Has Anyone Ever Got OGG Vorbis Coverart working?

asked 2015-06-14 17:16:39 +0300

ossi1967 gravatar image

updated 2017-12-27 13:26:04 +0300

I know there are quite a few generic bug reports here about covert art not working. I still decided to ask this new question as I'm asking the other way round and more precise:

Has any user of a Jolla phone ever got cover art working for OGG Vorbis files in the default media player?
(And I'm of course talking about the real thing, which is embedded cover art, not some additional folder.jpg file or thelike.)

It drives me nuts that the same components that work so well on any of the GNU/Linux distributions I use on other devices fail on the Jolla phone with no apparent reason... And I find it even more irritating that there's no reaction whatsoever from our sailors, giving us a hint of what could be the problem.

I've experimented with both ways of embedding cover art in an OGG file (the old workaround with a comment field named COVERART and the newer and official METADATA_BLOCK_PICTURE), but none of those work.

Now if only one single OGG file would turn up that does show its embedded cover art in the music player, we could try to analyse it. This way, those who are interested could optimize their favorite tracks for the Jolla phone.

If no such file turns up at all, it would be interesting to find out how the tools present on the Jolla phone differ from those on my desktop or laptop so they manage to extract cover art from MP3, but not from OGG... and what could be done about it.

Knowing that it doesn't work in many cases just isn't enough. I really want to know what the problem is.

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Atleast daedalus can read them, I used this script to convert: https://github.com/Thaodan/flac2ogg/blob/master/src/flac2ogg.in.sh

Thaodan ( 2015-06-15 15:08:32 +0300 )edit

@Thaodan Daedalus dosn't show cover art for any of my audio files, no matter if they're MP3 or OGG.

ossi1967 ( 2015-06-15 21:21:23 +0300 )edit

I can only display cover art when using images files in the album folder. I agree that the state of media app and the reaction from the devs are extremely irritating. I know m4a files are having the same issue. And then we have the lack of gapless playback, queue function and the fact that the app is unable to to properly display albums with different artists even though album artist is set. In 2015 we shouldn't have to deal with this.

sillycrimes ( 2015-09-10 12:22:09 +0300 )edit

The issue I'm personally having with this topic is that to my knowledge (and of course I could be wrong), Sailfish is basically using the same framework (or set of applications/libraries) to perform this task as my desktop PC or my laptop. It wouldn't be so annoying if I knew that libsomething.so simply cannot handle this file format and Jolla won't put their own ressources into the upstream project. But to me as a user, my other devices are proof that the respective libraries should be able to handle the cover art. I just don't understand why they don't on my Jolla... and why nobody can explain the situation.

ossi1967 ( 2015-09-10 14:45:06 +0300 )edit

any news on that?it would be nice to have it fixed...

247 ( 2017-12-26 04:02:24 +0300 )edit