Hi all, I wonder if anyone can shed some light on an issue that’s driving me crazy. See attached image - I am having issues with Volumio not correctly handling album art. I can’t quite figure out what is going on. After I initially copied my music files onto the hard drive I am using attached directly to my RPi via usb, I saw the album art was not ‘correct’ even after a rescan/rebuild. So I connected the drive to my MacBook and fired up Kid3 (mp3 metadata batch editing software) and spent what seemed like forever sorting it all out - every single album was correctly labelled, every single compilation album was given the ‘various’ album artist tag (so the albums weren’t split up into hundreds of separate albums!) and then I went through everything again and embedded the correct album art through various means - ie Google image search, Amazon searches etc. The pictures used were all jpegs, all resized to 500 x500.
After re-attaching the drive to the RPi and carrying out a rescan I saw that all the compilation albums were correctly sorted but I am still having massive problems with the album art. Why is Volumio showing a Darren Hayes album cover on an INXS greatest hits album? The files all have the correct image embedded, all the tracks have the correct titles, file names etc. Why is Volumio overriding that information and doing something else completely random? None of these albums have ever had the ‘wrong’ album art embedded - in the example above the files have always had the correct picture embedded. The examples in the attached picture is just the tip of the iceberg, there are plenty of others that have completely unrelated album art showing up for no apparent reason. I’ve tried resetting the image cache. I have some other albums - for instance the Stranger Things OST albums all of which have the right embedded album art, also the soundtrack for Interstellar by Hans Zimmer for instance, but they’re not showing any album art in Volumio - no idea why, other albums that have exactly the same format image, same size etc, all embedded the same way, and they show correctly, but there’s absolutely no difference between them. I know they have the correct image as I tracked them down and embedded them individually, as per all the other albums. There are dozens of albums with incorrect album art showing. Whilst in Kid3 I removed any weird tags (iTunes embeds its own weird spurious crap for instance - all removed manually in Kid3) to make sure things were not getting confused by them but it’s still not sorted out.
Apologies if I’m rambling a bit, it’s just driving me nuts and I’ve exhausted all the solutions I could think of… As ever I am very grateful for any help offered.