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Cartridge-Music

Album Art isn't shown

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I've got the Huawei p8 with Android 6. the App doesn't show album arts, but the widget and the notification area do! I tried different options, but it's always the same

kind regards

Ingo

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What do you see if you press Menu > Info/Tags, does it say that there is album art embedded within the file or not (near the bottom of the list normally)? And have you tried long-pressing on the empty artwork area to see if it shows anything as either present or downloadable?

I'm wondering if this is related to the issues that Huawei devices have with displaying skins on the regular release builds.

Andre

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The Menu tells me that there's no embedded cover.

But the lock screen, the widget and the notification area show it.

In the Attachements you always see the same title!

 

Greatings Ingo!

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Strange, and this happens with all your MP3s, not just specific files?

Andre

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Have you by chance turned on visualizations? 

Maybe a corrupted .milkdrop file is causing the problem. 

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@andrewilley: I only use MP3 files. But from different encoders.

@Vince911: Don't ask me, which options I changed, because there were some... Maybe you can tell me, what to do to heal a corrupt milkdrop file...

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That's a thought. Swipe in the panel from the right and there's a link under the word Visualisation that can be set to Normal, Full-Screen or Disabled. Make sure it's disabled (or try going into viewing visualisations and then back out again)

Andre

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In many cases it works, thank you!!!

But there are some cover, who aren't shown yet. For a fraction of a scond it's shown "Poweramp" and after that nothing...

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If there are only a few not working now it could be related to the tagging in those files, or that those have received and stored incorrect images. Try long-pressing on the cover area (even if it's blank) and see if the correct artwork is listed in the choices.

Andre

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Sorry, but it doesn't work. I can choose a new caver, but it can't be overtaken. The canvas stays black.

 

(I'm sorry for my bad english)

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Try clearing the cover art cache via Settings > Album Art > Delete Album Art Cache, disable Prefer In-Folder Images and Prefer Downloaded Album Art in the same menu, and do a Full Rescan (in Settings > Folders and Library) to start from scratch and see if that helps. Although uninstalling and re-installing should do pretty much that anyway.

Andre

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I don't know if I want that, because there are over 1400 titles on my phone. So I have to download many covers, what needs much time...

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So are these DOWNLOADED images that are not showing? You implied that it was images embedded in the song files that were not being displayed...

Andre

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On 16.1.2017 at 10:19 AM, Cartridge-Music said:

The Menu tells me that there's no embedded cover.

But the lock screen, the widget and the notification area show it.

In the Attachements you always see the same title!

 

Greatings Ingo!

 

So, all images aren't embedded. Not the displaed ones and not the not displayed ones.

Maybe, you can tell me, where the covers are stored...

I don't know, if you realized, that the covers dissapeared after upgrading. I don't know, if they will be displayed after downgrading... Shall I try?

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Cover art images are stored in internal memory, /Android/data/_com.maxmpz.audioplayer/album_art (note the underscore). As app data, I would expect them to be erased when uninstalling the app.

Artwork files should not be removed by an app upgrade though (even going from the release build to an alpha-test). Reverting from alpha back to release involves an uninstall/reinstall though, so downloaded art could well be affected. 

Andre

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Hello,

As Android media library relies on Album name to retrieve/store cover data in the database, please try to specify an Album name to the songs with a tag editor, as in the screenshots, the field looks empty (Unknown album).

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Poweramp can use filenames too, and it does not use the Android media library system at all.

However the OP mentioned that even after selecting an image to download, it was not 'sticking' in Poweramp when the song was next played, which seemed very odd. (By the way, after selecting a new cover image PA may not display it immediately on returning to the Player screen, sometimes you need to move forward a track and back again to see the new cover)

Andre

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21 hours ago, andrewilley said:

Cover art images are stored in internal memory, /Android/data/_com.maxmpz.audioplayer/album_art (note the underscore). As app data, I would expect them to be erased when uninstalling the app.

Artwork files should not be removed by an app upgrade though (even going from the release build to an alpha-test). Reverting from alpha back to release involves an uninstall/reinstall though, so downloaded art could well be affected. 

Andre

OK, I will not fallback to V2...

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15 hours ago, andrewilley said:

Poweramp can use filenames too, and it does not use the Android media library system at all.

However the OP mentioned that even after selecting an image to download, it was not 'sticking' in Poweramp when the song was next played, which seemed very odd. (By the way, after selecting a new cover image PA may not display it immediately on returning to the Player screen, sometimes you need to move forward a track and back again to see the new cover)

Andre

Sorry, but this is not the fault. It's not helping to skip forth and back.

At weekend I will clear the cache and restart searching for the covers. I thank you all for helping me  so far.

So long! Ingo

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The best solution is to have the album art embedded in the actual music files of course, but if you've got a lot to do that could take a while. I tend to do batches every so often.

Andre

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On 18.1.2017 at 4:45 PM, andrewilley said:

The best solution is to have the album art embedded in the actual music files of course, but if you've got a lot to do that could take a while. I tend to do batches every so often.

Andre

Now I have cleared the cache. When I let pweramp show me fitting covers and choose one, it's the same old story: Most of the covers aren't shown. The clearing of the cache seems to be ineffecitve.

Can I embed covers with Poweramp?

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No. embedding cover artwork needs to be done in a tag manager app. I use TagScanner on my PC which has some excellent batch features, but there are others around (including on Android devices directly). Poweramp does have some limited tag editing features, but only for adjusting basic text fields (so not artwork, ratings, play-counter, etc)

Andre

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OK, I will try!

But full album art editing functions may be the right thing for next versions of Poweramp, I think! :rolleyes:

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