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No album art in music library or Xbox Music!

  1. #1


    Posts : 52
    Windows 8.1 Pro Pack x64

    No album art in music library or Xbox Music!


    Hi,

    I recently migrated to Windows 8. My music collection stumbled along the way and I had to re-fetch artwork for a few albums in WMP. I also set it up in iTunes. My default app for MP3s is WMP. As you can see below, artwork only appears when in the folder view (which somewhat defeats the purpose of libraries in the first place). I'd prefer to sort them by artist, with album art displayed without a folder, as it should and as it did in Windows 7.

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    Art appears in folder view but not artist or album view.

    On a related note, I recently added many new MP3s to my collection. When I opened Xbox Music for the first time afterwards, it seemed to be downloading art to add it to my older albums, all of which have art. Then the process was somehow interrupted. I believe I closed the app. Then, when I opened it again, none of them had art.

    I would very much appreciate your help!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 52
    Windows 8.1 Pro Pack x64


    Help please?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hmmm...

    There are two suggestions that come to mind.

    One is to uninstall Xbox Music and reinstall it, try it again. Make sure you're signed in with a Microsoft Account just to be safe.

    The other is to use the "elder" version of Xbox Music, which is the Zune software. That is also pretty good at adding artist album covers, as well as letting you manually add in images or even search the Xbox Music Store for the album covers to paste them on there.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 52
    Windows 8.1 Pro Pack x64


    It seems to be a problem with MP3 thumbnails: I think that's what both issues have in common. All of my music has assigned art in both WMP and iTunes, but in Mp3tag only about half of my albums do. However none of them appear when arranging my library by artist or by album. I have also tried modifying the registry without success.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 52
    Windows 8.1 Pro Pack x64


    I played around with Mp3tag (meaning I did nothing significant), opened WMP, refreshed my library a few times, changed the arrangement to artist, to discover that 10 of my 981 albums now had art, so I went to an album without art, clicked properties, changed the default program to Windows Media Player, and watched in amazement as all of my art for all of my albums began to appear. This problem is solved. Thanks for your help!
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No album art in music library or Xbox Music!
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