I have recently spent many weeks archiving both my CDs & vinyl, a real labour of love resulting in 29,000+ mp3s. I have used several programs for archiving & given what I have learned I would have done it completely different but I can’t face going back & doing it again.
The real problem I came across was certain programs not recognising the embedded artwork. Particularly media server software seemed hit & miss; at the moment I am using Twonky & it suffers the same problem. Some tracks will not display album art even with no discernible difference between working & non-working JPEGs.
I read many solutions but none worked. Resizing, altering DPI, checking for progressive JPEGs, re-saving the mp3 etc etc. but after hours of experimenting the problem was discovered. One of the programs I used to archive CDs inserted a ‘Cover Description’ & removing this allows the Album Art to be displayed correctly.
My problem is I don’t want to go back over 15000 mp3s removing the words ‘Front Cover’ from this field.
Mp3tag has the ability to batch remove fields however I cannot find one that directly links to the ‘Cover Description’ field. Another program I tried removed the ‘Album Art’ as well so I have a horrible feeling they are linked.
Does anyone know a way of removing the ‘Cover Description’ field as a batch without having to do each album/single separately?
Thank you in advance for any help.