Find Album Info zaps Album Art

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Tom Ligon, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. Tom Ligon

    Tom Ligon Guest

    In my music collection, I have a number of albums where I added album art
    manually. For example, when I converted an LP to digital, I entered all of
    the information manually, and scanned a picture that I added as album art.
    Now, when I rip a new CD and need to call "Find Album Info" it overwrites all
    of these manually changed albums with the album art of the the new CD. Is
    there any way to stop this from happening?
    I have tried turning off features such as "Retrieve additional information
    from the In ternet", and setting all album files to "read only", but nothing
    Tom Ligon, Oct 25, 2008
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  2. Tom Ligon

    ASF Guest

    I have the same issue. It started for me after I ripped a recent purchase of
    classical music. The "Find Album Info" feature failed to find the correct
    album information I selected the "Edit the information manually" from within
    the Find Album Info window. After that, I replaced the album art with the
    correct cover that I found on Amazon. Now, anytime I use the Find Album Info
    on any other album, it replaces the Album Art for all my manually entered
    albums with the same incorrect art that I had replaced manually. In addition
    it replaces the song names that I had tediously entered manually.

    Please help.
    ASF, Oct 26, 2008
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  3. Tom Ligon

    Vincent Guest

    Turning off ‘automatic update’ should be sufficient to protect your edits.
    You don’t specify how you have added the album art. Paste it (as a tag in
    the file), add it as a separate pic (folder.jpg.)
    By default WMP makes a folder.jpg and a AlbumArtSmall.jpg per folder
    All tracks in a folder get this picture.
    More on album art:
    Vincent, Oct 26, 2008
  4. Tom Ligon

    Tom Ligon Guest


    thanks for the nice description. However, in my original case, just starting
    Find Album Info for one album overwrites the Album Art for many other,
    unrelated albums, even though automatic update is turned off. In addition,
    even though ASF only refers to a single album, the scenario fits perfectly
    with my experience.

    Tom Ligon, Oct 27, 2008
  5. In WMP Tools/Options Privacy tab if 'Update music files by retrieving media
    info from the internet' is checked, uncheck it, click apply, OK
    Jean Rosenfeld, Oct 29, 2008
  6. Tom Ligon

    Tom Ligon Guest

    In my WMP, both of these settings are already in effect. That's evidently not
    Tom Ligon, Nov 2, 2008
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