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    Different Artwork for Compilation Albums.

    I have numerous 'Compilation' albums consisting, usually of 'Singles' from various artists.
    I have embedded in the metadata of each track individual artwork. I would like to have a different image for the Album front.
    I have a seperate jpg image of the album front in the folder.
    When i view the album, the image is the first track image and not the album image.
    I have tried to use Album Art from the Perfect Tunes programme with no success.

    Is there a way to achieve this?

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thank you

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    Re: Different Artwork for Compilation Albums.

    Each track file is a single file reference. There is no real concept of an "Album" that gets separate tag info to have it's own image.

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    Re: Different Artwork for Compilation Albums.

    I take your point, however, the compilations are made up with original single hit records and as such have their own sleeve cover. When the album is displayed, each track shows its own unique cover. All I am after is that the compilation album front has its own cover. At the moment the album cover is somehow displaying the first tracks image. I dont know if there is a way to correct this within the metadata.

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    Re: Different Artwork for Compilation Albums.

    Quote Originally Posted by IdrisRoberts View Post
    I take your point, however, the compilations are made up with original single hit records and as such have their own sleeve cover. When the album is displayed, each track shows its own unique cover. All I am after is that the compilation album front has its own cover. At the moment the album cover is somehow displaying the first tracks image. I dont know if there is a way to correct this within the metadata.
    You could add a second, or third, or fourth plus cover to any of these tracks. Some few players can rotate through these covers as they are being played, however most cannot. Usually when browsing only that first cover is visible, so theoretically that could/should be the "album" cover I guess. There is no distinction between the concept of one cover for browsing as an album and another for when playing each track.

    So the direct answer to your question is "No" there isn't an option to do what you asked. But you could potentially find a work-around with the right player. If you are on Windows, MusicBee or Foobar might help.

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    Re: Different Artwork for Compilation Albums.

    I'm not sure it'll help as I assume you're using AssetUPnP, but MinimServer can do this and a lot more to boot.
    If you have an image in the root of your albums files called the same as your album name e.g. 'Abbey Road.jpg' it'll use this when you're browsing your albums, but if you add the albums contents to the queue you'll see the embedded artwork.
    It also allows you different artwork for GROUP and DISCSUBTITLE tags.

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    Re: Different Artwork for Compilation Albums.

    Quote Originally Posted by simbun View Post
    It also allows you different artwork for GROUP and DISCSUBTITLE tags.
    Out of curiosity, could you describe what can be accomplished with those tags please? I don't think they are supported by AssetUPnP. For example, could any of them be used for grouping multiple remasters/editions of the same album together, so that they would be sorted under just a single album cover when browsing?

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