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Newbie
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Registered: ‎09-01-2011

Album Art on Clip Zip?

Has anyone found a foolproof method for guaranteeing that album art shows up on the Zip?  I can't seem to figure out what it is that makes some album art show up and not others.  Tagging art in Media Monkey doesn't even guarantee it will display properly. 

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 4,898
Registered: ‎11-17-2008

Re: Album Art on Clip Zip?


@glove4 wrote:

Has anyone found a foolproof method for guaranteeing that album art shows up on the Zip?  I can't seem to figure out what it is that makes some album art show up and not others.  Tagging art in Media Monkey doesn't even guarantee it will display properly. 


It's related to filesize of the image, I think. When I looked at one band's 3 albums that are on my Zip, in MP3Tag, the two that show up had filesizes of 47kb and 53kb....the third one, that didn't show, was over 200kb.

iPod Touch 5G 32GB, Touch 4G 32GB, Clip Sport 8GB.
Rockbox-> Clip Zip 4GB, iPod Nano 2G 4GB, iPod 5.5G 80GB
2012 Nexus 7 32GB, Asus MeMoPad 8 16+64GB, LG Optimus G Pro, Nokia Lumia 900, Nokia Lumia 520

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 3,233
Registered: ‎09-13-2008

Re: Album Art on Clip Zip?

Is it file  size, or image dimensions?  Why doesn't Sandisk list the limitations in the instruction manual?

 

SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎11-17-2008

Re: Album Art on Clip Zip?


@JK98 wrote:

Is it file  size, or image dimensions?  Why doesn't Sandisk list the limitations in the instruction manual?

 


It seems to be size.

The three albums I mentioned in my prior post, here's more detailed info (I found where I had posted it previously) ....

 

2 of them are 500x500, but the filesizes are 31KB and 53KB.......they show up on the CZ.  The 3rd album is 495x495, but the filesize is 247KB.....that one doesn't show.

iPod Touch 5G 32GB, Touch 4G 32GB, Clip Sport 8GB.
Rockbox-> Clip Zip 4GB, iPod Nano 2G 4GB, iPod 5.5G 80GB
2012 Nexus 7 32GB, Asus MeMoPad 8 16+64GB, LG Optimus G Pro, Nokia Lumia 900, Nokia Lumia 520

SanDisk Senior User
Posts: 182
Registered: ‎09-23-2008

Re: Album Art on Clip Zip?

File size is the reason as stated previously.  AND, I found that an over 20k or there abouts image size also causes some minor pauses between track changes.  What you'll hear is a pretty close to gapless playback become a noticeable gap if you get in the 50k range of image or larger.  The CZ has such a small image view a 20k image is good enough if not overkill.  On my iPhone 4 a 20k image is plenty and it's screen is much larger and vastly higher resolution.

 

Also, be sure to update to the latest firmware released today.  Without it you'll hear a nasty burst of static between track changes if you have embedded images.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 4,548
Registered: ‎07-18-2007

Re: Album Art on Clip Zip?

the limit is file size. Album art is limited to 100KB. resolution is not an issue. 

Newbie
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Registered: ‎09-06-2011

Re: Album Art on Clip Zip?

Darn. A limit to file size. My Fuze+ never had such a limitation.

SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: Album Art on Clip Zip?


@SansaUserLBA wrote:

Darn. A limit to file size. My Fuze+ never had such a limitation.


No, it has other issues. Smiley Tongue

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Registered: ‎12-11-2007

Re: Album Art on Clip Zip?


Tapeworm wrote:

 

No, it has other issues. Smiley Tongue


Smiley Very Happy  Thanks.   Smiley Very Happy 

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 8,152
Registered: ‎12-11-2007

Re: Album Art on Clip Zip?


@drlucky wrote:

the limit is file size. Album art is limited to 100KB. resolution is not an issue. 


Thanks for the dope--very good to know.