MP3 Album art work changing

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  1.    20 Feb 2018 #1

    MP3 Album art work changing


    Hi i am not sure if this is the correct place to post this

    My problem is i am sorting out my MP3 files and adding the artwork to those that have the art work missing.

    I have done quite a few and after playing the mp3 the art work displays ok and then i have saved the the edited files in a new music folder, and then when i play the files all displays ok.

    but i have several mp3 files that after i add the art work and play the mp3 it displays the art work ok.

    But then after i copy the mp3 to the same music folder as the others i have done, the art work i have saved changes to a generic image and nothing to do with the art work i embedded into the mp3

    As its only a few i don't understand what is causing the change of image

    I would like some advice if possible please
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  2.    20 Feb 2018 #2

    How are you adding the album art? How are you checking to see that the art has changed? What is the "generic image?"

    It's possible some music player, such as Windows Media Player, may be messing with the album art.
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       20 Feb 2018 #3

    Hidden?


    WMP used to download artwork to the folder that the mp3 was in.
    The artwork would have the "Hidden" attribute set.

    Try setting File Explorer to show "Hidden" files and see if you can see the artwork thumbnails.

    You may also need to show System files.
    Uncheck "Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)".

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  4.    21 Feb 2018 #4

    Try e.g. mp3tag, often mentioned here for comparison. (Donationware)
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  5.    21 Feb 2018 #5

    I've just spent considerable time getting mp3 files to display artwork and other track details on my Mazda. Here is what I did:

    1. Rip CDs in mp3 format in iTunes and import music folders / files obtained from other sources.
    2. Consolidate the music library in iTunes which generates the folder structure Artist / Album / Tracks
    3. Check for missing artwork. I did a Google search for album covers and saved artwork size c. 300x300 pixels then added the album art in iTunes.
    4. Use Tagscanner to check/edit the track details, artist, album art etc
    5. Use MP3Tag to check the tags are v2.3. Cut the tag then paste it back to set v2.3 if incorrect.
    6. Use MP3Test to quickly check and test for mp3 file errors
    7. Use MP3Diags to check and correct mp3 files in detail


    What program are you using to create and play MP3 files?
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  6.    21 Feb 2018 #6

    I am using tag scanner to edit the artwork, and to test it i just play it in WMP

    I have tried mp3tag and the results are the same as tag scanner

    The art work seems to be ok when i change it its only when i copy the file to another folder the artwork changes

    The generic art is just mostly a dull random image and nothing to do with the mp3 track
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  7.    21 Feb 2018 #7

    Steve C said: View Post
    I've just spent considerable time getting mp3 files to display artwork and other track details on my Mazda. Here is what I did:

    1. Rip CDs in mp3 format in iTunes and import music folders / files obtained from other sources.
    2. Consolidate the music library in iTunes which generates the folder structure Artist / Album / Tracks
    3. Check for missing artwork. I did a Google search for album covers and saved artwork size c. 300x300 pixels then added the album art in iTunes.
    4. Use Tagscanner to check/edit the track details, artist, album art etc
    5. Use MP3Tag to check the tags are v2.3. Cut the tag then paste it back to set v2.3 if incorrect.
    6. Use MP3Test to quickly check and test for mp3 file errors
    7. Use MP3Diags to check and correct mp3 files in detail


    What program are you using to create and play MP3 files?
    Hi i will try the iTunes way

    I am not having a lot of luck searching for album covers

    Can i ask what you mean by size C and is 300x300 pixels a good size every time i find a album cover i like and check the size when i download it the size gets smaller

    I have tried WMP and VLC
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  8.    21 Feb 2018 #8

    How are you viewing your cover art in the mp3 file? A screenshot or two might help.

    Example: I copied this mp3 file to my desktop: you can see the icon and the Preview pane both display it correctly.
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  9.    21 Feb 2018 #9

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    WMP used to download artwork to the folder that the mp3 was in.
    The artwork would have the "Hidden" attribute set.

    Try setting File Explorer to show "Hidden" files and see if you can see the artwork thumbnails.

    You may also need to show System files.
    Uncheck "Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)".

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    I do believe that's just the folder image, the file is called Folder.jpg. There may be several in different sizes. It's for when you set your view to large icons small icons etc. I often add my own. There can be other images embedded in the mp3 file also. I've done that too.

    There is a setting in Windows Media Player under the Library Tab in Options "retrieve additional information from the Internet" That can redo things on you and mess things up. I always uncheck it.
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       21 Feb 2018 #10

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    I do believe that's just the folder image, the file is called Folder.jpg. There may be several in different sizes. It's for when you set your view to large icons small icons etc. I often add my own. There can be other images embedded in the mp3 file also. I've done that too.
    The images I used to see had file names that were similar to GUIDs (i.e. { lots of numerals } ).
    They were jpg files.

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    There is a setting in Windows Media Player under the Library Tab in Options "retrieve additional information from the Internet" That can redo things on you and mess things up. I always uncheck it.
    Agreed. :)
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