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Album Art Synology

Hi

I have just bought a Synology Ds213J to play all my Flac files from.

I have uploaded all my music but I am missing 90% of album art. All music was ripped from CD and files created for artwork,within the specidfied artist folder.
Any ideas ???

Have to say very impressed so far with the product although it did take some time to get to grips with.

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RE: Album Art Synology

Have you named the artwork as "folder" in the artist folder?? 

 

 

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Hi Lee

Yes I renamed to folder.jpg; however some is now visible but 80% still isnt.

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Hi

JPEG files or other extencion of image files take time to be visible in the DS, all my photo library took more than one day to be visible...

 

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RE: Album Art Synology

Thanks Hifi outlaw

I uploaded some photos as well last night and wasnt able to see all of them either so that explains that  Dance 4 

 

Do you keep yours on 24 hours ? 

 

Mine asks for me to dowload VLC video player to view mobile file. Does that sound right ?

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RE: Album Art Synology

alpne1 wrote:

Thanks Hifi outlaw

I uploaded some photos as well last night and wasnt able to see all of them either so that explains that  Dance 4 

 

Do you keep yours on 24 hours ? 

 

Mine asks for me to dowload VLC video player to view mobile file. Does that sound right ?

Thanks

 

yes, mine is on 24/7, she'll go to stanby mode alone if she has no taskes to do! This first day is advisible to leave it on 24/7. 

VLC is just a media player, i've got it on my ipad as well.

 

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RE: Album Art Synology

I posted some time ago re music system and FLAC files and you advised to get a synology NAS.

So I took your advice and I'm glad I did.

Totally amazed by the performance and I can now sleep happy with my system and purchases.

So thanks HI FI outlaw

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alpne1 wrote:

I posted some time ago re music system and FLAC files and you advised to get a synology NAS.

So I took your advice and I'm glad I did.

Totally amazed by the performance and I can now sleep happy with my system and purchases.

So thanks HI FI outlaw

:cheers:

This is what the forum is all about !!! 

Thanks!  Dirol

How do you control the DS Audio? Don't forget that the DS Audio has a equalizer only controled by PC, you can play a bit with it as well. 

Pleased to help!  :grin:

 

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RE: Album Art Synology

Yes mainly use the app on the Ipad to control. Not used the equiliser as yet because I'm that pleased with the results .

I'm hearing things I havnt heard before on music I've been listening to for years.

Was really worried with the Cyrus and Tannoy combo but after dampening the tweeter and getting the Synology as footballers say " Im over the moon "

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I have had my NAS for a few months now, all music was ripped with iTunes and the destination folder was the NAS

All my artwork has never appeared - to be honest I hardly ever use it but any ideas where my artwork is!

Funnily enough stuff I have downloaded for free (when i have bought the vinyl) the artwork is on the NAS but none of the iTunes artwork is

Anybody offer any help?

 

Michell / Icon Audio / Kudos

 

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RE: Album Art Synology

Hi Steve

I've got the same setup but my artwork all shows up.  Have you embedded the artwork INTO each music file because iTunes stores artwork in a seperate database so the NAS cannot see it.

Your downloaded tunes will probably have it embedded already - hence it shows up.  If you need a few hints on how to do this then let me know.

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Xanderzdad wrote:

Hi Steve

I've got the same setup but my artwork all shows up.  Have you embedded the artwork INTO each music file because iTunes stores artwork in a seperate database so the NAS cannot see it.

Your downloaded tunes will probably have it embedded already - hence it shows up.  If you need a few hints on how to do this then let me know.

Cheers.

grrrr where do is ttart? any help appreciated

 

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RE: Album Art Synology

It is a long process unless you use a different program.

For each album you need to copy the album art ( right click on the album picture and choose 'save'), then you must select all the individual tracks for that album (using ctrl and clicking with the mouse). Then click on the info option in the menu and paste the album picture into the space for it.

This will add the picture to each file.  Unfortunately to do 100's of albums will take time.

i hope that makes sense.

 

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RE: Album Art Synology

There is a simpler way,1 - create a individual folder for each album, 2- add a picture ( need to be a JPG picture file) of the cover art and name it as "Folder" that way will apear in the DS Audio and other music streamers like the SBT. And that way you don't need to add like meta data to each music individual.

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RE: Album Art Synology

I thought there must be a simpler way than mine.  :grin:

Your method also looks better in windows as the album cover shows up as the folder icon.  Your method also keeps the music files smaller as mine adds the picture to every file!

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Xanderzdad wrote:

I thought there must be a simpler way than mine.  :grin:

Your method also looks better in windows as the album cover shows up as the folder icon.  Your method also keeps the music files smaller as mine adds the picture to every file!

I've done always like this, i don't use itunes for music for 2 years now, but i do have to use it time to time to back up the data on my ipad. For music on the ipad i use DS Audio buffered music or I connected to the NAS at home. :grin: 

Nice to have your personal cloud! Wink

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