Support Droid Incredible album art issue

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  1. vblok0910

    vblok0910 Member
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    Hi,
    I'm having an issue with the album art showing up on my droid incredible half the songs show the art half of them don't. I had this memory card previously in my Droid eris and did not have this issue. Ive tried formating the sd card twice and resyncing the songs twice using 2 different programs double twist and media monkey still the same outcome. The songs are in itunes format. Is anyone else having this issue or can anyone help?
     

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  2. justjimjpc

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    Welcome to the AF forums and enjoy your visits !! :cool:
     
  3. dragonhead08

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    I have the same problem.
     
  4. DragonTome

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    Like so many others, I had this problem too. I loaded files to my SD card, then found that they didn't have good ID3 tags. I corrected them and reloaded them but found that album art did not show. What I did was to clear data under Manage Applications>Media Storage. Once I remounted my SD card (to refresh the media), I found that my missing album art now showed. I do not know what other media data is stored in Media Storage so other items may get refreshed as well as music. Use this at your own risk, so to speak.
     
  5. rgr555

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    Just use Tunewiki app. It's the best and album cover downloads really works!
     
  6. TokedUp

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    I had this problem when i first got the phone. What I found, and yes its very weird, is that when I drag n drop music folders in the MP3 folder none of the art shows up. But when I change the "Views" of the actual Music folders in the MP3 folder (i.e: Making the folders larger or smaller) the art starts to show up. VERY VERY strange. And it doesnt show up all at once, for some reason it takes a couple of times entering and closing the Music app on the phone. I have about 1700 songs on my phone and have about 95% of the album art with those songs. I messed with it so much that I'm happy with the way it is now so im not messin wit it again. hope this helps in some way.
     
  7. woop

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    Is there a way to have the phone download the album art as needed?
     
  8. DJ-Anakin

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    You'd have to have an app for that.
     
  9. mallinj

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    Check out Cubed (3) in Android Market. It's difficult to find tho... search for "Cubed" and scroll way down. It's a better alternative to the stock music player. It can auto-download album art for your entire library.
     
  10. godzooky75

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    This album art problem almost made me completely insane. I had every problem listed above, and I tried every remedy listed on this forum and others (and them some). What made it worse was that when trying each of the "fixes" some album art would show up and others wouldn't.

    I tried:

    NOTHING WORKED!! :mad:

    THEN I noticed something...
    I was synching to my SD card to a directory called "Music". But the music folder in the on-board memory was titled "MP3". I couldn't think of a reason it mattered, but, in desperation...

    I renamed the "Music" folder on my SD card to "MP3".

    Viola! All the art magically appeared! :D

    Now maybe I'm a moron, but I've not seen this "fix" posted anywhere, and I cannot explain why it would make a difference. But, so far so good, so I'm stickin' with it.

    Now I synch to my SD card to the "MP3" folder using MediaMonkey (as a USB drive) and I don't seem to be having this problem any more.

    Hope it works for you.
     
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  11. jasonb1985

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    i just emailed HTC asking why only about half of my art shows up. all of my music was ripped from store bought cd's using winamp and are all in the same format. so there should be no good reason that only half of it shows when all the files are the same format and sorted the same way.

    we'll see what they have to say.
     
  12. azak

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    Did you use a program such as 'mp3tag' to check that the .mp3 files have the image actually embedded in them? Make sure. It usually doesn't suffice for a program to automatically find artwork for you.
     
  13. quannumkid

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    This is how I got all of the artwork refreshed and appearing across the board after updating/adding some of my mp3 files' album art: from the home screen hit Menu > Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > Media Storage > Clear Data.

    Next time the Music app is launched there may be no album artwork for anything at all, but they will slowly fill in. Any previously problematic albums/songs should display artwork if the id3 tags were correctly updated with embedded art.

    Also of note: all of my music follows the "Artist\Album\Track# TrackTitle.mp3" naming convention and exists in the MP3 folder in \emmc\.
     
  14. jasonb1985

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    i did this and only about half still show up.
     
  15. jasonb1985

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    winamp can find album art also.
     
  16. rjj130

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    This is basically what I do.

    I load my music into MediaMonkey (for the sole purpose of embedding the artwork)
    Open up my browser and go to: Album Art Exchange - High Quality Album Art / CD Cover Art: Home
    Search for said artist/album.
    Copy the artwork
    Go back to MediaMonkey, highlight the album, properties, album art tab, paste, make it a CD cover, apply.

    Voila.

    Artwork is now embedded.

    The URL I referred to above, Album Art Exchange, is a GREAT place. Very very very few albums that I cannot find in outstanding quality.
     
  17. jasonb1985

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    i'll say it again. Winamp can find and embed the album art. there is no need to manually find pictures and link them to it. all of my music has album art attached to it the same way. for some reason the sense music player only sees or finds about half of it though.

    i did all my music the same way, so why does only half show up correctly?
     
  18. Heelfan71

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    I use "Album Art Grabber" from the market. Worked great.
     
  19. kayst

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    I also keep all my music on \emmc\mp3

    When I cleared the Media Storage data, the music app couldn't find any of my music at all. Is there a way to get the phone to rescan the emmc card without plugging in to the computer, then disconnecting? I downloaded SDrescan from the market to do this for the SD card but couldn't find anything for the emmc storage.

    Edit: Well, I have albumn art now, but all my personalized sounds have been reset to the defaults. I had put personalized ringtones, notifications, etc on the /emmc storage - guess that's one more thing that doesn't like the internal storage. I'm going to move them all to the sdcard and set them up again, then unmount the SD card and remount and see if they stick this time.
     
  20. Chomsky1

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    I agree, Tunewiki works for me. It's a pretty dense app, it overloaded my Eris but the Inc handles it just fine. It's ad-supported, BTW, so you'll see pop-ups all the time. It automatically fetches album art...which is "more or less" accurate, you'll see some art tagging errors but it's pretty good, even for fairly obscure stuff.

    I'm still looking for an app like this WITH an EQ but until that comes along Tunewiki works.
     
  21. the_learner

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    Well this seems to be working for me:

    (1) Drag and drop the album art (in jpg format) in the same folder as your mp3 file.
    (2) Rename the album art file to "AlbumArt"

    Not sure if this helps.

    Now, my problem is, I have yet to find a way of buying and downloading music directly from my phone.This is my first smart phone, and of all the fancy things it does, I was expecting the music program to have a simple link somewhere which read "Get More Music" :-(
     
  22. Jakaro

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    I use Album Art Grabber, it works nice, but when i reset my phone, they delete them selves, so use it, copy all of the images in Astro, and make a backup. Then when you reset, copy that over to the albumthumbs folder, that way you dont have to use your signal to download them again, wasting battery. Yea its annoying but it works!

    Usually don't reset my phone much anyway, so its not horrible.
     
  23. AlexNC

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    embed your album art into the mp3 files and you will never have issues with album art again.
     
  24. winespectator

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    Well I can't promise you will pay for it but download the Music Wizard app and its all there free.....
     
  25. kevinbakon

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    One would think this should work, but unfortunately, it doesn't.
    After loading a bunch of music, I noticed that I had a mixed bag of cover art (some were right, some were missing, some actually had cover art for albums in my library, but on the wrong album). I downloaded a tag editor and manually corrected all metadata for a couple hundred songs (artist, album, title, track, year, genre, cover art, etc.). When I launched the media player, I got the same mixed bag, so I used 3Cubed to reassign the cover art, now that the rest of the metadata was correct, and everything was fine (for now). All my music was in a folder a named
     

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