[ogg-dev] Album art - requirements

Mathias Kunter mathiaskunter at yahoo.de
Wed Oct 15 14:55:57 PDT 2008

>I have more than once said I'm in favor of the vorbiscomment solution.

>It's ugly, it will break this and that one other player, but these
>people want the feature that bad so they won't mind about any of those
>issues.  Plus it means little or no work for a feature the people who
>actually do code care little about, and it certainly helps that
>there's already at least one implementation out there.
>So, my solution:
>* state COVERART is used to contain base64 JPEG
>* state it may break some limited players
>* let those users who want the feature be happy with it and not lose
>them; they won't mind stripping off the tag for the few cases that
>will require it and they will stop the constant complaining about "OGG

I'd say that too - there really should be an *official* solution for the albumart issue out now, which should then also be documented at http://xiph.org/vorbis/doc/v-comment.html
This certainly would be a step in the right direction. New or existing software and hardware players are going to support this anyway as soon as it's officially documented.


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