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mp3's get bigger becoz of album art!
Authored by: panicX on May 20, '03 05:43:43AM

a bit of topic but as Clutter made me realise, I post it here...
I was watchin a playslist in iTunes whiles Clutter was copying
album art and I saw the playlist grow in size! I had wondered
where iTunes stores the album art and know I know.
After adding album art to a Macy Gray mp3 it was 3.7 instead
of 3.6 mb. Imagine if you do it to your whole library of
zillions of songs!
Also my iPod started updating all those songs again, so less
space on my HD and iPod.
Weird isnt it, I didnt know you could copy stuff like album art
into an mp3.

bye the way, LOVE Clutter :)

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mp3's get bigger becoz of album art! - each song?
Authored by: Anonymous on May 27, '03 01:06:10PM

From an earlier post, it looks like the album art os stored in an ID3 tag in the MP3 file directly. But does this mean that a new copy of the album art is stored in EACH MP3 from a single album, or is there just one copy for each album? (That would sure be a redundnet waste of space)

Ideally, I'd either put the album pictures in the album folder in the iTunes Music folder, or put them all in a seperate "Album Covers" folder, and then use an XML file to link everything up. Of course, we know how Apple is of two minds when it comes to thoughly supporting XML-based preferences in the iApps (see recent opinion column in MacWorld about how iTunes is becomeing closed in that respect, and fearing the same for Keynote..)

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