Cover Art, is it good to delete it all?
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    Default Cover Art, is it good to delete it all?

    I don't use cover art when playing, it's useless for me. And everytime I open Traktor I see this red alert on the bottom saying "COVER ART: picture file size too big"

    I'm kind of a noob in all this tagging stuff, so, is it a good idea to delete all the cover art from the tracks in itunes before importing to traktor? Cover art can create some kind of bug or make my searching slower?

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    Yes, cover art can be a problem and certainly doesn't help with loading speed when searching.
    But, many people like the visual aspect of it and it is true, cover image really sticks in your mind.

    I personally delete every cover art before importing in Traktor (don't even use itunes).
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    The error "COVER ART: picture file size too big" comes from the fact the embedded cover-art of these tracks is too big for Traktor.
    That means, when they're 500kB or more, u get this message.
    U don't need such big cover-arts anyway.
    Look em up which tracks are giving this error, and delete their cover-art.
    Search the cover-art up manually using discogs.com or google.com, and be sure they're under 500kB.
    My 2 cents.
    Last edited by bascurtiz; 05-01-2014 at 03:46 PM.

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    U could also delete all the covers, and use my cover-arts - like a catch-in-the-eye for the Key they're in.
    Call it colorized key-code art...

    I use Mixed In Key and analyse all my music 1st, before putting them into Traktor.

    Then I import the tracks, do a consistency check on my collection, so the Keys of MIK show up under Key-text column.
    I sort them by Key, select the keys 1 by 1, and right-click on it and import the right cover-art.

    If u did it right u'll end up with a collection that looks like this:


    I've made color-codes from 1A/B to 12A/B which u can use as your cover-arts, available for download here:
    UPDATED LINK 18-8-2017:
    https://mega.nz/#!pQISjZyT!FvxQd9DVu...zHWXJ8e1hybsEk
    Key-Code-Cover-arts-in-Traktor.jpg
    + added version 2:
    https://mega.nz/#!RBBDEDqC!4Pord0rD3...dNvPRfz3I53934
    Key-Code-Cover-arts-in-Traktor-v2.jpg
    + added version 3:
    https://mega.nz/#!gNRnUbDD!wewePSiMz...iapx5sfsmHl05o
    Key-Code-Cover-arts-in-Traktor-v3.jpg

    Automated method with MP3tag u can read/use here: https://forums.mp3tag.de/index.php?showtopic=21781
    Last edited by bascurtiz; 12-13-2017 at 04:25 PM.

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    ^This is a pretty cool organisational system actually!

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    ^^^holy shit...genius! this needs to be on the front page. It is sooo simple that it is perfect.

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    Well done that man. That is bloody clever.
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    Could you make the same for traktor key detection?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xander1 View Post
    Could you make the same for traktor key detection?
    U should really re-consider using Traktor inbuild-key-detection when u read this article:
    http://www.djtechtools.com/2014/01/1...-2014-edition/

    The latest Mixed In Key FTW!

    ...But u can always alter my key-cover-arts to your likings

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    Quote Originally Posted by 031999 View Post
    ^^^holy shit...genius! this needs to be on the front page. It is sooo simple that it is perfect.
    I know right!

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