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What Tag(s) does Poweramp use to find JPEG art?

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I'm trying to get a handle on file/folder organization as it pertains to proper tag info. I have a folder with assorted random songs in it which Poweramp showed as unknown album. I wanted to have the album named, so I batch edited the albums tags to read something like "Tom's Music Mix" and I got what I wanted. However, as a negative side effect, the cover art is not downloading correctly as before. How can I have Poweramp label a "mixed" album as I wish and still have cover art download which is accurate? If not possible, I'm open to suggestions. This is my first Android smartphone (coming from Palm Treo 650) and first foray into music tag editing. Next up at some point, I will probably look into making a playlist.

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Tom

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I have all my mp3 music tagged but instead of having the albumart as additional files in the folder, i have also tagged each individual track with album art and removed the art jpg files from tbe folder. This ensures that each track shows correct albumart irrespective of artist or album artist.

For ease, i use my pc to tag my music. On android i use audiotagger. I personally would not use Poweramp for tagging. Hope this helps

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I have all my mp3 music tagged but instead of having the albumart as additional files in the folder, i have also tagged each individual track with album art and removed the art jpg files from tbe folder. This ensures that each track shows correct albumart irrespective of artist or album artist.

For ease, i use my pc to tag my music. On android i use audiotagger. I personally would not use Poweramp for tagging. Hope this helps

Thanks for the reply. It sounds like you are talking about "embedding" the JPEG into the mp3? That sounds like a good idea. However, I don't have artwork for all my music and when I tried to label the "album" tag with "Tom's Music Mix", that's when the tracks started to show incorrect artwork, even though they had been tagged with track name and artist names. The single act of changing album name caused this. And to be clear, this is a folder with assorted tracks culled from different sources/artists/albums. BTW, I've been using Audio Shell for tagging. It's very easy and works off of the right click mouse menu. The album is now named as I wanted it, but the artwork is all messed up. Just before I wrote this, I moved the album tags from album to album artist, leaving album blank. The result was Poweramp downloaded excellent artwork, but the album (in album mode) was called unknown album again. I prefer this to having missing or erroneous artwork. Interestingly, in folder mode, the folder is correctly identified as "Tom's Music Mix" not Unknown folder as in album mode. Is there a way to have it all and be able to keep the correct downloaded artwork and have the album named as I wish?

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From my understanding, if you tag album as actual album name of track, album artist as Toms music mix and embed albumart you shohld be fine.also Try and view your music using the default music player to check if this is different.

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Thanks for the reply Andre. I just read the FAQ and still not sure how much if any, that helps. See my last post above to TheoKlink. By me adding in a custom album name (Tom's...) somehow the artwork download utility was SNAFUed. I experimented with the album artist too, but don't know if there was any effect at all. Does Poweramp use album artist at all? I remember reading about it here but don't remember seeing an answer to that qeustion. I have 56 unrelated tracks in a folder. I want the folder to correctly show my chosen custom album name without upsetting the artwork download utility for each track.

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From my understanding, if you tag album as actual album name of track, album artist as Toms music mix and embed albumart you shohld be fine.also Try and view your music using the default music player to check if this is different.

I just tried the stock player and in album and folder mode, the name is correct. It's very late here in the eastern US, so I'll have to retire now and try your other suggestion over the weekend. Thanks.

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Poweramp does not use the Album Artist tag at all as far as I know; it's been a highly requested feature for a while, so presumably it's on Max's radar once the v3 audio engine work is complete. I suspect that whatever the Album Title field shows, is what Poweramp uses when searching for downloadable artwork.

The fix for these difficult titles would be to find and copy an image that you want (I tend to just find it on Amazon :) ) and then insert that into each file as embedded cover art. That would need to be done on a PC, but there are lots of free programs that can do that as a batch task. I use TagScanner, but there are many others.

Andre

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Poweramp does not use the Album Artist tag at all as far as I know; it's been a highly requested feature for a while, so presumably it's on Max's radar once the v3 audio engine work is complete. I suspect that whatever the Album Title field shows, is what Poweramp uses when searching for downloadable artwork.

The fix for these difficult titles would be to find and copy an image that you want (I tend to just find it on Amazon :) ) and then insert that into each file as embedded cover art. That would need to be done on a PC, but there are lots of free programs that can do that as a batch task. I use TagScanner, but there are many others.

Andre

So I took the advice and embedded JPEGS in all the tracks. (only one was already tagged) I found the images that were already in the Android/data/_com.maxmpz.audioplayer folder. The custom album name I had used before gave me random artwork from who knows where. But once the files were embedded with the image, the embeds were used in lieu of an artwork search. Tedious, as I did them one at a time. I will look into TagScanner for future batch work of this sort. Thanks for the support guys.

 

Tom

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