Please don’t throw things at me - but I have no problems with my artwork appearing. Here’s why.
I format my FLAC files using XLD on my MacBook Pro. If I do not have the “album’s” artwork already, I look up the given “album” in Wikipedia (if it is Rock and Roll, R&B, Alternative Rock, Art Rock, a Soundtrack recording, punk, jazz, etc), or I Google the album if it is Classical, or cannot be easily found in Wikipedia. The album cover can be found somewhere, and when I find it, I download it to my desktop, give it a name, and add it to the XLD breakdown of the given FLAC “album” by dragging and dropping it into XLD’s description page for each FLAC song in an “album.” Then, I right-click on the artwork, and choose Save to Selection. Once an “album’s” artwork is saved to one song of an “album,” it is saved to all of the “album’s” songs.
I then store all the artwork in a file as well as in a backup of all the music I upload to Vox.
It IS a lot of fuss and bother, but I have to see what I have, and some of what I have is old, or not mainstream, or it is Classical, etc. A Step by Step guide for configuration of XLD, and how to use it can be found at hydrogenaudio wikipedia. Another site for FLAC resources is XIPH.org. I do not use XLD for conversion, but simply to format all my music that I upload to Vox.
I have a hundred hints regarding formatting flac files. For example, on “albums” with various artists, I place the artist’s name next to the song, and place the album name, or the primary band name or Classical composer in the artist and album fields to avoid the “Various Artists” category. It is a personal thing.
By figuring out how I want my music to appear and be organized, I have learned a lot about audio formats, the music I listen to, and I’ve found great sites that help me find more FLAC formatted music. Once I learned how to encode the art into the Flac file with XLD, I was never without cover art again. I also learned how to use another piece of free software to decode Hi-Res formats into Flac formats. For me, the time spent is worth having a music collection I can see, and therefore access and enjoy.
The best thing about doing the front-end work, is that Vox provides pictures for all the artists in my collection, and under each artist, is a picture of the “albums” I have included for that artist. There are great free guides and software for FLAC files, and I have yet to not be able to find a cover for all the “albums” in the nearly 400 GB of music I have uploaded. Since I began embedding a given “album’s” artwork in my Flac Files, my music in Vox has never been without cover art.
I hope this helps!