A free copy of StreetDeck will be given to anyone who develops a utility to convert embedded mp3 album art into regular image files that can be used in StreetDeck.
There are other programs capable of doing this, but none I know of have a simple interface and free distribution rights. This utility should be very simple.
The only thing it should do is ask the user for a base directory with a default of the windows My Music directory. After the directory is selected, it should show a progress dialog and recursively walk the intial directory looking for all media files with embedded album art. For each file found with embedded album art, it should extract the album art to a .png or .jpg file with the same name as the media file. i.e. "Linkin Park - By Myself.mp3" would extract to "Linkin Park - By Myself.jpg"
You can use the id3 source forge project for extracting album art http://id3lib.sourceforge.net/api/index.html
We must be allowed to distribute the compiled form of the code for free on our site, but otherwise don't care about any other license terms or how else it is distributed.
If multiple people submit a unique solution, up to 5 copies of StreetDeck will be given as long as the submission is started before another working submission is recieved. You should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you begin working on a solution.
All submissions must be under 1 mb in size and MUST run on a clean install of Windows XP SP1 without any additional dependnacies over 1 mb in size.
Edit: A working utility has been submitted. Anyone who hasn't submitted an e-mail to me yet won't qualify. Thanks to all those who participated.
The utility can be downloaded from here: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...781#post751781