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jamesg1979
2009-11-11, 14:15
Just got my lurvely radio :D

1. Why is the album art bigger than the screen, i.e. it only shows about 3/4 of the image zoomed in

2. For some reason nearly all of my albums appear as the Wedding Singer sound track album art!?!?

What can I do about either of these please?

Thanks

usch
2009-11-11, 15:14
1. Because people complained that the cover art was so small and left so much of the screen unused, so they enlarged it.

Unfortunately the landscape orientation of the display is not really suitable to display a square image together with two rows of text above and a status bar below, you will always have either unused space or the edges cut off. It should be configurable to what you like better.

2. Someone has reported a similar behaviour of his Controller, maybe this is a related bug?

tcutting
2009-11-11, 15:25
Can you give us some detail about how you store the album art? Also, what type of music files (mp3, FLAC, etc). Is the album artwork embedded in the tags, saved in the album folder as folder.jpg or cover.jpg, saved in a separate folder, managed through iTunes?

jrichardson
2009-11-11, 15:34
http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=71267

I think the above post is related...but I can't figure it out. Maybe another bright forum member can ask the right questions to figure out what's happening

jamesg1979
2009-11-12, 01:23
Can you give us some detail about how you store the album art? Also, what type of music files (mp3, FLAC, etc). Is the album artwork embedded in the tags, saved in the album folder as folder.jpg or cover.jpg, saved in a separate folder, managed through iTunes?



Hi there, please bear with me on this. I've never really used or taken notice of album art before because it didn't interest me until I got the sexy radio.
I don't use Itunes and the itunes section is not ticked on the server.
90% MP3 and 10% FLAC that's it.

I did a quick search in My Music for jpg files and it returned 189 results, this seems a little low especially as some of these are CD art and the back covers of the album.
Most of them are called things like "Kaiser front.jpg" or "thenameofthealbum front.jpg".
I haven't got them saved in a separate folder, all of these files reside within their respective album folders.

In terms of tags, I don't know the answer to this, I did use MP3Tag on about 3 albums before I lost patience.

I'm not at my PC at the moment, but I think I'll check the same song on WMP11 to see if this problem is exclusive to the SB or not - I've never noticed repeated album art before to be honest but as I mentioned earlier nor have I taken too much notice.

jamesg1979
2009-11-12, 02:16
1. Because people complained that the cover art was so small and left so much of the screen unused, so they enlarged it.

Unfortunately the landscape orientation of the display is not really suitable to display a square image together with two rows of text above and a status bar below, you will always have either unused space or the edges cut off. It should be configurable to what you like better.



That's rubbish :( I'd prefer too small to too big, when you say "it should be configurable to what you like better" is that a fact, if so, does anyone know where I change this or is that a "I wish it could be configurable"

Sorry, I could be reading it too literally. :D

MrSinatra
2009-11-12, 03:01
u need to first concentrate on getting the right art put together.

here is what i suggest:

all your music should be in some kind of logical folder order, ie:

root\music\artist\album\

and then you need one jpg in the album folder. ie: Folder.jpg

i would not use embedded art, meaning art in the file. but if you do, it has to be in each file on the album.

how do you get the art? use google image search, or a pgm like bliss, many apps get art one way or the other.

jamesg1979
2009-11-12, 03:12
u need to first concentrate on getting the right art put together.

here is what i suggest:

all your music should be in some kind of logical folder order, ie:

root\music\artist\album\

and then you need one jpg in the album folder. ie: Folder.jpg

i would not use embedded art, meaning art in the file. but if you do, it has to be in each file on the album.

how do you get the art? use google image search, or a pgm like bliss, many apps get art one way or the other.

Thanks Sinatra,

So let me get this clear in My Music currently I have loads of folders (and individual songs) but I could have 3 folders for three albums by the same artist in there such as Daft Punk - Homework, Daft Punk - Discovery, Daft Punk - Live in Berlin.
Instead, I should have one folder called Daft Punk and in there the three album folders?
Is that right? Will that make a lot of difference as it's quite a lot of work? Should any individual songs also be in those folders as that would be horrible!!

Then get rid of irrelevant jpg files (back covers/CD covers) which only leaves me with one file. Rename that file to folder.jpg.

usch
2009-11-12, 03:43
Rename that file to folder.jpg.

As far as I can see that's about all you have to do. Make sure you have each album in a separate folder, and the cover artwork is called folder.jpg. The exact folder structure doesn't matter and extra artwork will be ignored.

I prefer to embed cover images in the audio files (because having thousands of files all called "folder.jpg" is prone to cause confusion someday), but that doesn't work with each file format and could be a lot of work in your case, depending on the size of your music library.



when you say "it should be configurable to what you like better" is that a fact, if so, does anyone know where I change this or is that a "I wish it could be configurable"

It's a feature request. :)

MrSinatra
2009-11-12, 03:59
Thanks Sinatra,

So let me get this clear in My Music currently I have loads of folders (and individual songs) but I could have 3 folders for three albums by the same artist in there such as Daft Punk - Homework, Daft Punk - Discovery, Daft Punk - Live in Berlin.
Instead, I should have one folder called Daft Punk and in there the three album folders?
Is that right? Will that make a lot of difference as it's quite a lot of work? Should any individual songs also be in those folders as that would be horrible!!

please understand my advice is what i consider to be "best practices" but others may disagree. however if you follow it it will work good for just about every app, including SBS.

in any case, yes, i would have my folders as:

root\music\Daft Punk\Homework\
root\music\Daft Punk\Live\
root\music\Daft Punk\Discovery\

and if i had random DP songs, then you could create

root\music\Daft Punk\random\

obviously put the right files (songs) in the right folders, and put Folder.jpg in each folder. also put a copy of each Folder.jpg in there in case anything happens to the original.

SBS used to have a place where you could specify the artwork filename SBS should use. it might still have that, its been a long time since i looked. its in the settings somewhere, and should be set if there.

while this may be a lot of work, in the long run it'll be worth it for you.


Then get rid of irrelevant jpg files (back covers/CD covers) which only leaves me with one file. Rename that file to folder.jpg.

u can keep other art in the folder, no problem. you just want to specify to SBS the right filename to use for display, (its a global setting).

MrSinatra
2009-11-12, 04:07
As far as I can see that's about all you have to do. Make sure you have each album in a separate folder, and the cover artwork is called folder.jpg. The exact folder structure doesn't matter and extra artwork will be ignored.

its only one half of what he needs to do. he doesn't have all files spilt up into separate album folders obviously b/c thats why he sees the wedding singer for everything.


I prefer to embed cover images in the audio files (because having thousands of files all called "folder.jpg" is prone to cause confusion someday), but that doesn't work with each file format and could be a lot of work in your case, depending on the size of your music library.

i don't embed images for a number of reasons, like the work involved, wasted space, the hassle of making changes, and the tax on the SBS scanner to get the art from every file.

its just easier to have a single standalone jpg in a folder to deal with. but i understand why some folks like embedding art.

edit: i think mp3tag will get art too, right click over the art area maybe? u may have to configure it to use art and place art in the folder rather than in the file, i'm not a mp3tag expert tho.

jamesg1979
2009-11-12, 04:16
its only one half of what he needs to do. he doesn't have all files spilt up into separate album folders obviously b/c thats why he sees the wedding singer for everything.



I do have separate album folders for all of my albums, just not (yet) in the structure you suggested.

MrSinatra
2009-11-12, 04:18
well, u said you see "wedding singer" for most of your music.

so, the simplest and most likely explanation is you have lots of files sharing a folder and thats the art in it. is that not the case?

if SBS is showing one art for many differing things, one way or another, there is a reason for it.

jamesg1979
2009-11-12, 04:29
well, u said you see "wedding singer" for most of your music.

so, the simplest and most likely explanation is you have lots of files sharing a folder and thats the art in it. is that not the case?

if SBS is showing one art for many differing things, one way or another, there is a reason for it.

Yep the Wedding Singer appears for the majority of albums, but that image only resides in the Wedding Singer album. That's my confusion.
All of my albums are in their own folders, songs that don't belong to albums are in the top level My Music folder, but I'm not fussed about them.



I haven't got them saved in a separate folder, all of these files reside within their respective album folders.

MrSinatra
2009-11-12, 04:34
Yep the Wedding Singer appears for the majority of albums, but that image only resides in the Wedding Singer album. That's my confusion.
All of my albums are in their own folders, songs that don't belong to albums are in the top level My Music folder, but I'm not fussed about them.

well first, are you on windows? do you have hidden files shown?

which files does the wedding singer show as the art for? the top level files? or the separate album folders? or both?

could you have mistakenly embedded the wedding art in files? embedded art takes precendence i think.

also make sure after you think you have things correct you do a full clear and rescan. (not new/updated)

jamesg1979
2009-11-12, 04:41
I'm on Windows, I do have hidden files shown yeah.
I've only used MP3Tag on 3 albums and embedded the image on them. These 3 albums work perfectly. So I don't think it's that.
I could however (if MP3Tag allows it) clear the album art tag off all of the albums so it only looks at the jpgs..?

The wedding singer appears for the songs within the albums folders.
This is only on the SB and the softsqueeze.

If I look at the folders in Windows Explorer in thumbnail view, they have their own (and correct) album art appearing.

MrSinatra
2009-11-12, 04:46
I'm on Windows, I do have hidden files shown yeah.
I've only used MP3Tag on 3 albums and embedded the image on them. These 3 albums work perfectly. So I don't think it's that.
I could however (if MP3Tag allows it) clear the album art tag off all of the albums so it only looks at the jpgs..?

well thats up to you. if they are working u don't need to "fix" them, but like i said i don't like embedded art.


The wedding singer appears for the songs within the albums folders.
This is only on the SB and the softsqueeze.

If I look at the folders in Windows Explorer in thumbnail view, they have their own (and correct) album art appearing.

forget doing that, windows explorer works off thumbs.db and can be inconsistent. doubleclick the actual art files in the folders and make sure they are correct.

regarding your tags, do you have proper artist and album names specified on the tags?

did u do a full clear and rescan?

jamesg1979
2009-11-12, 04:48
Yeah I have proper tags for Artist, song and album.
I'm not at home at the moment, but I'll do a full and clear rescan tonight after I've confirmed the names of the album art.

Thanks very much for your help on this. It's very strange to be honest.

MrSinatra
2009-11-12, 04:48
also, you might want to do a cleanup, ie. clear the cache.

gweempose
2009-11-12, 10:04
I'm going to have to second the recommendation to embed the album art in every track. It's the best way to ensure that the art shows up no matter what device you are using to access the music.

jamesg1979
2009-11-12, 12:17
OK, now at home and am currently going through all my albums and renaming and front covers to front.jpg.
Any that don't have images I've chucked into a folder for me to sort out later.
It's definitely only SB that shows the Wedding Singer as the art, tried the same song in Media Monkey, WMP11 and Itunes and album art is fine.

One thing though which could be a breakthrough, it only appears to be my songs that are affected not the albums. I.E. Any songs that don't appear to belong to albums and are loose in My Music have adopted the Wedding Singer as it's album cover. Those that reside in album folders appear to have the correct covers.
Does this change things at all?

If I've gone through the process of adding the Front.jpg to all of my albums, is there a quick way prey tell that will allow me to embed these into the files???

Thanks all

MrSinatra
2009-11-12, 12:34
well:


well, u said you see "wedding singer" for most of your music.

so, the simplest and most likely explanation is you have lots of files sharing a folder and thats the art in it. is that not the case?

if SBS is showing one art for many differing things, one way or another, there is a reason for it.

???

MrSinatra
2009-11-12, 12:37
OK, now at home and am currently going through all my albums and renaming and front covers to front.jpg.
Any that don't have images I've chucked into a folder for me to sort out later.
It's definitely only SB that shows the Wedding Singer as the art, tried the same song in Media Monkey, WMP11 and Itunes and album art is fine.

One thing though which could be a breakthrough, it only appears to be my songs that are affected not the albums. I.E. Any songs that don't appear to belong to albums and are loose in My Music have adopted the Wedding Singer as it's album cover. Those that reside in album folders appear to have the correct covers.
Does this change things at all?

If I've gone through the process of adding the Front.jpg to all of my albums, is there a quick way prey tell that will allow me to embed these into the files???

Thanks all

windows likes it to be Folder.jpg instead of something else to do the windows explorer folder art, just fyi.

and as long as you have it in a folder per album, all will work as intended. you don't need to embed anything.

jamesg1979
2009-11-12, 12:37
How do I find out if a song is sharing a folder image then?

MrSinatra
2009-11-12, 12:39
How do I find out if a song is sharing a folder image then?

i'm not sure if i'm not understanding you or you aren't understanding me, but SBS assumes that ANY art it finds belongs to ALL the files in a folder, regardless of anything else. (the only exception is if a given file happens to have embedded art, then that would supercede)

jamesg1979
2009-11-12, 12:50
windows likes it to be Folder.jpg instead of something else to do the windows explorer folder art, just fyi.



Buggar. What was I thinking!?
Quick way of renaming...? :)

MrSinatra
2009-11-12, 12:55
someone else might know a find and replace technique for that, i don't.

was i right about this:


i'm not sure if i'm not understanding you or you aren't understanding me, but SBS assumes that ANY art it finds belongs to ALL the files in a folder, regardless of anything else. (the only exception is if a given file happens to have embedded art, then that would supercede)

?

jamesg1979
2009-11-12, 13:04
i'm not sure if i'm not understanding you or you aren't understanding me, but SBS assumes that ANY art it finds belongs to ALL the files in a folder, regardless of anything else. (the only exception is if a given file happens to have embedded art, then that would supercede)

Sorry I think it might be me, I hadn't appreciated that SB will look for any art files in the folder, even if it's the top level My Music folder. So all the thousands of songs in there that do not reside in an album folder could then get whatever jpg is in there. Am I right?

Well... There is only one jpg file that resides in there (and it was hidden) and it is... (drum roll)... Sly & The Family Stone - Hot Fun In The Summertime????
So the Wedding singer must be somewhere else, I even checked in the Wedding Singer folder and there is no actual image in there, it looks like it's embedded.

erland
2009-11-12, 23:28
Could you list some directories where you have files that have incorrect album art ?
Could you list the image files available in each of these directories ?

Does the problem only affect songs which don't have an ALBUM tag ?

jamesg1979
2009-11-13, 01:18
Good morning.

OK, here are a few images which might assist (they might not of course)

This is one of the offending tracks, you can see it does have an album tag but only resides in the top level My Music folder.
http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/1930/image1jrl.png

However, when I was searching for this track, I discovered that actually the Wedding Singer art (which I must admit is starting to appear in my dreams) is tagged in the search results...

http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/9004/image2i.png

But when I play it in WMP11... No album art

http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/1153/image3mr.png

There is only 1 jpg file in that top level My Music folder which is a Sly & The Family Stone album cover.

Do these help illustrate anything?

MrSinatra
2009-11-13, 03:27
Sorry I think it might be me, I hadn't appreciated that SB will look for any art files in the folder, even if it's the top level My Music folder. So all the thousands of songs in there that do not reside in an album folder could then get whatever jpg is in there. Am I right?

Well... There is only one jpg file that resides in there (and it was hidden) and it is... (drum roll)... Sly & The Family Stone - Hot Fun In The Summertime????
So the Wedding singer must be somewhere else, I even checked in the Wedding Singer folder and there is no actual image in there, it looks like it's embedded.

well, it sounds to me like thats it then.

first off, SBS doesn't use ANY art file, meaning any old one by any name. it will use ANY art file IT FINDS. it'll only find certain ones by certain names, or whats embedded.

so what was the filename of the sly file?

secondly, if it found the wedding singer art as an embed in the "group" folder, and thats all it found for files in that folder, it might have used it for the art for all the files in that folder. that would be very similar behavior to a jpg file it finds in the folder, only its embedded.

again, if you stop using a group folder, and move files into a artist\album struture, i think you'll see better results, that at the very least are easier to troubleshoot.

also, at some point you need to do a "cleanup" ie. clear the SBS cache operation, and a full clear and rescan.

jamesg1979
2009-11-13, 03:54
The sly file is called Sly & The Family Stone - Hot Fun In The Summertime.jpg.
I'm guessing somewhere along the line the blasted wedding singer got imbedded in the top level folder. I need to test with lots of different songs tonight really to be sure.

I am getting more and more tempted to mirror your suggested folder structure.
My concern though is I have thousands of loose songs, a lot of them by one off artists. Is it necessary to have a folder for every artist even though there might only be one song?

MrSinatra
2009-11-13, 04:43
The sly file is called Sly & The Family Stone - Hot Fun In The Summertime.jpg.

SBS would not find this.


I'm guessing somewhere along the line the blasted wedding singer got imbedded in the top level folder. I need to test with lots of different songs tonight really to be sure.

you mean in a file in that folder. thats what i'm assuming to be the case.


I am getting more and more tempted to mirror your suggested folder structure.
My concern though is I have thousands of loose songs, a lot of them by one off artists. Is it necessary to have a folder for every artist even though there might only be one song?

what you want to do is take that folder [or the "loose" files] out of your main music folders, put it somewhere else for the moment. then setup an empty folder to write to.

then, assuming the tags are otherwise good on these files, i THINK you can use an app like mp3tag to take ALL those files, and create an artist\album structure based on the tag data in that blank folder you made, as well as create new file names.

then copy it all back to your main music folder.

u'll have to ask others how to do that in mp3tag, but i know apps out there will do it. maybe bliss as well.

jamesg1979
2009-11-14, 12:26
SBS would not find this.



you mean in a file in that folder. thats what i'm assuming to be the case.



what you want to do is take that folder [or the "loose" files] out of your main music folders, put it somewhere else for the moment. then setup an empty folder to write to.

then, assuming the tags are otherwise good on these files, i THINK you can use an app like mp3tag to take ALL those files, and create an artist\album structure based on the tag data in that blank folder you made, as well as create new file names.

then copy it all back to your main music folder.

u'll have to ask others how to do that in mp3tag, but i know apps out there will do it. maybe bliss as well.


Thanks. Well the wedding singer is no more, I moved all those songs that did not belong to any albums into a new folder.
When I did a full rescan, wedding singer has been replaced with De La Soul's album :(
Again, no jpg in there, I'm guessing the de la soul song in there is tagged with the album work, but it still doesn't fully explain why the rest of them are...

jamesg1979
2009-11-14, 12:39
Another thing, this is related to MP3Tag, I have fetched the artwork for a lot of the existing albums. I stated to both tag the album and put the jpg file in the folder.
When I check though, there is a file called folder in there with JPG;CHARSET=ISO-8859-1 File as it's file type.
When I change this to JPG the album art appears.

Why is this?

MrSinatra
2009-11-14, 16:03
Thanks. Well the wedding singer is no more, I moved all those songs that did not belong to any albums into a new folder.
When I did a full rescan, wedding singer has been replaced with De La Soul's album :(
Again, no jpg in there, I'm guessing the de la soul song in there is tagged with the album work, but it still doesn't fully explain why the rest of them are...

you really need to explain more. i can't use ESP to figure out what exactly you've done.

as i said, if tons of files are all in a single group folder and it finds an artwork, either in the folder or embedded, it will use that for everything in the folder.

MrSinatra
2009-11-14, 16:04
Another thing, this is related to MP3Tag, I have fetched the artwork for a lot of the existing albums. I stated to both tag the album and put the jpg file in the folder.
When I check though, there is a file called folder in there with JPG;CHARSET=ISO-8859-1 File as it's file type.
When I change this to JPG the album art appears.

Why is this?

appears where? change what?

jamesg1979
2009-11-15, 03:33
appears where? change what?

That file appears within the album folder, if I change the extension/type to jpg the album art appears. I guess this is how MP3Tag embeds the album art maybe.

This is giving me such a headache. Thanks for your patience.

If we jump forward to today, and forget last night for now.
I decided to take your advice with the folder structure, and this has completely sorted those loose songs out so no rogue album art.

Now it looks like:
C:\My Music\Daft Punk\Alive 2007
C:\My Music\Daft Punk\Discovery

etc.

I used MP3Tag which is great at doing this (after advice on google)
Tag - Filename then %artist%\%album%\%_filename% creates the folder structure.

Where I've now got the biggest headache however is where it's a compilation album. I'd not appreciated quite what it would do, whereas before i'd have

c:\My Music\Live Lounge 3\Athlete - Wires.mp3
c:\My Music\Live Lounge 3\Amy Winehouse - Valerie.mp3

I now have

c:\My Music\Athlete\Live Lounge 3\Athlete - Wires.mp3
c:\My Music\Amy Winehouse\Live Lounge 3\Amy Winehouse - Valerie.mp3

So in effect an entire compilation album is now spread over 12 folders. Is this making sense?

Whilst this is fine for playing as they're all tagged correctly, the artwork which I painstakingly saved as folder.jpg in every album folder, now has to be copied across all 12 album folders that reside in the artist folder.

I'll be amazed if this is making sense. Guess the only thing to do is to get copying/pasting.

MrSinatra
2009-11-15, 03:51
mp3tag only does what its told. so what you have to do is account for what it doesn't get right.

with comps, what you ultimately want is to put all the files of any one CD in ONE folder. so do it something like this:

c:\My Music\Various Artists\Live Lounge 3\Athlete - Wires.mp3

where "Various Artists" now becomes the replacement folder name for artist.

any one album/cd only needs one artwork in the one folder.

jamesg1979
2009-11-16, 02:52
Thanks Sinatra.

My weekend has been immensely frustrating and satisfying in equal measures!
I have now sorted my folder structure out, have art work for the majority of albums (still a work in progress) and no rogue artwork appearing on random songs (like the Wedding Singer).

Whilst this was a tough and long job, it was well worth it and MP3Tag absolutely made this task loads easier - anyone else reading this and considering sorting your music out, think the whole process through first otherwise you'll end up giving yourself a headache like I have!

The only strange thing is that when you look at the My Music folder in thumbnail view when you're in My Documents, the wedding singer is still the main image! I don't mind as now all my songs are in their respective artist folders, but it's still strange and doesn't seem to be a way to change it.
I can live with it though.

MrSinatra
2009-11-16, 02:55
forget doing that, windows explorer works off thumbs.db and can be inconsistent.

delete those hidden files and windows will recreate them with the proper artwork.

jamesg1979
2009-11-16, 11:37
delete those hidden files and windows will recreate them with the proper artwork.

No thumbs.db in there, or any of my music files...

MrSinatra
2009-11-16, 16:57
please clarify:

you are using XP?

you see the wrong cover art on icons of folders in windows explorer?

you have hidden, system files available to view?

if so, somewhere either in the folder or its parent, there is a thumbs.db file or similar, and deleting it is the answer.

jamesg1979
2009-11-17, 01:21
please clarify:

you are using XP? Yes

you see the wrong cover art on icons of folders in windows explorer? Only when looking at the My Music folder, all the albums now have the correct art.

you have hidden, system files available to view? [b]Yes[b/]

if so, somewhere either in the folder or its parent, there is a thumbs.db file or similar, and deleting it is the answer.

I did a full search for thumbs.db across My Documents and it came up with no results.

It doesn't matter, I'm honestly so happy that I've sorted the initial issue out I can deal with seeing the Wedding Singer occassionally. :)

Thanks

brucegrr
2009-11-17, 03:31
For what it is worth many of us have gone through similar problems.I remember some pretty frustrating days when I first got my Squeezebox. I knew NOTHING about tags.

Once you get the file structure and tags worked out things tend to go a lot better. Mp3tag is a definite workhorse and lifesaver.

jamesg1979
2009-11-17, 04:53
Mp3tag is a definite workhorse and lifesaver.

Couldn't agree more to be honest. Absolutely worth doing the work before you get your SB though!

MrSinatra
2009-11-17, 12:26
the thumbs.db is def there. the search won't find it IF you don't set the option in search to look at hidden and system files.

look manually. you want to look for the thumbs.db file in first the parent folder of the folder showing the wrong artwork. that should be it. if that doesn't work, then look in the folder itself that shows the wrong art.

that file is the reason and it will be very near wherever the wrong art is displayed. (you should be able to see hidden system files like desktop.ini Folder.jpg and thumbs.db)

jamesg1979
2009-11-17, 12:45
the thumbs.db is def there. the search won't find it IF you don't set the option in search to look at hidden and system files.

look manually. you want to look for the thumbs.db file in first the parent folder of the folder showing the wrong artwork. that should be it. if that doesn't work, then look in the folder itself that shows the wrong art.

that file is the reason and it will be very near wherever the wrong art is displayed. (you should be able to see hidden system files like desktop.ini Folder.jpg and thumbs.db)

I'm gonna go and disagree with you there, I did a full search inc hidden files using the advanced options and it found 1 thumbs.db which resided in My Documents/random folder name. I deleted it.

I then used the cmd prompt (after searching on Google) and used that to completely delete any traces of thumbs.db anywhere on the c:/

http://gallery.techarena.in/data/516/medium/untitled_3.JPG

I then closed Windows Explorer and reopened and it's still very much there.

http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/4104/folders.png

MrSinatra
2009-11-17, 13:13
maybe its case sensitive.

but one way or the other, that is showing for a reason. maybe there is an image file in that folder or embedded in a music file in that folder still.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/learnmore/tips/jimison1.mspx

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/812003

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_thumbnail_cache

http://www.ofzenandcomputing.com/zanswers/98

the answer exists. it isn't just showing you wedding singer for no reason at all.

MrSinatra
2009-11-17, 13:28
http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/window-on-windows/?p=781

http://www.5starsupport.com/xp-tips/windows-explorer.htm

if you have no images in the "My Music" folder, or files in it with images in them, then explorer must be working off of an old thumbs.db, imo.

whats weird is if you have subfolders in that folder, it should actually be showing you four images, which just further makes me think its using an old cache file.

don't do a search. manually look in folder and parent folders for the hidden files, and system files (aka operating system files). if you don't see thumbs.db or desktop.ini or Folder.jpg anywhere, you don't have file options configured correctly.

MrSinatra
2009-11-25, 23:18
fixed?

jamesg1979
2009-11-26, 01:27
fixed?

Sorry for not coming back to you.
It's not actually, I did look in the folder and there are no files just the folders.
As I mentioned it really doesn't matter that much as it's not affecting the rest of the album art.

Thanks though

MrSinatra
2009-11-26, 10:10
it might be in the folder the my music folder itself is in...?

obviously, you don't have to keep trying, but it would drive me crazy. i like to get to the bottom of things like that, b/c there def is a reason and its the kind of thing we're likely to run into again.

but i also agree it really doesn't matter, esp if its not in SBS and only in XP.