First post & feature request AAC-Cover Art

Steve stevebell at
Sun Jan 29 18:59:37 UTC 2012

Dear all,

this is my first post to this list so bare with me. I have no idea how many people read this or how high the traffic for this list is.

I'm writing, because I desperately need a feature and it has been missing for several years. The story goes like this:

I don't like iTunes anymore. It got bigger and bigger and I'm fed up with apple trying to sell me stuff all day long. I want to listen to music and not consume. So last year I gave songbird a try but: I was not able to import any album art for AAC files. This is rather sad, because 40% of my music is AAC. Speaking of a 23.000 track library that means I simply can't switch the format or re-rip the CDs.

Songbird wasn't working at all on the mac anyways so I went back to iTunes.

One year after that iTunes sucks even more and I'm still looking for an alternative. Just recently I discovered the great Clementine Player. Wow. Lightweight, stable (rather) and fast. No fuzz - I LIKE <3.

But after importing my iTunes folder I had to notice that no album art for all my AAC files has been imported. Ooops! Talked to the clementine devs and they directed me to TabLib because that seems to be the component responsible for this step.

Now I'm here, begging for AAC album art support. Is that possible? It's so important and has been missing form the first time I tired Songbird severeal years ago.

I'd love to see this. And I assume a few thousand other users would as well. And the devs of clementine and/or songbird would probably all be delighted to see this being supported since they don't seem to be able to do anything about it.

This got a bit long, sry for that, but I think its very important and the passion arose while writing :P

All the best, steve
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