What's the easiest way to add a cover art to all the video files/episodes of an anime in a single folder?

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Question is same as title. If it can be done in ffmpeg, it would be quite a help to include the command too.
 
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This is something @dedsec or @LoliKiller can point to.
 
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right here!
One way would be (that's how I *ahem* r-remove them). For ffmpeg you need to wait for the guys, I guess.
 
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i have a slightly complicated script for this which pulls episode metadata from tvdb
and adds covers but it can be done with a simple mkvmerge command, that is:

for %A in (*.mkv) do mkvmerge -o "out\%A" "%A" --attachment-name "cover.jpg" --attachment-mime-type image/jpeg --attach-file "cover.jpg"

to make things easier, you can save this command as a bat file (don't forget to change all % to %%)
and put mkvmerge.exe in path (google how to set path system variable if you don't know)
and then you can run it from any folder you want
tvdb is good source for cover arts
 
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i have a slightly complicated script for this which pulls episode metadata from tvdb
and adds covers but it can be done with a simple mkvmerge command, that is:

for %A in (*.mkv) do mkvmerge -o "out\%A" "%A" --attachment-name "cover.jpg" --attachment-mime-type image/jpeg --attach-file "cover.jpg"

to make things easier, you can save this command as a bat file (don't forget to change all % to %%)
and put mkvmerge.exe in path (google how to set path system variable if you don't know)
and then you can run it from any folder you want
tvdb is good source for cover arts
Phew! Thanks again! I've seen you put great posters as covers in your encodes, which was why I originally even asked this. And again big thanks for the heads up about tvdb. Never even heard about it!
 
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Didn't understand anything. Not good with computers 🙁
 
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One way would be (that's how I *ahem* r-remove them). For ffmpeg you need to wait for the guys, I guess.
remove? why? covers are great.. :ROFLMAO: we'll perhaps because they're sometimes annoying :ROFLMAO:
 
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I have a related question for this thread -- where can I actually find a reliable source of bd/dvd covers of each volume release?

For example, I extracted the covers for @dedsec's release of Alicization (which has 8 different covers that correspond with the 8 volumes) and reverse-searched them on various engines, but still could not find a consistent collection and most I found were not clean covers (had the side spine thing).
So yeah, kinda stumped and I have checked different tv databases to no avail...

There are some anime series I would like to add official covers to that coincide with the boxsets. Help?
 
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I have a related question for this thread -- where can I actually find a reliable source of bd/dvd covers of each volume release?

For example, I extracted the covers for @dedsec's release of Alicization (which has 8 different covers that correspond with the 8 volumes) and reverse-searched them on various engines, but still could not find a consistent collection and most I found were not clean covers (had the side spine thing).
So yeah, kinda stumped and I have checked different tv databases to no avail...

There are some anime series I would like to add official covers to that coincide with the boxsets. Help?
ask dedsec, he made something to do exactly that
 
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If I'm not wrong he did offer the software somewhere--- let me see if I can find the .exe later on. Will be back home in approx. 10h. (I'm at work now)
 
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just search for notdedsec GitHub page
yeah i did that lol but he's bad at checking emails


Ancon.exe is the application (you would need Windows)
anicon is useful but for folder icons... dedsec did send me another program but its still not what im asking haha.
i just want to know a good source for clean bluray or dvd box cover art. not those posters on database websites....
on many encodes they used the corresponding covers from each disc (some popular anime are released with several different covers with each disc). so yeah i just cannot find a dedicated place where someone dumps them with decent res 🙈🙈🙈
 
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I have a related question for this thread -- where can I actually find a reliable source of bd/dvd covers of each volume release?
well for now I just source from Amazon.jp if anyone was curious.

basically:
go to the anime on anidb -> click on 'Allcinema' in the Resources bar -> scroll down and click the 'Blu-ray' tab -> click each volume's direct amazon.jp link -> enlarge the bd cover -> ??? -> profit.

it is a bit of work but still nice to use the official cover arts if they are pretty and if your anime are cover-less. just note that Japan sells them with 3 episodes a disc so use jmkvpropedit or whatever and select 3 ep's at a time or however many are indicated. also sometimes i use XnView to crop if there is an annoying spine in the art lol.
 
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