No album art with WM5 and WMP 11 sync

No album art with WM5 and WMP 11 sync

Post by Sean » Thu, 02 Aug 2007 00:52:36


I have a HP iPaq hx4700 Pocket PC with WM5 and I recently purchased an 8GB
CF card to use for media. No matter what I try I can't get album art to
come over when syncing with Media Player 11.

Here's what I've tried:
- Deleted all WM related info from device and card (WMPInfo.xml, WMDRM,
Playlists, and music)
- Deleted sync partnership from Media Player 11
- Enabled Media sync in ActiveSync
- Connect iPaq and create new sync partnership in Media Player 11
- Sync a playlist with music containing album art (music ripped from
original CD)
- Still no album art on iPaq

I've tried everything I can think of short of completely re-setting the iPaq
to factory default and starting over.

Any suggestions?

Set up:
- HP iPaq hx4700 with WM5 and all patches / updates
- ActiveSync 4.5.0
- Windows XP SP2

Many thanks.
 
 
 

No album art with WM5 and WMP 11 sync

Post by RWRnYXJkb » Thu, 02 Aug 2007 19:14:07

Hi Sean,
i had the same problem.
Im spanish and i am using the spanish version of WMP mobile, so my
translations might not be perfect.
You need to save your info (artwork, etc) with the album in the Pc. To do
this, go to your library in the Pc (inside WMP), hit the library menu and hit
the Apply changes to multimedia files (this is being translated from
spanish). Then sync your albums. I would also select for every album the
option of search for album information (right click over the album) and make
sure the album data is correct.

Hope it helps

 
 
 

No album art with WM5 and WMP 11 sync

Post by Sean » Thu, 02 Aug 2007 21:27:53

Thank you very much Edgardo for the suggestion. I will try that later and
see if it helps. I do already have media player set to automatically update
and rename music files, and it generally does that correctly.

Once I try your suggestion I will post an update.

Thanks.
 
 
 

No album art with WM5 and WMP 11 sync

Post by Andrew DeF » Fri, 03 Aug 2007 00:31:23

his is a multi-part message in MIME format.
Sean wrote:
Please do as that explanation makes no sense to me at all. First off
where's the "Apply Changes" thing to "hit"? Does he mean the Tools:
Apply Media Information Changes? If so I've done that many times before.
No album art ever syncs by itself rather I can copy album art manually
over to my PPC but that's a pain.

Perhaps he means to embed the album art into the MP3 file itself?

BTW another thing that is supposed to be synchronized but isn't is the
song's play count. It would be wonderful if it did so that I can
automatically have my auto play list for New Podcasts update itself when
I listen to a podcast on the PPC.


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Sean wrote:
<blockquote cite="mid: XXXX@XXXXX.COM " type="cite">Thank
you very much Edgardo for the suggestion. I will try that later and
see if it helps. I do already have media player set to automatically
update and rename music files, and it generally does that correctly.
<br>
<br>
Once I try your suggestion I will post an update.
<br>
</blockquote>
Please do as that explanation makes no sense to me at all. First off
where's the "Apply Changes" thing to "hit"? Does he mean the Tools:
Apply Media Information Changes? If so I've done that many times
before. No album art ever syncs by itself rather I can copy album art
manually over to my PPC but that's a pain.<br>
<br>
Perhaps he means to embed the album art into the MP3 file itself?<br>
<br>
BTW another thing that is supposed to be synchronized but isn't is the
song's play count. It would be wonderful if it did so that I can
automatically have my auto play list for New Podcasts update itself
when I listen to a podcast on the PPC.<br>
<blockquote cite="mid: XXXX@XXXXX.COM " type="cite"><br>
Thanks.
<br>
<br>
"Edgardo" <a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="mailto: XXXX@XXXXX.COM ">< XXXX@XXXXX.COM ></a> wrote in message
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<blockquote type="cite">Hi Sean,
<br>
i had the same problem.
<br>
Im spanish and i am using the spanish version of WMP mobile, so my
<br>
translations might not be perfect.
<br>
You need to save your info (artwork, etc) with the album in the Pc. To
do
<br>
this, go to your library in the Pc (inside WMP), hit the library menu
and hit
<br>
the Apply changes to multimedia files (this is being translated from
<br>
spanish). Then sync your albums. I would also select for every album
the
<br>
option of search for album information (right click over the album) and
make
<br>
sure the album data is correct.
<br>
<br>
Hope it helps
<br>
<br>
"Sean" wrote:
<br>
<br>
<blockquote type="cite">I have a HP iPaq hx4700 Pocket PC with WM5
and I recently purchased an 8GB
 
 
 

No album art with WM5 and WMP 11 sync

Post by Sean » Fri, 03 Aug 2007 10:41:22

I tried using the "Apply Media Information Changes" and then re-synced some
new media files, but still the same problem. Also no change for the
existing media files.

I realized that the last time the album art did work for me was probably
with Media Player 10. I had files synced on another memory card from a
while back and they all had the album art with them. Unfortunately I wasn't
syncing music at the time I upgraded to WMP11 so I can't be sure that's when
it stopped working.

This is very frustrating! Maybe I should just get an iPod. ;-)

Thanks,

Sean
 
 
 

No album art with WM5 and WMP 11 sync

Post by Q2Flc2F » Sun, 21 Oct 2007 11:04:01

id you ever come up with a solution? I synced my T-Mobile MDA a few months
ago with WMP11 and my device read the album art perfectly. Today I erased
the old songs and replaced them with new ones and no album art.

It's driving me nuts...

"Sean" wrote:

 
 
 

No album art with WM5 and WMP 11 sync

Post by Andrew DeF » Sun, 21 Oct 2007 13:27:33

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The solution is.... copy the album art by hand! WMP doesn't do it (even
though it says it's supposed to). It also doesn't copy things like play
count. Don't like that answer? Go after Microsoft.
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<blockquote
cite="mid: XXXX@XXXXX.COM "
type="cite">Did you ever come up with a solution? I synced my T-Mobile
MDA a few months ago with WMP11 and my device read the album art
perfectly. Today I erased the old songs and replaced them with new ones
and no album art.<br>
<br>
It's driving me nuts...<br>
</blockquote>
The solution is.... copy the album art by hand! WMP doesn't do it (even
though it says it's supposed to). It also doesn't copy things like play
count. Don't like that answer? Go after Microsoft.<br>
<div class="moz-signature">-- <br>
<a href=" http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ">Andrew DeFaria</a><br>
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should have been more specific.</font></small>
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No album art with WM5 and WMP 11 sync

Post by Q2Flc2F » Thu, 25 Oct 2007 13:51:01

Crazy crazy crazy. It was working a few weeks ago. I could view album art
on every song on my T-Mobile MDA just fine. I need to get my brain checked
 
 
 

No album art with WM5 and WMP 11 sync

Post by Andrew DeF » Thu, 25 Oct 2007 14:09:50

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No it never worked. It hasn't been implemented as far as I can tell..




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<blockquote
cite="mid: XXXX@XXXXX.COM "
type="cite">Crazy crazy crazy. It was working a few weeks ago. I could
view album art <br>
on every song on my T-Mobile MDA just fine. I need to get my brain
checked<br>
</blockquote>
No it never worked. It hasn't been implemented as far as I can tell..<br>
<blockquote
cite="mid: XXXX@XXXXX.COM "
type="cite"><br>

<br>

<blockquote type="cite">Did you ever come up with a solution? I
synced my T-Mobile MDA a few <br>
months ago with WMP11 and my device read the album art perfectly. <br>
Today I erased the old songs and replaced them with new ones and no <br>
album art.<br>
<br>
It's driving me nuts...<br>
</blockquote>
The solution is.... copy the album art by hand! WMP doesn't do it (even
<br>
though it says it's supposed to). It also doesn't copy things like play
<br>
count. Don't like that answer? Go after Microsoft.<br>
-- <br>
Andrew DeFaria <a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href=" http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ">< http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ></a><br>
I've always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific<br>
</blockquote>
</blockquote>
<br>
<br>
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No album art with WM5 and WMP 11 sync

Post by Q2Flc2F » Sat, 27 Oct 2007 00:47:00

I flashed my MDA with a new version of WM6 and the problem is fixed...
 
 
 

No album art with WM5 and WMP 11 sync

Post by Andrew DeF » Sat, 27 Oct 2007 01:13:02

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Interesting. I have WM5. Perhaps WM6 fixes this? Hmmm... I would have
thought it was ActiveSync's (or WMP11, which I have) job to move over
the artwork. In fact, if I move it over by hand WMP on the PPC displays
it just fine.
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<blockquote
cite="mid: XXXX@XXXXX.COM "
type="cite">I flashed my MDA with a new version of WM6 and the problem
is fixed...<br>
</blockquote>
Interesting. I have WM5. Perhaps WM6 fixes this? Hmmm... I would have
thought it was ActiveSync's (or WMP11, which I have) job to move over
the artwork. In fact, if I move it over by hand WMP on the PPC displays
it just fine.<br>
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No album art with WM5 and WMP 11 sync

Post by Q2FwdGFpbl » Wed, 05 Dec 2007 05:30:02

Do tell! What did you flash and from what source?

I also have a problem with "play count" not incrementing and "date last
played" not updating when I sync from my device player to my PC. Is that
fixed too?
 
 
 

No album art with WM5 and WMP 11 sync

Post by Q2FwdGFpbl » Wed, 05 Dec 2007 05:34:04

Do tell! Where did you get the "new version" of WM6? xda-dev? What version?

I also have a problem with "play count" not incrementing and "date last
played" not updating when I sync from my device back to the PC. Does you new
flash fix that too?