Album art on Creative Zen V

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Album art on Creative Zen V

Post by amo »

First post - welcome a newbie! :D

I'm seeing a weird problem synchronizing tracks to my Zen V. Basically, album art displays on the player for some tracks, but not for others. Of the 300 or so tracks I synchronized most recently, only four (yes, FOUR from 300!) display correctly. Copying a "bad" track back to the PC proves the file is not corrupted: the art is still in there. I can't find any common factor between the tracks which display correctly. :(

If I sync using WMP 10 instead, art displays correctly for all tracks.

I desperately want to get MM working - anyone got any clues?
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Post by amo »

A little more detail:
- the tracks are a mix of .mp3 and .wma formats
- no format conversion or change in bit rate is involved
- all tracks have their album art embedded
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Post by jiri »

Try to simplify your case a little (~10 tracks), create a device log (see Device Synch forum) a let me know which tracks show album art correctly and which don't.

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Post by Jason Dunn »

I have a Zen Vision:M and unless I'm mistaken, it doesn't support embedded album art at all (and I've done a lot of testing). The album art that shows up for the songs transferred by WMP are because the album art is in the same folder and WMP finds it...
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Post by amo »

Curiouser and curiouser...

Deleting the offending tracks from the player and re-synchronizing them appears to fix the problem - for the first few I tried anyway. I'll see if this behaviour is consistent...
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Post by amo »

The Zen V does support embeddeed album art:

http://www.anythingbutipod.com/archives ... review.php
Zippy

Post by Zippy »

I have exactly the same problem.
amo wrote:Deleting the offending tracks from the player and re-synchronizing them appears to fix the problem
But then other albums - that had album art before re-synching - loose their album art again.:evil:
This problem is driving me nuts. I'm not sure if this is a MM bug or a Zen Vision:M one....
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Post by Zippy »

I now know that it is definitely not a Zen bug.
inny

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Post by inny »

hey - i'm not that tech-litterate, may be why i'm having a problem...
i have about 2g of music loaded onto my zen v and some tracks don't display any album art, while others do - main problem being that those that do only display two album covers, even if they are not by that artist?!whats going on?
help me please!
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Post by jiri »

Doesn't it happen only for tracks with Album field empty? If not, could anyone having this problem post his/her 'Synchronize tracks to:' field in Option dialog? The default should be: '\Music\<Album Artist>\<Album>\<Title>'.

Thanks,
Jiri
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