I’m a newbie here both to Volumio and setting up a media server on my Synology NAS. I was about to give up on Volumio when I could not get it to recognize my NAS via its Wired Network settings. But then I discovered that it actually did find my NAS when I stumbled upon Browse->Media Servers.
So now I’ve managed to get my Synology Media Server files indexed the way I want–which was no small task either since it appears media servers serve up ALL media files they find on a disk; which is not what I wanted.
Anyway, Volumio is working pretty well on my Raspberry Pi 2B and it now displays only the music files I want it to see on my NAS. So now I’m trying to determine how it (or the NAS Media Server) provides artwork. I get that it will display the content of “folder.jpg” if found under an album subfolder (e.g., /music/rock/Joe Walsh/The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get/folder.jpg) and that’s fine, but I would like a way to display just an artist photo/artwork; preferably via something like “artist.jpg” that is listed under an artist subfolder (e.g., /music/rock/Joe Walsh/artist.jpg).
Volumio is showing many artist photos already, but most of the grid icons are blank. So I’m assuming that the ones that aren’t blank are being derived from the Internet. Unfortunately, that doesn’t work for local artists (of which I have several) who don’t have their albums and artwork published on the Internet. So can anyone here provide some insight as to how I might be able to provide some way to get local (and commercial artists) photos displayed in Volumio that aren’t currently being displayed?
My music file structure is: /Music/Genre/Artist/[Album]/Songs; where [Album] may be missing for a random mix of artist songs.