Wrong Artwork for track on phone

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RickMM
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Wrong Artwork for track on phone

Post by RickMM » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:29 pm

The wrong artwork is displaying for a track on my android phone. The background is I have allot of CD-R discs (that I had previously ripped some of my vinyl collection to them) and since my turntable has 'died' I decided to ripped these CD-R files to MMW with the following metadata:

Track: No1
Artist: abc
Album: Vinyl collection
Album Artist: Various

Track: No2
Artist: def
Album: Vinyl collection
Album Artist: Various

I then synch these tracks to my phone using a playlist, all good so far. On my phone the location of the above tracks is:-

music\various\vinyl collection\

Later I started to add the artwork to the various tracks but what I found after synching again to my phone was that all the tracks for album 'Vinyl collection' would have the artwork associated with the last artist I synched from the same album (ie def). So I edited the properties of each track to be:

Track: No1
Artist: abc
Album: abc Vinyl collection
Album Artist: abc

Track: No2
Artist: def
Album: def Vinyl collection
Album Artist: def

and used 'Auto-Organise files' to rename/move the files. In Windows it all looks fine (the correct artwork is attached to the tracks) but after I synch back to my phone I find that the tracks are still located in 'music\various\vinyl collection' and they still use the artwork for the last track I updated (ie def). The artwork file in 'music\various\vinyl collection' is for the album 'def Vinyl collection'.

I checked my playlists in MMW and they point to the correct location. I went through the various menu options but couldn't find anything that seem to help.

How do I fix this?

MMW 4.1.24.1883
Galaxy s5 phone version 6.0.1
MMA 1.3.4.0854 Pro

Lowlander
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Re: Wrong Artwork for track on phone

Post by Lowlander » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:48 pm

I'm not sure sync will update Artwork in this scenario. You may have to remove problem tracks and resync.
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RickMM
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Re: Wrong Artwork for track on phone

Post by RickMM » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:57 pm

I'm not sure sync will update Artwork in this scenario. You may have to remove problem tracks and resync
"remove" how? using MMA delete track/file option? or outside of MMA? ie file manager app?

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Re: Wrong Artwork for track on phone

Post by Lowlander » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:08 pm

Either way, or even from PC with device connected via USB.
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RickMM
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Re: Wrong Artwork for track on phone

Post by RickMM » Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:48 am

It didn't work. When I deleted the file using MMA nothing happened the file remained in the wrong folder and was not deleted. When I deleted the file using 'My Files' app the file was deleted but after resyncing it put the same mp3 file back in the same wrong location.

Under Options I don't have 'Enforce use of sync mask for files already on the device' enabled, should I ? What does this do?

Also I don't have 'Delete other files and playlist from device' enabled. should I? What does this do?

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Re: Wrong Artwork for track on phone

Post by Lowlander » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:10 pm

The force option should rename any file already in the selected folders to match the file formatting set I MMW.

Delete other files will offer to remove any files not in the MMW Library that are found on the device.

Did you rescan in MMA after you removed the files from the device? A device restart may also help.
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RickMM
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Re: Wrong Artwork for track on phone

Post by RickMM » Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:27 pm

The force option should rename any file already in the selected folders to match the file formatting set I MMW.

Delete other files will offer to remove any files not in the MMW Library that are found on the device.

Did you rescan in MMA after you removed the files from the device? A device restart may also help.
No I didn't rescan in MMA after deleting the files ( I just deleted the file then resync). I will re-try deleting with a rescan prior to re-sync.

BTW - with enabling 'Enforce' option that would seem to be the fix my issue, if it can rename the path of the file to reflect the current path as per MMW.

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Re: Wrong Artwork for track on phone

Post by Lowlander » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:16 am

Yes, enforce should do so.
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Re: Wrong Artwork for track on phone

Post by RickMM » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:53 pm

The suggestion to rescan (before resyncing) didn't fix the issue. My workflow was:-

delete file in the wrong folder on my phone using windows explorer
rescan MMA
rescync MMW to MMA
rescan MMA again

The file still went to the same wrong folder as previously.

I can't be the first person to come across this issue. Surely there must be a simple and standard way to fix this issue.

I want to try the "enforce use of sync masks" option but I'm reluctant to do so in case it stuff things up further. I would appreciate some guidance.

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Re: Wrong Artwork for track on phone

Post by RickMM » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:49 pm

It appears that my issue is similar to this issue from this 2015 post.

http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... er#p411922

Is there a fix/patch for this bug?

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