Embedded Album Art in AAC Tags


#1

Hi Florian,

My m4a files are encoded by Nero, using Mp3tag 2.41a to embed the front and back album art. All album art shows as "Front Cover". If I try to change it, the change shows in the window, but as I soon I press save, it reverts back to "Front Cover". Is this expected behavior? Embedding works fine with my FLAC & MP3 files.

Thanks,
Dirk

Edit: Apologies for not posting in "Bug" forum. I thought that was where I was at until after pressing the post button. :wink:


AAC - Cover-Typ wird zurückgesetzt
#2

MP4 only supports "Front cover" and "Back cover" to my knowledge. I'll add support for "Back cover" to the next release.

Kind regards,
Florian


#3

Added.


#4

Hi Florian, Thank you for adding the back cover, but I just tried it and I'm getting 2 front covers. After adding, if I try to change to "Back Cover" and save, it still shows both as "Front Cover".


#5

I've tried 2.41b on 3 different computers and I cannot change a second image to anything other than "Front Cover" on any AAC (m4a) files. Can anyone else confirm this? Thanks!


#6

I think it's simply not possible with standard iTunes-style MPEG-4 tags. Maybe Nero has invented some own cover types, but this is beyond my knowledge.

If you send me an example file, I can have a look at this.


#7

NeroAacTag states front & back image types. While "front" works as expected, the "back" type shows in mp3tag as "Other".

Clarification: I used neroaactag to add the back cover artwork in the file, then reviewed it in mp3tag.


#8

Here is what NeroAacTag says about the covers.

C:\foobar2000\Codecs>neroaactag "07 surfin'.m4a" -list-covers
*************************************************************
*                                                           *
*  Nero Digital Audio Reference MPEG-4 & 3GPP Audio Tagger  *
*  Copyright 2007 Nero AG                                   *
*  All Rights Reserved Worldwide                            *
*                                                           *
*  Package build date: Aug  6 2007                          *
*                                                           *
*************************************************************

Processing file: "07 surfin'.m4a"
  Cover art entry list:
    front cover
    back cover
  End of cover art entries.
No changes made to the file.Also, foobar2000 shows the image as "Back", while mp3tag shows it as "Other".

#9

OK, this is indeed something specific to Nero Digital MP4 tags.

I'll dive into it...


#10

Hi Florian,

Thank you for fixing the Back Cover issue in MP4 files. It works perfectly in version 2.41c.

Regards,
Dirk


#11

No problem, glad that it works now.

Florian