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    Question RE: Artwork Fixes (General Qs)

    Hi folks,

    I purchased PerfectTUNES and dBpa last month. I have ripped around 20 or so CDs but have a couple of questions regarding artwork, please. I have looked in the 'Help' section of PerfectTUNES.

    So, if I rip a double-CD, and I would like to have both the (original) front and rear LP/CD artwork displayed on my playback-device (eg. Sony mp3 Walkman), then do most people use the FRONT cover for CD1, and the REAR cover for CD2?

    At the moment (as per screenshots), dBpa uses the SAME artwork for both CD1 and CD2:

    Art_1.png

    Art_2.png

    But if I wanted to change the artwork for CD2, then you you perform this dBpa, or in PerfectTUNES, or is there an entirely different method, please?

    The process for ripping a double-CD is that of using the; CD1/1; CD2/2 method (so as to avoid having multiple folders for a double [or more] CD album).

    Thanks very much indeed for any kind assistance offered here.

    Paul (UK)
    Last edited by monsterjazzlick; 08-15-2017 at 12:20 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Re: Artwork Fixes (General Qs)

    Quote Originally Posted by monsterjazzlick View Post
    if I rip a double-CD, and I would like to have both the (original) front and rear LP/CD artwork displayed on my playback-device (eg. Sony mp3 Walkman), then do most people use the FRONT cover for CD1, and the REAR cover for CD2?
    I doubt it, but it does not mean that you can't. It is entirely up to you.

    Bear in mind, that your playback software/device may not be able to display all available artwork.

    The CDRipper Album Art Menu is the three ... below the artwork picture, where you can manage your artwork.

    Quote Originally Posted by monsterjazzlick View Post
    But if I wanted to change the artwork for CD2, then you you perform this dBpa, or in PerfectTUNES, or is there an entirely different method, please?
    You use the CDRipper Album Art Menu to configure your artwork, before ripping. This is entirely separate to PerfectTUNES, which is used to manage your audio files' tags and artwork, post ripping.

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    Re: Artwork Fixes (General Qs)

    Thanks mville,

    So do you think it should work if I split the front/back CD artwork between discs 1 & 2 of the ripped version, please? I ask for two reasons: my Sony Walkman has been sent back to their repair center over the volume issue I have discussed earlier; and I would like to start ripping double-CDs, but don't want to invest time into aforementioned artwork process if it is not gong to work.

    I did experiment with choosing a different album cover (to dBpas inferior image). I d/l an image from Google Images and then used this to replace the existing one. If I remember correctly, once I uploaded it, I got a message saying 'replacing artwork' (or something like that), and then after about a minute the new artwork appeared. This was performed in PerfectTUNES. But again, I wanted to check please, would you say this is a good method to use?

    Cheers,

    Paul

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    Question Re: Artwork Fixes (General Qs)

    Hi again,

    I just quickly tried one to test it out. I changed the artwork within dBpa (. . .) this time.

    Then, opened it up in foobar (I have no Sony Walkman at present!):

    Art_5.jpg

    Art_6.jpg

    As you can see, tracks 1-4 (CD1) use the front cover art, while tracks 5-6 use the rear.

    Again, I am not sure if I have used the correct procedure but it does look like a start in the right direction.

    Paul
    Last edited by monsterjazzlick; 08-15-2017 at 01:23 PM. Reason: screenshot

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    Re: Artwork Fixes (General Qs)

    Quote Originally Posted by monsterjazzlick View Post
    Hi again,

    I just quickly tried one to test it out. I changed the artwork within dBpa (. . .) this time.

    Then, opened it up in foobar (I have no Sony Walkman at present!):

    Art_5.jpg

    Art_6.jpg

    As you can see, tracks 1-4 (CD1) use the front cover art, while tracks 5-6 use the rear.

    Again, I am not sure if I have used the correct procedure but it does look like a start in the right direction.

    Paul
    Hi Paul,

    Like most parts of a personal library, album art, is another personal choice. One or two, may photograph every page of a booklet, whilst some will accept any old art, including some, totally unrelated to the album!

    I tend to be fussier than some colleagues, on the choice, and quality of the image, but as far as I know, they, like me, use one image, front, only. There is no right or wrong, only choice!

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    Question Re: Artwork Fixes (General Qs)

    Quote Originally Posted by Oggy View Post
    Hi Paul,

    Like most parts of a personal library, album art, is another personal choice. One or two, may photograph every page of a booklet, whilst some will accept any old art, including some, totally unrelated to the album!

    I tend to be fussier than some colleagues, on the choice, and quality of the image, but as far as I know, they, like me, use one image, front, only. There is no right or wrong, only choice!
    Thanks Oggy, Well I would like to try and get a decent digital image of the CD cover when possible. And to try and get it right BEFORE I make the rip. Do you think (in a boxset CD) that using a different image (of the original CD artwork) is a decent method to follow, and that it should work on most players, please? Paul

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    Re: Artwork Fixes (General Qs)

    Quote Originally Posted by monsterjazzlick View Post
    So do you think it should work if I split the front/back CD artwork between discs 1 & 2 of the ripped version, please? I ask for two reasons: my Sony Walkman has been sent back to their repair center over the volume issue I have discussed earlier; and I would like to start ripping double-CDs, but don't want to invest time into aforementioned artwork process if it is not gong to work.
    I have no knowledge of the Sony user interface, so I have no idea what it will display when viewing/playing albums and tracks.

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    Re: Artwork Fixes (General Qs)

    Quote Originally Posted by mville View Post
    I have no knowledge of the Sony user interface, so I have no idea what it will display when viewing/playing albums and tracks.
    Hi mville, I suppose have to wait until I get it back off the repair center so that I then rip some more and test it out. The center is here in the UK so it hopefully should not take them too long to figure the issue out. Cheers.
    Last edited by monsterjazzlick; 08-15-2017 at 04:02 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Re: Artwork Fixes (General Qs)

    Quote Originally Posted by monsterjazzlick View Post
    Hi mville, I suppose have to wait until I get it back off the repair center so that I then rip some more and test it out. The center is here in the UK so it hopefully should not take them too long to figure the issue out. Cheers.
    Hi Paul,

    Hopefully they will put the non-European software on for you, Turn to 11!

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