Jukebox Jockey Media Player software will display cover art (aka Album Art) in various ways within the views. Your media database must have the album art stored in one of two ways. Either store your cover art in your media file tags, or you can store them as image files in folders.
Covers in Tags
Jukebox Jockey will read the album art from tags. If you want Jukebox Jockey to read from your tags go to Configuration>Display>Cover Art Settings and check off "Check Tag for Images".
Please note, cover art stored in the tags of a .zip file will not be detected unless the zip tag reader is enabled. This will slow down your scan process significantly and is not recommended for most users. Alternatively, we recommend unzipping your zipped karaoke files or store your cover art in folders.
Also, not all tag structures support cover art. Use a "tagging utility" to add Cover Art to your tags.
Covers in Folders
You may store your album art as images (jpg, png, etc) in a single folder, or throughout your media library. When storing your images in a single folder, specify the album art folder in Settings>Media>Cover Art. Otherwise, make sure your cover art is stored alongside your media in an organized fashion. Using naming conventions, Jukebox Jockey will match the correct image with the correct media file. Selection of the images are based on rules. You can edit the rules and other options at Config>Media>Cover Art. There you will see "rules". These rules work just like the file masks for media files (see Media Scanning).
You may also look to the settings.ini for additional options. Appdata/Settings/Settings.ini
[CoverArt] LookInTag=1 PreferTagImage=0 CoverArtFolder= Rules=Artist + ' - ' + Album,Album + ' - ' + Artist,Album,Artist,'Cover','Folder','*' ImageExtensions=bmp,png,jpg,jpeg NoCoverImageFile=
Cover Art File Mask Rules
The rules attribute defines what file naming convention that is used for cover images.
- If you store images named identically to the Artist attribute you would have Rules=Artist.
- If you store images named identically to the Album attribute you would have Rules=Album.
- If you store the images inside of the same folder as the media file itself called "Folder.jpg", you should set Rules='Folder'.
- Using the rules you can specify even advanced image detection parameters such as Rules=Artist + ' - ' + Album. The result would be a detection of files which are formatted like Artist - Album.jpg.
- Set Rules=GETFILENAMEWOEXT(location) to specify an image for each individual track. For example...
M:/Media/ACDC - Shook Me All Night Long.mp3 M:/Media/ACDC - Shook Me All Night Long.jpg
Reset Image Cache
After searching one time for the album art, Jukebox Jockey will cache that artwork for future display. If you make any changes to the artwork, or if you suspect something is wrong with your artwork, reset the image cache and try again. It is also possible that after changing your settings or artwork, you might have to do a Full Rescan of your media libary (as opposed to a Quick Rescan).