[ogg-dev] Album art - requirements

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 19 07:09:00 PDT 2008

On Sun, Oct 19, 2008 at 4:01 AM, 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 [...]
>>> The only possible problem is support of existing software / hardware players [...]
>>> All C-based applications wouldn't display this coverart "string" anyway
>>> because it terminates at the very first position with a \0 sign.
>>This could easily be verified by creating a sample file then posting
>>it on the xiph.org website. We could all try the track out on all the
>>players each of us possesses, both hardware and software, then
>>report our results in the Xiph Wiki.
> What's about this proposal now? If it turns out that it doesn't harm the majority of both software and hardware players, it would be by far the easiest way which supports *all* requested things about album art.
> I can gladly provide such an ogg vorbis file for testing if that's OK.

If you support this proposal, feel free to post a few files so that
people can test them. Only by doing will any of the proposals


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