Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Q: Why cache embedded album art in ~/.cache/rhythmbox/album-art?

On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 9:07 AM, Hanno Zulla <abos hanno de> wrote:
> Hi,
> with respect to this bug report:
> ...allow me to ask: Why does Rhythmbox do this?
> What is the advantage of caching the embedded album art image from a
> local MP3/Flac/whatever music file? Isn't this just a waste of harddisk
> space?

It does waste a little space, but the caching is done at the album level
so not so much. The main advantage is for rapid cover display there
is just one place to look - and loading an image file is simpler than
loading an image from a music file (which may be on a different file

> Also, it doesn't seem to work right all the time. I didn't debug this,
> so the following observation could be mistaken, but it seems to me that
> when I play a new album for the first time, the cover art will only
> appear _after_ playing the first track. Why is this so?

That could be a bug - you'd need to explore where the image came
from (online search, embedded in the music files, local hard drive
next to the music file, etc).


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