Monday, September 26, 2011

I've been looking at meta-tagging again recently. Specifically album art being embedded in mp3 files. Why is the whole thing so complicated? There are a number of databases that provide mp3 players with album art. Most known Rovi and AMG. These systems seem to favour well-known artists on major and larger indie labels so that little known artists don't get to have their artwork show up in the media player. This can be rectified by the user but ....pwfff!
There is a function to embed artwork into the mp3 file so that it doesn't even require an Internet connection so why don't the digital music aggregaters like CD Baby etc do that before they are sent off. I would be happy to do the work myself if it was an option. It could all be so simple. I think Bandcamp set your files up nicely but then they don't distribute to i-tunes etc. I'll let you know if I come up with anything new on this.

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