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12-02-2012 10:53 AM
i often copy music albums onto my blackberry.
However if the music i copy over has multiple songs from multiple albums altogether in one album (for example the uk top 40), the album artwork on the device is not that for each individual song; but one artwork (of one of the songs) for all. (even though they all have their own artwork).
I have a blackberry Bold 9790 running OS 7.1
12-25-2012 01:54 PM
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12-26-2012 07:55 PM
I know, we all do.
Look, I will explain you in a few sentences, you can then ask for more if you want to do the right thing, ok?
so, when you have an mp3 file, it contains:
so when someone creates an mp3 file, they will provide all that, and some fields may of course be empty.
Those ID3TAGs, are of course standardized. You have several standards. You have :
Now, what happens is this:
when the person rips an audio CD into mp3 files, the CD reader has a way to identify the CD, and fetch all regular info like artist, song name, album and so on. The album cover is not always part of those regular info.
so you often end up having mp3 files that contain ID3TAGs entirely filled except the art covert.
so will you ask, why do you see the art cover when you play the music ?
well, it's easy. Several popular music players, like Apple iTunes or Windows Media Player, are aware of what I have stated (ie the ID3tag often does not contain the art cover). So those programmes have a setting, that can be chosen by you, that will when you play the songs, fetch the art cover on the internet, and display it. This album cover is usually not stored in the ID3tags of the mp3 file by those players.
You do realize that it is not efficient to go fetch the art cover everytime you play a song. So those softwares do two things:
so in the end, you have the same mp3 as before : got name, artist, album, but not the art cover inside the mp3 file.
And then you copy all that to another disk (= your PlayBook), and the music player of the PlayBook tries to do whatever it can with whatever art cover is in the ID3TAG (in your case, none), and with whatever art cover it finds in the folder (= the images I have been asking you to delete).
Et voilà, you have the explanation of the strange behaviours you have told us about.
So what is my solution ?
use a software that will be able to add the cover art inside the ID3tag of each music file
You can do that manually. Take a software that enables you to edit the ID3tags of your songs, add the cover, and save. It will modify your mp3 file to add the cover art.
I do that using SongBird, which is a music player based on the Mozilla technologies used in Mozilla Firefox. VLC Music player does a great job too.
There are other softwares like "Tag&Rename", but I do not have other names to give you.
Some people use Apple iTunes. It requires a lot of knowledge to master its options, and in the end, you can end up storing the art cover in the Apple iTunes format, which is nearly like the ID3TAG, but the cover art cannot be seen by a non-iTunes music player.