[SOLVED] Unable to add/remove embedded artwork

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[SOLVED] Unable to add/remove embedded artwork

Post by Onansboy » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:32 am


I'm using the latest version ( of Mediamonkey and it's worked well enough up to now. But today it has a strange problem: I can't add or remove artwork. If I delete the current artwork on a given track and save, it looks as if it's worked, but when I play a differnt track and then come back to the one before, the artwork is back again. The exact same thing happens when I attempt to add new artwork: when I revisit the track it defaults to the old artwork. So to all intents and purposes I'm stuck with the artwork I have and can't change it.

I should say that I can update any other metadata within said tracks with no problems. The issue is with the artwork only.

I've tried cleaning up/synchronizing said tags, utilizing the various 'maintain the library' optimizations, unistalling/reinstalling Mediamonkey, deleting tehe temporary directory that stores the cached image files etc. Nothing doing.

In terms of everyday use, the only thing I've done that's new is I set up media sharing on Mediamonkey (using UPnP) so that my daughter could access my music libary via her android phone. I can't imagine, howver, that this would affect the program's ability to add/remove artwork, but I mention it as a possible factor...

I've been using Mediamonkey for many years now and whenever I've had a problem read through the forums and fixed it. But this one has got me beat, so any help would be welcome.

EDIT It's fixed! What happened was, I had recently been auditing permissions on my PC and for whatever reason removed permission to modify the My Music folder. So whenever I tried to change any artwork in Mediamonkey the track would immediately default to its previous state.

Though there must be a reason, it seems strange that I could change other metadata within a file but not the artwork.

Anyway, thanks to anyone who read this post and could potentially offer help.

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Re: [SOLVED] Unable to add/remove embedded artwork

Post by Lowlander » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:08 pm

Other metadat is saved in the database and file, but MediaMonkey gets it from the database. Artwork comes from the file if embedded or gets added during scanning if external.
Lowlander (MediaMonkey user since 2003)

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