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  1. knightwing44

    knightwing44 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey all,

    So I dumped about 200 mp3 files unto the INC in the same folder as the ones that came with the device.

    Problem: The cover art that I have associated to each file (through tagging) REFUSES to show up. Maybe 1 out of ever 10 or 15 songs has the right cover art, while all the rest have the EXACT SAME COVER ART. When I play the same files on the computer or an older ipod i have, the correct art shows up.

    Any ideas? Should I just forgo the HTC / Android music player and go with something from the market?

    Any help is appreciated.
    knight
     

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  2. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice VIP Member

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    Download "Album Art Grabber" from the market. I think it's something like $2 but works GREAT and couldn't possibly be easier (well, almost).
     
  3. Reddog80p

    Reddog80p Well-Known Member

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    Put your music on an SD card then use the built in art grabber from the widget/app "3" free from the market. Search "rockon"
     
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    I have noticed that the songs I that I used itunes to automatically add the album art do not show up. Was this the same for you?
     
  5. knightwing44

    knightwing44 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I downloaded another player which includes a cover art grabber. Worked great and is FREE :)

    MixZing ! ! !

    A little bare-bones interface, but the developer is working on some 3D stuff...

    knight
     
  6. jasonb1985

    jasonb1985 Well-Known Member

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    about a third of mine shows up, that's it. i stopped caring after my first day of trying to figure it out.

    also, if you use an album art grabber program it will not work with music that is on your internal storage, only the SD card.
     
  7. TokedUp

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    if u use the drag and drop method thru the phones disk drive thru usb the album art will take a a minute or 2 to load. At first i used WMP to sync but no album art. So I tried dragging the albums into the MP3 folder on my 8gb mem card, at first no art showed up but slowly they started to load. Now after a few day all art is there. no app needed, nothing at all, just patience.
     
  8. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday VIP Member

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    I dragged my files directly from my MP3 Folder (that I created) onto the SD card and all of my album files showed up.
     
  9. Zozz

    Zozz Well-Known Member

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    This is so pathetic, All my albums have their art encoded into the file. Some Albums show up with the art file other don't. I've tried encoding the art again on those that didn't show up and nothing. I'm so pissed, it really bugs the shit out of me. I have yet to order my sd card but I should not have to pay for a damn album art grabber app when my damn files already have it.
     
  10. jasonb1985

    jasonb1985 Well-Known Member

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    i read something about the music has to be like this:

    1. in a folder named Music or MP3
    2. each artist will need to be in it's own separate folder within the Music or MP3 folder (of course)
    3. for artists that you have multiple albums for, each need to be in their own separate folder within each artist

    i don't have mine exactly like this, and only about a third of my album art shows up. i haven't bothered to try and change the layout because i honestly don't care THAT much. it would be nice to have all my album art, but i don't feel like messing around with it.
     
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  13. Zozz

    Zozz Well-Known Member

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    I have Songs kept in this format.

    Music(MP3)>Artists>Album>Songs. It's all classified neatly. 600x600 in .jpg format. I care about it, that's why I hate this.
     
  14. jbass350z

    jbass350z Well-Known Member

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    So what is the issue? I have been tediously working on my MP3 collection to get everything tagged and the right artwork. This may be overkill but its the only way i am sure to get everything working on the majority of devices out there:

    Folder structure:
    Music/Letter (#, A-Z)/Artist/Album/folder.jpg

    folder.jpg is my album art and all are 500x500 and are also embedded in the music.

    How is the Incredible reading artwork?

    BTW... Screw iTunes which tries to create its own proprietary album art database.
     
  15. Zozz

    Zozz Well-Known Member

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    So I just tested things out and I changed some album art in the files and folders. It's read perfectly fine on my PC but it nothing shows up on this damn phone. Shit.
     
  16. AGWednesday

    AGWednesday Well-Known Member

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    To the people who're having album art troubles: What class cards are you guys using? I'm having the same problems, and I'm wondering if my slow card is the culprit.
     
  17. rhippler

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    The MP3 folder seems to be the magic part. I had it in a music folder and very little art was showing after a week. I resorted my music into /mp3/artist/album folders on the root of the SD card, and poof I started getting the artwork almost instantly. kinda overly picky IMHO. bad part is that I always store my music like this, but oddly I didn't on my phone...
     
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  18. Todd M

    Todd M Well-Known Member

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    QFT. This solved my problem with album art not showing up entirely. As soon as I moved/synced my music to the mp3 folder I created on the SD card, they all popped in.

    Weird, but FTW!
     
  19. Max Johnson

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    This. Did a great job for me.
     
  20. Excalabat

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    i had the same prob, some of my mp3s might have bad id3 v2 tag which would cause the album art not to show in the android, before that i had the HTC INC i used itunes to sync music with an iphone and i think itunes messed up some of the id3 v2 info since i used another program to tag files
     
  21. Jakaro

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    Album Art Grabber is great, but has one flaw! When you reboot your phone, or install an update, you have to run the app again to find all of your artwork.
     
  22. kayst

    kayst Well-Known Member

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    I had the right mp3 folder structure on the internal card and album art in AlbumArt.jpg and none of them showed up. I moved one of the folders to the SD card and it showed right up. So it seems that the music player only looks for art on the SD card. I tried to just have the folder structure and the art on the SD card and the mp3 files on the internal memory, but that didn't work.

    I guess if we want art we have to store all music on the SD card. Which makes the internal memory pretty useless until we get an update that allows apps (and native programs too apparently) to fully use the internal memory. Oops, looks like someone forgot to set this up right.
     
  23. rgr555

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    Dec check out Tunewiki on Android market. It's the absolute best music player for our phone and will solve all it album cover problems.
     
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  24. BreakTheStatic

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    Is there a cache for these album covers? I've tried everything in this thread and have had limited success with each suggestion. Sometimes it has found the artwork with AlbumArt.jpg, sometimes with folder.jpg sometimes with the root folder as music, sometimes with mp3. i haven't found any consistency with its behavior. It seems that if I add artwork and THEN rename the folder from music to mp3 or vice versa, the artwork I added will show after it rescans the whole SD card with the new root folder. That's why I'm thinking it is caching these image files somewhere. Tried deleting the albumthumbs folder but that didnt do anything. Any other ideas?

    *EDIT*
    It seems like there is a database entry for each folder, so if I have a folder with AlbumArt.jpg and rename it to something that hasn't been used before it works fine, but if that folder previously had not had an image it won't work. That leads me to believe there is some DB that is associating folder names with cover artwork. Can't seem to find this DB though.
     
  25. jimbrayrcp

    jimbrayrcp New Member

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    This actually did work for me. I had one mp3 cover that wouldn't show no matter what I did. This actually worked!!! Thanks
     

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