Is this a limitation of the file format, Picard and its various resources, or a bug?
D: 09:25:36 Saving file u’D:\FLAC-Rips\They Might Be Giants\Flood\02 They Might Be Giants - Birdhouse In Your Soul.flac’
E: 09:25:37 Traceback (most recent call last):
File “picard\util\thread.pyo”, line 46, in run
File “picard\file.pyo”, line 210, in _save_and_rename
File “picard\formats\vorbis.pyo”, line 220, in _save
File “mutagen_util.pyo”, line 152, in wrapper
File “mutagen_util.pyo”, line 123, in wrapper
File “mutagen\flac.pyo”, line 857, in save
File “mutagen\flac.pyo”, line 154, in _writeblocks
File “mutagen\flac.pyo”, line 137, in _writeblock
error: block is too long to write
D: 09:25:37 Updating file <File u’02 They Might Be Giants - Birdhouse In Your Soul.flac’>
Vanilla file is 23 MB. Embedding the associated art work will add about 150MB to the FLAC, bringing the total package to about 200 MB.
Ya’ll might be saying “That’s insane!!” And I’d agree 100 times over. Traditionally what I’ve done is grab all of the highest quality artwork for a track using Picard. Then in MediaMonkey I’d reduce anything larger than 1500 x 1500 and embed into the track.
This is the first time I’ve ever encountered this situation.
Side note / Related question: I looked around a bit but it seems to me that Picard and it’s various scripts and plugins do not offer a resize routine. Am I correct?