Bobcat22 wrote:Album cover art is important to either retain or to add to an media file. The steps on how to either retain or to include album art in various file types should be contained within the FAQ
Bobcat22 wrote:not have to hunt down in the many forums.
Bobcat22 wrote:This needs to be resolved.
Bobcat22 wrote:FAQ topic entitled: "Why do my exported files not include all the metadata, like Album Artist or BPM?" One individual asked me about album art.
A lay person may not know that metadata is related to album art. The entitled FAQ states, "Album Artist" which I guess is the same meaning as album art. Possibly be better to state, "Album Art." Also a search on "album art" would better find topic in the FAQ.
Suggestion: Reword the FAQ topic from "Album Artist" to "Album Art".
Gale Andrews wrote:Bobcat22 wrote:Album cover art is important to either retain or to add to an media file. The steps on how to either retain or to include album art in various file types should be contained within the FAQ
The loss of cover art (and lyrics) is mentioned here in the FAQ:
http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/fa ... .html#meta and here in the Release Notes: http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Relea ... nd_Exports .Bobcat22 wrote:not have to hunt down in the many forums.
If it was an MP3, I would extract the image using MP3Tag or similar before import, then reinsert the image after export from Audacity. That is a lossless process (it doesn't re-encode the audio).
In fact if you are only doing cuts/pastes/joins or volume edits in MP3, it makes more sense to use a direct MP3 editor than to use Audacity, which re-encodes the MP3. Using a direct MP3 editor means that the audio quality will be preserved. Please see: http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Lame_ ... tion#lossy .
If it's an MP4 then you can use iTunes or dBPowerAmp (both of which also work for MP3).
Do you have another solution to share?Bobcat22 wrote:This needs to be resolved.
There also needs to be a developer available who has an interest in exports/imports and metadata. There is none available at the moment.
I can add your vote for Audacity to support album art. It just gives us an indication of users who are interested in removing the limitation.
It's possible all we will do is make Audacity not discard the images, rather than add support for them, but if we move from libid3tag to taglib as planned that should be an opportunity to address this.
Teduardo wrote:I think Audacity should include the Album art and Lyrics tags on file formats that support them.
Teduardo wrote:So do you know if a future release will include this?
Teduardo wrote:Is there a development road map somewhere?
Teduardo wrote:I am currently using Audacity v2.12 which was released Jan 20th, 2016.
steve wrote:There's also a list of proposals: http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Category:Proposal
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