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=CoverArt=
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Cover art, also know as "Album Art" or "Album Artwork" is artwork supplied to provide a visual representation of a [[Release|release]]. Normally this will be the front of the [[Release|release]]'s packaging.   
 
 
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==
 
==In MusicBrainz website display==
  
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]].  
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As cover art has legal licensing and copyright issues associated, [[MusicBrainz]] can display cover art only from one of the approved [[Cover Art Sites|cover art sites]], linked to by a [[Cover Art Relationship Type|cover art relationship type]] or [[Amazon Relationship Type|amazon relationship type]].  
  
 
==In media files==
 
==In media files==
  
Media players that support CoverArt display do so in several ways, often supporting more than one mechanism  
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Media players that support cover art display do so in several ways, often supporting more than one mechanism  
 
* stored within the media player's own internal library/database  
 
* 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)  
 
* 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).  
 
* embedded within each [[Track]]'s metadata info (e.g. ID3).  
  
[[Picard]] supports the 2nd and 3rd options when used with the CoverArt plugin, available at [[Picard Plugins|PicardPlugins]].  
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[[Picard]] supports the 2nd and 3rd options when used with the cover art plugin, listed on [[Picard Plugins]].  
  
[[Category:To Be Reviewed]] [[Category:Release]] [[Category:Terminology]]
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[[Category:Release]] [[Category:Terminology]]

Revision as of 19:48, 22 July 2009

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Cover art, 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 cover art has legal licensing and copyright issues associated, MusicBrainz can display cover art only from one of the approved cover art sites, linked to by a cover art relationship type or amazon relationship type.

In media files

Media players that support cover art 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).

Picard supports the 2nd and 3rd options when used with the cover art plugin, listed on Picard Plugins.