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On the web interface Sockso always tries to display artwork for albums and artists. These covers are usually fetched from Amazon so they just appear and you don't have to do a thing, but if you'd like to use your own artwork then you can do that as well. (The Amazon search can be wrong somtimes of course)

Using Your Own Artwork

If you want to give your own artwork just put the image files you want to use in the same directory as the tracks for that album, or in the parent directory for artists, and Sockso will pick them up to use. For artists call the file "artist" (jpg, png or gif), and for albums call it "album". (You can actually specify what these files should be called by using properties)

Watch Out For Caching!

Because fetching cover images from the net can be slow, Sockso caches these images in the $HOME/.sockso/covers directory. Once an image has been cached here, it will need to be deleted before it's asked for again.

By default, this caching is only done for artwork fetched from the net. If you want Sockso to cache your local cover images as well (this will improve performance if you need it) then set the property covers.cacheLocal to yes.

Default Covers

You can also specify a default name for the covers file to be used if all other methods fail. The setting is covers.file.fallback.


  • Dom said:
    silviu, if you use mp3 tag and import the album cover, sockso will pick it up from the file itself. thats how ive been doing the album artwork. the only thing im having issues with is the artist artwork.
    2017-01-28 19:45:29
  • silviu said:
    Would it be possible to have it read the cover from the file themselves?
    2013-12-12 08:00:53
  • rizal said:
    I just running Sockso 1.5.1 and got problems with cover image. Here my properties (set on console)

    propset covers.cacheLocal yes
    propset covers.file.fallback folder

    I try to add cover file to folder with name 'folder', 'folder.jpg', 'folder.png'. But after rescan i check again, nothings happen. Anyone can help?
    2012-04-08 03:38:08

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12th May

Sockso 1.5.3 - Bug fix release - fixes broken folder browsing and related artists.

29th April

Sockso 1.5.2 - Bug fix for broken local cover art, and updated French translation.

14th March 2012

Sockso 1.5.1 - Bug fixes for path security hole, API access, and encoded pluses. Along with updated Italian translation, adding ability to extract cover art from ID3 tags.

10th December

Sockso 1.5 - Added ability to add arbitrary meta tags, JPlayer support, HTTP Range header support, bug fixes, and finalised API v1.0

25th July

Sockso 1.4.2 - Fix for fetching cover artwork from Amazon.

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23rd July

Sockso 1.4 - Added a JSON API to support developing applications on top of Sockso.

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4th May

Sockso 1.3.3 - Album years now shown, Turkish translation added, and MP3 tag library updated (all thanks to badZeppelin!), some bug fixes to ajax page loading.

2nd April

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23rd March

Sockso 1.3.1 - Fix for missing 'colscan' command from console, moved optional libraries location (to upgrade rename your optionals folder from 'lib-opt' to 'lib/opt', and a bug fix for invalid URL characters breaking some playlist files.

17th March

Sockso 1.3 - Created ability to add servers to the new Sockso Community, and you can now run behind Apache without needing a VirtualHost (thanks to LightGlitch!)

5th February

Sockso 1.2.7 - Fix for broken javascript in 1.2.6.

30th January 2011

Sockso 1.2.6 (broken) - Fix for selecting the playlist in some browsers, and added new web admin console.

17th December

Sockso 1.2.5 - Minor bug fix for adding items to the playlist when browsing folders.

10th April

Sockso 1.2.4 - Patches from Will to improve HTTP/HTTPS streaming performance, and HTML compliance, improved music tree in GUI to cope with any size collections, hidden files now ignored on indexing, and some other bugs.

8th February

Sockso 1.2.3 - Fixed broken 1.2.2 release.

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