WMP keeps changing Album Art - Different Versions of Same Album

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by PRC, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. PRC

    PRC Guest

    I'm a music collector and have multiple versions of certain albums (same
    title, not necessarily the same tracklistings; mostly singles). I've ripped
    these to WMP and the "Find Album Info" search did not pull up any album art,
    so I tried to add my own.

    However, when adding the art (pasting, Advanced Tag Editor, various
    third-party album art utilities), WMP seems to apply the same artwork to all
    versions, irregardless of whether they actually have the same art. I change
    the art to V1, and V2 gets wrongly updated. I try changing V2 to something
    else, and all of a sudden V1 gets wrongly updated.

    Examples of my problem can be found with Blur's "Music Is My Radar" single
    (green vs. orange covers) and Soul Asylum's "Just Like Anyone" single.
    PRC, Mar 5, 2007
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    Dale Guest

    Do you have the different versions in different folders? Have you tried
    changing the album name to differentiate between the versions?

    Try adding your custom art for each albums folder and naming it Folder.jpg.
    Be sure to make backup copies of the art first because Windows Media Player
    will destroy any custom art you create unless you are in the habit of
    creating low quality 200x200 pixel artwork.

    Check out my ID3 Embed Pictures application at
    http://www.dalepreston.com/Blog/2007/03/id3-embed-pictures.html for
    embedding your album art.

    When you play the tracks with embedded album art, the embedded art overrides
    Folder.jpg. When browsing albums in your WMP library, the Folder.jpg wins.
    You'll have to differentiate between album names from the same artist to
    make it show the different versions.

    Dale, Mar 5, 2007
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    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    As a fan of The Art of Noise, who have 8+ versions of "The Best of the Art
    of Noise", I can understand this. =)

    You probably should either have
    Music Is My Radar [Orange]
    Music Is My Radar [Green]
    or make sure that the album is uniquely identified using Find Album Info *as
    having a different detected album than the other*. So make sure you're not
    using FAI and selecting the same MIMR entry twice, since that would
    definitely wreak havoc here. =\
    zachd [MSFT], Mar 9, 2007
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