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  1. daz_2000

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    Ive solved this issue on mine, if you are syncing from itunes music, I personally use Isyncr which works well, I found occassionally I would get unknown artist rather than the artist name shown in itunes.

    If you right click on a track in question and then select show in explorer, see if the artist name is blank in windows explorer properties.

    To fix, simply amend the artist name in itunes to whatever, then rename back and it should correct. Then delete the unknown artist track from phone and re-sync.
     

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  2. xmjox

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    Anyone know how to do this on a Mac? It is driving me mad having my music not correctly organised on my phone!
     
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    your gonna need a ID3 tag editor to edit some mp3 files
     
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    Thanks another reason to add to my list of reasons why not to get a Mac! ;)
     
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    LOL! :p for me, the positives outweigh the negatives, but to each their own. Plus it's educational to try and work things out! Just like i'm doing with Android!
     
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    Hi, all!

    I've just got a lovely new Samsung Galaxy S2 and have the same problem with missing album titles on (I think) all of the m4a files synced from iTunes (via doubleTwist, as it happens).

    I've registered on this forum (one of loads with people asking the same question) just to tell you of an easy fix!

    There's an app called MediaFix in the Android Marketplace that scans your phone for tracks with missing id tags and adds them automatically! The guy has a blog at gorgonloop


    Similarly, those tracks probably won't have album art attached, so there's another app, cunningly called "Album Art Downloader" that does what it says on the tin!

    I hope this solves your problems! If so, lemme know!
     
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    I think it's worth pointing out that the manual tag fix suggested applies to whatever OS you have, be it OSX, Windows 7 or Linux.

    The problem seems to be the fault of Android/Google, not Apple or Microsoft.

    See my post with the automated fix I've found!

    Regards,

    Phil
     
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    This problem is caused by Android's inability to grok ID3 V2.4.0 tags. It's NOT Apple's fault.
     
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    Hi, Lotus49! If I knew what that meant, I'd be a more intelligent person, but I'll research it thoroughly :D

    Thanks for the input!

    Regards,

    Phil:)
     
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    Worked a treat! Thanks so much this problem has bugged me since getting the phone
     
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    mmmhhh. More apps to try and fill up 1.8GB of app storage. :D works a charm :)
     
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    :) AMAZING!!! Thanks so much for posting this I've been looking for days to try and work out how to fix this and so far this looks like it's done the job. Not 100% perfect cos it still doesn't cope with compilations. But I'll live with that for the benefit of it fixing my other x100 albums!!! RESULT yaaaaay I can delight in my SG2 again!! :D
     
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    +1 for MediaFix.

    It worked perfectly on my phone and the developer is very responsive. The app is also not ad supported either so I think this is one of the most useful apps in the marketplace.
     
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    nice, that app sounds great.. but i already had the problem, n i fixed it by converting my entire library (yeah, took a couple of hours) from m4a to mp3. it read all the tags fine on mp3. artwork included.
     
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    That app worked a treat but now the artwork is now the only problem.
     
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    Use 'cover art downloader' ...simples
     
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    Thanks but all my artwork is a random picture from my iphone so it won't work as it thinks I have artwork.
     
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    Hi, thanks for the quick and easy fix but I can't try it cuz the market said MediaFix is incompatible with my Samsung Galaxy S2 cuz "This item cannot be installed in your device's country." And if I search The Market using my phone, it doesn't show up. ><

    Any workaround? Thanks!
     
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    I downloaded it this morning with out any problems.
     
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    i get that a lot too.. u could try googling for the apk download for this app :)
     
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    Thanks for the great tips!
    Media Fix and Cover Art Grabber magically fixed everything on my S2 :D
     
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    Try emailing the developer directly and asking for a copy. He seems to be very helpful. I don't know his email address but I dare say you could find it at his blog at gorgonloop.eu.
     
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    Awesome app........fix 320+ songs in 15 seconds:D
     
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    For mac, you just use iTunes to organize your music, etc., then you just use an app on Mac called kies to throw it onto your phone. It works great for my galaxy s5 and I'm guessing it will work for you too.

    My question is if you can change the names of albums and artists from your actual phone, so if anyone knows, or is still reading this thread, please help!

    Thanks guys!
     

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