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Any body lose album covers, or artists names in music player after update ?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by NinjaStar28, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. NinjaStar28

    NinjaStar28 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Update made some good changes , but for some reason I lost some album covers and artists names in my player . Almost half my music ! I have the album art app but how do I get back my artists names ?

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  2. VGPOP

    VGPOP Android Enthusiast

    I did.

    The name of the songs were not affected, but all artists are "unknown artists".
  3. sailrace

    sailrace Newbie

    Yeah - it's happened to me too. I'm running Fresh 3 if that makes any difference.

    Wonder what's going on there.
  4. One Beast

    One Beast Android Enthusiast

    Everything stayed intact for me.... I'm Also running Fresh....
  5. 84guy

    84guy Well-Known Member

    get mp3tag. htc music looks at the tags not the folders. also make sure the name of the folder is different then the album name/song name tagged into the mp3, i dont know why but thats what i was told lol
  6. sailrace

    sailrace Newbie

    I just unmounted and remounted the sdcard, and now all of my album art is there, the song names are there, and the album names are there, but the artist is still shown as unknown. But it's not on all of them. Some of the albums have all of the data there and is correct.

  7. Same thing happened to me but after a day everything came back. Use Mp3tag to make sure your album art is actually embedded into the .mp3 file and not just linked to the album art in the folder in ways windows media player does. This way if your computer crash but you still have your songs you won't have to spend an entire day finding album art again.
  8. VGPOP

    VGPOP Android Enthusiast

    I couldn't find this "mp3tag" on the market. Is this the correct name?
  9. androsooner

    androsooner Newbie

    The same thing happened to me, many of my songs are now listed under unknown artist. However, the songs that have been changed to unknown artist were all of the songs that I ripped from my CD's. All of the songs that I brought in from itunes and Amazon still show up normally.

    Has anyone found a fix for this yet?

  10. EarlyMon

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  11. NinjaStar28

    NinjaStar28 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    >>>> try moving some music files from ur computer to ur phone... i did that a while ago when alot of my album covers from the files i moved to my phone ( not mp3 ) disappeared and by chance when i was done moving some music and pix to my phone they just popped up again......... so try that and move anything 2 ur phone and see what happens !
  12. androsooner

    androsooner Newbie

    I have tried the following and still no luck. Retagging music using media monkey, dropping albumart.jpg files in the album folders (htc's suggestion), I have checked the files in itunes and media monkey and all files show artist, title, and art work properly, I have done soft resets after everything, and I cleaned out all of my music performed a factory reset and tried to put the music back and it is still doing the same thing. Here are the facts:

    1. All music was perfect pre froyo.

    2. All my albums/songs that I had ripped from CD are the ones that now show up as unknown artist.

    3. All problem songs are wma format

    4. All files show up normal in media monkey.

    Anyone else with any suggestions? Thanks
  13. BlkKC4u

    BlkKC4u Newbie

    Go into the song file on ur EVO and put artist name into album artist column..Worked for me!
  14. androsooner

    androsooner Newbie

    Hi BlkKC4u, I tried adding the artist name and that didn't work either.

    However, I was able to make things work by using mediamonkey to convert all of the .wma files to .mp3 files and load the .mp3 files back onto my EVO. The songs are now listed under each artist properly. While I was at it I also used mediamonkey to add the album art to all of my ripped music that did not previously have the album art.

    It looks to me like the froyo update has caused some sort of issue reading the album/artist info with .wma files.

    Thanks for everyone's help.
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  15. 82ndCowboy

    82ndCowboy Member

    Could you explain how to do this?

    I've re mounted my SD card and it didn't work for me either. I don't have any unknown artist cept for one ring tone I have. But some of my album art is missing. I have all my album art in itunes and on my IPod Touch.
    Would be great if I could get it to work in my EVO.
    Yes I'm an obsessive/compulsive. So it will drive me nuts till I fix it.

    I tried through the music player and through Astro and can't find how to edit any info for the song. I couldn't even find where to display the info cept for in the properties off the menu in the music player. And it shows all fields filled out properly.

    I compared the songs with album art to the ones without and can't find any differences in there or in Astro.
  16. MickeyMcE

    MickeyMcE Lurker

    I did this with mediamonkey as well and it worked great thanks for the heads up!:cool:
  17. zamboknee

    zamboknee Newbie

    My album art is incorrect in the cover flow mode. They're right when in the locked screen mode but as soon as I unlock the phone, it's incorrect.

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