iTunes Album Artwork via MediaTomb to PS3

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Effofex
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iTunes Album Artwork via MediaTomb to PS3

Post by Effofex » 25 Jan 2009, 08:26

Hi,


I am trying to set up a scenario where I have my iTunes music library on my Bubba which I can access via MediaTomb on my PS3. This seems to work fine in that I can see and play the music files over the media server, but I don't see any of the album artwork.

I understand that iTunes may not be storing the album artwork in the ID3 tag of my mp3 files so I have been trying to manually add the artwork in the hope that it will show up on the PS3 via the media server. However, when I use these files they do one or more of the following:

- They don't show up on the PS3
- They show up on the PS3 and then disappear
- They show up on the PS3 and the album artwork appears, but they can't be played
- They show up on the PS3 with no album artwork and can't be played

When the files fail to play I get the following message on the PS3:

"The folder could not be accessed. This content may have been deleted from the media server."

Software versions are:
PS3: 2.60
MediaTomb: 0.11.0

Does anyone know how I may be able to get this set-up to work properly? Do I need to use ID3 tags of a specific version number?


Thanks

Effofex
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Post by Effofex » 10 Feb 2009, 19:14

Bump.

Has anyone managed to get something like this working?

Thanks.

janneb
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Post by janneb » 11 Feb 2009, 14:57

Hi!

I had the same problem. It seems to be related to a bug in a lib (taglib) used by mediatomb. The problem is explained in Mediatomb FAQ. The workaround is to make the MP3 files write-protected, or use timed scan mode.

As I wanted to be able to update the files via iTunes, I'm using timed mode. I edited the file /etc/mediatomb/config.xml, replaced

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 <directory location="/home/storage/music" mode="inotify"
 recursive="yes" hidden-files="no"/>
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 <directory location="/home/storage/music" mode="timed" i
nterval="86400" level="full" recursive="yes" hidden-files="no"/>
This scans the music folder every 24 hours.

Now, restart the media server.

Effofex
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Post by Effofex » 12 Feb 2009, 16:52

Thanks for the reply. It worked a treat. I must've missed it on the MediaTomb FAQ.

I just need to find a way to automate adding ID3 tag album artwork to my collection.

Thanks :)

ian
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Re: iTunes Album Artwork via MediaTomb to PS3

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