Hello, I’ve just installed Mopidy to test it out but, as usual, I dont like the covert art feature
My problem is that a large part of my music collection is made up of demos, rehearsal & live gig recordings from bands I either know, have been in, or am currently playing in. So obviously most of the tracks I have do not relate to formally released works.
All my tracks are organised into directories held in the format (where "YYYY is the year):
…\Artist\YYYY Album\01-track 01
…\Artist\YYYY Album\01-track 02 etc.
What I would really like to be able to do is place a file named “Cover.jpg” (or “Cover.png” etc.) in each local directory and then have Mopidy use this file instead of trying to go and find something on the 'net or parse embedded images from the file itself (putting the same image in lots of files is a waste of disk space).
In other words when deciding the cover image to display the presecence a local file of a defined name, should take precedence over trying to automatically find a remote filename.
This should be relatively easy to implement and should not impact the current code/use. All it would take is something like two new config items:
Use_Local_Cover_Art = Y
Local_Cover_Filename = Cover.jpg
Plus something like this Psuedo code when a file is loaded:
localCoverFile = “Directory of file playing” + config.Local_Cover_Filename
If config.Use_Local_Cover_Art && File.Exists(localCoverFile)
Sadly I’ve had this exact same problem with all the Linux audio programs I’ve used that support cover art. Either no cover art is displayed, or in some cases, some completely wrong “random” covert art is displayed which has been fetched from the 'net. Whilst this can occasionally be funny it’s mostly really irritating - I’d far rather have the option to simply switch off cover art altogether than get any old random crap !
I’d really like to be in charge of providing my own artwork