I have many (500+) of my Indian music CD's ripped and converted to mp3 (using LAME) and edited with mp3tag. Each cd content is in it's own directory. The directories are also structured according to Genre.
I just purchased a flat-bed scanner. I want to scan the front and back of each CD (.jpg format) and include those files in each directory (corresponding to each CD).
This is sufficient for most PC based players. But I also want to embed a smaller sized image of the front in each mp3 file so that a) the file size does not increase too much and portable players like my Treo smartphone can display small sized images anyway.
Please advise on the following:
1. What resolution (pixel size and color depth) should I use for the jpg files that I want to keep on the PC?
2. Will image size will be the best for embedding in each mp3?
3. Can mp3tag sub-sample the image to reduce the size when it adds it to the tag information for the mp3 files? or will I have to do that myself manually before adding the graphic?
4. Any hints on the steps (in mp3tag) to do this for 1 file and for all files in the directory?
Thanks in advance.