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Old July 24th, 2011, 08:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've put a load of my music onto my S2 - but the cover art for the albums is missing for most of the albums.

Is there a way of making the S2 'search' for the relevant cover art?

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I highly recommend poweramp music app, it has the best sounding equalizer out of all the other players, and it searches for album via wifi or data. The menu system sucks, but it is by far the best sounding.
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hmm.. i tried the stock music app, doubletwist, and now google music.. they all read the artwork the same. when it didnt work, it didnt seem to be a problem with the player but the fact that my music was in .m4a format.. i converted my entire library to mp3 and artwork appears perfectly on all the music players. although ive heard many good things about poweramp, maybe u could try that first
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I had this problem when I used DoubleTwist to sync music.

When I switched to iSyncr, all my album art transferred OK.
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Try 'cover art downloader'

I used 'media fix' for artist names and then 'cover art downloader' for artwork. If you have wrong artwork like I had you can also use it to remove and get correct one.
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Try 'cover art downloader'

I used 'media fix' for artist names and then 'cover art downloader' for artwork. If you have wrong artwork like I had you can also use it to remove and get correct one.
how's the quality of the artwork with that app? coz i had downloaded artwork manually on itunes, and it looked fine on my ipod touch.. but on my phone, using google music or other players, some of the lesser resolution artwork looked pretty bad. is the quality consistent for all albums, and does it get any artwork wrong? im a bit particular, lol

EDIT: it looks great and got high ratings.. but i noticed its not available for google music 3.0 on 2.3.4 yet. thats wat im using. damn! will be checking for updated versions soon. although i dont know why it needs to work with a music player? doesnt it just tag the mp3 themselves?
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The best way is to use Album Art Downloader on your PC, download high quality album art, and then embed it in mp3tag. Maintaining a properly tagged collection is awesome after the initial outlay in time. Otherwise I'd recommend PowerAMP, its the best Android music player out there, so you'll probably wind up getting it anyway.
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that software searches great, but do u have to search for each album urself, and attach it to the album via itunes etc manually?

coz thats wat i shouldve done way back when i started my itunes library but now im lookin for something a bit more automated
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Its manual unfortunately, but worth it. I get all my album art at ~600x600 now, still looks great on higher resolution devices, although I may need to replace it if these rumoured 720p screens show up toward the end of the year!
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i agree. its worth it..i was goign thru my artwork n compared to the stuff on this software, mine sucks! ive set about manually replacing it.. im all the way down to D in my library :P should look great once its done though
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I can't find media fix in the marketplace, can someone give me a link to it by any chance?

Edit: nevermind, found it. For anyone else wanting it, it's 'mediafix' not 'media fix'
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Remember that for album artwork to be made available to players other than itunes, it needs to be embedded into each individual mp3 file. Itunes does not do this by default, it uses a reference to a specially stored file in it's library. If you purchase mp3's from the iTunes store, Amazon or Play.com, the artwork should be embedded. We are talking about you burning your own CD's here I take it...

If (in iTunes) you select songs and manually drag artwork over to the artwork box, this will embed the artwork within mp3's, so, for example, if you then copy your files from your computer to your gs2, the artwork will be seen by all he music apps such as doubleTwist et al, without installing any other artwork grabbers.

If you have lots of albums in iTunes with artwork available to iTunes only (this happens even when you do the 'get album artwork' if it is not already done automatically) there is a neat way to force it to embed if you have a Mac. I'm sure there is also a way if you have a PC. For the Mac, download the action script called 'Embed Artwork'. A quick search on Google will point you in the right direction with instructions.

Once done, all you r mp3's will have the artwork available to any media player reading them...

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i have this weird problem of one album's art just refusing to show on my phone. it shows in itunes. i deleted the songs, added them again and synced. i even re-ripped the songs, added artwork.. synced.. it just refuses to show. just the one album (deep purple's fireball ) i have no idea wats up. really annoying
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