Difference between revisions of "Cover Art"

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For more information on "Cover Art" and on what to do when the wrong or no cover image is shown please refer to [http://wiki.musicbrainz.org/ModerationFAQ?highlight=%28cover+art%29#head-83e36dd6310cc99189ec71fdb95ea65482400788 this entry] in the [[Moderation FAQ|ModerationFAQ]]  
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CoverArt, also know as "Album Art" or "Album Artwork" is artwork supplied to provide a visual representation of a [[Release]]. Normally this will be the front of the [[Release]]'s packaging. 
  
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==In MusicBrainz website display==
  
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As CoverArt has legal licensing and copyright issues associated, [[MusicBrainz]] can display CoverArt only from one of the approved [[Cover Art Sites|CoverArtSites]], lined to by a [[Cover Art Relationship Type|CoverArtRelationshipType]] or [[Amazon Relationship Type|AmazonRelationshipType]].  
  
[[Category:To Be Reviewed]]
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==In media files==
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Media players that support CoverArt display do so in several ways, often supporting more than one mechanism
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* stored within the media player's own internal library/database
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* as a separate image file in the same folder/directory as the release, using a naming convention (e.g. folder.jpg)
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* embedded within each [[Track]]'s metadata info (e.g. ID3).
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[[MusicBrainz Picard|MusicBrainzPicard]] supports the 2nd and 3rd options when used with the CoverArt plugin, available at [[Picard Plugins|PicardPlugins]].
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[[Category:To Be Reviewed]] [[Category:Terminology]]

Revision as of 04:38, 1 August 2008

CoverArt, also know as "Album Art" or "Album Artwork" is artwork supplied to provide a visual representation of a Release. Normally this will be the front of the Release's packaging.

In MusicBrainz website display

As CoverArt has legal licensing and copyright issues associated, MusicBrainz can display CoverArt only from one of the approved CoverArtSites, lined to by a CoverArtRelationshipType or AmazonRelationshipType.

In media files

Media players that support CoverArt display do so in several ways, often supporting more than one mechanism

  • stored within the media player's own internal library/database
  • as a separate image file in the same folder/directory as the release, using a naming convention (e.g. folder.jpg)
  • embedded within each Track's metadata info (e.g. ID3).

MusicBrainzPicard supports the 2nd and 3rd options when used with the CoverArt plugin, available at PicardPlugins.