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  1. Sorry - total brain burp on my part - 3's the winner.
  2. My question is "What is the best way ensure the same artwork for all album tracks without embedding the same item in each track's file?" It's obvious using the tags or filename is giving the wrong result too many times. Installing the right artwork once per album, knowing each track will show the same artwork - that's what I'm trying to do while using the least amount of storage.
  3. The images of Al Di Meola leaning on a Les Paul guitar are the most common returns. The number of tracks on my phone... I don't even want think about it. A handful of albums are filled with tracks ripped from streamed sources (oh for the good old days when that was free and easy to do!). The 80's material alone is about 9K of tracks, albeit 3-5 minutes each. The notion of five figures worth of tracks filled with the same artwork repeated LOTS of times would pound the daylights out of storage space. There's got to be a better way than repeating the file over and over. Does diving into the Android/data structure and putting a needed JPG in the right offer a solution for "one artwork for all tracks in an album"? If so, that also offers the option flush out unwanted artwork.
  4. I'm relying on whatever engine Poweramp uses. Its guesses are sometimes ...um... memorable. If I download from albumartexchange, can I assume I can "tell" PA to use the file for albums PA got wrong?
  5. I have an album titled "Gypsy Soul", genre "Flamenco" (Narada label - Nuevo Flamenco collection, probably out of print, but worth looking for). The album art is correct, and all tracks, except one, have the album art, which is correct. The track "Mediterranean Sundance", Artist "Al Di Meola" defaults to the original album's artwork, not the "Gypsy Soul" album it's in. The album and genre tags are right. As an experiment, I changed the artist to "Armik" and the title to something in Spanish. Same file, different artist, track name, and got the right artwork. Change back to the right artist and title and... Wrong artwork. Why and how do I fix it?
  6. Nice to get one right on occasion. LOL Opted for a nicely chilled rather presumptuous yet well behaved chardonnay instead. Salud!
  7. If I understand correctly what I read regarding legacy access, there seems to be a problem with Google yet again closing down the scope of visibility (AKA scoping). Guessing again, Google argues that the less visible something is, the more secure it is. Developers/Users argue that if something can't be seen, except in limited circumstances, what good is it doing anyone. Or maybe I should just go away, and open another bottle of pinot grigio. Salud!
  8. Problem solved - it was the Legacy switch. Thanks!
  9. Pixel 4XL rooted to Android 11, PA build-903-arm64-play[9030004-4dbb36e4] All attempts to assign /Main Storage/ fail. I pick internal storage, which doesn't show the "contains folders" arrow, using the check box. Using the + I pick "continue" in the Add Storage/Provider Plugin, drill down to Music, and tap Use this folder. Tag allow and... fail. What's happening here???
  10. Thanks! This post covers just about everything. :)
  11. Sorry, by "get to them" I mean assume I have an album with no artwork, or the internet search didn't produce anything useful. I have a useful image of the artist, and I want to apply that to the album with no artwork. Or... apply that same artist's image so it's used in the playlist.
  12. Trying to go at this from a different angle... Viewed as either a list of albums by the same artist, or by album, it has the right artwork. Is there any way to get to the albums' artwork?
  13. Assume the tracks are properly tagged, PA goes to the Internet for each track in a playlist?? One of my gripes (posted earlier under feature request let the user assume more control over searches) is some search results produce artwork 100% irrelevant (dunno how that happens). Going to the internet for, in some cases several hundred tracks, is ...um... odd. Particularly if the art is just flat wrong. Is there no way to simply refer to the existing album art associated the track's album of origin?
  14. I'm not sure about doing screen grabs from the phone. If I tap the playlist and try to apply album art at that point, I can select the art. When I tap a specific track in the playlist, I"m back to the zap screen. In short, nothing seems to associate art with tracks. Almost all of my lists have the same artist, with tracks in the desired order. I thought artist art, at least, might appear.
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