Non Square Album Art (Observations)

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MrZebra77

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I have on my iPod Avril Lavigne's My World live EP which came with a DVD in a DVD Keepcase. When I scanned the artwork, I ended up with a rectagular picture. So as usual, I resized it to ???x140 before adding it to ID3 Tags.

Now, to my big surprise, when a track played, I was expecting the iPod to kinda fill the remaining space with white up to a 56x56 square when displaying it alongside the track info but instead noticed that it being narrower made it so that there is a little more space allowed for track info.

So that makes me wonder, does the artwork take less space in the DB File or is it just filled to 140x140 with special transparent bits that just tells the iPod to crop it?

This is a trick that could come in handy if someone wants to purposely make the artwork smaller (By addid white space above and below) to prevent scrolling of track names.

Interesting discovery...
 
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