now that I have my Music Folder organized and all my audio files nicely renamed and tagged, it is time to finalize the job and add the album covers. Now this turns out to be quite a challenge and doing it manually album by album is just not an option.
So I looked into using the Action "Import cover from file" but I can only get it to work when my .jpg reside in the same folder (or subfolder there of) as the .mp3 file as in the first example for the files in folder "Eddi - 2015 - Play Yer Guitar (EP)" but not for "Eddi - 2016 - Challenge"
So basically the structure is always something like this
+---Eddi - 2015 - Play Yer Guitar (EP) | | 01 - Intro.mp3 | | 02 - Outro.mp3 | | | \---Scans | NiceCover_1.jpg | NiceCover_2.jpg | \---Eddi - 2016 - Challenge +---CD1 | 01 - Intro.mp3 | 02 - Chorus.mp3 | +---CD2 | 01 - Solo.mp3 | 02 - Outro.mp3 | \---Scans NoCover_1.jpg NoCover_2.jpg
So as soon as the audio files are one level deeper than the album covers as in the folder "Eddi - 2016 - Challenge" the Action no longer works and I keep getting the error message saying "Import cover from file "Scans*.jpg" (Front Cover): File D:\Music\Eddi\Eddi - 2016 - Challenge\CD1\Scans*.jpg cannot be accessed.
I understand that the message is legitimate since there is no Scans folder in the CD1 (and CD2) subfolder. But what is the solution to this? I certainly do not want to restructure my MUSIC directory. Placing the .jpg files one level deeper to get it to work would also mean that I would need to put copy all imagr files into BOTH the CD1 and CD2 folder. I am convinced that there is some smarter way to do it, but I just do not see how.
The Help file states that this Action "Imports the cover art specified by the absolute or relative filename into the tag of the file" -- unfortunately it does not say absolute or relative path!
So instead of setting the Action's "Format string for image filename" to "Scans*.jpg" I have tried specifying an absolte path like "D:\Music\Eddi\Eddi - 2016 - Challenge\CD1\Scans*.jpg" or relative path as in "%_parent_directory%\Scans*.jpg" but that all to no avail.
I have also used another column and imported the absolute path of the image file from text into it and then set the Action to read from that column but the error remains the same. There are no special characters anywhere as far as I can see; and I have full admin rights...
I have no problems having to run a different action for all albums containing multiple subfolders, like CD1, CD2, etc but can somebody please provide me with a solution?
Thanks in advance,