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Thread: How Do I Extract artwork from flac flie?

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    How Do I Extract artwork from flac flie?

    Can I extract the cover artwork from a flac file? One of my own beautifully scanned Folder.jpg files got overwritten by a crappy internet cover scan when I was scanning CD-2 of a set. I'd like to get my much nicer file back from within my flac files if I can so I use it instead of the low res internet version dbpoweramp found for me. I know how to add the artwork to a flac file but I don't see how to extract it back out.

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    Re: How Do I Extract artwork from flac flie?

    Install the Utility Codec [ID Tag Update] and covert to ID Tag update with only the Export Folder.jpg option set.

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    Re: How Do I Extract artwork from flac flie?

    Thanks. Worked perfectly.

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    Re: How Do I Extract artwork from flac flie?

    heyy thanks i was looking for it too

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    Re: How Do I Extract artwork from flac flie?

    Thanks!

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    Re: How Do I Extract artwork from flac flie?

    A little more info for anyone extracting album art with dbPoweramp:

    Start Batch Converter
    Choose some files or folders
    Click "Convert"
    In the dialog box Choose
    Encoding: ID Tag Update
    Then to tab "Manipulation" and scroll down to "Album art" and choose "Export to" to be "Folder.jpg" or whatever option you want.
    Click "Convert" down to the right and it should extract album arts for all selected files or folders.

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    Re: How Do I Extract artwork from flac flie?

    Quote Originally Posted by jberg View Post
    A little more info for anyone extracting album art with dbPoweramp:

    Start Batch Converter
    Choose some files or folders
    Click "Convert"
    In the dialog box Choose
    Encoding: ID Tag Update
    Then to tab "Manipulation" and scroll down to "Album art" and choose "Export to" to be "Folder.jpg" or whatever option you want.
    Click "Convert" down to the right and it should extract album arts for all selected files or folders.

    How can I export all artwork from a FLAC? This method only extracts the first embedded image. I am trying to grab front and back covers, sleeves, etc.

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    Re: How Do I Extract artwork from flac flie?

    It is not possible sorry.

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    Re: How Do I Extract artwork from flac flie?

    If you want to do it across a batch of files you can use Actions in Mp3tag to achieve this ('Export cover to file'), although it looks like you'd need to setup one action per artwork type (Front, CD, Artist, Back e.t.c.) just so that you can name them correctly. You can have multiple Actions per Action group though so you'll only need to run it once.

    The only other way I can think of achieving this is by scripting metaflac.

    This lists all the artwork types in a file
    Code:
    $ metaflac --list --block-type=PICTURE 01.01.flac | grep -A5 -i metadata
    
    METADATA block *3
      type: 6 (PICTURE)
      is last: false
      length: 162685
      type: 3 (Cover (front))
      MIME type: image/jpeg
    --
    METADATA block *4
      type: 6 (PICTURE)
      is last: false
      length: 148453
      type: 4 (Cover (back))
      MIME type: image/jpeg
    --
    METADATA block *5
      type: 6 (PICTURE)
      is last: false
      length: 77788
      type: 8 (Artist/performer)
      MIME type: image/jpeg
    --
    METADATA block *6
      type: 6 (PICTURE)
      is last: true
      length: 159205
      type: 6 (Media (e.g. label side of CD))
      MIME type: image/jpeg

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