I just got a refurb 8GB Fuze+ and am so far pretty happy with it. However, I’m running into a frustrating and unreliable issue regarding album art.
I’ve used MP3Tag to embed album art in all the tracks I’ve put on the device. When I read that the particulars of the JPEG format could cause problems if not set correctly, I recreated the album art for every album manually, saving as a non-progressive sRGB JPEG file at 300x300px.
This worked for a number of albums. However, for some, it’s just not working correctly. For instance, I have three soundtracks from the Katamari Damacy games, and while the album art displays for almost all the tracks, it doesn’t display for the first track in each album, which means that the album art doesn’t show up at all when browsing by album.
I’ve tried putting the album art in the album directory, named cover.jpg, album art.jpg, and folder.jpg. Nothing seems to work for certain albums.
Is there definitive information on making compatible album art without using Windows Media Player?