Christopher Barry on 20 Jul 2016 16:51:21 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] How Do They Put Artwork on CD?

On Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:16:56 -0400
Casey Bralla <> wrote:

>Not actually a Linux question, but I'm sure the CD player in my car is
>running Linux, so....
>I put a commercial music CD into my 2015 subaru's CD player, and a
>small version of the cover art appeared on the display screen.  How
>the heck did it do that?   Is it encoded in the CD along with track
>text info?  I had thought the car was downloading artwork via
>satellite, but I let my satellite subscription (included with the car)
>lapse 6 months ago.
>I've Duck-Duck-Go'd this, but can't find anything other than putting
>artwork on CDs.
>Anybody know how it's encoded on the disk?

it's likely just a jpeg or png on the cd

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