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Newbie
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎04-23-2009

Can't get album art to show on Fuze

Okay, I have searched the forums and have found several different threads on this but none seem to apply/work. I just recently got a Fuze and started adding songs from CDs. In the beginning, the album art seemed to work and would show up on the Fuze when the song was selected. Now, no album art shows up on any of them. I am using Media Monkey to do the transfers. The album art shows up on Media Monkey when showing the files on my hard drive. I have even deleted a particular album off the Fuze and then tried to simply drag and drop that album back on to the Fuze (from the hard drive where the album art showed) and no luck.

 

Any suggestions before I start hitting the bottle?

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 4,898
Registered: ‎11-17-2008

Re: Can't get album art to show on Fuze

If the art shows in your music folder on the computer, and doesn't show on the Fuze when you drag and drop the files,I don't know....drag and drop was my solution to get the art to show up. What size are the art files? Generally 200x200 for the folder jpg and 75x75 for the mini list view jpg are what you need.
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Newbie
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎04-23-2009

Re: Can't get album art to show on Fuze

It appears that the album art must be embedded in the mp3 tag (I guess) because there is no separate art file, just the audio files on the hard drive. Does that make sense?
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Registered: ‎11-17-2008

Re: Can't get album art to show on Fuze


@hamillp wrote:
It appears that the album art must be embedded in the mp3 tag (I guess) because there is no separate art file, just the audio files on the hard drive. Does that make sense?

The embedded album art is a whole different scene. I have not delved into that at all. The seperate art files worked for me. If you use the "auto-tag from web" on MM, it will give you the choice, embed art in tracks, or add to folder, or save to tag and folder.....that might fix things for you. Smiley Happy

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Newbie
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎04-23-2009

Re: Can't get album art to show on Fuze

I tried adding it to the folder and that did not work either. No folder was created and no file was created (with the artwork) either.
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Re: Can't get album art to show on Fuze


@hamillp wrote:
I tried adding it to the folder and that did not work either. No folder was created and no file was created (with the artwork) either.

If I remember correctly, this is more of a MM issue. You can access the same music different ways within Media Monkey. I haven't used it to transfer music for a while. I found that for the Fuze, if I added the albums to the Windows Media Player 11 library, that WMP would add the seperate art files to the music folders accessible in My Computer/Windows Explorer....after that happened, I would drag and drop directly from there to the Fuze.

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SanDisk Fanatic
Posts: 221
Registered: ‎02-26-2009

Re: Can't get album art to show on Fuze

I don't know how MM does things, but I do know that WMP creates a bunch of hidden album art files of different sizes, including a Folder.jpg that's usually around 200 x 200. It also creates a bunch other hidden files like desktop.ini and Thumbs.db. Besides being a hidden file, it also makes the Folder.jpg file a system file.

 

I really hate to drag-n-drop music folders from the WMP My Music folder over onto my player(s) because of all the excess un-needed files that can end up going  along with the music files. And, since it makes the Folder.jpg file a system file, you can't even change the hidden attribute under file properties. I have my own special old fashioned DOS trick for deleting all the other junk files and removing the hidden and system attributes of Folder.jpg (which is really the only album art file that needs to go onto the Fuze).

 

I've never had much use for imbedding the album art into the music files as a ID3 tag, but some people prefer it. To me having album art in every file is just wasting space and sometimes the Fuze stumbles when trying to play files with imbedded album art. So, I stick with just the Folder.jpg file. Of course, that also means the music has to be sorted out into proper album folders, but I've always had my music sorted Artist/Album/Title anyway.

 

Newbie
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎04-23-2009

Re: Can't get album art to show on Fuze

Okay, when I go into the album folders on the Fuze, some have ALB files with the album cover which appears. Others do not have any ALB file and still others have an ALB file but it does not pop up as the album cover and I do not know what program I would need to use to view it. Any thoughts on this?

 

It should not be this difficult to get the album art to show up!!!!

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Posts: 54
Registered: ‎11-13-2008

Re: Can't get album art to show on Fuze

MP3Tag

 

Use it. It rocks.

Newbie
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎04-23-2009

Re: Can't get album art to show on Fuze

When I try to use it to tag my Music folder on the Fuze, it cannot see the Fuze. Is that normal? Needless to say, that makes it much more complicated to actually use the program. If I move the Music folder from the Fuze to my harddrive and use mp3tag on that and then use the harddrive folder to replace the folder on the Fuze, should that work?