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I'm around 13000 songs and no crashing ever.

I would say it could be the types of phones you may be using may not have the memory to run a large scan. When an android maxes out ram/CPU it tends to kill the app or crashes. I'm running a Sony with octacore and 2gb ram for reference  

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Just now, Absinthequ said:

I would say it could be the types of phones you may be using may not have the memory to run a large scan.

My moto e⁵ can most definitely do the scan.

 

Anyways Max helped me. The SD card was faulty, I checked with my PC. It's good to know that SD cards can do that. to a phone when they're old.

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I would like to add my interest in being able to separate song art from album art. After setting the album art, I cannot get just the song art back (clearing album art cache does nothing). I also,don't know why it doesn't check for a cover.jpg to use as album art separate to the embedded song art. Would anyone be able to help?

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@TheFish Automatically downloaded artwork is stored in a folder called album_art, or one called selected_aa if you manually chose it. If you delete the matching JPG file(s) from that location, Poweramp will revert to using the original embedded images for a song or album - or it will try to download new cover artwork again if there isn't anything present. Those folders can be found on your local device storage in Android/data/com.maxmpz.audioplayer/files/ on Android 11 (and sometimes Android 10) or Android/data/_com.maxmpz.audioplayer/ (note the underscore) for installations on older versions of Android.

That said, I do agree that the cover art download screen would be a lot more helpful if it had a tickbox to indicate whether you want a new image to be applied to the whole of the current album, or just an individual track.

Andre

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I am someone who likes to use multiple covers in an album (especially songs that were released as radio singles with special artwork) just like Genius.com does. I'm also super OCD about seeing the right cover for the album as the thumbnail/placeholder.

Putting a jpg in "album_art" ensures you see the correct thumbnail for an album and I currently have 1648 jpg files in that folder. But, I'm finding it difficult to keep up with because Poweramp doesn't use the first song of the album like I originally thought, it seems based on the oldest file added to the library of that artist+album. Which causes you to delete all existing files for that album, full Rescan, send a song with the correct cover first and then do another full rescan. 

These are the scenarios I've ran in to:

Scenario #1: When a new single comes out and I add it to my phone it usually has a single cover. Then weeks/months later the album comes out and I add the rest of the album. Poweramp is stuck on that single artwork as the album thumbnail because it was the oldest song added to the library for that album.
Scenario #2: When a Flac/Hi-Res version of an album comes out and I decide to upgrade only a couple of songs from that album and for whatever reason I upgrade track 1 and not track 2 which has a single cover, after I do a full rescan to flush the songs that are missing from the library, now Poweramp sees track 2 as the oldest song of that album and shows the single artwork as the thumbnail.
Scenario #3: Changing random tags of songs from an album in Poweramp causing it to not be the oldest song anymore, do a full rescan at some point, now Poweramp sees a song with a single cover as the oldest song and changes the thumbnail.

It's a lot to keep up with to try to have the right cover as the thumbnail/placeholder of an album using multiple covers.. I think this is a good request for the option of folder.jpg/cover.jpg to be shown default as the thumbnail for the album like V2 used to.

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I think the most robust answer is to embed artwork into the files in the first place. The auto-download feature tries its best for non-tagged files, but it's always going to be a backup option rather than the primary mode.

But that still doesn't help if you want to have individual images for each track, but also a separate overarching album cover.

Andre

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3 hours ago, andrewilley said:

I think the most robust answer is to embed artwork into the files in the first place. The auto-download feature tries its best for non-tagged files, but it's always going to be a backup option rather than the primary mode.

But that still doesn't help if you want to have individual images for each track, but also a separate overarching album cover.

Andre

I agree with the embedded approach, especially @Absinthequ if your requirement approaches OCD levels.😀

But PA like most (all?) other players will only show one cover, even if several are embedded. Although strangely most show the first cover embedded, PA strangely shows the last one for some reason.

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On 7/10/2021 at 9:35 AM, MotleyG said:

I agree with the embedded approach, especially @Absinthequ if your requirement approaches OCD levels.😀

But PA like most (all?) other players will only show one cover, even if several are embedded. Although strangely most show the first cover embedded, PA strangely shows the last one for some reason.

I would suggest a tick box that allows you to choose which of the covers for that album to display as the main cover. But, I think the simplest answer is for Poweramp to show folder/cover.jpg that that file is in as the thumbnail cover for the album.

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6 minutes ago, Ash Roarshock said:

But, I think the simplest answer is for Poweramp to show folder/cover.jpg that that file is in as the thumbnail cover for the album.

Only if you tidily organise your music in suitably named folders. A lot of people don't.

Andre

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26 minutes ago, Ash Roarshock said:

I would suggest a tick box that allows you to choose which of the covers for that album to display as the main cover. But, I think the simplest answer is for Poweramp to show folder/cover.jpg that that file is in as the thumbnail cover for the album.

Versus and embedded cover that was already stored? How would that be better?

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On 7/24/2021 at 8:33 AM, MotleyG said:

Versus and embedded cover that was already stored? How would that be better?

I don't think you understand what we are taking about. We are taking about when you have multiple embedded covers in an album and Poweramp chooses the wrong one as the main thumbnail in album list. The only way to bypass the one Poweramp had chosen at main and still keep the individual different embedded covers is currently is to go deep into Poweramp folders and manually place a jpg. Versus having a tick box or folder.jpg like v2 used to. 

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39 minutes ago, Ash Roarshock said:

I don't think you understand what we are taking about. We are taking about when you have multiple embedded covers in an album and Poweramp chooses the wrong one as the main thumbnail in album list. The only way to bypass the one Poweramp had chosen at main and still keep the individual different embedded covers is currently is to go deep into Poweramp folders and manually place a jpg. Versus having a tick box or folder.jpg like v2 used to. 

I understand fully, but you have suggested that besides embedded images that a manual download should be added as well. I was making the point that if someone already has embedded artwork, that should be the priority and not require Poweramp to even have to search externally. Assuming of course the embedded covers would already be the user’s preferred art.

Regardless almost all players, certainly in the mobile environment, can only show one cover even if they are embedded. Most that I have used tend to show the first saved image. For some technical reason, Poweramp shows the last image in the stack. I do agree that when there are multiple embedded images, the cover selector should show all of these and have a check box to choose the preferred one, that would be ideal. Only if there isn’t an embedded cover should PA then provide a web search and choice for additional cover choices.

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Hello 

I just registered at the forum because I have the same problem with wrong album artwork, hoping to find a solution here.

I use embedded artwork exclusively and am extremely picky about it. Many of my albums have one or more individual tracks in which I've embedded a different artwork. Unfortunately, Poweramp sometimes picks these individual artworks to represent the album in the album view. By my logic, the artwork of track 1 should be used as the album artwork, but Poweramp apparently uses a different method and I wonder why? In the screenshots below, for example, it is track 2. I can't see any pattern to what PA is doing here and it's a bit of a lottery every time I update my media library with new covers.

Screenshot_20210730-150518_Poweramp.jpg

Screenshot_20210730-150525_Poweramp.jpg

 

I even tried @Absinthequ's hack from April last year where I put "Artist - Album" named JPGs in the album_art folder, but that doesn't work for me either (see screenshot).

Screenshot_20210730-150556_My Files.jpg

 

I'm on a Samsung S8 with Android 10 and I wonder, since the original question is already over 1 year old, will this issue ever be addressed?

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@heidl AFAIK, PA doesn't make any particular decisions as to which embedded artwork to use as an overall cover. It's probably related to the sequence in which the files get read in from the underlying storage, and each new image one overwrites the previous so the final one gets used?

If you are on Android 10 or 11 (and PA was installed on that version fairly recently, rather than gradually updated) the cache folder structure may be in the newer required folder format which does not use the underscored subfolder name, thus it might be Android/data/com.maxmpz.audioplayer/files/ . The older system would have been: Android/data/_com.maxmpz.audioplayer/ . The album_art subfolder is used for auto-downloaded images (which won't override all of the individual track covers, so this is the one you want to use) while and selected_aa is for manually downloaded files (which also overwrite individual embedded covers inside the album). Most special characters (brackets, exclamation marks, etc) need to be replaced with underscores in the image filenames - the naming system is designed for app use, not really for people. A FULL Rescan is a good idea after making manual changes to folder contents.

Andre

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😃

Your hint of using underscores instead of the brackets in the filenames made the difference! It's actually working now and I'm finally, finally able to fix all incorrectly displayed album artworks.

Sure it'll be a grind, but my cover arts OCD will be pleased and I'll finally be fully pleased with Poweramp as a whole. 

THANK YOU GUYS 🥰

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@heidl Glad you've got it sorted. A couple of characters can be used verbatim (dollar sign springs to mind) but most need to be changed to underscore.

Hopefully at some point Max will be able to add a tickbox to the Album Art download screen to indicate whether you want the newly-found image to be used for the Album view only, or also applied individually for every song in the album.

Andre

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