How to query for albums with embedded art, but no external file


#1

I’ve been using beets for several months and generally have been able to find my way around. However looking at my library I noticed a few albums that are missing an external cover file but do have embedded art. Does anyone have any ideas? Maybe I’m just completely missing something but I searched all over and don’t see an easy way of finding these.

Thanks!


Cover and other artifacts for multidisc album
#2

I don’t believe we currently have a good way to query for files with (or without) embedded art. This seems like it would be a good idea, though, if you’d like to file a feature request!

For queries about external art files, though, you can use the artpath field. For example, beet ls artpath::^$ to get files without any attached art.


#3

Awesome, thanks! Weird that searching for embedded art isn’t supported, but I will definitely create a feature request for it as it would be very handy for me.

But for now at least using artpath is still very useful.


#4

Where can I find some more documentation regarding what the artpath field does?


#5

Hmm; there’s not really anything to point you to because there’s not much more to add. It’s just an album-level field that holds the path to the album art image file for a given album. Does that help at all?


#6

It kind of does, I just assumed it would be listed in the docs.


#7

Sure, good point. If you can find a good place to mention the above in the docs, could we please have your help adding it?