artwork not syncing

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Pez
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artwork not syncing

Post by Pez » Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:40 pm

I've been trying to use MM to sync my music to an SD card to use in my car.

I've checked all of my music in MM and there are no tracks with unknown artwork and when I try and sync the music over only some of the artwork goes.

I've ticked 'copy artwork to file tags' but that hasn't helped.

Am I missing something?

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Re: artwork not syncing

Post by Peke » Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:49 pm

Hi,
I have found out that HU in cars gets picky regarding what size and and image type is artwork in order to show them. also many do not support external Album art and tend to ignore if there is more than 1 Album art in file.
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Re: artwork not syncing

Post by Lowlander » Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:00 pm

Along what Peke says there are 2 parts to this. One is that the car fails to display Artwork, in that case check on what the car supports regarding Artwork. As Peke mentions this is often fairly limited. Two is that the files don't have embedded Artwork or no Artwork file in their folder (depending on settings). This should be checked on the PC. When using external Artwork files make sure the audio files are in a folder per Album with the Artwork file in the same folder. This is the best practice with external Artwork and the most likely to result in success (if supported).
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Re: artwork not syncing

Post by Pez » Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:25 pm

So it seems that the problem might actually be the tags. I take what you guys have said, and that may well be an issue too, but having gone through and manually checked some random files it seems that the 'album art' that is in the tags is a picture of a blank disk with a song note. I assume this means the images have been corrupted somehow.

So I've managed to find an extension that will remove the artwork and was going to try this extension to find it all again
https://www.mediamonkey.com/addons/brow ... finder-43/
I know it won't find all of them and I don't mind doing some manually but that extension doesn't fine anything for me. Is it no longer supported? Is there an alternative?

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Re: artwork not syncing

Post by Peke » Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:43 pm

Hi,
Blank Disk with song note usually means external Album art file that is no longer accessible/available. Hold mouse over the image and you should see the tooltip what file/tag album art refer.
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Re: artwork not syncing

Post by Pez » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:43 am

Thanks, it seems that the tags are looking for artwork stored in the folder. I'm not sure why this is, since I've always saved art to individual tags.

Anyone know if that addon is depricated or if there are any alternatives?

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Re: artwork not syncing

Post by Lowlander » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:04 am

You may want to check out: http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8678

It can help manage Artwork (not look it up), including removing unavailable external Artwork.
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Re: artwork not syncing

Post by Pez » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:12 am

Yeah, thats what I used to clean up all of the invalid artwork. I was hoping to use the other one to lookup new artwork.

No other options?

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Re: artwork not syncing

Post by Lowlander » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:43 pm

There is no other batch Art tagger. There are other tagging options like the Discogs Addon, but most are per Album.
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