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I am using MC21 to transcode my AIFF files to FLAC into a separate library (for size reasons).

 

MC21 has recently stopped reading the cover art from the AIFF files - this results in FLAC files without cover art.

 

So I would like to:

1- Have MC21 read cover art from my files

2- Keep MC21 from ever adding anything it thinks I need from a cover art perspective

 

Any pointers please?

 

Thx

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Tried MC26. Same flakiness on reading album art from files. I know the album art is there because I see it in Yate and other apps.

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A bit more insight here:

 

When I open up the Tag feature in MC26, I see file tags but the image says it is not there. This is a file directly downloaded from Qobuz, and I know the image is there because I see it in Audirvana, Yate, and Metadatics (the last two are two tagger programs I own).

 

If I open up the file with Yate or Metadatics and resave the file, then JRiver Tag utility sees the album art. 

 

So there seems to be an issue with how Qobuz is embedding the album art into the file - and it does not always fail.

 

But still, what gives? Why does it show properly without fault in Audirvana/Roon/etc and not in JRiver?

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Yes no problem. Just sent you email. It's quite possible Qobuz changed the way they tag/identify the image in the file, but like I said it shows properly everywhere else so should work with JRiver MC.

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23 hours ago, Matt Ashland said:

Would you be willing to email one of the files that doesn't show cover art to matt at jriver dot com?

 

I'll sure take a look.  Thanks.

Matt,

 

The original Qobuz file shows properly in:

- mac finder

- iTunes

- Audirvana

- Roon

- Yate

- Metadatics

 

In fact it is only MC21 and MC26 that fail. I purchased the MC26 upgrade given I expect you guys to support it but not MC21.

 

Pulling the text version of the tags using Yate, I get the attached comparison file. As you can see, there's a custom tag that is present in the original file that Yate is ignoring. My hunch is MC chokes here and stops reading the remaining of the ID3 tag. 

 

Given that all other software is able to deal with this difference, I would argue MC should too.

 

Miguel

MC26 issue tag comparison.pdf

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On 8/13/2020 at 1:24 PM, Matt Ashland said:

Thanks for the help.

 

The coming MC27 will support decoding the JPEG files, which are corrupt, but we found a way to recover.

Nada? When is MC27 out? 

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16 hours ago, One and a half said:

No cover art in V26, but MP3Tag shows embedded artwork. Clear as a bell. The 'other' is a reference to the type of cover, Front, rear etc. By other maybe it's not defined, Jriver having difficulty.

Thing is it shows fine in:

 

Mac's finder

Audirvana

Roon

Yate

Metadatics

iTunes

 

So something is wrong with the way MC26 and MC27 are dealing with album art.

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Just now, miguelito said:

Thing is it shows fine in:

 

Mac's finder

Audirvana

Roon

Yate

Metadatics

iTunes

 

So something is wrong with the way MC26 and MC27 are dealing with album art.

And btw... Every album I download from Qobuz has this problem, so this is pretty serious.

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On 9/18/2020 at 4:04 PM, Matt Ashland said:

Fix here:

https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php/topic,126931.0.html

 

Please let us know if everything is working.  Thanks for your help.

Thx. But I run this on mac. When will there be a mac build?

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On 9/18/2020 at 4:04 PM, Matt Ashland said:

Fix here:

https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php/topic,126931.0.html

 

Please let us know if everything is working.  Thanks for your help.

I just downloaded 27.0.15 for mac and I can confirm the cover art is read properly now. Thx. 

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