Aurender cover art

Aurender are a South Korean company making a popular range of music servers and other audiophile playback components.

In common with the other major music server makers, I get frequent emails asking how best to fix missing cover art for these devices.

Like other manufacturers, missing album covers for Aurenders' servers can be fixed by ensuring your music library complies with the server's rules for discovering and displaying artwork.

So what are the rules for Aurender? Thankfully, they're brief:

  • Store images embedded inside music files and/or in a folder.jpg file.
  • Store images in JPEG or PNG format.

Our research so far (and Aurender's own documentation) suggest there are thankfully no rules for artwork resolution or size... but if it turns out there are this can also be fixed by bliss, so let us know your experiences!

Setting up bliss to fix Aurender cover art

When you first start bliss, you'll get a "blank slate" where you can point bliss to your music and set up the artwork rules:

Blank slate settings

Choose your music location, then click Find missing cover art. This is where we configure Aurender's first rule. Add folder as the image filename and choose to Embed art where possible:

Adding missing art rule

Now click Add rule. We now want to ensure that Aurender's second rule about image formats is obeyed, so click Add rule:

Add rule (showing all rules)

You can search for the image format rule by typing "format" or by scrolling down the list for Image formats. Click Configure rule then deselect (to disallow) all formats except JPEG and PNG:

Configure image format rule

Click Add rule and the full complement of Aurender rules are configured.

Now click Apply rules and your music library will be scanned, and each album checked for compliance with your rules; that is, you have embedded artwork, a folder.jpg and all artwork is PNG or JPEG.

Missing artwork is filled in automatically. If you have it locally (e.g. it is embedded but not in a folder.jpg) local art will be re-used. If you have no artwork at all it is looked up on the Web.

Converting image formats doesn't happen automatically (at the moment!); the quickest way of semi-automating this is using the Fix all visible buttons in the Inbox. But it's generally pretty rare to have non-JPEG/PNG images anyway.

I hope this helps fix missing cover art on your Aurender music server!

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Dan Gravell

I'm Dan, the founder and programmer of bliss. I write bliss to solve my own problems with my digital music collection.