Cover Art in MM 2.36 Artist View
Halloo, Hi-Res fans. Here's an issue that may affect your BDP (though I hope not).
Thanks for the Manic Moose 2.36 build, Chris. As always, I truly appreciate your expertise and generous assistance, most recently your email help with configuring a 1TB internal SSD in my BDP-2. MM works very well for me (in default view), and I can't wait for NN (Naughty Newts?). Thanks, too, for your cogent video orientation to MM 2.36.
I have a question on cover art that may interest others in this thread: does/can Manic Moose get cover art locally or exclusively from an online database? Can MM be set to default to local cover art, in the form of JPG files in the album's folder?
I have jpegs of cover art in my music folders on the internal SSD. I find that in default view, cover art displays accurately. Yet, in the new Artist view, cover art does not display or is jumbled: for many albums or tracks (e.g., Bryston or HDTracks samplers) there are no cover art thumbnails in the left-hand column, or the wrong cover art for individual (often, but not always sampler) tracks and for entire albums. The same is true for the larger cover art images in the Albums tab in the center of the MM page. I would be happy to post screenshots, if this would be helpful.
Typically, the BDP-2 Dashboard shows the BDP at optimal operation. However, I will sometimes get the message when opening MM on my iMac that there is no internet connection. Yet, I am able to update firmware, and the software clearly has found some images online to associate with tracks and albums (albeit the wrong ones) In some cases for little-known artists like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, or Santana, there are no images at all.
But seriously . . . I do have in my computer's FLAC files many classical and some rock, jazz, and pop albums for which I've had to add jpg images locally because they are on lesser-known labels and not available via online databases. Thus, my question above: is there a way to default to local images in MM and thereby avoid the cover art omissions or errors noted above?
Thanks very much to all for your advice,
Napa Whiner Country