[ogg-dev] Album art - requirements

Martin Leese martin.leese at stanfordalumni.org
Wed Oct 15 15:31:58 PDT 2008

Somebody (sorry, can't find original post) wrote:
>> I don't mind (and approve of) the idea of reusing as much of proven
>> standards as we can.  But putting it in a Vorbis comment will in fact
>> piss off people who then can't play the file.  It's not as much a
>> qestion of displaying the tag as text (although that is a concern)
>> it's that most hardware players that only have 10-20kB available for
>> stream buffering won't be able to decode the headers and thus won't be
>> able to play the file.

Mathias Kunter <mathiaskunter at yahoo.de> wrote:
> Since MP3 and FLAC have well-supported
> standards about cover art, why not simply
> adopting this for OGG too? Placing the binary
> coverart structure from
> http://flac.sourceforge.net/format.html#metadata_block_picture
> within a vorbis comment would have the
> following benefits:

Would this include the *size* of the metadata
block (which actually sits inside
hardware players with memory limitations
could then easily skip it.

Martin J Leese
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