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Joao Offline
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Hello,

I'm using XBMC Live, and have just added a few albums to my library.

I found that some albums are showing the cover image, and some are not.

All of them have the album covers in a Folder.jpg file. Is there a limit for album images?

Thanks!
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No, there are no limitations. There'll no doubt be a good reason why those albums won't be showing a cover image. A Debug Log during the scan might show this up. Alternatively, try "Get Thumb" from the album information dialog.

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dandel Offline
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Another source of this issue is that the song artist, song title or album title is wrong and the parser does not correctly identify the album/song/artist.
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Joao Offline
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Well, the album covers are all in a folder.jpg file.
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Joao Offline
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Ok, I'm getting a lot of these:

Code:
19:14:03 T:42392432 M:1974898688   ERROR: CreateThumbnail: Unable to create thumbfile special://masterprofile/Thumbnails/Music/8/8ba24117.tbn from image smb://TOWER/flac/New Folder/flac/King Diamond ,Mercyful Fate/A Dangerous Meeting/folder.jpg
19:14:03 T:42392432 M:1974898688   ERROR: CreateThumbnail: Unable to create thumbfile special://masterprofile/Thumbnails/Music/3/34591cc6.tbn from image smb://TOWER/flac/New Folder/flac/Laurent Filipe/A Luz/folder.jpg
19:14:03 T:42392432 M:1974771712   ERROR: CreateThumbnail: Unable to create thumbfile special://masterprofile/Thumbnails/Music/a/a060f5a2.tbn from image smb://TOWER/flac/New Folder/flac/Lila Downs/La LInea/folder.jpg
19:14:03 T:42392432 M:1974771712   ERROR: CreateThumbnail: Unable to create thumbfile special://masterprofile/Thumbnails/Music/0/04c093ae.tbn from image smb://TOWER/flac/New Folder/flac/Lisa Ekdahl/Sings Salvadore Poe/folder.jpg
19:14:03 T:42392432 M:1974771712   ERROR: CreateThumbnail: Unable to create thumbfile special://masterprofile/Thumbnails/Music/e/e6e37411.tbn from image smb://TOWER/flac/New Folder/flac/Mafalda Arnauth/Encantamento/folder.jpg
19:14:03 T:42392432 M:1974771712   ERROR: CreateThumbnail: Unable to create thumbfile special://masterprofile/Thumbnails/Music/5/5eaccbda.tbn from image smb://TOWER/flac/New Folder/flac/Marcus Miller/M²/folder.jpg
19:14:03 T:42392432 M:1974771712   ERROR: CreateThumbnail: Unable to create thumbfile special://masterprofile/Thumbnails/Music/a/aef01cb6.tbn from image smb://TOWER/flac/New Folder/flac/Marcus Miller/Power - The Essential of Marcus Miller/folder.jpg
19:14:03 T:42392432 M:1974771712   ERROR: CreateThumbnail: Unable to create thumbfile special://masterprofile/Thumbnails/Music/0/0a501b6d.tbn from image smb://TOWER/flac/New Folder/flac/Maria Ana Bobone/Senhora da Lapa/folder.jpg
19:14:03 T:42392432 M:1974771712   ERROR: CreateThumbnail: Unable to create thumbfile special://masterprofile/Thumbnails/Music/a/a0c268b8.tbn from image smb://TOWER/flac/New Folder/flac/Marillion/Fugazi/folder.jpg
19:14:03 T:42392432 M:1974771712   ERROR: CreateThumbnail: Unable to create thumbfile special://masterprofile/Thumbnails/Music/4/4d290c6f.tbn from image smb://TOWER/flac/New Folder/flac/Marillion/Fugazi - CD2/folder.jpg
19:14:03 T:42392432 M:1974779904   ERROR: CreateThumbnail: Unable to create thumbfile special://masterprofile/Thumbnails/Music/7/75927858.tbn from image smb://TOWER/flac/New Folder/flac/Marillion/Misplaced Childhood/folder.jpg
19:14:03 T:42392432 M:1974853632   ERROR: CreateThumbnail: Unable to create thumbfile special://masterprofile/Thumbnails/Music/8/818bfc29.tbn from image smb://TOWER/flac/New Folder/flac/Marillion/Script For A Jester's Tear/folder.jpg
19:14:03 T:42392432 M:1974853632   ERROR: CreateThumbnail: Unable to create thumbfile special://masterprofile/Thumbnails/Music/e/e1aa6e36.tbn from image smb://TOWER/flac/New Folder/flac/Megadeth/Rust In Peace/folder.jpg
19:14:03 T:42392432 M:1974853632   ERROR: CreateThumbnail: Unable to create thumbfile special://masterprofile/Thumbnails/Music/2/2805a782.tbn from image smb://TOWER/flac/New Folder/flac/Megadeth/The System Has Failed/folder.jpg

Anything I should investigate further?


Edit: I'm using a 2Gb pen drive, so it's probably out of space...
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Joao Offline
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I guess space is not a problem:
Code:
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sdb1              1770920    968484    712476  58% /
udev                   1030284       296   1029988   1% /dev
none                   1030284         0   1030284   0% /dev/shm
none                   1030284        52   1030232   1% /var/run
none                   1030284         0   1030284   0% /var/lock
none                   1030284         0   1030284   0% /lib/init/rw
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i had exactly the same problem. some albums were not showing the album cover at all (xbmc didn't replace those with a standard icon), some were corrupted (partly grey).
i didn't update my library since a couple of months and im constantly using the svn version.
i simply deleted my library and scanned the source again resulting in a clean library showing nearly all covers. nevertheless there are some albums where i get the standard music album cover from xbmc instead of the cover embedded into the tracks. i already compared and extracted a couple of those covers but couldn't gather any revealing information about what could be wrong.
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Provide the files that have these covers. We can't do anything unless we can reproduce the problem.

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einhänder Offline
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i guess you talk about the ones described below?

Quote:nevertheless there are some albums where i get the standard music album cover from xbmc instead of the cover embedded into the tracks. i already compared and extracted a couple of those covers but couldn't gather any revealing information about what could be wrong.
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Yup.

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Thanks for the sample. It contains a non-conformant JPEG-JFIF image. I've altered the code to be a little less stringent so that this one passes through. There is room for a bit more movement, so let us know if you find more that don't sneak through.

r31992.

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hi jonathan,

thanks for your efforts. i just rebuilt xbmc but the cover doesn't show up. i tested it in file mode. normally xbmc extracts these correctly. i also rescanned the library with no positive results.

edit: works. had to rebuild my library.
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Then you failed to build correctly is my only conclusion. Ensure that the imagelib is rebuilt. It works just fine on win32 and OSX here.

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