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Cover Art for MPDroid

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2013 21:19:48 -0300

I stream music from the computer using a program called mpd.  That's purely a
server - it doesn't have a user interface.  To control the music from
elsewhere I have a Nexus 7 that runs MPDroid - a nice looking Android app that
talks to mpd over wifi.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.namelessdev.mpdroid&hl=en

Anyway, MPDroid pulls cover art from Last.fm.  Which generally means that
there is something pretty on the display, although often not the exact album
cover you expect.

But it has an alternative - it can request an image from a web server, given
the artist and album name.  So if you keep your music in nested directories
named by artist and album (as I do) and each directory has an image file
(which mine don't) then you can jury rig a web server to return the images.

Now that's great, but it's complex to configure and requires those extra image
files.  Instead, my mp3s (like most people's) have images in the ID3 tags.

So I wrote a small Python program that (1) is an HTTP server and (2)
automatically extracts the images from the mp3 files.  It will also serve the
extra images, if they are present.

Instead of configuring a complex HTTP server (and getting all the album image
files) all you need to do is run my program.  It's called id3img and you can
get it from https://github.com/andrewcooke/id3img

Have fun!

Andrew

Cover Art for MPDroid

From: Rolf <detjuk@...>

Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2013 11:45:35 +0100

Dear Andrew,

I was very happy to see your solution for cover art which is stored inside
the mp3 file itself.

I'm going to try your python solution: https://github.com/andrewcooke/id3img

I;m using mopidy in stead of the mpd daemon. Mpdroid as a client.

If I'm reading your instructions correct, it's based on mpdroid so that
should be just fine right?

Greets,
Rolf

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