adding/linking booklets images/info to albums/songs

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dokklaus
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adding/linking booklets images/info to albums/songs

Post by dokklaus » Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:47 am

Hi,
I am new to this program and at the moment my main reason I do not want to use itunes anymore is that I think it does not allow me to link scanned imaged or even a pdf file to a song/album (I can put multiple files into artwork, but those are small and not available the way I'd like them to be, see below).
I am recording my old vinyl records. In addition to the music I scan in the covers (some of them are autographed) and booklets and sometimes the record labels too. Those scan I can scan into individual jpgs or like the booklet into a pdf file. This way I have all electronically. I would hope the images themselves are not embedded in the media file to keep this small?
I know I can get like the front image as artwork - great, but what do I do with all the other scans? booklet?
I am hoping your program will allow me to click somewhere and let me see (on a big screen not just like a thumbnail) those scans pages (since I want to be able to read the comments info clearly). This way I want to look through the scans while listening to the music,... My newest scanner creates like a pdf file from all scans, this why I only have one file I can open and scroll through.
Is there a way to achieve my goal with the Mediamonkey software or an add-on product. In addition I guess one might want to add a link to websites like with more info to a song/album or reviews or my personal notes,... The idea is to be able to link things in general to songs/albums maybe composers,... Like pointing to another song like with the same title but different singer/band,...
I would appreciate your thoughts
Thanks
Klaus

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Re: adding/linking booklets images/info to albums/songs

Post by dtsig » Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:53 am

You can add to the library by going to the artwork tab in the properties window (tools->properties or right-click on track or Shift-Enter). Then click the ADD button and you will then select the track you artwork you want. When it comes back there is a drop down that allows you to select 'image type'. Here you can have Front, cover etc.
There doesn't appear to be anywhere you can view the other images but ..
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Re: adding/linking booklets images/info to albums/songs

Post by MMFrLife » Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:48 am

dokklaus wrote:I would hope the images themselves are not embedded in the media file to keep this small?
I know I can get like the front image as artwork - great, but what do I do with all the other scans? booklet?
Unless you are talking about "tons" of images and "very large" sizes (actual data) per file, embedding several to a file shouldn't increase the size by all that much.
dokklaus wrote:I am hoping your program will allow me to click somewhere and let me see (on a big screen not just like a thumbnail) those scans pages (since I want to be able to read the comments info clearly). This way I want to look through the scans while listening to the music,... My newest scanner creates like a pdf file from all scans, this why I only have one file I can open and scroll through.
Unfortunately, you can't really "open" (in the way you want) the image files for a music file unless they are embedded. You can do a
quick double click on the image from "art & details" pane and it will enlarge to an independent window. But even so, you would have to close that first image and right click on "art & details" view again to select and enlarge the next image. There is no corner "next" button or auto slideshow ability in the enlarged window (a feature sorely lacking). You can't link a file to a PDF for auto-opening either.
Also, I'm not aware of an addon/script that will do exactly what you want.
dokklaus wrote:In addition I guess one might want to add a link to websites like with more info to a song/album or reviews or my personal notes
You can use Tools > Options > Library > Appearance > Show links in file list (little upturned arrows)
This will show arrowed internet links to artist/album/song info
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