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Request regarding album art

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:44 am
by sduck
I've been doing a lot of ripping recently, trying to clear out some space in a wall of copied cd's a diligent friend has been giving me over the years. Even though I've been using Max for about 5 years, I've only recently discovered the "get album art" thing in tools. This can be a great time saver, when it works. The only problem is, if you do the downloading before ripping, the album art is embedded into one of the id3 tags (the v1 one? I'm not sure).

The obvious workaround is to download the album art after ripping, then just ripping one of the songs, and then deleting the second version (the one with the embedded art). I'd prefer that the album art not be embedded - my usual mp3 player (sansa with rockbox) only uses the seperate cover.jpg file, not the embedded art, so no need to blow up the size of each file.

Would it be possible to add an option to be able to download the album art and include it with the ripped files but not embed it?