May 5th, 2012, 09:03 PM
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Found out exactly the same issue recently after upgrading my wife's original GT to Gingerbread.
It seems like only non-mp3 (AAC files, etc.) display this issue of not identifying Artist name, hence putting hundreds of songs under "unknown artist".
Since our music collection in on iTunes, the only fix I found so far was to select all non-mp3 format files i wanted to transfer, and convert them into mp3 (in iTunes, right-click on selection and select Convert to mp3). Before doing so, make sure that you have selected MP3 as import format (Edit > Preferences > Import setting).
Then, manually copy the newly created MP3 files onto the GT - don't use Kies.
For reference, none of the following worked:
- Copy files using Kies - although Kies correctly recognizes the artist, that info gets lost on the GT :-( completely ridiculous
- Sync using Kies - pretty much the same result. And I have the codec converter installed, by the way.
- Manually edit meta tags and fill in "Album Artist" for all - this didn't work either, seems like the problem really is with the file type.
No idea how Samsung could screw this up - tags worked perfectly on the Froyo firmware.
Hope this helps you.