Album art & folder pictures...

Posted: 12-10-2008, 05:23 PM
I have lots of music folders. Most have the correct album art -- though I
don't know where it comes from or how it gets displayed -- but some have
pictures that have nothing to do with what's in the folder. I have
displayed hidden files and there aren't any hidden graphic files in these
folders. Also, I have used the properties dialog to change the folder
picture file and even though it appears to work properly, the folder picture
does not change.

I've looked around but haven't found anything that explains any of this or
gives me some idea of how to force the folders to display the correct album
art or picture of my choice.

Can anyone offer any help on this?

Thanks in advance,

Howard

Album art & folder pictures...


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TonyT
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Re: Album art & folder pictures...
Posted: 12-10-2008, 08:07 PM
"Howard Woodard" <woodard@msn.com> wrote:
>I have lots of music folders. Most have the correct album art -- though I
>don't know where it comes from or how it gets displayed -- but some have
>pictures that have nothing to do with what's in the folder. I have
>displayed hidden files and there aren't any hidden graphic files in these
>folders. Also, I have used the properties dialog to change the folder
>picture file and even though it appears to work properly, the folder picture
>does not change.
>
>I've looked around but haven't found anything that explains any of this or
>gives me some idea of how to force the folders to display the correct album
>art or picture of my choice.
>
>Can anyone offer any help on this?
>
>Thanks in advance,
>
>Howard
Are you talking about windows explorer or Media Player?
Richard Urban
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Re: Album art & folder pictures...
Posted: 12-10-2008, 08:34 PM
You must have the correct album art on your computer for it to be displayed.
Your computer gets it from the internet as you add music to your library -
unless you turn it off as I do. If the correct art is not available from the
default web site a generic piece of art will be downloaded to your computer.

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Windows Desktop Experience


"Howard Woodard" <woodard@msn.com> wrote in message
news:3EAC2A09-6B27-473A-B3CA-1F09D438865B@microsoft.com...
>I have lots of music folders. Most have the correct album art -- though I
>don't know where it comes from or how it gets displayed -- but some have
>pictures that have nothing to do with what's in the folder. I have
>displayed hidden files and there aren't any hidden graphic files in these
>folders. Also, I have used the properties dialog to change the folder
>picture file and even though it appears to work properly, the folder
>picture
> does not change.
>
> I've looked around but haven't found anything that explains any of this or
> gives me some idea of how to force the folders to display the correct
> album art or picture of my choice.
>
> Can anyone offer any help on this?
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Howard
Howard Woodard
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Re: Album art & folder pictures...
Posted: 12-11-2008, 04:10 AM
Thanks Richard. Any idea (1) why I can't get it to use a picture that I
select from the properties box or (2) where the album art is stored?

===================================

"Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:OJzXxawWJHA.4168@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> You must have the correct album art on your computer for it to be
> displayed. Your computer gets it from the internet as you add music to
> your library - unless you turn it off as I do. If the correct art is not
> available from the default web site a generic piece of art will be
> downloaded to your computer.
>
> --
>
> Richard Urban
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Desktop Experience
>
>
> "Howard Woodard" <woodard@msn.com> wrote in message
> news:3EAC2A09-6B27-473A-B3CA-1F09D438865B@microsoft.com...
>>I have lots of music folders. Most have the correct album art -- though I
>>don't know where it comes from or how it gets displayed -- but some have
>>pictures that have nothing to do with what's in the folder. I have
>>displayed hidden files and there aren't any hidden graphic files in these
>>folders. Also, I have used the properties dialog to change the folder
>>picture file and even though it appears to work properly, the folder
>>picture
>> does not change.
>>
>> I've looked around but haven't found anything that explains any of this
>> or gives me some idea of how to force the folders to display the correct
>> album art or picture of my choice.
>>
>> Can anyone offer any help on this?
>>
>> Thanks in advance,
>>
>> Howard
>
Richard Urban
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Re: Album art & folder pictures...
Posted: 12-11-2008, 08:27 AM
That I don't know. I imagine that the album art is downloaded to match some
hidden tag in the .mp3.

If there is no tag then you get a generic .jpg. Where this .jpg comes from
I also do not know - or care.

Remember, I have all this turned off! (-;

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Microsoft MVP
Windows Desktop Experience


"Howard Woodard" <woodard@msn.com> wrote in message
news:52F80298-E8D3-4FBD-9F22-F09C13516C51@microsoft.com...
> Thanks Richard. Any idea (1) why I can't get it to use a picture that I
> select from the properties box or (2) where the album art is stored?
>
> ===================================
>
> "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:OJzXxawWJHA.4168@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>> You must have the correct album art on your computer for it to be
>> displayed. Your computer gets it from the internet as you add music to
>> your library - unless you turn it off as I do. If the correct art is not
>> available from the default web site a generic piece of art will be
>> downloaded to your computer.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Richard Urban
>> Microsoft MVP
>> Windows Desktop Experience
>>
>>
>> "Howard Woodard" <woodard@msn.com> wrote in message
>> news:3EAC2A09-6B27-473A-B3CA-1F09D438865B@microsoft.com...
>>>I have lots of music folders. Most have the correct album art -- though
>>>I don't know where it comes from or how it gets displayed -- but some
>>>have pictures that have nothing to do with what's in the folder. I have
>>>displayed hidden files and there aren't any hidden graphic files in these
>>>folders. Also, I have used the properties dialog to change the folder
>>>picture file and even though it appears to work properly, the folder
>>>picture
>>> does not change.
>>>
>>> I've looked around but haven't found anything that explains any of this
>>> or gives me some idea of how to force the folders to display the correct
>>> album art or picture of my choice.
>>>
>>> Can anyone offer any help on this?
>>>
>>> Thanks in advance,
>>>
>>> Howard
>>
Howard Woodard
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Re: Album art & folder pictures...
Posted: 12-11-2008, 08:07 PM
Windows Explorer

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"TonyT" <tonythetiger@noreply.com> wrote in message
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> "Howard Woodard" <woodard@msn.com> wrote:
>
>>I have lots of music folders. Most have the correct album art -- though I
>>don't know where it comes from or how it gets displayed -- but some have
>>pictures that have nothing to do with what's in the folder. I have
>>displayed hidden files and there aren't any hidden graphic files in these
>>folders. Also, I have used the properties dialog to change the folder
>>picture file and even though it appears to work properly, the folder
>>picture
>>does not change.
>>
>>I've looked around but haven't found anything that explains any of this or
>>gives me some idea of how to force the folders to display the correct
>>album
>>art or picture of my choice.
>>
>>Can anyone offer any help on this?
>>
>>Thanks in advance,
>>
>>Howard
>
> Are you talking about windows explorer or Media Player?
 
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