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  1. Aldursil

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    Anyone know why I have missing album art? I previously used iTunes to load all the album art into the individual mp3s and now on the Droid, the majority of the album art is not present.

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    This might be an Itunes problem

    Itunes is not tagging the files itself. It just puts the covers into a library.

    So if you use it on another device or program the covers are gone.

    Try playing an mp3 file which has no cover in another media player(wmp, mediamonkey, winamp or whatever) and look if the cover is there. If it is than it's a Droid problem. But I would guess it's not.

    I had the same problem when I switched from Itunes to Mediamonkey
     
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    Does the cover art make it sound better?
     
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    I have a 'default' album art in most of my music...how do I get rid of it?!?! I don't think I accidently made this into a default, unless I wasn't paying attention...:thinking::rolleyes:

    And yes, it makes it sound (look) better!!!!:p:D
     
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    I am OCD about these things.

    iTunes grabs album art but saves it as a hidden file I believe, and not actually within the MP3 file, so I think that's why the Droid is not seeing most of them.

    You can either edit the info of the songs, and drag a jpeg of the album art (thus embedding the art within the .mp3) - free method.

    Or, you can do what I did, which is purchase the Album Art Grabber app. It searches the web for the album art for you. And in the worst case scenario, you can put the image on your SD card and it will assign for you.

    I thought it was worth it, depends on your level of OCD though I guess.
     
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    Hm, it looks like you are right. I downloaded Winamp and the cover art was missing on the album that it is missing for on the Droid. What is odd though, is that some of the cover art is present. Not sure how that happened.

    Thanks for the reply. I thought iTunes embedded the art into the mp3. Oh well.
     
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    I'm with you! I posted a similar question on a different thread, but didn't get anywhere...

    I seem to be having a problem getting my album art to transfer when I use the Sync feature of Windows Media Player. The strange thing is that if I copy/past the album folder directly from the file location on my PC to the
     
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    Use Album Art Grabber on marketplace. Really good little program worth the money!
     
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    I tried Songbird and it added the album art to the majority of my mp3s. It does this by appending the mp3 tag to the individual mp3s. So once you get this done, you'll probably never have to do it again for that album. Go into Tools > Get Album Artwork and it will scan all your mp3s and add the album covers it can find.
     
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    +1 for album art grabber. It is one of the most impressive apps in the market
     
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    It's nice that there are options available to fix this, but doesn't it bug you guys that a device of this caliber can't automatically bring over the album art if it's already embedded in the files on your computer?

    The more I think about it, I've got to believe that the issue is a bug in the software. As I mentioned previously, album art transfers over properly if you use the cut/past method. In fact, the process strips the MP3 file of the album art and places it in a separate folder named "albumthumbs".

    I was actually hopefully that the Sync feature of WMP would begin to work properly now that the separate folder was automatically created by cut/past, but as I found out tonight... it's a no go. :(
     
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    Actually WMP sync does not transfer all album art into any windows mobile devices' SD cards either. It's a WMP problem. Apparently it sees the device as a SD card and internally things it is a device with no screen, therefore it will not transfer the art. There are tricks you can do to fool WMP to transfer the art, but i found album art grabber to be very fast so i just use that.
     
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    Album Art Grabber...+100...don't leave home without it. :)
     
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    That's good to know. I did end up installing Album Art Grabber, which is definitely a nice app. To try it out, I transfered 47 full albums over with WMP (in a single transfer). I was surprised to see that a handful of album art actually made it over. Things like this drive me crazy... why would some album art make it and not others, when all the files were ripped in and stored in identicle formats?

    Anyway, you make a good point in that maybe WMP has a problem with SD cards. Admittedly, of all the MP3 players I've synced with WMP, this is the first that uses a SD card.

    Just for kicks... would you be willing to share the tricks to fool WMP into transfering the art?
     
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    I don't know how you would do it exactly on Android but when wmp syncs to a device it puts a WMPinfo.xml file which it uses to identify the device. If it sees a device with a screen it is supposed to transfer the art i also believe it may adjust the resolution, but I am not sure. I believe on my touch pro i had it sync to the touch pro internal storage then I took the wmpinfo.xml from that internal stoage and overwrote the one on the SD card. Winmo had no good apps like album art grabber, so that was the fastest way. I honestly think album art grabbber is better/funner to use than mediamonlkey or WMP's art search tool.

    I just wish droids music player didn't look like ass...
     
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    I'm bumping this thread because I just got a Droid and noticed the exact same behavior. What's odd is the fact that has already been mentioned in this thread: why do some songs have the album art and others (ripped in the exact same file format) NOT have the album cover art. Hello, Google? Please advise.
     
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    What standard are you talking about then since MOST people use iTunes or WMP? Google should have addressed this in Android when they developed the media software. And no, it's not a big deal to me and I'm not going haywire since I mostly listen to songs rather than looking at their cover art, but if the iPhone, my Sony Walkman, and every other MP3 player I've ever owned can sync cover art, Android ought to be able to as well.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    The ID3 standard that has, you know, been around since 1996.


    Just because Apple and MS dont follow it doesnt mean it's not a standard. You should consider looking things up before you spout off with indignant fervor.
     
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    Great...now my album art is solved. In the same vein...I have multiple artists appearing as "unknown artist." Is there any way to correct this? I think they were all originally ripped via Windows Media Player. Thanks in advance.
     
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    I just tried this and it is great!! It's like an itunes for the Droid. Puts album art in no problem. When it was installing it said not compatible with windows 7. I installed anyway and have had no problems whatsoever. Great program. :p
     
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    I can't do that. It's a work computer and I can't install software. I re-ripped as MP3 and have no issues now.
     
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    Glad it worked out for you -- you used Windows Media? Maybe post your settings so that the next person who comes along knows what to do too :)
     

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