Image meta tags not preserved correctly

Bug #711537 reported by David Rahrer on 2011-02-01
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
SoundConverter
Low
GautierPortet

Bug Description

Running SoundConverter 1.53 in Lucid, but this has been an issue for a long time across many versions of SC and Ubuntu. Images added to the audio file (in this case by EasyTag) are given categories (Picture Type), such as front cover, back cover, etc. It is my understanding that various audio players use the front cover image to display artwork if more than one image exists. When I convert from one format to another in SC (it doesn't seem to make any difference which ones), the image category is replaced by a more generic one, such as Picture Type > Other.

I realize this is not as important as audio quality issues, but when converting large libraries over it does mean a lot of extra work to re-tag in order to make sure the files are fully compliant later on. Are these functions handled by SC itself or another application called by it?

Thanks for making note of this in any event.

GautierPortet (kassoulet) wrote :

After some investigation:
 - no image is ever wrote when converting to flac.
 - if multiple images are present, only the first pass to the target file.
 - the image type is not really discarded:
    - "COVERARTTYPE=3" is transformed to "COVERARTTYPE[xxx]=3" when converting to mp3. (and easytag is lost)
    - apart that only the first image is correctly passed, everything is fine when converting to ogg vorbis.

Changed in soundconverter:
assignee: nobody → GautierPortet (kassoulet)
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
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