option "View Cover Art" to the View Extras menu.
22.0.30 (9/22/2016)
1. Changed: Added the subfolder "Album Artworks" to the View Extras search.
22.0.96 (4/3/2017)
1. Changed: Added RTF to the list of extensions the View Extras menu searches for.
22.0.98 (4/10/2017)
3. Fixed: RTF files in the View Extras menu weren't opening.
23.0.2 (6/9/2017)
1. NEW: The View extras menu looks for a zip file named "" and shows the artwork in the zip file if it exists.

File Types Supported:
PDF, Documents (for example: doc, docx, docm, odt), Text, HTM, HTML, RTF, "", jpg, png
File types jpg and png are viewed within MC. All other files types are opened with the default Windows application, as defined by File Type Associations.
Note: is only opened with the contents presented for viewing if the zip file is in the same directory as the audio files, and won't be opened if it is in one of the Extras sub-directories.
Not supported: mht, wps, xml, xps, bmp, tif, gif,

Folders Searched:
 "Extras", "Scans", "PDF", "PDFs", "Booklet", "Art", "Artwork", "Cover", "Covers", "Cover Scan",  "Cover Scans", "Album Artworks"
Note: These folders are not moved by the RM&CF function, regardless of the "Move all non-imported files in folder with selected media files" flag.

Special Function:
"View Cover Art", which views the Cover Art image MC knows about, in the same way that "right-click > Cover Art > View (first file)" does.
What specific version of MC you are running:MC27.0.27 @ Oct 27, 2020 and updating regularly Jim!                        MC Release Notes:
What OS(s) and Version you are running:     Windows 10 Pro 64bit Version 2004 (OS Build 19041.572).
The JRMark score of the PC with an issue:    JRMark (version 26.0.52 64 bit): 3419
Important relevant info about your environment:     
  Using the HTPC as a MC Server & a Workstation as a MC Client plus some DLNA clients.
  Running JRiver for Android, JRemote2, Gizmo, & MO 4Media on a Sony Xperia XZ Premium Android 9.
  Playing video out to a Sony 65" TV connected via HDMI, playing digital audio out via motherboard sound card, PCIe TV tuner


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Re: Viewing and Storing Embedded Cover Art
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2019, 07:18:44 am »

Thanks for the reply.  It looks like this "View Extras" feature is reliant on the path of a file, my case *.mp3, being in a folder with an adjacent specially named extras subfolder.  Not a good solution for me as my 184,190 files (1.2TB) are all in one folder, D:\Music.

Possible better solutions for me:
(1) JRiver Media Center modified to allow for viewing of multiple embedded Cover Art files.  Reference:
(2) JRiver Media Center modified to allow for storage of unique path to special Extras subfolder.
(3) Continue to flip over to MP3Tag application when I want to view additional embedded cover files.

Additional suggestions welcomed.


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Re: Viewing and Storing Embedded Cover Art
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2023, 05:10:53 pm »

Was this topic ever officially addressed.  It appears there has been support for the idea of displaying more than one cover image (i.e. front and back), but was this feature ever formally  added, rather than ways to get around this?
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