Just installed and got going Volumio2 x86/x64 2.201. Got a couple of questions
AIF/AIFF files - while mpd as configured supports aif and you can confirm it when doing mpd --version on the system, it looks like the library scan has issues dealing with those files.
They are not in the GUI Browse interface - anywhere, not thru artists/albums/etc
Drive Volumio2 from MPD applications (MPDroid. Cantata), I notice that they can see the files - however it lists them as Unknown Genre/Artist, etc AND it refuses to play them
Files are not corrupted or anything like that - JRiver and Runeaudio plays them, no issues
I don’t see an mpd log at the usual /var/log/mpd.log, so no idea what is going on
What am I missing here?
Cover art - using the Volumio2 WebGUI and/or android app is well, not usable - it just takes too long. Luckily, the MPD apps have no issue - both Cantata and MPDroid can drive volumio2 while displaying cover art pretty fast
again, what am I missing here?
am I doing anything wrong (both for 1 and 2 above) ^ ?
I’m using Volumio with Raspberry 3 and I’m very happy with that (I love this app. )
All my files are stored on a NAS, AIFF format, all ID3 tagged (song name, track#, record name… and covert art).
I saw an option to get the covert art form the Net rather than to use the one stored in the dir (if any) but I didn’t see any option to use the one embedded in the ID3 tag in the file.
So, I’m wondering if Volumio uses the ID3 cover art or if an option/setup exists to do that ? Else, it is planned in a future release ?
I can of course write a piece of software to extract the images from the AIF files and save it as cover.jpg (as an example) in their respective dir but I would like to avoid that.
I want to use my own pictures because sometimes, the cover art found on the Net are not matching with the record release.
Issue I am reporting is that AIF files are just not recognized, not presented in the library and not played - this happens in x86 volumio - from the looks of it, no problem on RPi volumio - unless I wrong, you seem not to be reporting that…
Volumio does not use the tagged image, period, As you mention, you will need to extract it and put in the folder. A short talk with @Michelangelo sometime ago, he indicated that it would be a hard thing to do, as MPD does not seem to offer a way to get the tagged image. I actually wrote a python mutagen script to do that - worked well
Thx for your reply.
You’re right concerning the point 1. I created another thread for that and got the answer. It seems there is a bug concerning ID tag and AIF file.
Concerning point 2, this was I guessed, so I started to also work on Python script with Mutagen (I used it to tag my files) to extract the cover art and save it in the dir. I understand the point of view from Michelangelo especially if performance can be impacted.