I have a well structured music library in Banshee. I used to just use folders for years so I've always been pretty good at maintaining a strict filing system. I say this not to brag (it did waste a lot of my time, after all) but to explain that my end-game should be possible.
Until Banshee, I never really had any use for album art so when I started using it, I used its Album Art Finder to (painstakingly) go through all 8000-odd albums. My understanding is that Banshee has these files scrobbled away in a cache directory somewhere with a meaningless name attached to them.
I've recently moved into the world of the Squeezebox. It's awesome but I'm having problems getting it to see the existing album art because Banshee has it locked away in its own directories rather than putting it in the "right" place.
So I'm looking for one of two solutions, both parsing Banshee's database to:
- Preferred: Copy the art file out as
/artist/album/cover.jpg(the Squeezebox server will understand this).
- Embed the art into each MP3/FLAC/OGG/etc (this requires all formats to support blob metadata)
Edit: Just found all the art in
~/.cache/media-art with names like
album-f952aa94b80de0b31b8979d70d5605e2.jpg as I suspected.
If there's a good way of correllating "
f952aa94b80de0b31b8979d70d5605e2" to an artist, that's what I'm really after.